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Abu Dhabi Holidays

Abu Dhabi will leave you spellbound by the old-world architecture of the United Arab Emirates' capital, as it blends effortlessly with contemporary modern styling. Traditional fountains, mosaic-lined courtyards, Moorish archways and intricately decorated domes typical of the region stand proud next to sleek skyscrapers and glass mega malls.

Abu Dhabi Hotels

Travel Guide

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.

  • Lazy River
  • 14 Restaurants & Bars
  • Watersports Centre
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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.

  • Health Club
  • Marco Pierre White
  • Chocolate Gallery
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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.

  • Desert Location
  • 9 Restaurants & Bars
  • Grand Mosque View
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Abu Dhabi Holidays

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A holiday in Abu Dhabi won’t fail to impress both the ready historian and the jet-setting traveller alike. With a strong juxtaposition of old world history and new world architecture, 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 2016 runs from 6th June to 5th 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)


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 2016

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F1 Grand Prix

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.

There's also impressive Yas Marina Hotel, with the racing track running right through it! Here 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 this immense 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.

Desert Island

Yas Island


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