Abu Dhabi is seen is the ‘sleeping giant’ in the Middle East, with an increasing amount being invested and developed to make this part of the UAE more exciting, and to set itself aside from its counterparts.
Oil fields and deserts are where it started, but since 2004 the capital has expended and has become a centre with some of Arabia’s most striking architecture, along with its collection of islands. Each one has a different purpose. For example, seek adventure on Yas Island with the likes of Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld, or find some cultural highlights on Saadiyat Island which houses the Zayed National Museum, Lourve Abu Dhabi and Guggenhaim Abu Dhabi.
Large gardens and parks, green boulevards, state-of-the-art communications and transport, the presence of international luxury hotel chains, shopping plazas displaying some of the world’s most exclusive and duty-free goods, cultural centres and events. These all deliver a one-of-a-kind holiday experience.
Abu Dhabi Adventure
‘Wadi-bashing’ is an Abu Dhabi adventure sports favourite. The dry riverbeds of ‘Wadis’ are abundant in the desert, and their twisted routes are perfect for 4x4 driving. Dune-bashing is another exciting option while organised desert safaris offer a more reflective desert experience. If you prefer to stay in the city, Abu Dhabi’s indoor ski, snowboarding, and ice-skating centre can also appeal to thrill-seekers.
Nightlife & Party with Locals
The main hotels have their own bars and, in some cases, nightclubs which come with alcohol licenses. Outside there are a number of city nightclubs and bars which are generally cheaper and open until the early hours, but these will be dry.
Gourmet Cuisine & Dining Out
Abu Dhabi’s cosmopolitan flavour is matched by the city''''s many upscale restaurants with the highest standards of international cuisine. You will find cuisines covering Europe, southeast Asia and even Latin American influences. The area surrounding The Corniche has a great selection of dining options for more of a local price, than what you often find in the hotels.
World’s Best Scuba Dive Sites
The clear, tranquil waters of the Arabian Gulf are rich in a variety of exotic coral and marine life. They’re also peppered with old wrecks to add mystery to the adventure. The warm seas allow for diving year-round.
World Class Golf Courses
Abu Dhabi is home to six golf courses, each carved out of the desert and along spectacular coastlines, so you can have a different location almost each day a week. The options you have are Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Yas Links Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Al Ain Equestrian Shooting & Gold Club, Abu Dhabi City Golf Club and Al Ghazal Golf Club.
Luxury Family Holiday in Abu Dhabi
Children are more than well-catered for in Abu Dhabi with an abundance of adventure parks including Wadi Centre, Ferrari World,300 Observation Deck and Warner Bros.World Abu Dhabi which opened in July 2018, to name just a few. In addition, many hotels featuring kids clubs, babysitting facilities.