Boasting three main regions – the emirate is a destination of geographic diversity, where visitors can explore natural islands, vast deserts, modern cityscapes, rocky heights, cooling oases and pristine beaches. Perfect for those in search of some sun, Abu Dhabi has an average of 36 degrees in August.
As one of the richest cities on earth, Abu Dhabi is the king of bling and an expert at showcasing the sublime excellence. Picture white domed mosques, candy cane minarets and sweeping romantic deserts; it is the essence of Arabia, from camel racing at dawn to burning-red sand dunes at sunset. Home to the world most expensive mosque, fastest rollercoaster and most expensive hotel, you are guaranteed to fall in love with the evolving skyline.
Atmospheric backstreets paint a very different picture to first impressions of Abu Dhabi. The often slick and modern capital of the U.A.E. presents a fascinating mixture of tradition and progression. Tracing its rich history back to around 3000 B.C., Abu Dhabi maintains a more distinctly Arabian ambiance than glitzy Dubai.
Abu Dhabi certainly isn’t lacking in attractions and many of them are free. The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is the 6th largest mosque in the world and well known for its iconic white domes. The long stretching waterfront known as the Corniche boasts various activities such as go-karting, play grounds and even stage shows, all against the picturesque backdrop of the impressive downtown towers. Khalifa Park is a fantastic family day out, featuring its own aquarium, museum, train, play parks and formal gardens.