Sadiyaat Island will be the cultural district of Abu Dhabi. You will find there Louvre Abu Dhabi opening in 2015, Zayed National Museum in 2016 and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi in 2017.
The Moreeb dune is one of the highst in the world. The dune will be used for dune racing. Its in the middle of the desert, but you can reach the dune by car, because they built a dead-end street to the dune and a helicopter landing field.