With part of the city situated on an island, Abu Dhabi has a massive seafront and its sandy white beaches are an attraction for tourists and locals alike. The promenade next to the beach can be cycled around or you can explore sections with your rental vehicle. The opulence of Abu Dhabi is reflected in its architecture replete with grand skyscrapers and gigantic malls that offer quite a unique shopping experience.
In general you might want to keep in mind that cultural customs are often more traditional in Abu Dhabi in terms of dress, gender roles and alcohol consumption. If you are ever unsure about what is allowed or culturally appropriate, we suggest to do further research or ask the staff where you are staying. Places like the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the largest in the UAE, require visitors to dress modestly. Borrow something from the Southern entrance or check the guidelines beforehand. Nearby the Grand Mosque is Khalifa Park which is also worth a visit. There is a museum on site gives some historical background to the city, an aquarium and childrens' playgrounds.