Explore Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi airport has connections worldwide, and Dubai airport is just 90 minutes drive away. Chauffeur driven car, helicopter or seaplane are the most convenient modes of transport around the emirate.
Climate & seasons
March to mid-May and October to November are the two prime beach seasons. December to February is the chilly season. The end of May to September are the 50ºC Summer months when all action moves indoors. Early December is when the unmissable F1 Grand Prix roadshow comes to town.
Where to go
Abu Dhabi’s destinations pretty much split into three categories – the beach, the desert or the city. Fortunately, you don’t have to choose one over the other, even those staying for just the shortest time can have their cake and eat it too. It’s just a 2-hour drive from opulent beachfront luxury on the Corniche or Saadiyat Island to adventure excursions at remote desert hideaways – or a much quicker helicopter ride.
What to do
Visit Saadiyat Island to relax on a beach, play a round of golf or wander the Louvre. Sir Yas Bani Island for fabulous wildlife encounters. A remote luxury camp on the edge of Rubʿ al-Khali Desert for a spellbinding sand dune experience. The Ferrari World Amusement Park to get you in the mood for the F1 Grand Prix in December. Or the spectacular Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – home to the world’s largest carpet.