Abu Dhabi

Rising from the desert coast of the Arabian Gulf are the gleaming skyscrapers of Abu Dhabi, the largest of the seven Emirates. The city has extensive cultural, sport and leisure facilities, together with sandy beaches, crystal blue waters and all-year-round sunshine. Add some of the world’s most luxurious hotels and it’s clear to see why this jewel of the desert is fast becoming a favourite holiday destination for families and couples alike.

Flight Time

7 hours from London

Time Difference

GMT +4

Capital

Abu Dhabi

Language

Arabic, English is widely spoken

Weather

Average temperatures range from 36ºC in August to 18ºC in January with June claiming the most sunshine with 13 hours a day. February is the wettest month with just 2 cm of rain.

Currency

UAE Dirham

Visas for British Citizens

A tourist visa is issued to UK citizens on arrival.

Top Tips

Abu Dhabi has everything, from world-class shopping, spectacular scenery, inspiring heritage and culture, beautiful beaches and luxury accomodation. 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.

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