Abu Dhabi

Climate Guide
These figures show Abu Dhabi monthly average maximum temperatures and monthly average rainfall.
  Temp °C Rain mm 
 January 24 7
 February 25 21
 March 28 15
 April 33 6
 May 38 1
 June 39 0
 July 41 0
 August 41 1
 September 39 0
 October 35 0
 November 30 0
 December 26 6

This ‘Garden City of the Gulf’ boasts green boulevards, lush gardens and parks. Wander the six-kilometre-long Corniche and admire the view of the Arabian Gulf and pristine beaches. Abu Dhabi offers historic sights, luxury hotels, as well as premium pop concerts from the likes of Madonna, Coldplay and Elton John.

Less busy than Dubai, which is only 90 minutes away by car, the city is ideal for family getaways. For adventure, try sand-skiing among the desert’s rolling dunes, or watch a lively camel race. Helicopter city tours and desert hot air balloon rides are also available.

Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – the largest mosque in UEA. Admire the 15-metre high chandelier, one of the world’s largest. Or for an utterly luxurious experience, visit or stay at the iconic Emirates Palace.

Explore the bustling souks or take a trip to one of Abu Dhabi’s islands including Sir Bani Yas Island, which is home to one of Arabia’s largest wildlife reserves with free-roaming animals including gazelles, giraffes and cheetahs.


Useful Information

Flight Information
British Airways direct from London Heathrow. Etihad Airways direct from London Heathrow and Manchester.

Flight Time
From London Heathrow to Abu Dhabi: 7 hours

Flight Upgrades
Etihad Airways upgrades start from as little as £600 per person, each way.

Capital : Abu Dhabi

Population: 613.368

Language :  Arabic and English

Time Difference : +4 hours

Currency :  UAE Dirham (exchange rate approx UAE 5.71= £1)

Voltage :220 volts

Foreign and Commonwealth and Visa Info: For up-to-date country information visit www.fco.gov.uk

Abu Dhabi Tourist Office: For resort information visit www.visitabudhabi.ae