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Abu Dhabi Holiday Guide

Once considered the quieter little sister to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates’ capital has expanded rapidly. Fine food, incredible modern architecture and heart-stopping amusement parks have helped transform the Abu Dhabi’s capital into a five-star destination.

As centre of operations for a number of major oil companies, Abu Dhabi is known for its over-the-top wealth and opulence. With 1.5 million residents, Abu Dhabi is a crowded metropolitan centre and has some of the world’s tallest buildings. Discover the awe-inspiring city skyline, seaside resorts and high-class dining that this ever-growing city has to offer.

It’s at the hotels of Abu Dhabi that you’ll find most of the city’s nightlife, as these are the only places that can legally sell alcohol. Among the most lavish is the grand Emirates Palace, which can be found on the coastal tip of the city. Spoil yourself to a seven-star hotel, with access to a private beach and a whole selection of sporting facilities, along with some of Abu Dhabi’s finest restaurants. Not surprisingly for a place that welcomes big spenders, the hotel is conveniently located near the best shopping in the city – head to Abu Dhabi Mall for three stories of retail therapy bliss. For the best views over the city, take a trip up the Etihad Towers’ Observation Deck at 300.

Looking for a little excitement? Then how about visit the site of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Travelling with family? Ride one of the fastest roller coasters in the world at Ferrari World. Why not cool off at Yas Waterworld and make the most of Abu Dhabi’s year-round very warm weather. All this can be found at Yas Island, just a 30 minutes Drive from the city and one of the most popular destinations in Abu Dhabi. You can get great deals on the Yas Park Pass with Expedia.

The summer heat can be overwhelming, so few people choose to move between attractions on foot. Rent a car at the international airport or use the city’s air-conditioned bus service, which serves even the farthest reaches of the city.


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Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana £87
Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana

Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana

Corniche Road West, Opp. Emirates Palace, Near ADNOC, Abu Dhabi
     
    4.5
    of 5, from 1,048 reviews
    5.0 out of 5.0

    This Abu Dhabi hotel is located by the sea and set on its own private sandy beach, a short distance away from Al Khubeirah Garden, Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club and Marina Mall. Local attractions also include Heritage Village and Khalidiyah Mall.

    Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Int Airport £51
    Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Int Airport

    Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Int Airport

    Abu Dhabi International Airport, Opposite Terminals 1 & 3, Abu Dhabi
       
      4.4
      of 5, from 137 reviews
      3.0 out of 5.0

      Situated in Abu Dhabi, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Marina and Ferrari World. Yas Waterworld and Yas Mall are also within 9 mi (15 km).

      Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi £401
      Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi

      Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi

      West Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi
         
        4.7
        of 5, from 595 reviews
        5.0 out of 5.0

        This Abu Dhabi hotel is located near the bay, set on a private beach within a short distance of Observation Deck at 300, Marina Mall and Open Beach. Also nearby are Al Khubeirah Garden and Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club.

        Jumeirah At Etihad Towers £156
        Jumeirah At Etihad Towers

        Jumeirah At Etihad Towers

        West Corniche, Abu Dhabi
           
          4.8
          of 5, from 860 reviews
          5.0 out of 5.0

          Located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Observation Deck at 300 and Marina Mall. The Corniche and Al Khubeirah Garden are also within 1 mile (2 km).

          Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island £74
          Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island

          Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island

          Golf Plaza, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
             
            4.4
            of 5, from 818 reviews
            4.0 out of 5.0

            This family-friendly Abu Dhabi hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Du Arena, Yas Marina Circuit and Yas Marina. Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld are also within 2 miles (3 km).

            Traders Hotel Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi, by Shangri-la £50
            Traders Hotel Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi, by Shangri-la

            Traders Hotel Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi, by Shangri-la

            Qaryat Al Beri Complex, Abu Dhabi
               
              4.6
              of 5, from 742 reviews
              4.0 out of 5.0

              This Abu Dhabi hotel is located in the city centre, set on a private beach within a short distance of The Souq at Qaryat Al Beri, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Al Maqtaa Fort. Local attractions also include Abu Dhabi Golf Club and Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

              Shangri-la Hotel Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi £154
              Shangri-la Hotel Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

              Shangri-la Hotel Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

              Khor Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi
                 
                4.7
                of 5, from 440 reviews
                5.0 out of 5.0

                This luxury hotel is located in Abu Dhabi (Al Maqta), close to The Souq at Qaryat Al Beri, Al Maqtaa Fort and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Regional attractions also include Abu Dhabi Golf Club and Yas Marina Circuit.

                Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel And Residences Emirates Pearl
                Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel And Residences Emirates Pearl

                Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel And Residences Emirates Pearl

                Corniche W St, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
                   
                  4.6
                  of 5, from 44 reviews
                  5.0 out of 5.0

                  This family-friendly Abu Dhabi hotel is located by the sea, within a 15-minute walk of The Corniche and Observation Deck at 300. Marina Mall is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away.

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