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The capital and second-largest city of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi offers a taste of tradition amidst modern luxury with its cultural landmarks, sprawling theme parks and tall towers. Set on an island, the sun-soaked city also boasts miles of scenic coastline which melts into the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf.

Often overshadowed by glitzy Dubai, Abu Dhabi has no shortage of activities – from laid-back to action-packed. For a thrilling experience, you can ride the world’s fastest roller coaster at Ferrari World or zip down colourful, labyrinthine slides at Yas Waterworld. Once you’ve had your fill of theme parks, head to the waterfront Corniche, featuring white-sand beaches and a palm-lined promenade dotted with upscale restaurants, manicured gardens and lavish hotels.

A trip to Abu Dhabi is incomplete without a visit to its stellar attraction – Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. This impressive monument shines on the outside as well as the inside, with gleaming domes of white marble topping the structure, and a massive Swarovski-studded chandelier illuminating the interior. Also worth a visit is Qasr Al Hosn, the oldest building in the city, originally built as a watchtower. Art enthusiasts can head to The Louvre Abu Dhabi, one of the finest examples of art and architecture spanning cultures, continents and civilisations. Its impressive collection of art from all over the world is housed in a futuristic floating dome featuring a stunning interplay of light and shade.

Tonight

From $24 per night

This weekend

From $48 per night

Next weekend

From $37 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency AED 10 = $2.72
Language Arabic
Average weekend price $152 per night
Average weekday price $157 per night
Average stay 1 night

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10

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is a...

February 25, 2024

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is a captivating blend of tradition and modernity. Its rich history traces back to around 3000 B.C., imbuing it with a distinctly Arabian ambiance that sets it apart from its glitzy counterpart, Dubai. Let’s explore some highlights of this fascinating city: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center: A magnificent architectural marvel, this mosque boasts intricate designs, pristine white marble, and stunning chandeliers. It’s a must-visit for its grandeur and spiritual significance 1. Emirates Palace: Prepare to be awestruck by the opulence of this luxurious hotel. Its architecture, lush gardens, and golden hues create an unforgettable experience 1. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi: Thrill-seekers will love this amusement park, home to exhilarating rides and attractions inspired by the iconic Italian sports car brand 1. Louvre Abu Dhabi: An art lover’s paradise, this museum showcases a diverse collection spanning centuries and cultures. The architecture itself is a work of art 1. The Corniche: Stroll along this scenic waterfront promenade, enjoy views of the Arabian Gulf, and soak in the city’s skyline 1. Observation Deck at 300: Head up to the observation deck for panoramic views of Abu Dhabi’s skyline and beyond 1. Where to Stay: Erth Abu Dhabi: A cozy retreat for travelers seeking comfort 1. Rosewood Abu Dhabi: Experience luxury and impeccable service 1. Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers: A modern oasis with breathtaking views 1. Where to Eat: Ba:TE: A fusion of Japanese, Peruvian, and Asian flavors 1. Glow - Poolside Sports Bar: Relax by the pool with international cuisine 1. Olea: Mediterranean and European delights await 1. Whether you’re drawn to history, architecture, or thrilling adventures, Abu Dhabi promises an action-packed and memorable experience.

BOAHMED
BOAHMED Kuwait
10

A lovely and classy city full of culture and history.

February 6, 2024

A lovely and classy city full of culture and history. We enjoyed our visit (4 days) and wished we could stay longer. Visiting the Grand Mosque and Abu Dhabi Louvre museum is a must to every visitor, not to be missed.

Hassan
Hassan United Kingdom
8.0

please note that i have asked many times to this hotle...

February 1, 2024

please note that i have asked many times to this hotle management for billing invoice. but untill now i have not received. i askd them directly by mobile calling, through whatsapp and by g mail. And still i am waiting for billing invoice. please take notice and advice them to fulfill my requiement. thanks

rahat
rahat United Arab Emirates
10

Abu Dhabi was a great family vacation, we stayed at the...

January 18, 2024

Abu Dhabi was a great family vacation, we stayed at the Hilton Yas Marina Island, which is conveniently located near to 4 theme parks and the F1 race circuit. We rented a car (recommended), which allow us to go to: the Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque, Emirates Palace, Emirates Heritage Village, Emirates Palace Hotel (drink the cappuccino) and stroll along Down town. We stayed 4 days in AbuDhabi and 6 days in Dubai ( also a great place with a lot of things to do and see).

Carlos
Carlos United States of America
10

Abu Dhabi was beautiful and quiet.

January 11, 2024

Abu Dhabi was beautiful and quiet. Enjoyed getting to know more about the culture. I enjoyed all the activities including the Dessert Safari and the city tour. The weather was absolutely great. I stayed there from 12-15 December and it was enough time to explore!! Definitely recommend and will be visiting again!

Chiseche
Chiseche Australia
10

Abu Dhabi is definitely one of my favourite destinations of...

January 10, 2024

Abu Dhabi is definitely one of my favourite destinations of all time, I definitely enjoy the theme parks, especially Warner Brother's World was like no other, truly an experience, I enjoy the Yas Mall as well and it has gotten a major upgrade, I would recommend staying in the Yas area as everything is there and happens there.

Aesha
Aesha South Africa

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