The Corniche – This waterfront features walkways, cycle paths, play areas and heaps of manicured beachside charm. "It's got amazing views. I park up, take a walk and discover the city in a way that's immersive yet relaxing," says Emkwan.
Jebel Dhanna – "While the actual city of Abu Dhabi is quite small, the emirate of Abu Dhabi is vast," Mizra Al Hosani says. "There's so much to explore." The founder of the popular Instagram page Sweet Life in the Sandpit calls Jebel Dhanna, a beach destination two hours from the center, one of the most magical places in Abu Dhabi.
Sir Bani Yas – Just two hours away from Abu Dhabi city center, sits Sir Bani Yas, one of the largest natural islands in the United Arab Emirates. It's a sanctuary for roughly 10,000 protected animals, including gazelles, cheetahs and hyenas.