At the heartbeat of the Emirates, Abu Dhabi is home to your perfect luxury stay to explore all this city has to offer. Our hand-picked hotels and resorts are designed to provide you with the best in service & comfort. Some of the highlighted resorts include the world famous Emirates Palace, truly the crown jewel of hotels in The United Arab Emirates as well as the Jannah Eastern Mangroves and the wonderful desert abode; the Qasr al Sarab.
For the intrepid traveller, Abu Dhabi has a host of interest to keep you more than busy including the spectacular Yas Marina, which comes alive during the annual culmination of the Formula One Grand Prix and is home to attractions such as Ferrari World and the Yas Waterpark. For the more sedate traveller, head to the vast Sheikh Zayed Mosque, designed with beauty at the forefront and one of the world’s largest mosques.
If nature is your passion, then the Eastern Mangroves has this in abundance. Take an afternoon paddle along the Mangroves in a kayak or head into the Liwa desert to spot Gazelles and Oryx’s. Along with the gorgeous turquoise blue waters of Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi has everything for your next halal friendly trip.
A holiday perfect for families looking to explore Abu Dhabi and enjoy luxuries at the same time. St Regis Saadiyat Island has everything you'll need to make the most of your time in the United Arab Emirates capital.
An uncommon journey of lounging along the most pristine shores of Saadiyat, to adventures on the sun-kissed sands of the Arabian desert. The Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi is an amalgamation of old-world charm and new age culture.
Rising eloquently from its beach front setting, the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers' is an architectural spectacle in design setting a new standard for luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi.
The Eastern Mangroves by Jannah is located in the heart of Abu Dhabi's natural beauty spot, lined by stunning wildlife and views.
Possibly the most opulent abodes to stay in the Middle East, the Arabian glamour of the Emirates Palace is simply one of a kind. A truly magical place to make you leave feeling like royalty.
So you’re all booked, bags are packed but need to know the best things to do when you get there? Here are Abdurrahman’s top tips to get the most of Abu Dhabi
Why Abu Dhabi?
For a more relaxing break, Abu Dhabi has a range of hotels and beachside resorts available and is an ideal option and provides a welcome change to often travelled to destinations in the region such as Dubai. Although much smaller than Dubai, it still has numerous attractions and locations to visit and for those interested in the arts has a stronger emphasis on cultural attractions as well.
Best Halal Eat
When in Abu Dhabi, dining options are a plenty but for a memorable experience head over to the Emirates Palace and enjoy a luxury Afternoon Tea complete with scones, mini deserts and a range of savoury sandwiches. An Afternoon Tea which rivals those offered by prestigious British hotels, this is a must do whilst in Abu Dhabi, not to mention of course that it is fully Halal!
Best way to get around
Compared to Dubai, Abu Dhabi is a lot more driver friendly and hiring a car is definitely something to be considered. With the aid of mobile navigation or even an old fashioned street map Abu Dhabi can be navigated easily by car and can prove useful for trips to Yas Island, Saadiyat Island and other locations as well.
What to take
Generally, light single layer clothes are fine all year round, however in the winter seasons the night’s can get a little cold so a light jacket is advisable. Carry a thobe in the boot of your car as you’ll always find a mosque to stop and pray on your journeys. If you’re heading on a long road trip, speak to us to ensure you take sufficient supplies and are well prepared.
What is the weather like?
The summer months are quite hot, 40 degree centigrade hot during the peak sunshine of 11am to 3pm. The evening and early mornings are bearable and with so much to do indoors, you’ll find July and August still enjoyable. November to March has the best weather, with daytime temperatures in the mid-twenties and cool evenings.
Are there any special events I must see?
The season ending Abu Dhabi Formula 1 grand Prix is a great experience at the Yas Marina circuit. It always proves to be an exciting race to watch and even if you are unable to visit Abu Dhabi when the race takes place in November, it is still worth going to the circuit to experience it in person. For the Formula One fan inside you, you can even take part in one of the driving experiences on offer to truly make your trip to Abu Dhabi a memorable one.
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a must see when in Abu Dhabi. The best time to visit is for Friday Prayers when you can experience the Mosque fully and appreciate its sheer scale and incredible architecture. Be there before Friday Prayers start and explore the courtyard with its many columns and arches, whilst marvelling at the many intricate marble mosaics around you, considered to be the largest such display in the world.
Saadiyat Island is a natural island nearby downtown Abu Dhabi and is home to the upcoming Louvre and Guggenheim Museums. With its incredible pristine beaches and relatively unknown, Saadiyat Island is another must see on your next trip to Abu Dhabi. For those wanting a truly luxury and relaxing break, we can organise your stay at one of the serene beachside resorts located on the island.