Residents & Tourists in Abu Dhabi have seen 2019 as a stellar year in the capital.
From welcoming Pope Francis (marking the first papal visit in UAE history) to hosting the Special Olympics to breaking world records left and right – the capital absolutely broke new grounds last year.
The previous year also saw the emirate open new exciting attractions such as Qasr Al Watan and CLYMB Abu Dhabi, among others.
This year will be no different. In fact, 2020 will see the opening of mega projects further boosting Abu Dhabi’s appeal as a destination place for residents & tourists alike.
Here’s the list of just some of the attractions soon to open in the coming months for residents & tourists…
This stunning development is earmarked to open this month. Located on the Mangrove National Park on Jubail Island between Yas Island and Saadiyat Island, this leisure spot lets visitors enjoy the lush mangroves through a long boardwalk. The project – costing AED 5 billion and covers over 1 million square feet of the park – will also feature kayaking activities, interactive educational lessons and a children’s play area.
Al Qana National Aquarium
Touted to become the largest aquarium in the Middle East is the Al Qana National Aquarium at the dining and entertainment destination Al Qana. The mega aquarium is slated to open in the last quarter of 2020 and will measure more than 7,000 sq.mt. and will be home to more than 33,000 marine creatures that are ethically and responsibly sourced from around the world.
Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Midfield Terminal
This mega terminal complementing Abu Dhabi International Airport reportedly eyes to open this year. Once opened, the massive terminal will accommodate up to 8,500 travelers per hour and 45 million passengers annually. Its state-of-the-art facilities will include 154 check-in counters, 12,150 sqm of food and beverage outlets and 27,500 sqm of passenger lounges. There will also be a vast variety of retail outlets, a transit hotel and autonomous wheelchairs for people with disabilities and elderly.
Snow Abu Dhabi
Snow in the desert will take on a new meaning once this chilly attraction unlocks its gate late this year. Snow Abu Dhabi will be the world’s largest snow play park, with attractions that include the Snowflake Garden, Flurries Mountain and Blizzard’s Bazaar.
There will be 13 rides and attractions and the total size of the venue is at a whopping 11,612 sq.mt. – that’s more than enough to welcome visitors especially during the scorching summer months.
Housing Snow Abu Dhabi is this humongous shopping and leisure destination venue. Everything about the property screams massive – from the multiplex cinema to the massive space to accommodate more than 450 stores ranging from retail to food and beverage outlets to leisure and amusement centres. We’re sure that’s mentioning only a few – we can’t wait!
The UAE’s first traditional Hindu temple looks to open its first phase to the public this year. The landmark site is located on the Abu Mureikha area of Abu Dhabi and will feature halls, community centres, exhibition spaces and seven towers representing the seven emirates. It will incorporate various Hindu elements in its design and will use the finest materials to make it visually and spiritually appealing. We can’t wait to see the temple’s appearance in its entirety when it finishes full construction by 2022.