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Abu Dhabi

Mark and David's verdict:

Abu Dhabi has emerged as one of the world's most exciting new tourist destinations. Much more than a place for winter sun, it boasts world-class hotels, thrilling attractions on Yas Island, great beaches, designer shopping malls and desert experiences including dune safaris and sand boarding.

Recommended tour operator: Etihad Holidays

Etihad Holidays says

The Arabian Gulf has long fascinated European travellers with its dramatic desert landscapes and displays of vast wealth that contrast with rural villages steeped in tradition.

  • Direct flights
  • Fascinating destination
  • Year-round sun

The capital of the Emirates, Abu Dhabi has proved itself every bit as exciting as Dubai.

You’ll find more than 200 islands and 400 kms of coastline, lined with white sand beaches. Gleaming new shopping malls will tempt and amaze you whilst tree-lined boulevards help create a continental atmosphere.

Yas Island is home to Ferrari World with more than 20 Ferrari-inspired rides and attractions for all ages. There’s Yas Waterworld, the Formula 1 race track and the world’s fastest roller coaster.

You can enjoy desert safaris, camel-riding, sand-boarding, visit the beautiful Al Ain Oasis and marvel at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Abu Dhabi also has three world-class championship golf courses.

We have selected a choice of hotels, ranging from three to five stars.

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr is a stunning five-star beach resort located between the bridges, where the mainland meets the island of Abu Dhabi. Aside from the beach, health club and Olympic-size pool, foodies especially will love the five exquisite restaurants including a steak house by Michelin-starred chef Marco Pierre White.

Located on Yas Island, the Radisson Blu Yas Island is a top notch resort just minutes away from the amazing Yas attractions and links golf course. The friendly staff ensure the warmest of welcomes.

The four Anantara resorts in Abu Dhabi are as luxurious as they are authentic. Each location is unique from the Rub’Al Khali desert to the stunning Sir Bani Yas Island.

St Regis Butler service comes as standard with every room at The St Regis Abu Dhabi, bang on the Corniche and boasting a fabulous beach club.

We offer special packages for the annual Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which takes place each November.

Etihad Airways flies non-stop to Abu Dhabi from London Heathrow, Manchester and Edinburgh. Renowned for its outstanding in-flight service, there’s no better way to start and finish your Abu Dhabi holiday.

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