The delicate scent of Moroccan roses welcome guests to The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, where elements of European architecture stand in graceful contrast to the Sheikh Zayed Mosque.
Connected to the elegant Al Wahda Mall in central Abu Dhabi, this outstanding luxury hotel is ideal for business and leisure travellers alike.
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa is the hospitality heart of the Abu Dhabi Golf Club - a 27 hole championship course, home to the PGA European Tour Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.
An urban sanctuary in the heart of the capital of the UAE, Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara is an inviting sanctuary blissfully sheltered from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.
With its strikingly, contemporary architecture, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr offers the highest level of comfort with unrivalled views of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi soars to new heights of splendour and service beyond expectation. Located at the vibrant heart of Abu Dhabi, one is invited to one of the finest addresses in the city.
With a blend of contemporary style and comfortable furnishings, Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, is ideally located on its own private beach close to Abu Dhabi city centre and the Corniche.
Escape to a magical, Arabian oasis at Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri. The grand, golden-white building reflections in the swimming pool and the lush garden landscapes place it in a serene, faraway world of its own.
Rising majestically from its beach-side setting, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers' dramatic sculptural form and spectacular design set a new standard for luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi.
An island haven set on the luxurious Sir Bani Yas Island, Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa offers an unforgettable island escape in the glistening waters of the Arabian Gulf.
A dynamic hotel in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s destination island, Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi - Yas Island allows guests to experience world-class attractions or explore the desert dunes and the spectacular Corniche.
The award-winning St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort is a prestigious resort located 500 metres off the coast of Abu Dhabi.
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island is an exclusive sanctuary resort designed for those seeking ultimate luxury.
Soak up magnificent views across crystal clear waters and fall under the spell of the Middle East’s legendary mystique at Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort.
Experience unparalleled luxury and comfort amid the rugged landscape of the Liwa District. Indigenous desert culture spanning thousands of years mixes with the luxury that defines Anantara to create a tapestry of colour, opulence and indulgence.
Set on 100 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens, with over a kilometre of pristine white private sandy beach, Emirates Palace is the epitome of luxurious elegance.
Situated in a parkland setting, overlooking the Presidential Palace and the Arabian Gulf, the Intercontinental is in an idyllic location and enjoys its own private beach.
Rising from the desert coast of the Arabian Gulf are the gleaming modern skyscrapers of Abu Dhabi, the largest of the seven Emirates and the Federal capital of the UAE. Among the modern edifices and shopping malls are the remnants of an older and more traditional society. The city has extensive cultural, sport and leisure facilities, together with the dramatic Abu Dhabi Corniche, which offers many kilometres of walking, cycling, jogging and roller-blading along the seashore.
The Emirate also has a trading history and before the discovery of oil reserves, was a pearl fishing port. Traditional wooden fishing dhows are still to be found tied up along the quays. Abu Dhabi is becoming an increasingly popular holiday destination and in addition to sandy beaches, crystal blue waters, all-year round sunshine and superb quality hotels, there is also the irresistible mystique of the Arabian Desert.
Newer developments such as Yas Island with its F1 racing track, Ferrari World and the superb new hotels will soon be followed by the Guggenheim Museum and other major cultural institutions such The Louvre on Saadiyat Island.
Building developments in Abu Dhabi
There are currently some building works taking place throughout Arabia and in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in particular. This is all part of a government strategy to ensure that these Emirate states remain at the forefront of advancement to meet the anticipated future demand of the discerning traveller. Both Emirates recognise however that any unavoidable disruption requires to be kept to an absolute minimum and hotels make every effort to ensure that guests have an enjoyable holiday. These developments are not under the control of If Only..., nor are we necessarily always made aware of them in advance. However, we do liaise with our local agent regularly. Generally, any disturbance is minimal and any impact on your holiday is negligible.
|Location:||Arabian Peninsula||Vaccinations:||None compulsory, contact your doctor|
|Size:||67 square kilometres||Flying Time:||UK/Ireland to Abu Dhabi: 7 hours|
|Population:||900,000||Telephone Code:||+ 971 2|
|Local Time:||GMT + 4 hours||Electricity:||220/240 volts|
|Visa:||Issued on arrival to UK and Irish citizens||Tourist Office (UK):||
Abu Dhabi Tourism
|Currency:||UAE Dirham (Dhs)||Language:||Arabic, English is widely spoken|
|Tipping:||Some bar and restaurant bills will
contain a pre-added service charge;
if you wish to tip 10% is generous. Tipping hotel staff such as chambermaids, porters etc. is at your discretion.
|Smoking:||Please note that electronic cigarettes are illegal in the UAE and are likely to be confiscated at the border.|
* Weather patterns are unpredictable and this data should be used as a guide only. Rainfall data is per month.