Abu Dhabi is a splendid oasis of culture that dates back centuries, and the best way to discover its intricate wonders is to explore the top five museums in the emirate. Springboard your cultural tours from a convenient Abu Dhabi resort that will be happy to organize transport and help plan your itinerary. The Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara is an excellent choice of all the Abu Dhabi beach hotels to host your stay, so consider this one viable option. First up your cultural excursions should be the impressive Maritime Museum, which is located in Khalifa Park and it presents a fascinating glimpse into the region’s sea-faring history. Next up should be the Heritage Village, which is a living museum as it transports visitors back to a more idyllic chapter of Abu Dhabi’s history, complete with traditional handicrafts, authentic Arabic coffee pots, and an open and welcoming camp fire that was the staple of nomadic tribes in the area. Next up is a contemporary arts gallery, the Salwa Zeidan Gallery, which features the stunning works of contemporary artists such as Mohammed Kazem, Nedium Kufi, and Hassan Sharif. The Emirates National Auto Museum features a fine offering of luxury cars that is a must-see for the automobile junkie. Abu Dhabi also has a few institutions of international repute in the pipeline that will revolutionize its approach to arts and culture: the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and the Louvre Abu Dhabi.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday.