Not to miss offbeat sites of UAE

Situated along the Arabian Gulf, UAE is a country and a federation of seven emirates – Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Sharjah, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain. Out of these emirates, Abu Dhabi and Dubai are the most exotic destinations in the Middle East. Both of these cities have many offbeat sites of UAE.

Some of the amazing offbeat sites of UAE are mentioned below:

1. Al Mamzar Beach Park

Featuring mesmerising beaches and green pastures of land, the Al Mamzar Park is an out-of-the-box place in Dubai, where one can get lots of things to do such as walking on the beach, have a picnic in the lawn and get mesmerised with the scintillating view of Dubai from the beach. This site also has a scenic train, in which tourists can board and visit all the popular pit stops. Visitors can also indulge themselves in activities such as jogging, jet skiing or playing with the kids.

How to reach:

By AirDubai International Airport is located 12.2 km away from the beautiful beach park.

By Train – Al Qiyadah Metro Station is located 6.4 km away from the park.

Major Activities to do:

One can do snorkelling and play basketball, football or volleyball.

Famous hotels around Al Mamzar Beach Park:

Sea View Hotel Dubai and Al Khoory Executive Hotel

2. Emirates Park Zoo Abu Dhabi

Situated at 35 km away from Abu Dhabi in Al Bahia, Emirates Park Zoo Abu Dhabi is a perfect spot for families with kids. This zoo has a wide variety of over 1400 pets and wild animals which are housed in different sections.

How to reach:

By Air – Abu Dhabi International Airport is located 17.5 km away from the zoo.

By Road – Shahama Bus Station is located 3 km away from the zoo.

Major Activities to do: Travellers can opt to spot giraffe at the Giraffe Park, Flamingos at the Flamingo Park and birds in the Bird Park.

Famous hotels around Emirates Park Zoo: Emirates Park Resort and Yas Hotel, Abu Dhabi

3. Dubai Miracle Garden

Spread over an area of 72,000 square metres, Dubai Miracle Garden is home to 150 million beautiful flowers which are decorated in colourful arches and patterns. The landscape of this garden has attained two Guinness World Records- largest vertical garden in 2013 and the world’s largest floral sculpture forming the shape of an Airbus A380 in 2016. Over 1.5 million visitors witness the beauty of this garden every year.

How to reach:

By Air – This beautiful garden is located 35 km away from Dubai Miracle Garden.

By Road – Etihad Luxury Coach Bus Station is located 18 km away from the garden.

By Train – Al Sufouh Station is located 12 km from the garden.

Best time to visit: Mid-November to Mid-May

Famous hotels near Dubai Miracle Garden: Park Inn by Radisson Dubai Motor City and The S Hotel Al Barsha

4. Ferrari World

Known to be the most thrilling theme park, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is an indoor amusement park situated in Yas Island. This theme park has an unbeaten record of being the largest space frame structure ever built. This amusement park also has the world”s fastest roller coaster.

How to reach:

By Air – This amusement park is located 11 km away from Abu Dhabi International Airport.

By Road – Khalifa City Bus Stop is located 18 km from Ferrari World.

By Train – Etihad Rail is located 30 km away from Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

Major Activities to do: One must not miss out on taking the ride of the world’s fastest roller coaster.

Famous hotels around Ferrari World: Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island and Crowne Plaza Yas Island

5. Yas Marina Circuit

Designed by German race driver Hermann Tilke, Yas Marina Circuit is popularly known for being the venue of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. This race circuit is located half an hour away from Abu Dhabi. This site is ideal for all the racing car enthusiasts, who can opt to experience the amazing track in different forms. One can opt to be as a driver or a passenger and experience the thrill in the popular street-legal as well as racing-track only supercars.

How to reach:

By Air – This amazing race circuit is located 10 km away from Abu Dhabi International Airport.

By Road – Murur- Abu Dhabi Bus Station is located 8 km away from Yas Marina Circuit.

By Train – Masdar PRT Station is located 8 km away from Yas Marina Circuit.

Major Activities to do: One must have the experience of racing in a supercar at breath-taking speed.

Famous hotel located near Yas Marina Circuit: Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi


1. During which months does the Dubai Miracle Garden stay open?
The Dubai Miracle Garden stays open from mid-November to mid-May.
2. What is the indoor temperature in Ski Dubai?
Ski Dubai has an indoor temperature of -1 degree Celsius to 2 degrees Celsius throughout the year.
3. How much does it cost to drive a Mercedes-AMG GTS in Yas Marina Circuit?
It costs AED 1,575 to drive a Mercedes-AMG GTS in Yas Marina Circuit.