Home to Formula One, oases from paradise and rich heritage, Abu Dhabi is an ideal destination to move onto after Dubai. Suitable for a long weekend or a few weeks, there’s plenty to do and see for holidaymakers of any age.
Vast deserts transform into sporadic spots of lush greenery, and rugged mountain scenes give way to the modern, safe city. Must-see spots such as Ferrari World, Al Ain Zoo, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Yas Waterworld make this destination one packed with tranquillity, action and fun.
Visit the incredible Corniche, the oasis city of Al Ain and the vast Empty Quarter desert in Al Gharbia. With multiple UNESCO world heritage sites, there’s plenty to see and do.
Natural islands are rich with nature and are easy to explore, the ancient sport of falconry can be learnt, and while you’re there, don’t forget to have a go on one of the world’s fastest roller coasters. If you prefer an adrenaline rush of the slower kind, visit Jebel Hafeet, the Emirate’s highest peak.
Abu Dhabi has stunning architecture to rival that of Dubai. Take for example the Emirates Palace, a hotel that straddles the F1 track, and the UAE Pavilion with its jaw-dropping dunes.
Excitement, culture and heritage combine to create a once in a lifetime holiday.