Abu Dhabi is huge by comparison to the other emirates, comprising almost 87% of the country’s total area. It is a distinct blend of contemporary opulence, superb cuisine and incredible shopping with intriguing Arabic culture.
50 years ago Abu Dhabi was little more than a fishing village comprising a fort, a few coral buildings and a smattering of barasti huts. Now, cutting edge architecture stands side by side with magnificent mosques and minarets, an intriguing blend of Arabian mystique with modern urbanity.
Abu Dhabi hotels are among the world’s most luxurious and are located among the historic sights of the city centre, beachfront on the stunning Saadiyat Island and even deep in the Lewa Desert, the level of luxury, service and style in Abu Dhabi is unsurpassed.
Abu Dhabi is well suited to couples looking for some winter sun, along with excellent beaches and rich Arabic culture. Families now are also very well catered for with Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld on Yas Island.
The protected beaches of the north coast of Saadiyat Island are some of the best in the region and the new big name luxury hotels will wow even the most discerning traveller.
A wonderful contrast to the awe-inspiring sights and indulgent luxury of Abu Dhabi city is the vast open spaces and magnificent sand dunes of the Liwa Desert, where there are now some excellent luxury hotels.