Pearl diving is a tradition that goes back a 1,000 years - climb aboard a Dhow and experience traditional pearl diving off the coast of Abu Dhabi.
Get comfortable on traditional Arabian floor cushions and enjoy enjoy locally-made Arabic coffee and dates while your guide explains how the country's forefathers dedicated their lives to diving for seashells in the hope of finding valuable pearls to trade or manufacture jewelry.
Falconry is a traditional Emirati sport that has been practiced for more than 2,000 years. The falconer's skills have been passed down through the generations.
Falconry requires patience and co-operation between the falconer and his bird. By treating his bird gently and with empathy, the falconer gains its trust and obedience.
The construction of Al Jahili Fort began in 1891 under Sheikh Zayed the First and was completed in 1898. Its location was ideal for military, as well as residential purposes, with close access to water resources and surrounded by fertile land for farming.
The fort has been carefully restored and now houses a permanent exhibition of the work of British adventurer Sir Wilfred Thesiger (whom the locals affectionately refer to as 'Mubarak Bin London') and his 1940s crossings of the Rub Al Khali (The Empty Quarter) desert.
Experience the breathtaking dunes between the UAE capital and the Oasis City of Al Ain or explore the desert expanse outside the Liwa oasis in the Western Region.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi's Formula Rossa Rollercoaster reaches 240 km/h in one breath. Strap yourself in!
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is designed for those with an appetite for G-force and velocity. Home to the world's fastest rollercoaster, this is the only place on the planet where you can be blasted to 240km/h in 4.9 seconds, just for fun! Immerse yourself in the iconic brand, with Rollercoasters, go-karts and a state-of-the-art simulator - we have endless fun for everyone.
Offering a casual yet elegant dining experience, Ristorante Cavallino's delicious range of pizzas and pasta dishes stay true to their Italian roots.
Whether you're after a quick bite or a leisurely lunch, there's a dining experience to delight every taste.
Put your foot down and feel like a champion at the Yas Marina Circuit. From taking the famous Formula Yas 3000's for a spin to drifting, drag racing and kids' first driving lessons, Yas Marina Circuit Driver Experiences is about putting you in control as you make your own phenomenal memories.
Put yourself in the shoes of a professional racing driver revving a 3000cc V6 engine. This race-worthy engine was developed specifically for the circuit by high performance Formula 1® engineer Cosworth.
The vision and final resting place of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. A breathtaking complex that celebrates the cultural diversity of the Islamic world and combines it with modern architecture and art. Every corner is a feast for the eye.
Over 3,500 people worked on building the complex which took over 12 years to build.
The largest dome is above the centre of the main prayer hall. At 32.7m in diameter it is the worlds largest.
The founder of the Mosque was fond of the colour white - a symbol of purity and piety. White marble is used extensively throughout the Mosque.
Throughout the complex the columns walls and floors feature traditional geometrical Islamic designs with a unique floral addition.
The 99 names of Allah are featured on the Qibla wall in traditional Kufic calligraphy.
The Qibla wall also features subtle fibre-optic lighting, which is integrated as part of the organic design.
The Corniche Road spreads across an impressive eight kilometres of manicured waterfront that includes children's play areas, separate cycle and pedestrian pathways, cafes and restaurants, and the Corniche Beach - a lifeguarded beach park. The breakwater opposite offers a great view of the Corniche.
Abu Dhabi's pristine Corniche beachfront has been awarded coveted Blue Flag status - the internationally renowned eco-label for beaches and marinas that guarantees clean and safe bathing water.
The perfect way to get a different perspective on the city.
From luxury charters to catamarans, from traditional dhow cruises to speedboats, from touring the UAE capital city's famous Corniche to experiencing starry skies during overnight boat voyages, the emirate's waters will astound. Explore pristine beaches, swim and snorkel in crystal clear turquoise waters, and keep a camera ready for your chance to take a snap of the playful dolphins.
A revolutionary First Class experience in the Etihad First Apartment on the A380.
More than just a seat, the First Apartment has a large leather armchair and separate bed. Six of the First Apartments are interconnecting, perfect for when you're travelling with a companion.
Your first opportunity to experience a different level of service and hospitality, before stepping on board your flight.
Enjoy a complimentary 15-minute treatment in Style & Shave by Etihad. The ladies can use the nail bar or have a blow dry, while the gentlemen can take advantage of our wet-shave service.
Offering a range of complimentary treatments, including massage and facials, for our First Class and The Residence guests.
Take a seat at the feature bar where a specially-trained mixologist will whip up one of our signature cocktails or mocktails, inspired by the destinations we fly to.
We have partnered with the Emirates Palace Arabic fine-dining restaurant, Mezlai, to create a menu of modern dishes using traditional Arabic ingredients. Relax in our dining or casual seating areas and enjoy the a la carte or buffet menu.
If you need to use this time to gather your thoughts, visit our Relax and Recline Room. Recline on our Poltrona Frau leather chairs and enjoy a relaxing sensory experience.
A combination of soothing sounds and imagery on our video wall will leave you fully refreshed. Any sounds from the main lounge will fade so you can lose yourself for a few minutes, or maybe longer.