Visit Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, means 'Father of the Gazelle' in Arabic, and is the capital of the UAE. Almost as sophisticated and cosmopolitan as its neighbour Dubai, here you will find breath-taking luxury, exhilarating adventure and the warmth of Arabian hospitality. Feel awed by one of the world’s top landmarks – the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque - take on the planet’s fastest roller coaster at Ferrari Would Abu Dhabi, zoom to the pace of a speedboat tour of the UAE capital’s coastline, tune to the sound of the wind while sand skiing in the Western Region, and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a stroll through Al Ain's cooling oases. Abu Dhabi's virtually crime free environment will bring you peace of mind for a relaxing stay.

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Nightlife »

Shopper's Paradise »

Events & Festivals »

Heritage & Museums »

Other things to see & do »

When to go »

Flight & Hotel Deals 

Excellent choice of modern city hotels, top class beach hotels or exclusive island resorts for every budget

 

Service and quality is consistent across our wide range of Abu Dhabi hotels and resorts which pride themselves in the warmth of Arabian hospitality.

 

Whatever the choice, it will definitely be an unforgettable stay as a tourist or business traveller. We can offer direct flights from the UK with Etihad often with the bonus of taking a deposit until the balance is due at the time of ticketing. Our strong relationships with our various hotel partners enable us to source the best deal for you. 

Multicentre Deals 

Why not break up your journey and stop off for a few days in Abu Dhabi as you fly to further afield?

 

You can choose between a beach hotel to relax or a city hotel to enjoy the shopping and numerous attractions before you fly to the Far East, Indian Ocean, Africa or Australia.

 

We will customise your holiday with convenient flights to match your desired dates, durations & hotels. Our experienced staff know the recommended, best value hotels in Abu Dhabi so quality is assured. Simply submit an enquiry form or give us a call with what you have in mind. 

Cruise Abu Dhabi

A cruise which departs from or visits Abu Dhabi can be fantastic value for money.

 

You have an elegant ship as a base from which to explore all that Abu Dhabi has to offer utilising the guided shore excursions if you wish. Then you can return to your ship to dine with your meals all included. Visit exciting ports in the region like Muscat and Dubai for an unforgettable experience.

 

We can customise your cruise holiday with convenient flights and recommended hotels for pre or post cruise stays.

Perfect location

Abu Dhabi is located on a T-shaped island bulging into the Persian Gulf. It is situated in the center of the northern part of the United Arab Emirates. More carriers than ever are now flying to award-winning Abu Dhabi International Airport - one of the most customer-friendly airports around and only 30km away from the city centre.

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Nightlife

Abu Dhabi's nightlife is generally centred around the hotels. There are many sports bars, we'd recommend the lively Stills Bar and Brasserie at the Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island which has the longest bar in the city. Female travellers may be surprised at the sheer number of ladies’ nights, and the quality of the establishments and drinks.

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Shopper's Paradise

Abu Dhabi has everything from ultra-modern malls with the latest brands, to small, souk-like outlets. Most shops open from around 10am to 10pm, and later on weekends. Prices are often excellent especially for carpets, textiles and gold. If you are a good bargainer, you can get even better deals.  

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Events & Festivals

From Film and Food Festivals to Falcon Festivals, Abu Dhabi has something for everyone. For music lovers the Abu Dhabi Festival has an inspiring line-up of classical music and theatre’s finest from around the world where celebrity musicians will converge to delight audiences. The 2015 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be returning to the iconic Yas Marina Circuit for the seventh year.

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Heritage & Museums

Classified by UNESCO, Al Ain world heritage site includes six oases and archaeological sites with circular stone tombs (dating circa 2500 B.C.), wells and a wide range of constructions. Zayed National Museum, the centrepiece of Saadiyat Cultural District, will be the national museum of the United Arab Emirates. It will tell the story of the development of the country through the life and achievements of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.  

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Other things to see & do

Experience the architectural prowess of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the striking Emirates Towers or the luxurious Emirates Palace. Stroll or cycle along the Corniche or try a desert safari, play golf on one of the championship courses, or spend a fun day in one of the luxurious malls. Abu Dhabi is a genuine leisure haven that will convince you to return again and again.

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When to go

Abu Dhabi has a hot desert climate and sunny blue skies can be expected throughout the year. The months of June through September are generally extremely hot and humid with maximum temperatures averaging above 39°C. If you visit during this season you should pack some light layers in preparation for the extreme cold of the hotels and shopping malls that you are likely to prefer to the intense heat! Winter, Nov-May is cooler where average highs fall to the balmy mid 20s and the humidity relents.

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