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Abu Dhabi

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An intriguing mix of old and new

Whilst Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, may not offer the razzmatazz of Dubai it is nonetheless every bit as worthy of a visit. Over the last half century Abu Dhabi has evolved from a simple fishing village to a luxurious metropolis dotted with glittering architecture, sumptuous hotels, high-end restaurants and vast shopping malls, which combine wonderfully with untouched desert and expansive sandy beaches.

Why visit Abu Dhabi?

  • Sweeping sandy beaches
  • Incredible islands
  • Spectacular desert landscapes
  • Numerous shopping and dining options
  • Sporting activities and entertainment
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site nearby
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Ferrari World

Abu Dhabi desert experiences

Abu Dhabi excursions

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Dubai & Maldives

Dubai & Maldives

10 nights - from £1469 pp

Save up to £153

Travel dates:
01 May 2018 - 30 Nov 2018

Browse Accommodation

Traders Abu Dhabi Exterior with Beach

Traders Hotel Qaryat al Beri

From £47 pp
Silver Plus

Situated on a private beach overlooking the strait that separates Abu Dhabi Island from the mainland

Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri - Night

Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri

From £88 pp
The Prestige Collection - for those who demand the ultimate in luxurious accommodation

Located on a one-kilometre stretch of private beach overlooking the strait that separates Abu Dhabi Island from the mainland, the hotel is situated 15 minutes from the Corniche and the city centre.

Park Hyatt Saadiyat Island  - Resort

Park Hyatt Saadiyat Island

From £89 pp

This award-winning beach resort is close to Saadiyat Cultural District

St Regis Abu Dhabi - Resort Overview

St. Regis Saadiyat Island

From £99 pp

Guests can expect uncompromising luxury in a superb setting.

Emirates Palace - Aerial

Emirates Palace

From £163 pp
The Prestige Collection - for those who demand the ultimate in luxurious accommodation

Intended to impress the world by creating the most lavish seven star experience imaginable.

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Premier Holidays & Abu Dhabi

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The facts:

Flight duration: Abu Dhabi is approximately 7 hours from the UK.

Best time to travel: Abu Dhabi enjoys virtually guaranteed year-round sunshine. Between November and April temperatures average in the mid-20sºC, while the scorching temperatures between May-September may be too much for some (usually in excess of 40ºC), it’s one of the few destinations when it’s cheaper to visit during our school summer holidays, whether travelling with children or not.

Abu Dhabi climate:

Abu Dhabi Climate Chart

Recommended airlines flying non-stop to Abu Dhabi:British Airways, Etihad

Local time: GMT +4 hours.

Currency: UAE Dirham.

Language: Arabic. English is widely spoken.

Passports & Visas: A full British passport, which is machine readable and valid for six months beyond your return date is required. Visas are not required for full British passport holders for stays of less than 60 days in the United Arab Emirates.

Health: Vaccinations are required and strongly recommended. Your GP will be able to provide you with specific advice on the destinations in your itinerary.

Tourism Dirham charge: A Tourism charge is payable locally upon check out at all hotels and apartments in Abu Dhabi and is levied per room per night as follows:-
AED 15.00 (approx. £2.60)

Ramadan: During Ramadan (approximately 15 May-14 Jun 18), it is forbidden to eat, drink or smoke in public places (including hotels and those offering all inclusive) between sunrise and sunset; and no live entertainment is permitted. Hotels usually provide a private area where non-Muslims can eat during the day. Alcoholic drinks are not served in hotels (including those offering all inclusive) on dry days and other days stipulated by the government. Alcohol is available in Dubai hotels after sunset. Please ask for more details at time of booking.

Alcohol: Alcoholic drinks are only available in licensed hotels in Abu Dhabi and the legal drinking age is 21.