There are so many reasons to book our Dubai and Abu Dhabi multi-centre holiday. Think bustling city experiences paired with a tranquil, culture rich experience, both of which are accentuated by the beautiful desert backdrops in every direction you look.
You will have the option to fly with Etihad into Abu Dhabi and drive to Dubai, or to fly Emirates to Dubai and drive to Abu Dhabi – the choice is yours.
If you select to begin your holiday in Dubai, you can kick start your holiday with a fast paced look at one of the world’s busiest cities. Towering sky scrapers (including the Burj Khalifa, which is tallest building in the world) adorn the landscape and luxurious vehicles whizz past on the lively streets. You are certain to be astounded by the mass of futuristic architecture and the cultural diversity that surrounds you.
Once you have satisfied your desire to unpack the many intricacies of Dubai, you will find relief in the calmer lifestyle on offer in Abu Dhabi, just 90 miles away. You can expect to indulge in gorgeous ocean views and upmarket dining experiences like no other. All of this comes packaged with the opportunity to delve deeper into the culture of the region, and to get to know the interesting locals first hand.
- Marvel at the expansive Dubai cityscape on the viewing deck of towering Burj Khalifa
- Let the blue waters and temperate sunshine of Saadiyaat Island relax your body and mind
- Indulge in some retail therapy at The Dubai Mall and its hundreds of retail stores
- Celebrate the universal creativity of mankind at Abu Dhabi’s new Louvre art museum
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There is plenty to see when you visit the magical metropolis that is the city of Dubai.
The two most important items on your itinerary should be a visit to the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall. The Burj Khalifa stands at approximately 2,720 feet and promises spectacular views of the extensive cityscape below. The Dubai Mall is home to over 1,300 retail stores and 200 restaurants, cafés and eateries for the ultimate in shopping and entertainment for the whole family.
A holiday in Dubai wouldn’t be the same without immersing yourself in the desert landscape around you. So, be sure to hire a Jeep and head out for a bumpy, scenic ride across the dusty dunes. The best time to do this is at sunset. Take the time to pause and savour the majesty of the expansive starry night sky above before heading back to the city.
Abu Dhabi allows you to enjoy a halt in pace and a closer look at the local art and culture.
One of the highlights of your visit to Abu Dhabi is sure to be a trip to the city’s new Louvre art and civilisation museum, which was officially inaugurated at the end of 2017. The museum is the largest art museum in the Arabian Peninsula and focuses on bridging the gap between art from the East and art from the West. Another must is a visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The Mosque is a significant place of worship for locals and one of the biggest in the UAE.
After a dose of culture, soak up the sunshine on Saadiyaat Island. Take a leisurely dip in its ice blue waters, which peacefully lap at the island’s golden sandy shores.
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