Fiercely modern yet distinctly Arabian, Abu Dhabi is one of the most fascinating cities in the Persian Gulf.
The capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi offers the glitz and glamour of Dubai at a more relaxed pace, its surrounding desert landscape contrasting beautifully with the 200 islands that comprise the archipelago. Underlying the modern skyscrapers, luxury hotels and world-class shopping malls is a taste of Old Arabia; visit the city’s bustling souks or discover its ornate Islamic architecture, including Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the largest in the country.
Our luxury Abu Dhabi holidays could see you experiencing the most renowned attractions of the city, including Ferrari World, Yas Waterworld, and Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island, ideal for family holidays, whilst The Louvre Abu Dhabi and Qasr Al-Watan, the presidential palace, offer a cultural immersion into the city. Enjoy afternoon tea at Observation Deck at 300, offering impressive views across the city, or wander along the Corniche and stop off at one of the many restaurants that line the waterfront. Stay in a high-end beach resort on Saadiyat Island and spend your days relaxing on the beach, whilst enjoying fine dining, luxurious spas, and ocean-facing swimming pools.
Those looking for adventure can head to the desert for sandboarding or a dune safari, whilst the Eastern Mangroves provide plenty of opportunities for birdwatching and kayaking. Feel exhilarated and go jet skiing or wakeboarding, head further out into the Gulf on a scuba diving adventure, or go on a private boat tour around the archipelago’s many islands.
The best time to visit Abu Dhabi is between the months of October to April when the weather is warm and sunny. The months of July and August are best avoided due to the intense heat that the city experiences.
Whether you’re a fan of the Grand Prix or not, Ferrari World is definitely worth a visit, particularly if you’re visiting Abu Dhabi with your family. Located on Abu Dhabi's Yas Island, you can enjoy everything from exciting vintage car shows to thrilling rides and simulators - Ferrari World is even home to the world’s fastest rollercoaster, the Formula Rossa.
Savour Italian-style delicacies as well as food-court themed dining that replicates the Grand Prix experience, the perfect alternative if you miss the main event. Experience the world’s highest non-inverted loop or feel an incredible zero gravity fall. With 40 thrilling rides and experiences to revel in, you’re in for a world full of Ferrari-fuelled fun at the World’s Leading Theme Park.
The best way to see the Arabian Desert by private vehicle; jump into a specially-adapted 4x4 and let your guide take you for an unforgettably thrilling desert adventure as you tear across the vast desert and send the sand swirling around you. Keep an eye on the horizon to see the rolling dunes stretch out endlessly, and revel as your adrenaline levels soar.
With an architecturally stunning design, the Louvre Abu Dhabi showcases a wealth of exhibits, from early Chinese pottery to Renaissance artwork, with its collection on loan from the Louvre Paris and other French museums. Explore the many galleries and collections within the museum and learn about ancient civilisations and artistic movements.
Explore a lesser known side of Abu Dhabi and go kayaking in the mangroves that front the city. With verdant channels that are easily navigable, there is the opportunity to spot a wealth of wildlife that call this tranquil environment home, including flamingos, herons, and turtles.
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