A Gulf destination rich in culture and history, as well as 21st Century entertainment for all ages; Abu Dhabi has it all. Museums, monuments and shopping to rival the finest cities worldwide, those with a yearning for luxury will not be disappointed.
HOW TO GET THERE
British Airways fly direct from London Heathrow in less than 7 hours. Etihad Airways also have a direct service from several UK airports.
WHEN TO TRAVEL
During the cooler months of November to May. Please note: Ramadan takes place between early June to early July.
One of the excellent Kempinski group of hotels The Emirates Palace, as its name suggests, is a truly breathtaking landmark destination and certainly fit for any passing Emir or Scheherazade. Located on 1.3 km of private white sandy beach and surrounded by 85 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens, it is regarded as one of the most impressive hotels ever built and offers a variety of luxury services to suit every holiday.
St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort is set on a beautiful natural island just seven minutes from the heart of Abu Dhabi. The resort lives up to the traditionsof the St. Regis New York heritage of the Astor family founders and is an oasis of Emirati hospitality.
Part of an integrated hotel and marina, the Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara on Abu Dhabi’s waterfront combines Emirati tradition with modern excellence. With the architecture of spectacular halls and corridors showcasing Arabian design it is perfectly situated amid a backdrop of lush mangroves.
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi was named the world’s leading tourism project at the World Travel Awards in November 2009 and since then has become a well-known entertainment and leisure destination in the UAE with such attractions as Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld and Yas Links Golf Course. And as all F1 fans know, Yas Marina Circuit is the home of the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The Shangri La of James Hilton’s novel “Lost Horizons” was a mystical place set in a utopian Himalayan valley and the beautiful white stucco of the Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri evokes a utopian mysticism of its own. Located on a stretch of private beach overlooking the strait that separates Abu Dhabi Island from the mainland it features 214 luxurious rooms and suites, each furnished in a striking modern Arabic style.
As their name suggests, The Desert Islands are idyllic. A cluster of eight isles that lie in the Arabian Gulf off the western coast of Abu Dhabi, they are an escapists’ paradise, a magical world of outstanding natural beauty and historic artifacts promising untold adventures.
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara is a luxury oasis in the dramatic, mystic Liwa Desert of Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter, the largest uninterrupted sand deserts in the world, where mountain-high sand dunes reach as far as the horizon.
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