Abu Dhabi Holidays

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  •  Emirates Palace
  • Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi
  • Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri
  • Jumeirah at Etihad Towers

A holiday in Abu Dhabi won’t fail to disappoint both the ready historian, and the jet-setting traveller alike. With a strong juxtaposition of old world history and new world architectural brilliance, you’ll see historic sites intermixed with twenty-first century ingenuity. The capital of the UAE, this city contains a vibrant and contrasting array of souks and modern malls.

Luxury Holidays in Abu Dhabi

An Abu Dhabi holiday means unrivalled levels of hospitality from the auspices of grand, modern resorts. With an array of fine dining options, ultra-trendy bars and lounges, and luxury spas, you’ll get a true sense of exclusivity and indulgence.

Stroll along the picturesque Corniche thoroughfare at sunset for a spectacular vista of Abu Dhabi’s rugged skyline as it reflects a deep red glow out into the crystalline Gulf.

10 Great Reasons to Holiday in Abu Dhabi

  • Extensive collection of bars
  • World-class restaurants serving fine culinary dishes
  • Seeking Adventure? Go on a desert safari
  • Explore the city’s religious sites and see one of the many mosques
  • Sample the local culture at The Abu Dhabi Cultural Centre
  • The Corniche waterfront, featuring stretches of sandy beaches, go-carting and stage shows
  • Excellent Golf courses
  • Scuba diving and snorkelling
  • Great museums
  • Qasr al-Hosn, known as the white fort, the oldest historic building in Abu Dhabi

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

At Khalifa Park there’s an abundance of activities, natural beauty and historical knowledge to be experienced. Costing a monumental $50 million to construct, this attraction features a museum, aquarium, monorail, amphitheatre and landscape gardens. Situated in Al Matar, Khalifa Park is adored by tourists and residents alike. Meanwhile, the Khalifa Museum will provide you with a taste of Abu Dhabi history and culture. For more historical perspectives to frame with your camera viewfinder, why not pay a visit to Qasr al-Hosn, the city’s oldest stone building constructed in the mid-eighteenth century.

Ramadan in Abu Dhabi

Ramadan is an interesting time to be in Abu Dhabi as hotel prices tend to drop and the emirate takes on a completely different way of life. Its timing is lunar and therefore not fixed in terms of the western calendar. Ramadan 2015 runs from 18th June to 17th July (approximately).

This is the month of fasting when Muslims abstain from all food, drinks and smoking from dawn to dusk. Visitors are also requested to refrain from consuming these items in public places in daylight hours during this month. However, four and five star resorts usually have restaurant facilities for non-fasting visitors.

Daytime is quiet and shops and markets may open only in the morning between 10 am to noon and close during the afternoon. When the sun sets, however, Abu Dhabi comes to life. Public places are busy well into the early hours of the morning. Shops are generally open from 8:00 pm up until midnight. This is a great time for shopping, as many large stores feature competitions to win prizes such as cars.

Interesting Facts About Abu Dhabi

  • Area – 67.34 sq. kilometres
  • Population – 896,751
  • Currency – Arab Emirate Dirham (AED)

Weather

The weather here is hot and dry with frequent clear azure skies all year round. The hottest season occurs from June to September and averages 35 degrees centigrade. During this period you might encounter sandstorms, which can at times reduce visibility.

Abu Dhabi Holidays 2014/2015

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Emirates Palace Highly Recommended

Emirates Palace

With a stunning sand-powdered beach, warm attentive service and a host of deluxe amenities, the five-star Emirates Palace Hotel is the last word in luxury.

Key features

  • Lazy River
  • 14 Restaurants & Bars
  • Watersports Centre
  • Camel Riding
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Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri Highly Recommended

Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri

THe first hotel of its kind in Abu Dhabi, Qaryat Al Beri combines both convenience and sophistication into one luxury package.

Key features

  • Traditional Souk
  • Winding Waterways
  • Chi, The Spa
  • Grand Mosque View
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The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Highly Recommended

The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi

The recently opened The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal is a Renaissance-designed beach resort that offers supreme comfort and luxury accommodations.

Key features

  • 9 Restaurants & Bars
  • Luxury Spa
  • Grand Mosque View
  • Large Swimming Pool
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Al-Raha Beach Hotel

Al-Raha Beach Hotel

Located along the stunning gulf shoreline in Abu Dhabi the Al Raha Beach Hotel offers something for everyone, from the business to leisure traveller.

Key features

  • Kids Club
  • 3 Swimming Pools
  • Watersports
  • Fitness Centre
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Yas Island Rotana

Yas Island Rotana

With top class dining facilites, luxury accomadation and excellent service. the Yas Island Rotana in Abu Dhabi is an idyllic Middle Eastern retreat.

Key features

  • Kids Pool
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Centre
  • 6 Restaurants & Bars
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Traders Hotel

Traders Hotel

Ultra-modern and supremely chic Traders Hotel Qaryat Al Beri has its own beach on the Abu Dhabi canal and rooms with beautiful city views.

Key features

  • Swimming Pool
  • Health Club
  • Executive Lounge
  • 3 Restaurants & Bars
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Anantara Al Sahel Villas

Anantara Al Sahel Villas

From Sir Bani Yas Island near Abu Dhabi, Anantara Al Sahel Villas show off the nature and wildlife of the Middle East on the doorstep of your luxury abode.

Key features

  • Luxury Villas
  • Nature Trail
  • Beautiful Scenery
  • Conservation Reserve
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Anantara Al Yamm Villas

Anantara Al Yamm Villas

Modern desert villas in the wild nature park that is the island of Sir Bani Yas near Abu Dhabi, Anantara Al Yamm Villas is a secluded and staggeringly beautiful retreat.

Key features

  • All Villa Hotel
  • Horseback Riding
  • Nature Trail
  • Haven of Tranquility
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Beach Rotana Hotel & Towers

Beach Rotana Hotel & Towers

A remarkable 5-star resort at the heart of Abu Dhabi's financial area, the Beach Rotana Hotel & Towers offers guests extraordinary luxury and exceptional service. All-inclusive option available.

Key features

  • Kids Activities
  • Private Beach
  • Swimming Pool
  • Shopping Mall
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Desert Islands Resort & Spa

Desert Islands Resort & Spa

Providing something for all the family, the Desert Islands Resort and Spa is located on the island just off the coast of Abu Dhabi and is surrounded by all the natural beauty you could hope for.

Key features

  • Safari Experience
  • Infinity Pool
  • 5 Restaurants & Bars
  • Anantara Spa
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Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara

Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara

Stunningly located in a lush nature reserve of verdant mangroves, and just a short drive from the bustle of Abu Dhabi, this is a wonderful place to relax in true luxury.

Key features

  • Infinity Pool
  • Thai restaurant
  • 5 Restaurants & Bars
  • Luxury Spa
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Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

Visit Fairmont Bab Al Bahr and enjoy luxury travel at its best. This 5 star hotel excellent facilities including two private beaches.

Key features

  • Health Club
  • Marco Pierre White
  • Chocolate Gallery
  • Steak House
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JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel

JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel

A championship golf course, spa, and limitless kids' options, Jebel Ali Beach Hotel has something for everyone, and presents itself with class and style.

Key features

  • Family Friendly
  • Golf Course in Resort
  • Watersports
  • 4 Swimming Pools
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JA Palm Tree Court

JA Palm Tree Court

A beautiful beach hotel that is as near to Abu Dhabi Airport as Dubai's on the fringes of the Palm Jebel Ali, Palm Tree Court

Key features

  • Golf Course in Resort
  • All Inclusive Option
  • All Suite Hotel
  • 4 Swimming Pools
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Jumeirah at Etihad Towers

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers

For the ultimate in luxury and fine living, with stunning design and exceptional facilities, this truly outstanding hotel can offer you a holiday destination to never forget.

Key features

  • Spa Facilities
  • Private Beach
  • Observation Deck
  • 12 Restaurants & Bars
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Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi

An idyllic sanctuary on Saadiyat Island, and island that boasts nine kilometres of pristine beaches, Park Hyatt is an exclusive resort with luxurious rooms, suites and private villas.

Key features

  • Kids Activities
  • 4 Restaurants & Bars
  • Luxury Spa
  • Plunge Pool Villas
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Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

Sitting in the middle of one of the world's longest uninteruppted stretches of sand desert, the palatial Qasr Al Sarab Resort by Anantara is a luxury five-star resort.

Key features

  • Breathtaking Views
  • Ultimate Desert Resort
  • Luxury Spa
  • Camel Riding
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St Regis Abu Dhabi

St Regis Abu Dhabi

Rising from the heart of Abu Dhabi and treating its guests to the ultimate in luxury and comfort, St Regis Abu Dhabi is perfect for your Middle Eastern trip of a lifetime.

Key features

  • Great Location
  • Private Beach
  • Gary Rhodes Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
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St Regis Saadiyat Island

St Regis Saadiyat Island

A beautiful piece of Mediterranean-style architecture with the vibrancy of Manhattan thrown in, the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort is a uniquely sophisticated experience in Abu Dhabi.

Key features

  • Kids Club
  • Health Club
  • 6 Restaurants & Bars
  • Luxury Spa
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The Westin Golf Resort & Spa

The Westin Golf Resort & Spa

Nominated for several local hospitality awards in 2012, The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa is a very special five-star resort, featuring great golf, and incredible spa, and superlative dining.

Key features

  • Spa Facilities
  • Golf Course in Resort
  • Swimming Pool
  • 6 Restaurants & Bars
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The Yas Viceroy Hotel

The Yas Viceroy Hotel

Experience five-star splendour in the heart of the deluxe luxury that is Abu Dhabi with the remarkable Yas Viceroy hotel which not only boasts incredible amenities but is also surrounded by its own Formula 1 circuit.

Key features

  • 10 Restaurants & Bars
  • F1 Race Track
  • Near Ferrari World
  • Near Yas Waterworld
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Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix is a magnet for celebrities and Middle East royals, who every year since 2009 come to the unmatchable Yas Marina Circuit - a purpose-built racing track on Yas Island.

The impressive circuit blends the beautiful landscape of the UAE, traditional Arabic motifs, welcoming hospitality and all the action and sophistication of the most glamorous sport of them all.

Majestically set along a marina with space for 150 yachts, the circuit comprises marvels such as Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. This Ferrari theme park is a class of its own - a dreamland under a roof styled after the iconic Ferrari GT model where you can race through dual coasters or shop in a lavish 300,000 sqm retail space.

Then, there's also impressive Yas Marina Hotel, with the racing track running right through it!

VIP guests have the best possible view of the Grand Prix from Sun Tower, a 70-metre structure perched above the circuit.

Abu Dhabi can boast being the richest city in the world, and the Grand Prix is an indicator of its wealth. The emirate has a cosmopolitan and modern feel, as well as a wide range of restaurant choices to suite any budget - from the elite-oriented Emirates Palace to traditional cafes.

For an authentic glimpse of Middle Eastern life, the nearby fish market and the camel market in Al Ain are worth a visit.

Yas Island is easily accessible by taxi from the International Airport, and it's only a short drive away from downtown Abu Dhabi.

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