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Top 13 Iconic Landmarks of Abu Dhabi You Must See This Summer

Abu Dhabi city tour holds the top iconic landmarks from the magnificent skyscrapers, cultural heritage, modern architecture, and natural Islands. With one of the best tour companies in UAE this summer to experience the must-see iconic landmarks of Abu Dhabi.


Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Among the iconic landmarks of the Abu Dhabi city tour, Sheikh Zayed Mosque is the most famous one due to its grandeur. The first president of UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan initiated this mosque. The high minarets, white manicured floors, and sparkling chandeliers say all about the state of the art meeting the spirituality of Moorish, Mamluk, Ottoman, and Persians. You can visit the mosque with a strict dress code.


Emirates Palace

The Emirates Palace Hotel is a five-star hotel located on the western tip of Abu Dhabi’s seafront. Based on Arabian architecture, the colors reflect the desert sand. The hotel features gold, mother of pearl, crystals, and polished marble floors. It acts as the official guest Palace for Abu Dhabi‘s government. This iconic landmark is open to both the residents and the tourists.


Etihad Towers

On the opposite Emirates Palace resides another must-see landmark in the Abu Dhabi city tour, the Etihad Towers. It consists of five separate towers and a multi-level podium at its base. It’s a mix of residential and office space, a five-star hotel, a shopping mall, and multiple eating outlets. The towers are inspired by local culture such as sails, swords, and falconry. These futuristic towers are a top attraction for the tourists.


Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louver Abu Dhabi is located in a cultural district on Saadiyat Island. The museum celebrates the cultural connections and stories of Abu Dhabi. It aims to shape new perspectives on the global history of art and exchange around the world. It hosts international exhibitions each year. At this iconic landmark, you can enjoy a short break at a museum Café or fine dining at a French-style restaurant while enjoying the view.


Qasr Al Watan

Qasr Al Watan is the Residential landmark Palace of UAE. It Shares the journey and the spirits of the UAE people and its leaders. It reveals and reflects the governance, knowledge, and craftsmanship. The palace features a library, exhibits a light show, a dining hall, and much more. It is a beautiful place to visit in the summer. You can also get yourself souvenirs inspired by the palace’s intricate designs and rich heritage.

Qasr Al Hosn

Qasr Al Hosn

Qasr Al Hosn is the true historical testament to the city’s evolution from a traditional settlement to a modern metropolis. This iconic landmark in Abu Dhabi tour has claimed the title of the best completed religious building at the World Architectural Festival 2019. Qasr Al Hosn is a host to a variety of activities and events such as festivals, traditional performances, plays, workshops, and much more all around the year.

Aldar Head Quarters

Aldar Head Quarters

Aldar Headquarters is the Head office of Abu Dhabi property developers located in the Al Dana business district. The building is inspired by the shape of a clam shell showing the area’s historical pearl Harvesting. The curved glass exterior reflects the sunrise on the building’s eastern side as if a pearl resting at the ocean’s edge. It has become an iconic part of the Abu Dhabi City tour.

Wahat Al Karama

Wahat Al Karama means the oasis of dignity. It is a memorial opened in 2016 to honor the martyrs of the UAE. This landmark consists of five areas: the visitor center, the Memorial Plaza, the Memorial, and the pavilion of honor. The Memorial is made up of 31 tablets covered in aluminum leaning on each other. It symbolizes the unity, solidarity, and support that holds together the leadership and the citizens of the UAE.

Founder’s Memorial

Founder’s Memorial

The Founder’s Memorial is the permanent celebration of the life, legacy, and values of the late Sheikh Zayed as a man and as a leader. It features The Constellation which is a three-dimensional portrait of Sheikh Zayed bin Suleman. The portrait can be experienced from different viewpoints around the memorial. The portrait is made of 1327 hanging shapes known as platonic solids suspended through 1110 cables. It is a dynamic landmark in the Abu Dhabi city tour.

Capital Gate Building

The must-see Capital Gate Building also known as the Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi was designed by British architects. The building is 18° westward four times more than Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa. The capital gate houses a space on the lower half and a five-star hotel, Andaz on the upper half. It includes an outside pool deck, glass atrium, and suspended tea lounge.

Masdar City

Masdar City

Masdar City project located next to the International Airport in Abu Dhabi is the city of the future. It aims to be the world’s most sustainable eco-city. The project was started in 2006 but was delayed due to economic slump. It now claims to be completed by 2030. The city will be a model for an environmentally friendly, urban area. It will reduce the use of energy and water dramatically and also minimize waste. This will increase the country’s green print.

W Abu Dhabi

W Abu Dhabi

W Abu Dhabi is a five-star hotel in the center of the Yas Island Marina complex. It is the best landmark in Abu Dhabi city tour for the families. As it has easy access to Water World, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Marina Circuit, and Yas Mall. The building is built half on land and half on water, connected with a grid shell. It is a beautiful design inspired by a traditional Emirati fishing net.

Al Jahili Fort

Al Jahili Fort

Al Jahili Fort is a great historical landmark that holds cultural significance in the city of Al Ain. The fort is known for its impressive architecture, large walls, and prominent watchtowers. It stands as a museum showing the history of UAE surrounded by beautiful gardens to explore for the visitors.

Above is the list of the top 13 iconic landmarks to see in the summer Abu Dhabi city tour. And to make your experience worthwhile by planning the tour with one of the best tour companies in UAE, Dubai Executive Tours. Enjoy your summer with us. Contact us now to book your tour.

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