There’s no doubt that Abu Dhabi has established itself as a tourist destination during the past couple of years.
According to Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism, the capital hosted 10.27 million visitors in 2018, with 2.6 million people visiting its cultural sites.
The capital though is not resting on its laurels and more attractions are expected to open in the coming months and years.
With that being said, let’s take a look at some of the upcoming projects tourists and visitors will soon enjoy…
Located on the Khor Al Maqta waterway, this sprawling entertainment and leisure venue is earmarked to open by the end of 2020.
The destination place will feature dining options, scenic walkways, kids’ zone, outdoor skate park, community spaces and an uninterrupted view of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
To top it all off, Al Qana is poised to house the largest aquarium in the Middle East, with an estimated 5,000 sq. m in covered space for a truly aquatic wonderland effect.
Sheikh Zayed National Museum
Paying tribute to the country’s founding father is this upcoming new landmark on Saadiyat Island.
The museum will highlight the life and achievements of Sheikh Zayed plus the history and traditions of the UAE as a nation.
Pritzker Prize-winning architect, Lord Norman Foster of Foster + Partners designed the building using sustainable architectural concept and materials.
Guggeinheim Abu Dhabi
Culture vultures will be happy to know that another world-class museum is set to open on Saadiyat Island.
The sprawling venue will house a wide number of art collection sourced from around the world along with a variety of features that include a 350-seat theatre, library, cafes, retail outlets and research centre.
Famous Pritzker Prize winner Frank Gehry has been tapped to design the museum intended to reflect Islamic and Middle Eastern culture.
While not a museum, the trailblazing hyperloop is bound to be an instant attraction as well for a couple of reasons.
The ultramodern rail system will transport passengers from Dubai to Abu Dhabi and vice versa within a whopping 12 minutes, travelling at an impressive speed of 1,123 km/h. If all plans fall into place, the super train will be operational in 2020.