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Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

Grand Mosques and theme park fun await in Abu Dhabi.

Holidays in Abu Dhabi

Sitting proudly on the Arabian Gulf; Abu Dhabi is the jewel in the United Arab Emirates’ crown. Once a small fishing village, this capital city now stands transformed into a thriving metropolis. 
With a skyline of contemporary skyscrapers and futuristic shopping malls, complemented by ancient souks, chic hotels, and top-class golf courses; Abu Dhabi holidays are all about combining the iconic Middle Eastern glitz with rich cultural heritage. 
Whether you’ve tried and tested Dubai and are looking for somewhere new or simply want to explore the mystical deserts, iconic landmarks, and fun theme parks in the ‘Garden City of the Gulf’; Abu Dhabi is a picture-perfect destination packed with must-do experiences.   

When is the best time to visit?: Abu Dhabi has a desert climate with year-round sunshine and little rainfall. With summer months soaring to extremely hot 40°C days, November to April is considered the best time to visit, with daytime temperatures around a more pleasant 25°C.

Where is the best place to stay in Abu Dhabi?: Made up of different islands, each with a unique charm there is a place for everyone in Abu Dhabi. For lovebirds wanting beachside breaks with lashings of luxury, Saadiyat Island is a romantic dream. Or for family-friendly adrenalin-fuelled fun, Yas Island opens a world of rip-roaring rides and activities.
But for first-time travellers trying to find their feet, there’s one place that has it all - The Corniche. At the centre of all the action, The Corniche offers holidayers glitz, glam, stretches of beaches, and attractions right on your doorstep.

Travel guide

With soaring temperatures, wonderous sights and the signature UAE glamour, Abu Dhabi is a perfect getaway for families, friends and couples alike.

  • Best time to visit: November-April
  • Average temp: 28°C/82°F
  • Average flight time: 7 Hours
  • Most suited for: Families, Couples
  • Currency: UAE Dirham
  • Time Difference: +3 Hours

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Formula 1 Thrills

Formula 1 Thrills

Home to the iconic Ferrari World, gear up for the ride of your life. Take on the world’s fastest rollercoaster, drive your own Ferrari around hairpin bends, and soar above the clouds on rip-roaring rides.  Once you’ve had your share of adrenaline, head over to the famous Yas Marina Circuit to uncover the real spirit of champions. Tour the star-studded grounds or witness the unmissable action of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in person at its next fixture. From the heart-pounding action on the track to the electrifying atmosphere in the stands, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix offers an unforgettable experience for fans of motorsport.

Old World Glamour

Old World Glamour

Long before shimmering skyscrapers soared from the sands, nomadic tribes roamed the deserts in search of oases. With settlements dating back to the Stone Age, there are plenty of places to see some ancient wonders in and around the city. Visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque’s glimmering domes, reflective pools, iconic prayer hall, and record-breaking chandelier. Admire Louvre Abu Dhabi’s diverse artworks and delve into the United Arab Emirates’s rich architecture and history at Qasr Al Watan. Take a trip to the cooling pools of Liwa Oasis on the edge of the Empty Quarter desert. Or explore Emirati life through the exhibits and workshops at Abu Dhabi’s Heritage Village – a realistic replica of a Bedouin village.

A City of Fun-filled Wonder

A City of Fun-filled Wonder

From Warner Bros World to Yas Waterworld, there are countless fun-filled activities in Abu Dhabi. Meet birds of prey at Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, see over 13,000 freely roaming animals at Sir Bani Yas Island’s wildlife reserve or go kayaking through Mangrove National Park and spot pink flamingos at Al Wathba Wetland Reserve. While shoppers can indulge in retail therapy at Yas Mall, World Trade Center Souk, and Gold Souk, beach lovers can escape to Saadiyat Island to chill out, enjoy water sports, and catch sight of hawksbill turtles. Whatever your holiday dream, Abu Dhabi has lots to see and do.

food and drink

Food & Drink

With flavours of cinnamon, saffron, and turmeric dancing around the plates of Abu Dhabi’s best dishes, your time in this Emirate will be one of indulgent tastes. From Gold dusted cappuccinos and speciality crafted menus from world-top chefs to local street food- Abu Dhabi has a dish for everyone to enjoy. Sample Al Harees, Al Majboos and Mezze platters in the sun or sip cocktails and listen to cool music at luxury lounges by the bay. But the best way to kickstart your long weekend in the city is with a delicious Friday Brunch with fizz, cocktails, and panoramic views over the skyline.


Average monthly temperature in Abu Dhabi (°C)

  • Jan 18°C
  • Feb 20°C
  • Mar 23°C
  • Apr 27°C
  • May 31°C
  • Jun 33°C
  • Jul 35°C
  • Aug 36°C
  • Sep 33°C
  • Oct 29°C
  • Nov 25°C
  • Dec 21°C
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