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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.
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.
British Airways direct from London Heathrow. Etihad Airways direct from London Heathrow and Manchester.
From London Heathrow to Abu Dhabi: 7 hours
Etihad Airways upgrades start from as little as £600 per person, each way.
Capital : Abu Dhabi
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