Abu Dhabi Holidays 2022/2023

Want a taste of everything the UAE has to offer - from luxury shopping to desert adventures, towering luxury hotels to authentic Arabic experiences? Then Abu Dhabi is the place to be! Abu Dhabi is the cultural heart of the UAE, all while standing proudly modern and cosmopolitan.

Abu Dhabi Holiday Deals 2022/2023

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When you think of sunny, sandy, beach holidays, it’s unlikely that Abu Dhabi will spring to mind first. But, did you know you can enjoy the best of both city and beach breaks here? For a small fee, you can enjoy the beautiful stretch of sand that is Saadiyat Island or you can take a trip to Al Bateen, the Corniche or Hudayriat Island to visit one of the free beaches.

 

From the beaches, you can also take to the waters and see a different side to the city at Abu Dhabi’s Mangrove National Park. Hop aboard a kayak and float along the waterways of this vast forest, while keeping your eyes peeled for flamingos, heron and scuttling crabs.


Currency: UAE Dirham

Language: Arabic

Flight Time: Approx. 7hrs

Time Difference: GMT+4

Population: Approx. 1.5m

Adrenaline Fix

Adrenaline junkies will find plenty here to keep them busy, thanks to the many thrill-seeking attractions throughout the country. For Formula One fans, a trip to the famed Abu Dhabi Grand Prix track at Yas Island is a must-visit, of course. There’s plenty of opportunities to hop into the driver’s seat and test your nerve around the track too!

 

Why not head over to Ferrari World and its speed-freak favourite Formula Rossa roller coaster? Plus Warner Bros World provides family entertainment with plenty of rides to keep you entertained from morning ‘til night!

Art and Architecture

The Louvre is a staple when it comes to Parisian tourism, but did you know Abu Dhabi has its very own Louvre? It opened its doors in 2017 and is home to a globe-trotting collection covering the breadth of humanity’s artistic achievements. If you’re wanting to seek our Emirati culture, pearl journey dhow trips and the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital are a great way to catch a glimpse.

 

Of course, a huge part of Abu Dhabi’s beauty is down to the towering and beautiful mosques and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a triumph of Islamic architecture for the modern world. This is the only mosque in which non-Muslims can visit in Abu Dhabi, but it’s definitely a magnificent one to visit.

High End Fashionistas

Like Dubai, Abu Dhabi is big in the high end fashion scene, and shopping malls are something of a spectacle in both countries. However, Abu Dhabi can often be cheaper to visit than Dubai, and the pennies you save when booking your holiday can of course be spent at the amazing Abu Dhabi Mall.

 

Abu Dhabi Mall is in prime position on the waterfront, and lines up a host of big retail names and plenty of tasty restaurants covering a variety of cuisines. There’s a range of budget and designer brands, including much loved stores you can find back at home like Boots and Clarks! If you’re after something special, you can enjoy stores like Balmain, Polo Ralph Lauren and Carolina Herrera.