Abu Dhabi recommendations

I am off to Abu Dhabi to visit a friend who lives there. Neither of us drive but I really want to explore! She lives on Yas Island. I would appreciate any food, culture, shopping recommendations (I am there for 5 nights). I also want to know whether its worth visiting the Louvre as I am a MASSIVE art fan! Thank you

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Hi issyd200
I would definitely suggest visiting the Louvre, I was there October 2019 the area was still being developed. A lot has changed it is mesmerising and has several points were water meets the architecture, when the sun goes down. It really has to be experienced.
Another area which is not far from the Louvre, Al Sa’Diyat Cultural - Cultural District, relatively new phase 2022 (shops, restaurants, beach within walking distance) again great experience.
Unfortunately the free magazines outlining events, in and around Abu Dhabi don’t seem to be available - transport is easy to use a bit like the oyster system, or the usual taxi for late evenings out.
Have fun!

Heya! I went last month and had a really lovely time. Definitely visit the Louvre.
I would 10000% recommend going to Emirates Palace it is amazing and eat at this restaurant it is amazing BBQ style meal on the beach. Such a gorgeous setting.

The Mandarin Oriental looks incredible!

The outdoor BBQ experience on the terrace looks lovely – and there’s a great-looking spa!

The Sheikh Zayed grand mosque is absolutely incredible, so worth a trip - the scale and beauty has to be seen to be believed x