Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi has a great capacity to surprise. It's not another Dubai, it's somewhere else, more peaceful and beautifully curated, with many unique things to do.

Explore Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi skyline

Lounge on a beach and enjoy uninterrupted views of the startlingly blue Arabian Gulf by day. Then sit under an endless blanket of stars in the desert and experience gourmet cuisine with a Bedouin twist by night. Abu Dhabi has variety and a well-earned reputation for satisfying visitors' every desire. From those looking to be pampered and treated like royalty, to those wanting to race dune buggies at sunset – or even catch a Formula One race – the emirate of Abu Dhabi has you covered.

Getting here and around

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.

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