The land where nothing sits still: Abu Dhabi is fast and fascinating, the true capital of the UAE.
Home to one of the largest, grandest mosques in the world, Abu Dhabi is fast becoming a modern, cultural hub with its authentic, historical backdrops dotted with the likes of Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld; proving quite the contrast. We love this beachfront haven for its luxury hotels, upmarket dining and spectacular views across the ocean; slip gently from vibrant shopping in the markets and souqs, to a peaceful canoe trip down the eastern mangroves for a spot of reflection. Every day in Abu Dhabi is different.
If you’re planning a trip to the Seychelles, Abu Dhabi is the perfect stopover en-route; jump off the plane and explore the UAE’s crown jewel before escaping to the white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters in paradise.
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Abu Dhabi is blessed with blue skies and sunshine year round. Temperatures rarely drop below 20°C, and reach up to 40°C in the humid summer months from June to September. If the heat gets too much, hit the air-conditioned shopping malls.
We love visiting Abu Dhabi between November and April, when the heat isn’t too intense so you can really enjoy being out and about. But if you can handle the high temperatures, hotel prices drop considerably from June to August.
There are a number of carriers offering flights to Abu Dhabi from the UK.
Direct Carriers: Etihad and British Airways offer direct services to Abu Dhabi from the UK.
Indirect Carriers: Qatar Airways and Emirates all offer services via another airport in the Middle East.
Departure Taxes: There are no relevant departure taxes in Abu Dhabi.
British Citizens are not required to have a visa to enter Abu Dhabi but will be given a 30 day visa on arrival free of charge. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your intended stay in Abu Dhabi.
We recommend visiting either in January, June, July, August, September or December.
No specific vaccinations are required to travel to Abu Dhabi.