Abu Dhabi

Amanda's verdict
If your family were to get round a table and draw up your perfect holiday destination, you might come up with something like Abu Dhabi. With golden beaches, year-round sunshine and luxury child-friendly hotels, it's also packed with theme parks and attractions, from the world's fastest roller coaster to the largest indoor skydiving chamber. You'll have a blast.

Recommended tour operator: Etihad Holidays

Etihad Holidays says

The capital of the Emirates, Abu Dhabi is home to 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.

  • Direct flights
  • World-class family attractions
  • Year-round sun

With a less frenetic atmosphere than in neighbouring Dubai, Abu Dhabi is also fantastically family-friendly with a host of attractions and activities to suit all ages. Yas Island is home to Ferrari World with more than 20 Ferrari-inspired rides and attractions for all ages, not least mini Formula 1 cars for youngsters to ride in. There’s Yas Waterworld, the Formula 1 race track and Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster.

The Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi theme park will get you up close and personal with The Flintstones in Bedrock, soaring through Gotham City with Batman and enjoying rides for all ages.

You can also enjoy exciting adventures such as desert safaris, camel-riding and sand-boarding. Add to that CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi which boasts the world’s highest indoor climbing wall and largest indoor skydiving chamber.

We have selected a choice of hotels, ranging from three to five stars, all of which are family-friendly and many of them boasting excellent child care facilities. Our team can help advise on the best option to suit your family’s needs and interests, with locations such as Yas Island, the Corniche, Khor Al Maqta or even the desert. Choose from top notch international hotel brands such as Fairmont, Anantara, Four Seasons, Park Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton, St Regis and Radisson or smaller independent hotels.

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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