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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.

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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 and world-class restaurants serving fine culinary dishes
  • Seeking Adventure? Go on a desert safari
  • Explore Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque - one of the largest in the world
  • Family fun in Yas Island’s theme parks including Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
  • 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
  • The city offers a huge choice of powdery white-sand beaches to enjoy

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Start with the dazzling Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, then choose from a host of exciting Abu Dhabi sights and activities ranging from the high-adrenaline Ferrari World to the world-famous Yas Waterworld. For culture, feast your eyes on the gold-sprinkled Emirates Palace, a covert world wonder, then amble down the promenades to discover a swathe of sights that include local souks (make sure to try the dates!) and avant-garde shopping malls. After soaking up the city, catch your breath by heading to one of Abu Dhabi’s numerous beach clubs. Or go the extra mile on a desert safari – these guided dune-bashing tours aren’t to be missed.  

Island Resorts In Abu Dhabi

From Saadiyat (“Happiness”) Island’s powdery beach escapes, to Yas Island’s action packed F1 Grand Prix with Yas Viceroy taking centre stage, Abu Dhabi is sprinkled with unique islands that feature a luxury resort that’s perfect for you. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city on Zaya Nurai Island, spot rare animals from Anantara Al Yamm Villas on the wild and wonderful Sir Bani Island, or lose yourself in the thrilling space-age metropolis of Al Maryah Island's Four Seaons escape.

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. 

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.

The dates for Ramadan 2018 are 16 May - 14 June. Visitors to the Middle East during this time should be aware that opening times may vary and some restrictions may apply. Please speak to your Middle East specialist at Kenwood Travel for more information.

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 2017

Avoid disappointment and book early to secure your 2017 holidays. Book a luxury all inclusive holiday, wedding or honeymoon, and let Kenwood Travel offer you a personalised package. Benefit from our 30 years worth of experience and we can send you away on a memorable holiday in the Middle East.

Please note: Dining restrictions may apply for all hotels in Abu Dhabi when complimentary meal plan upgrades are on offer

Please note: Hotel check-in times in Abu Dhabi are usually from 3pm. Guests will not have access to their room before this point unless otherwise stated.

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