Luxurious in every way, Abu Dhabi is overflowing with opulence and style. As the capital of the United Arab Emirates, this lively city comes with Middle Eastern character and a rich culture that blends with the beautiful landscape. From traditional souks, stylish resorts and fine dining to amazing shopping, you will find plenty to see and do on your 2020 Abu Dhabi holiday.
Lying on a T-shaped island, the Arabian city boasts stunning year-round sunshine, pristine beaches and unmissable sand dunes that deliver wonderful spots for relaxing. Bridging the Eastern and Western worlds, you can get the best of everything, from world-class sporting events to a glimpse of local rural culture.
If you’re looking for a holiday swathed in luxury, Abu Dhabi has the perfect amount of understated chic to keep you captivated. From its rich culture to its stunning landscapes, you’ll find plenty to see and do on your Abu Dhabi holiday.
Your guide to Abu Dhabi holidays
Whether you’re looking to bathe in glorious year-round sunshine and relax on beautiful beaches or shop ‘til you drop in some of the best malls in the world, Abu Dhabi holidays cater to a variety of tastes. From the minute you step off the plane and into this vibrant city, you’ll be greeted with a striking cityscape packed with top hotels, chic restaurants and stylish cocktail bars.
The Sheikh Sayed Grand Mosque is a must-see for anyone looking for a dose of culture, while the Saadiyat Public Beach offers an ideal spot to make the most of long sunny afternoons on your Abu Dhabi city breaks.
For a welcome retreat from the bustling city, pay a visit to nearby Al Ain. Known as the ‘Garden City’, this area is abundant in greenery – with the Al Ain National Museum boasting palm plantations and cool shady walkways that transport you from the noise of the city to a tranquil haven.
The best way to escape from the city is to head to the beach. Abu Dhabi has many beaches where you can enjoy shimmering turquoise waters and soak up the rays.
Abu Dhabi is blessed with lots of Blue Flag beaches including Al Bateen, overlooking Island and Hudariyat Bridge, to the west of Abu Dhabi. The picturesque views and clear waters attract holidaymakers, and are ideal for swimming, fishing and waterfront picnics. The sands are also perfect for beach volleyball.
One of Abu Dhabi’s best kept secrets, Mirfa Beach in Al Dafra, is extremely quiet with few crowds and a children’s play area, as well as camping facilities. Plus, it’s home to the Al Gharbia Water Sports Festival, which attracts many visitors each year.
If you’re looking for an unspoiled beach on your Abu Dhabi holiday, head to Saadiyat Beach. Located on Saadiyat Island, the 9km stretch of sand is environmentally protected and flanked by dunes, which are the nesting grounds of the endangered hawksbill turtle.
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