Camel racing remains a major activity in Abu Dhabi and provides visitors with a unique opportunity to see this ancient - and highly competitive - sport at close quarters. Races are held on Thursday and Friday mornings during the winter months at the Al Maqam Camel Racetrack, just 45km outside Abu Dhabi, and at Al Ain Camel Racetrack, with additional races often held on public holidays.
Besides watching camel racing, visitors to Abu Dhabi can also enjoy the memorable experience of riding the 'ship of the desert' at certain heritage sites and on the desert safaris organised by Abu Dhabi's tour companies.
A traditional activity still practised is falconry, known as the 'sport of sheikhs'. Visitors can witness displays that illustrate the speed and precision of these regal birds of prey, and even have the chance to try the sport themselves
With the new race track for Formula One open in Abu Dhabi, it brings a new venu available for Grand Prix afficianados.
The whole set up is amazing from the parking lot, inside, the stands and, of course, the excitement of the cars speeding before your eyes
Going to the Ferrari World in Yas Island is one of the highlights of Abu Dhabi and the park is open everyday except monday.
you can buy tickets online or via the Ferrari World Tour Package that Abu Dhabi and Dubai Tour Companies Offer, the Ferrari World Tour includes Park admission and transportation to and from the theme park and costs AED 285 from Dubai and AED 265 from Abu Dhabi.
General admission tickets costs:
AED 235 for regular admission
AED 185 for junior admission
AED 385 for front of line pass
AED 315 for junior front of line pass
Ferrari World has more than 20 rides and attractions around this huge indoor park, ranging from the world's fastest roller coaster, the formula rossa, assorted simulated ferrari racing rides, ferrari cars collection, flume ride, several interactive theaters, the fiorano gt challenge dual track roller coasters and more.
Directions from Dubai
From Dubai on the E11 Highway (Sheikh Zayed Road) take Sheikh Zayed Road south, heading towards Abu Dhabi
Take the Yas Island East Exit (Yas Leisure Drive)
Follow the blue signs that say ‘Yas Leisure Drive’ until you reach brown tourist signs that read ‘Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’