An Abu Dhabi holiday is just 7 hours flying time from the UK and with virtually guaranteed year-round sunshine, a holiday to Abu Dhabi is the perfect destination for a mini break, fun-filled Abu Dhabi family holiday or a stopover as part of a multi centre trip.
Sculpted out of the desert, it is a superb mix of old arabic tradition and modern state-of the-art; from bedouin camps in the sands, gold souks and wooden dhow trips along the creek to mega skyscrapers, huge shopping malls for tax free shopping and fine dining restaurants that many a celebrity chef have put their name to. Sightseeing opportunities are endless and let’s not forget the stunning beaches - perhaps consider splitting your holiday with time spent in the city followed by a relaxing stay soaking up the sun and taking advantage of the many water sports on offer.
Abu Dhabi All-Inclusive Holidays are becoming more and more popular due to the cost of food and drink in Abu Dhabi. The Abu Dhabi Hotels that have all-inclusive options are Al Raha Beach Resort, Intercontinental Abu Dhabi, Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi and the recently opened Rixos Saadiyat Island.
Whatever you choose, there really is something for everyone. For more information about what to do on your Abu Dhabi Holidays, click here.
Must Do In Abu Dhabi
See what's on in Abu DhabiBefore you book your holiday to Abu Dhabi, it is advisable to look at what's on in Dubai to either maximise your stay, or in some occasion avoid it. Abu Dhabi hotel prices can increase during major conferences or events going on and it will affect the Abu Dhabi Hotel availability and so the cost of the room. Dubai organises some famous sporting events that are not to be missed such as Dubai Desert Classic, Dubai World Cup and the Dubai Rugby 7's. It is worthwhile checking out the Dubai Calendar.
Dubai Desert Safari & BBQ DinnerIf you are going to do an excursion in Dubai, a Desert Safari is a must. You will depart your hotel mid afternoon and make your way into the desert where you will experience an unparalleled adventure over the sunkissed golden sand dunes in a 4x4 vehicle followed by a magical evening in a traditional Bedouin camp.
Weather in DubaiThe Dubai weather is probably the biggest reason for travellers to have a holiday in Dubai. The hottest month in Dubai is August with average temperatures of 41°C and the coolest in January at 23°C with the most daily sunshine hours in June. The most rainfall is in the month of February with an average of 40mm of rain. In our opinion the best months to have a Dubai holiday are in October, due to the heat has subsided but the sea still has the warmth from the summer months.
Dubai Holiday Top Tips
Book your Trips in AdvanceThe majority of us tend to book our trips and Excursions when we are in resort, however this sometimes can lead to disappointment as some places and attractions get booked up especially in high season or public holidays. Visiting the tallest building in the world, The Burj Khalifa books up closer to the time, so we strongly suggest researching and booking in advance.
Deals on MealsDubai is full of every type of cuisine on the planet and so means that they all are competing for your business. On every night of the week there is a promotion like the infamous "Dubai Brunch" on a Friday. A favourite for many people are the all you can eat buffets which tend to be of a very high 5 star standard with an array of cuisines. Check out Time Out or Zomato before you travel for the latest offers across Dubai.
MedicationHaving medication with you can be a problem in a few counties and in Dubai you need to be aware that certain medication such as codeine based medicines and some opiates that are OK in the UK, are banned in the UAE. Check online for up to date list of restricted medication in the UAE and carry an official letter from your Doctor.
Getting around is easyGetting around in Dubai is very easy but not somewhere you would want to walk for too long, especially in the highs of Summer. All hotels and restaurants will call you a taxi and they are metered and generally good value. If you fancy something different then try out the Metro or water taxis.
Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa Abu Dhabi Desert Abu Dhabi
Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa is located in the breathtaking Abu Dhabi desert just 40 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport and the City.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the world’s first Ferrari theme park. The park is a tribute to the passion, excellence,