The capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway (and longer!) and here are some options to consider when planning your holiday.
For a unique weekend, stay at one of the 5-star hotels in Abu Dhabi set amidst the Empty Quarter, the largest sand desert in the world! Consider a property like Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara surrounded by impressive dunes and which offers everything from hammam wellness rituals and desert dining to dune bashing, camel trekking, sandboarding and more.
If you want a weekend in a modern city, Abu Dhabi has got you covered as well. You can visit attractions like the stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, indulge your inner fashionista at the Abu Dhabi Mall and just chill by the shore at the Corniche Beach. Don’t forget to visit the awe-inspiring Louvre Abu Dhabi and go kayaking at the Mangrove National Park too.
Theme Park Thrills
A fun family weekend awaits at Yas Island home to Ferrari World where daredevils can ride the Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest rollercoaster! Superhero-themed thrills await at Warner Bros. World, while Yas Waterworld is a great place to cool off and have fun. You can also get behind a supercar at Yas Marina Circuit, play golf at Yas Links, shop at Yas Mall and enjoy relaxing by the sea at Yas Beach.
You can also plan a weekend at Sir Bani Yas Island home to the Arabian Wildlife Park with thousands of free-roaming animals including cheetahs, the Arabian oryx, gazelles, giraffes and more. You can stay on the island itself and look forward to activities like wildlife drives and nature walks; you can also try snorkelling, mountain biking, horse riding and even visiting archaeological sites.