If you are looking for the perfect destination for an exotic Arabian holiday then head to Abu Dhabi, sister Emirate of Dubai and in possession of its own fascinating cosmopolitan city. Though it is in a continuous state of development and boasts some of the region’s finest luxury hotels and world-class restaurants, Abu Dhabi is also more laidback than Dubai and boasts fertile gardens and parks, spacious streets and a 6km Corniche overlooking the sea. The city also offers easy access to the attractions of the desert, with its vast, barren beauty and timeless aura of romance and wildness.
Spend your Abu Dhabi holiday booked in to one of its opulent hotels or resorts and prepare to experience the exotic allure of the Middle East. Visit the city’s fascinating cultural attractions, such as the iconic Sheikh Zayed Mosque which offers guided tours, enjoy a picnic in Al Safa Park and ramble along the Corniche soaking up the sunshine, the sea and the unique atmosphere of Abu Dhabi. If you are visiting during winter be sure to head to the Camel Race Track to catch the Thursday and Friday races, and whatever time of year you visit make sure you book a desert safari. These trips include dune bashing, a lavish dinner and live entertainment provided by a talented belly dancer.
During your romantic Arabian sojourn you can also enjoy other novel delights such as dolphin watching and wreck-diving, or book yourself onto a helicopter tour for a bird’s eye view of Abu Dhabi. After a tiring day’s sightseeing treat yourselves to a decadent couple’s treatment at one of the hotel’s luxury spas and complete the day with a private candlelit dinner with your new spouse at your chosen resort.
What is the currency in Abu Dhabi?
The official currency of Abu Dhabi is the UAE dirham.
How long does it take to fly to Abu Dhabi?
Non-stop flights from London to Abu Dhabi last 7 hours 15 minutes.
What is the time difference in Abu Dhabi?
Abu Dhabi is 4 hours ahead of London, UK.
When is the best time to visit Abu Dhabi?
If you want to beat the UAE’s intense summer heat it’s wise to visit Abu Dhabi during the winter months, particularly between November and February – though October, March and April still offer reasonable temperatures if you want to take advantage of the Emirate’s beaches.
What language is spoken in Abu Dhabi?
The official language of Abu Dhabi is Arabic, but English is widely spoken.