Intriguing and immersive, the cultural capital of Abu Dhabi is an affluent mix of old and new: ancient forts contrast with palatial hotels adorned with gold leaf, intricate domes and glimmering crystals. And as one of the richest cities in the world, Abu Dhabi has many claims to fame. Did you know that the world’s largest hand-loomed carpet, fastest rollercoaster, highest high tea, tallest sand dune and the furthest leaning man-made tower lies within the city’s borders?
Just a seven hour flight from the UK, this dazzling destination promises year-round sunshine, family-friendly activities, high-end restaurants and – we’ll let you in on a secret – some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Summed up? It’s got all the right ingredients for a sunny holiday abroad!
In a snap shot
- Flight time from the UK: 7 hours
- Currency: Emirati dirham
- Language: Arabic
- Time difference: 3 – 4 hours, depending on UK daylight saving (GMT +3)
- Visas: 30 day visa, issued on arrival
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