golden sands & gleaming skylines
Where endless sunshine meets vibrant culture; where ancient heritage meets modern marvels; where enriching experiences and limitless adventure are yours for the taking – this, is Abu Dhabi!
Boasting a captivating blend of rich history, vibrant culture, and deep-rooted heritage, Abu Dhabi is more than just its shiny skyline. From the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to the historic Al Ain Oasis, each corner of Abu Dhabi tells a story. The city’s museums and cultural centres, like Louvre Abu Dhabi, provide a window into the artistic heritage of the region whilst the bustling souks, the aroma of spices and the charm of local crafts offer an authentic cultural experience. Whether you prefer the exhilaration of dune bashing, kayaking through peaceful mangroves or the thrill of theme parks, a visit to this wonderful Middle Eastern destination is sure to impress. Our travel experts are here to share the tranquil beaches, luxurious spas and serene resorts to complete your tailor-made adventure.
Facts about Abu Dhabi
Currency – UAE Dirham
Direct flights from
across the UK
Stunning 5-star resorts
throughout the region
Apr/May or Sep/Oct
(for moderate temp.)
Why should you travel to Abu Dhabi with us?
From the modern cityscape of Abu Dhabi to the vast Al Sarab desert to the sparkling turquoise waters of Saadiyat Island, this destination has it all. Connect with our travel experts to start planning your adventure to the Middle East – you just need to decide whether you’re visiting on route to the Indian Ocean or beyond, or whether Abu Dhabi is the star of your tailor-made itinerary.
Some of our favourite luxury resorts in Abu Dhabi
W abu dhabi - yas island
From sunrise treats to sunset rituals, W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island is your go-to for all things local. Rev up at this 5 star hotel for an exhilarating island getaway as it’s the one and only hotel on top of the racetrack! It’s also the ultimate dining and nightlife destination with 7 unique restaurants and bars, including enjoying a cocktail at the W Mix Bar whilst you kick back under a chandelier of Swarovski crystals.
Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island
This sparkling resort sits on arguably the best stretch of sand on Saadiyat Island, a unique eco-destination which balances luxury with sustainability, with its nesting turtles, visiting dolphins, and twisting mangroves. Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort comes with a menu of infinity pools, spa treatments and plentiful bars and restaurants, with seven venues created to let you wine & dine your nights away together.
Located on a pristine private beach, Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental is the epitome of luxury in Abu Dhabi. 8 dining venues serve a variety of cuisines created by world renowned chefs whilst the resort boasts lush gardens, a lavish spa, 2 temperature controlled swimming pools, a kids’ club and private marina. Emirates Palace provides guests with the perfect place to explore the beauty and charm of the UAE’s capital.
Some of our favourite unique resorts in Abu Dhabi
Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa
Deep within the desert landscape lies Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Abu Dhabi - an intimate retreat suffused with natural beauty and serene tranquility. With a distinct Spa as the hallmark of the hotel experience, guests can rebalance their equilibrium and embark on an individual wellness journey. Inspired by classical dwellings, the boutique resort’s 99 guest rooms & villas feature timeless local details, traditional artwork, and Arabesque accessories, alongside a range of dining destinations showcasing the dunes to panoramic perfection.
A short 15 minute boat ride off the shores of Abu Dhabi, discover Nurai Island. A piece of paradise like nowhere else. This boutique, private island resort features a world-class oceanside spa, 5 fine and casual food & beverage outlets, a beach club and to compliment it all, a calendar of exceptional activities on-land and on-sea. With a range of modern villas, 5 tantalising restaurants, a divine wellness sanctuary, along with the perfect playground for kids and the young at heart of all ages, the natural beauty, stunning beaches & sense of space and freedom welcome you to Nurai.
Things to do in Abu Dhabi
Theme Parks Galore
Nothing gets the adrenaline pumping like riding the world's fastest rollercoaster, Formula Rossa, at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, but there's more... Enter a vibrant world of unlimited fun tucked away indoors at the Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi, the whopping 1.65 million sqft park is easy between the 29 amazing rides!
Yas Marina Circuit
The Yas Marina Circuit is the UAE's most epic motorsports venue and host of the Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Adrenaline runs high around these super-fast straights & swooping corners that wind their way around the beautiful Yas Marina. You can even enjoy go-karting on the track!
Sir Bani Yas Island
Take a walk on the wild side and discover the wilderness of Sir Bani Yas Island, one of the eight desert islands of Al Dhafra. This dramatic landscape is home to stunning wildlife, a range of family-friendly adventure activities, five-star boutique hotels, luxury villas, purpose-built stables and historical sites.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque's stunning architecture and celebration of cultural diversity make it a must-see for anyone visiting Abu Dhabi. Entry to the Mosque, as well as the cultural tours offered by knowledgeable Emirati guides, is free of charge and a wonderful way to immerse yourself.
Corniche & Beach
Corniche Road stretches across an impressive 8km of manicured waterfront that includes children’s play areas, cafés & restaurants, and the stunning, Corniche Beach. If you’re looking to soak up Abu Dhabi’s famous year-round sunshine, this immaculate beach is one of the best places to do it.
Book with us today
Now is always the best time to book your next holiday and we’re here to take all of your stress away. Simply get in touch with our travel experts for an initial consultation and whether you need a little inspiration or know exactly what you want – with a little help from us – you’ll soon be jetting off to your next destination.