Reasons To Visit Abu Dhabi
The capital of the United Arab Emirates is not as flashy as its sister city Dubai, but instead has replaced extravagance with culture. There are wonderful historic sights to see including the White Fort, the picturesque Corniche promenade, some of the most spectacular mosques in the Gulf and a wonderful cultural district stuffed full of art galleries and museums, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi and a planned version of the Guggenheim Museum which will be home to thousands of works of contemporary art. All that said, Adu Dhabi hasn’t ditched the glam altogether. As the host of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, there is plenty to keep rich racing car drivers happy from vast shimmering shopping malls, swanky hotels and nightclubs and something perhaps only they have the stomach for, the fastest roller coaster in the world! Hotels and resorts offer the height of luxury, just pop into the Emirates Hotel for a gold-dusted cappuccino; while the breath-taking beaches white sandy beaches and shimmering sea will be a seductive lure for all visitors, regardless of wealth.
Abu Dhabi Corniche, Ferrari World, Saadiyat Cultural District, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, White Fort, The Emtpy Quarter, Sir Bani Yas Island, Yas Waterworld, Heritage Village. Read our guide to the 10 best things to do in Abu Dhabi.
Which Airlines Fly To Abu Dhabi From The UAE?
It is not currently possible to find any domestic flights going to Abu Dhabi from within the UAE, although the airport itself serves a huge range of flights from countries across the world.
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Abu Dhabi Airports
Abu Dhabi International Airport is located around 30 km east of central Abu Dhabi city. The journey time by car or taxi is approximately 40 minutes. The only transport from the airport to the city centre is the 24-hour A1 bus which runs from all three terminals to various stops in the city centre. The journey time is around 45 minutes.
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When To Go To Abu Dhabi
With year-round sunshine, Abu Dhabi can be visited anytime, although it is best to bear in mind that the summers are intensely hot. Chess fans might want to visit in August for the International Chess Festival while sailor-types will love the Volvo Ocean Race in January. Golf enthusiasts should come in January for the Abu Dhabi Championship while car nuts have a choice of the Desert Challenge in April and the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Abu Dhabi is sunny all year round however summers can be unbearable due to outside temperatures reaching to more than 45°C. In the winter months, between October and March, temperatures range from a pleasant 15°C to 30°C making this the best time for visitors not used to intense heat. Winter nights can be chilly though so pack a jumper.
Where To Stay In Abu Dhabi
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