Things to do on Saadiyat Island

What to see and do on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi

Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi offers an enticing mix of things to do, including arts and culture, white sandy beaches, luxury hotels and spectacular nature. From visiting world-class museums or playing a round of golf to relaxing on the beach and spotting turtles, Saadiyat Island is a destination that has it all.

Explore what to do on Saadiyat Island

Whether you are a nature lover or a culture seeker, Saadiyat Island offers visitors a wide selection of things to do. The proverbial jewel in Abu Dhabi’s crown, Saadiyat Island presents visitors with an idyllic island escape that not only offers luxurious beach resorts overlooking gorgeous swathes of sand, but that also features a rich cultural offering to rival any major city. Whether you are planning a weekend break, a family holiday with the kids or feel like soaking up some sun—Saadiyat Island has something to suit every interest.

Saadiyat Island key attractions

  • Saadiyat Cultural District

    In addition to being a relaxing destination, Saadiyat Island is also home to Abu Dhabi’s thriving arts and culture scene. The vibrant Saadiyat Cultural District is a crossroads of Abu Dhabi’s finest museums and cultural institutions, including Louvre Abu Dhabi, UAE Pavilion, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and the soon to open Zayed National Museum. Spend your days soaking up the creativity of this buzzing district, with a varied cultural programme and immersive events.
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    Hawksbill Sea Turtles

    Take a break from the bustling city and embrace the amazing nature on Saadiyat Island. The protected ecosystem includes the hawksbill sea turtles, which nest on the island’s sweeping beachfront. Learn where you can go to catch a glimpse of them in their natural habitat as well as the best places to spot dolphins swimming off the shore.
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    Saadiyat Beach Club

    At Saadiyat Beach Club dine, drink and dance surrounded by nature. Sink your toes into the sand on the stunning private beach, relax in a cabana by the iconic infinity pool, or dine in style on Mediterranean cuisine at Safina restaurant.
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    Shopping on Saadiyat Island

    On Saadiyat Island you can also browse department stores and indulge in luxury brands at international flagship stores. Located across the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, The Collection is the island’s key lifestyle destination featuring a wide choice of high-end boutiques, restaurants and cafés set within a Mediterranean-style shopping village, complete with terraces, courtyards and piazzas.