Abu Dhabi holidays offer you all you could want from a city with the added bonus of a pristine beachfront and vast, beautiful desert.
Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and the political powerhouse of the region. It has steadily grown into a cosmopolitan metropolis and has recently been declared the world’s wealthiest city, with luxurious hotels perfect for honeymooners and couples. However, its development has been more planned and conservative than neighbouring Dubai and its Arabic heritage is still evident.
If you can drag yourself away from your luxury hotel, there is so much you can do! Why not head into the desert on a camel safari or enjoy a round of golf on one of the world-class courses. Families are well catered for with fantastic kids clubs, beaches and entertainment such as Ferrari World indoor theme park or Yas Waterworld.
You can combine your luxury holiday to Abu Dhabi with a holiday to the Maldives or the Seychelles with our multi-centre holidays.
Low Season: May - August
High Season: February - April and October - November
Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham
Time Zone: GMT +4 hours
Sprawling across a significant stretch of the enigmatic Arabian desert, Abu Dhabi is a gleaming oasis of opulence on the dry horizon - an enticing haven from barren stretches of sweeping golden sand, that glitters with soaring high rise buildings, luxury hotels, sophisticated shopping malls and a burgeoning sense of glamour and promise. Little more than a small fishing village only fifty years ago, Abu Dhabi appears to be a city still rising, flourishing economically thanks to the plentiful oil supply that lies beneath its lavish surface. While it may lack the more outright hedonism and dizzying cosmopolitanism of neighbouring Dubai, Abu Dhabi boasts a relaxed atmosphere, less congestion and an intriguing sense of assured luxury and potential.
With our team of Middle Eastern Experts having visited Abu Dhabi countless times, we feel confident in our ability to ensure that your trip to this vibrant city exceeds all your expectations. We frequently visit and revisit the destinations that we sell in order to stay up-to-date with all new developments, and our keen knowledge of all that Abu Dhabi has to offer means that you will not miss out on anything during your stay.
Although a year round destination, the best time to visit Abu Dhabi tends to be in the cooler months between November to April, when the temperature generally stays between 19 and 23 degrees centigrade. The summer months between May and September are usually extremely hot, although this is a good time to take advantage of summer hotel offers.
There are direct flights into Abu Dhabi with British Airways and Etihad Airlines from London. You can also fly with Emirates Airlines to Dubai directly from Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Glasgow for a sixty minute land transfer, and Qatar Airlines and Oman Air all offer indirect flights.