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Abu Dhabi Holiday: coronavirus information

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Most Abu Dhabi hotels also offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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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.

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in Abu Dhabi?

A: Why waste time waiting for buses and taxis when you could be behind the wheel of your very own rental car? Whether you're heading to Abu Dhabi, Al Ain or one of the country's other major cities, a car is the best way to take in the sights. If you plan to head out into the region of Abu Dhabi or somewhere else on a long road trip, a rental makes even more sense. For Cheap Car Hire in Abu Dhabi, Expedia has you covered.

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Abu Dhabi?

A: There are two airports in Abu Dhabi which service a large number of international flights:

  • Abu Dhabi (AUH-Abu Dhabi Intl.): 4,798 international flights per month.
  • Al Ain (AAN): 33 international flights per month.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Abu Dhabi?

A: Most travellers stay in hotels in Abu Dhabi. But that doesn't mean you have to follow the crowd. You'll also find apart-hotels, apartments and hotel resorts aplenty here, and you can book them all with Expedia.

Q: What does an Abu Dhabi holiday booking with Expedia include?

A: Car and flight. Flight and hotel. Hotel and car. Hotel, flight and car. You get the idea. You can book as much or as little as you like, all in one place. To make the most of your Abu Dhabi holiday, have a look at our attractions and activities while you're at it.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Abu Dhabi?

A: We'll let you in on a secret — it's with our holiday packages. By booking your Flights, Hotels and Activities with Expedia, you'll pick up deals that'll make your bank balance happy. It's that simple. Not quite ready to organise that hotel or car just yet? Don't worry. You can add them to your existing booking at any time and still enjoy access to fantastic discounts. For example, how does up to 42% off selected hotels sound to you?

Q: What are the best things to do in Abu Dhabi?

A: Put Marina Mall and Abu Dhabi Mall at the top of your travel itinerary if you're staying in Abu Dhabi. Many travellers also can't get enough of Sheikh Zayed Stadium.


2021 Abu Dhabi holiday deals

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Jannah Burj Al Sarab £52
Reviewed on 1 Apr 2020
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Jannah Burj Al Sarab

Jannah Burj Al Sarab

Mina Street, Abu Dhabi
     
    4.3 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Friendly Staff and Easy access to the city, situated on Mina Road which is next to Corniche

    Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel And Residences Emirates Pearl £102
    Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020
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    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
       
      4.5 of 5
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Great service, lovely room and pool area. Guests get free water at the pool which was just great.

      Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi £73
      Reviewed on 23 May 2020
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      Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

      Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

      Al Muroor Street No 4, Abu Dhabi
         
        4.5 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Nice hotel. This is the second time I stay in this hotel because I like it from the first time

        Shangri-la Hotel Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi £126
        Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020
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        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
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Like other Shangri La hotels we have stayed at the stand out is the staff. so very friendly and helpful. they really can't do enough for you. beyond that room was fantastic and enjoyed lying by the pool everyday.

          Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi – a concept by Hyatt
          Reviewed on 30 Jan 2020
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          Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi – a concept by Hyatt

          Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi – a concept by Hyatt

          Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Abu Dhabi
             
            4.6 of 5
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Amazing service and well kept rooms

            Jumeirah At Etihad Towers £115
            Reviewed on 25 May 2020
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            Jumeirah At Etihad Towers

            Jumeirah At Etihad Towers

            West Corniche, Abu Dhabi
               
              4.8 of 5
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Great place, a very friendly and supportive staff, got a room at 38th floor with an outstanding view on the best Abu Dhabi has to offer! Sea- marina - corniche- and city all in one frame!

              Le Meridien Abu Dhabi £68
              Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020
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              Le Meridien Abu Dhabi

              Le Meridien Abu Dhabi

              Tourist Club Area, Abu Dhabi
                 
                4.0 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This property is very good after the renovation which finished around one year ago. Nice location, nice beach, nice restaurants.

                Golden Tulip Downtown Abu Dhabi £34
                Reviewed on 26 Mar 2019
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                Golden Tulip Downtown Abu Dhabi

                Golden Tulip Downtown Abu Dhabi

                Fatima Bint Mubarak Street, Abu Dhabi
                   
                  4.1 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Close to everything downtown and the beach. Good restaurant. Terrific staff. Is’am Staffer for special olympics helped me retrieved my cell phone (found on the street). Thanks Islam:)

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