Discover Abu Dhabi
As the capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabiis something of a glittering prize. Here you will find some of the as well as unbelievable shopping experiences, particularly in the Abu Dhabi Mall.
There is of course, a mouth-watering selection of world class luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi that will transport you into a bubble of absolute decadence. Tempting as it would be to simply laze around in these palatial surroundings, there’s just too much fun to be had outside under the hot sunshine.
For an exhilarating and truly Middle eastern experience, you could take a camel ride through the sand dunes or whizz across the desert plain on a quad bike. For something more sedate, there’s always the lure of the golf course!
Unlike Dubai, Abu Dhabi seems reluctant to mirror its flamboyant neighbour It almost feels like it wants to be kept a secret – exuding mystery, glamour and sophistication, welcoming tourists yet remaining elite and exclusive without opening its doors too wide to capture the mass market. Abu Dhabi is cool and chic with everything you could dream of for a dream holiday without being in your face.
Abu Dhabi Essential Info:
When to go: November to February is best for the weather – pleasant mid 20s temperatures, whereas in the summer months, the thermometer can nudge the high 40s. That is HOT!
During the Holy Month of Ramadan you may find some places are closed and alcohol restrictions may be in place so do check this out before you plan your trip.
• Currency: UAE Dirham
• Language: Arabic and English
• Flying Time: Around 7 hours from the UK
Visit The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – an opulent architectural wonder
A Night at the Races? Visit the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club for a thrilling race night experience
Khalifa Park – For a fun packed day out, there’s an aquarium, a museum, play parks and stunning gardens.
Yas Island –World-class leisure hotspot. Perfect for families, there’s a and ; a vast indoor theme park for exciting, white knuckle rides and state of the art simulators.
Yas Marina – a glitzy waterfront development packed with restaurants, lovely boardwalks and impressive yachts aplenty.
Yas Marina Circuit– Home to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and visitors can go for a spin in high performance cars at the Yas Marina Circuit or enjoy some fun go karting.
Take a Desert Safari – Experience a real thrill as you cruise across the sand, off the beaten track. You can book trips that include dinner and entertainment too.
Stroll the Prom – The Corniche is an epic waterfront promenade packed with play areas, cycle paths and restaurants as well as a glorious beach.
A head for heights? –Visit the Observation Deck on the 74th floor of Tower 2 at The Etihad Towers Complex for amazing views across the city from the highest vantage point in Abu Dhabi.
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