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Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Holidays


Abu Dhabi has come a long way in the last 50 years. From a once small fishing village has emerged an eclectic, gleaming Arabian city. Holidays in Abu Dhabi promise palatial hotels, futuristic Formula 1™ tracks and modern shopping malls but that's only one side to this captivating emirate. Evidence of old Arabia can still be found in the city’s atmospheric souks, awe-inspiring mosques and historic forts.
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OUR HOLIDAYS TO ABU DHABI

Offering great value and year round sunshine, it’s no surprise that the UAE’s capital is fast becoming a popular holiday destination. Whether stopping over or staying longer, this stylish city offers a variety of holiday styles to suit all requirements.
We have included some of our favourite holiday ideas below, however, if these don’t tick all the boxes, speak to one of our expert Trailfinders travel consultants to create the perfect combination for you.
The Ultimate Stopover - Abu Dhabi
4 days / 3 nights
from €549
  • Abu Dhabi City Tour
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Heritage Village
  • Dune Dinner Safari
  • Insight to Bedouin culture

  • Abu Dhabi & Seychelles
    11 days / 10 nights
    from €1,624
  • Dynamic and cosmopolitan Abu Dhabi
  • Yas Island
  • Paradise islands of the Seychelles

  • Abu Dhabi Family Adventure
    8 days / 7 nights
    from €Please contact us
  • Yas Waterworld
  • Authentic desert experience
  • Warner Bros. World™
  • Ferrari World
  • Yas Marina Circuit
  • Falcon World

  • Something Special by Trailfinders - Abu Dhabi
    8 days / 7 nights
    from €1,414
  • Timeless elegance of The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
  • Ultimate barefoot luxury escape at Zaya Nurai Island

  • Best of the Beach - Abu Dhabi
    8 days / 7 nights
    from €1,090
  • Stunning Saadiyat Island
  • Abu Dhabi Dune Dinner Safari
  • Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

  • Abu Dhabi & Maldives
    11 days / 10 nights
    from €1,025
  • Grand Mosque
  • World Class Shopping
  • White Sand Beaches & Turquise Waters

  • WHERE TO GO IN ABU DHABI

    THE CITY
    THE CITY
    A fascinating mix of old and new strung along the waterfront. Shop until you drop at one of the grand malls or traditional souks of Port Zayed, take a trip back in time at the fascinating Heritage Village or enjoy a stroll or a swim on the blue-flag Corniche beach.
    SAADIYAT ISLAND
    SAADIYAT ISLAND
    A sweeping five mile stretch of pristine white sand beach, home to nesting turtles and sumptuous resorts – Saadiyat Island is the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun. This island is also set to become the cultural heart of the city with the opening of the Abu Dhabi Louvre and a host of other world-class museums and galleries opening over the next few years.
    QARYAT AL BERI & THE GRAND CANAL
    QARYAT AL BERI & THE GRAND CANAL
    Situated on the eastern bank of the Grand Canal – the strait separating Abu Dhabi Island from the mainland – this area boasts a complex of hotels, souks and beaches with stunning views across to the impressive Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. One of the world’s largest, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque has capacity for an astonishing 41,000 worshippers. It features 82 sparkling domes, more than 1,000 columns, gold gilded chandeliers and the world’s largest hand knotted carpet.
    YAS ISLAND
    YAS ISLAND
    An exhilarating destination, Yas Island is Abu Dhabi’s 21st Century entertainment hub. Here you’ll find several of the city’s heart pumping attractions including Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, home to the world’s fastest rollercoaster, Yas Waterworld, award winning Yas Links Golf Club, Yas Mall, Yas Beach and of course the world famous Yas Marina Circuit which hosts the annual Abu Dhabi Formula 1™ Grand Prix.
    THE EMPTY QUARTER
    THE EMPTY QUARTER
    Rolling, colourful dunes, mysterious oases and ancient Bedouin traditions all contribute to the atmosphere of the enchanting Empty Quarter. Explore the dunes with a camel trek to a lush oasis or, for an unforgettable experience, treat yourself to a few nights 5 Star luxury amidst the silence and the beauty of the largest uninterrupted sand desert on earth.

    OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN ABU DHABI

    We offer a fabulous range of hotels and resorts to suit every budget in Abu Dhabi. Whether you are stopping for a few nights en route to your final destination or you have more time to play with, there are numerous ways to experience this fascinating city. Maybe you’re looking for an exclusive private island retreat, or a great value luxury resort on Saadiyat's pristine beach? Or perhaps it's an opulent hotel right on the Corniche or a desert resort in the heart of the spectacular Empty Quarter?
    The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
    Abu Dhabi
    from €126
  • Pristine beach
  • 5 pools
  • Impeccable service
  • St. Regis butlers
  • Beautiful spa
  • Fabulous dining options
  • Luxurious accommodation
  • Fitness centre
  • Nearby 18 hole championship golf course
  • Tennis & squash courts
  • Impressive kids’ club
  • Free wi-fi

  • The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
    Abu Dhabi
    from €137
  • Beautiful private beach
  • Stunning 1,600m² pool
  • Peaceful adults only pool
  • The Ritz-Carlton Spa
  • Extensive health club including fitness centre
  • Sauna & steam room
  • Free shuttle to the Grand Mosque
  • Kids’ club

  • Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
    Abu Dhabi
    from €121
  • Private beach
  • 3 pools
  • Qaryat Al Beri Souk
  • CHI, The Spa
  • Gym
  • Free wi-fi

  • W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island
    Abu Dhabi
    from €120
  • Complimentary access to Yas beach club
  • 2 rooftop pools
  • Luxury ESPA spa
  • Gym
  • Nearby Yas Links golf course
  • Free Yas Express shuttle service (to all major attractions on Yas Island)
  • Kids’ club
  • Free wi-fi

  • Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
    Abu Dhabi
    from €80
  • Private beach
  • 2 pools (1 for children)
  • Non-motorised watersports
  • Fitness centre
  • Free shuttle to the Grand Mosque, Yas Waterworld, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi & nearby shopping malls

  • Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
    Beyond Abu Dhabi
    from €249
  • Large pool
  • Unique desert activities available including 4WD excursions
  • Camel trekking & guided walks
  • Falconry & horse riding (Oct - Apr only)
  • Anantara spa
  • Fitness centre
  • Kids’ club
  • Free wi-fi

  • THINGS TO DO IN ABU DHABI

    As well as beautiful beaches Abu Dhabi also boasts a host of varied experiences.
    One day you might be zooming through the roof of Ferrari World on the world's fastest rollercoaster, the next watching a traditional display of falconry. Whether you are exploring the artworks of the Louvre, the jaw dropping architecture of the Sheikh Zayeed Grand Mosque or rolling dunes of the Arabian Desert, our collection of unmissable experience will really make your holiday to Abu Dhabi come alive
    Ferrari World Abu Dhabi - General Admission
    Attraction Ticket
    from €71
  • Rides for all ages
  • World’s fastest rollercoaster
  • Unique building

  • Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi
    Attraction Ticket
    from €59
  • Fabulous waterpark
  • Great family day out
  • Exciting rides & slides

  • Abu Dhabi Dune Dinner Safari
    Approx 6 hours
    from €73
  • 4WD Dune Drive
  • Bedouin camp dinner
  • Traditional entertainment

  • Yas Marina Circuit Tour
    Approx 4 hours
    from €75
  • Drive around the famous Yas Marina Circuit
  • See Race Control
  • Behind the scenes access

  • Iconic Experiences of Abu Dhabi
    Approx 7 hours
    from €245
  • Louvre Art Museum
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Traditional afternoon tea at Emirates Palace

  • Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi
    Attraction Ticket
    from €71
  • World’s first indoor Warner Bros. theme park
  • Fun for all the family
  • Iconic characters and immersive lands

  • When is the best time to visit Abu Dhabi?

    AE - Dubai & Abu Dhabi

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    Top Tips From Our Experts

    Expert Travel Consultants
    Sam Gisler

    With incredible architecture, and far shorter queues than the Paris version, make sure you visit the Louvre on Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat Island. Even if you're not big on art it's a great insight into the region's past and present.

    Expert Travel Consultants
    Georgia Wiseman

    Yas Island is perfect for families as everything is on your doorstep! The free shuttle travels between all hotels and the mall as well as the attractions including Ferrari World, Yas Waterworld and the new Warner Bros. World.

    Expert Travel Consultants
    Carrie Hawes

    If you feel the need to work off some of your holiday indulgences, head to the Yas Marina F1™ race track on Tuesday evenings. They open the track to runners, cyclists or leisurely strollers. It's free to join in but to avoid the queue, it's a good idea to register in advance online.

    Abu Dhabi Fast Facts

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    Time Zone

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    +4 hours

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    Flight Time to Abu Dhabi

    Approx
    6¾ hours

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    Currency

    Dirham

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    Visa Required?

    Yes

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    Recommended Immunisations

    None

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