Visit Abu Dhabi’s top attractions, explore this unique Middle Eastern destination and discover what makes the UAE so special. The Southern Sun Abu Dhabi hotel offers a host of attractions – right on its doorstep to further afield.
The hotel itself is situated in the heart of the capital’s business district and is close to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Emirates Palace, Falcon Hospital, Yas Waterworld and Abu Dhabi’s very popular Ferrari World.
Find out our recommendations for the top local attractions near Southern Sun Abu Dhabi.
Is the oldest and most significant building in Abu Dhabi, holding the city’s first permanent structure; the watchtower.
Abu Dhabi International Airport
Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
+971 2 505 5555
Abu Dhabi International Airport is an international airport in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
Qasr Al Watan
Qasr Al Watan - Abu Dhabi
+971 600 544 442
Qasr Al Watan is an incredible, new and unique landmark in the United Arab Emirates. A Palace brimming with knowledge, offering the world a first-of-its-kind insight into the Arab heritage and the governing principles that shaped the history of the United Arab Emirates and its vision to the future.
Warner Bros. World
Warner Bros. World - Abu Dhabi
+971 600 511115
Discover six immersive lands inspired by legendary Warner Bros. characters, with rides, shows and attractions for everyone.
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Louvre Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi
+971 600 56 5566
Louvre Abu Dhabi is a new cultural beacon, bringing different cultures together to shine fresh light on the shared stories of humanity.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque - Abu Dhabi
+971 2 4191919
The Mosque is the fruit of Sheikh Zayed’s unique vision. The father of the UAE has created an Islamic monument, a center for Islamic sciences and an emblem of genuine Islamic values, in order to illuminate the horizons of Islamic thought rooted in tolerance, love and peace.
Yas Marina Circuit
Yas Marina Circuit - Abu Dhabi
+971 2 659 9800
As the region’s most technologically advanced facility, the circuit is also a leading MICE venue, regularly hosting a diverse range of corporate meetings, conferences and events.
Saadiyat Public Beach
Saadiyat Public Beach - Abu Dhabi
+971 800 8342
With pristine white sands stretching along its shore, Saadiyat Beach has maintained a reputation as one of the most desirable beach locations in the UAE.
Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital
Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital - Abu Dhabi
+971 2 5755155
The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital (ADFH) is the first public institution in the United Arab Emirates providing comprehensive veterinary health care services exclusively for falcons.
Abu Dhabi Heritage Village
Abu Dhabi Heritage Village - Abu Dhabi
+971 2 681 4455
Run by the Emirates Heritage Club, this reconstruction of a traditional oasis village provides an interesting glimpse into the emirate’s past and features public workshops where craftsmen demonstrate traditional skills such as metal work, pottery, weaving and spinning.
Wahat Al Karama
Wahat Al Karama - Abu Dhabi
+971 2668 1000
Wahat Al Karama is a place where citizens, residents and visitors to the UAE can pay homage to those who selflessly gave their life to a cause greater than themselves. They will continue to inspire us, and we will keep their memories alive through this memorial.
The Founders Memorial
The Founders Memorial - Abu Dhabi
+971 2 4100100
The Founder’s Memorial is a permanent national tribute dedicated to commemorating the life, legacy and values of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the UAE.
Yas Water World
Yas Water World - Abu Dhabi
+971 2 414 2000
Varied destination for adrenalin-fuelled waterslides & static surfing waves, plus shopping & dining.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Ferrari World - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
+971 2 496 8000
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the world’s first Ferrari-themed park and the world’s largest indoor theme park.
Southern Sun Abu Dhabi
Mina Road, Al Zahiya, Abū Z̧aby, , ARE Phone: +971 2 818 4888