Abu Dhabi

A lush desert oasis known as the garden city of the Gulf

Abu Dhabi is a lush desert oasis often referred to as the garden city of the Gulf. Located on the edge of the Persian Gulf, Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) here you will find a city comprising of both traditional Arabian architecture combined with modern contemporary designs which blend together with surprising ease. Visitors can explore the interesting and colourful souks, visit the ancient mosques or perhaps take a trip to see the latest addition to the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit. If you are looking for superb accommodation with amazing facilities, fine foods and activities aplenty, all combined with a reliable climate then look no further than Abu Dhabi.

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT +4 hours

Currency: UAE Dirham



Climate Information

The hottest temperatures are between June and September. The Holy Month of Ramadan typically falls during August/Early September – during this period there are restrictions on alcohol, entertaining and indoor dining.


Yaz Island

It’s difficult to describe this vast entertainment complex, other than to say it’s huge and provides a complete cross section of entertainment for the whole family from Grand Prix Racing to designer shops. Yaz Island itself is a man-made island, but can still be reached by car. Here’s just a few of the activities… Ferrari World, which is a whole theme park in itself, Yaz Golf Links, Waterworld, which is said to be the biggest water park in the world, Yaz Shopping Mall as well as many restaurants and hotels.

The Corniche

An amble along the four-mile long promenade, known as The Corniche, is a brilliant way to take in the stunning Abu Dhabi skyline, with plenty of places to stop off on the way. If you would like to see The Corniche at a quicker pace, you can hire bicycles.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Opened in 2007, this beautiful Mosque is breath taking in its’ magnificence. It’s the largest Mosque in the United Arab Emirates and covers an area of more than 30 acres. Opening times to visitors is Saturday to Thursday from 9.00am until 10.00pm, and on Friday from 4.30pm until 10.00pm. Visiting hours change during the month of Ramadam.


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