You can now discover the best of Abu Dhabi online

Siobháin Spear
Apr 21, 2020

#StayCurious: A virtual hub of adventures awaits you.

Boasting cultural gems, architectural marvels and thrill-seeking adventures, Abu Dhabi is rich in its offerings to every type of traveller. Now, if only we could travel…

While our options are limited right now, we can still keep our appetite for discovery and exploration alive by exploring the UAE’s capital online. In an effort to bring the emirate to you, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has launched a virtual exploration platform called #StayCurious that allows you to get a little closer to its cultural roots, no matter where you are in the world.

The platform, #StayCurious, is a hub of top adventures, tours and entertainment that provides a taste of Abu Dhabi’s magic and warm hospitality without you needing to step foot outside your door.

Split into five core areas, #StayCurious allows you to select experiences based on your personality or mood; you can choose to explore the emirate’s adventure activities, culinary delights, cultural heritage, artistic highlights or entertainment possibilities.

Stay adventurous

If you choose to stay adventurous, you can expect to be taken 360-tours that the thrill-seeker will love. From rollercoaster rides to F1 experiences, you can experience the wilder side of life without moving from your sofa.

Stay indulgent

If you choose to stay indulgent, you’ll be taken on a culinary journey with tutorials from top chefs from some of the best restaurants in Abu Dhabi. Bringing some of the emirates most delicious culinary offerings to you, the platform encourages you to enjoy cooking workshops and masterclasses from home.

Stay enlightened

If you choose to stay enlightened, you’ll have the opportunity to expand their knowledge through a number of free virtual courses and content from top institutions, including courses from Google, Coursera and more.

Stay creative

If you choose to stay creative while you #StayCurious, you’ll be transported to the newly launched ‘CulturAll’ virtual experiences, which aim to inspire you through a rich exploration of Abu Dhabi’s cultural offerings.

Stay entertained

If you choose to stay entertained, you can discover a series of virtual events and activations, many of which will be launched in the coming weeks to keep audiences entertained and engaged while at home. From virtual fitness sessions to movie screenings, there is already a whole host of activities in the calendar.

Looking for ways to keep yourself entertained this weekend? #StayCurious is already accessible online, and there is more content and interactive hubs planned for the platform over the coming weeks.

Adjusting to the idea of virtual travel? Here are another 10 iconic museums you can visit online. If that’s not your thing, why not go to the Opera in your pajamas or explore top national parks with Google Earth. Whatever you do, stay inspired while you stay inside.