Fuse together sightseeing in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, with unwinding on picturesque long stretching sandy beaches in the Maldives on this unforgettable Abu Dhabi and Maldives multi-centre holiday. Thrill seekers, adventurers, history enthusiasts, culture buffs and foodies can all find exciting activities to fill their itineraries with these two destinations.
Take the whole family to Yas Island where you can enjoy three theme parks including Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. Treat yourself at the Yas Mall. With over 400 shops you’re sure to find something special for yourself and loved ones. Going to the Yas Mall with the kids? Why not drop them off at the state of the art 24 screen cinema and let them watch a film while you do a spot of shopping. Wander around the Yas Beach resorts or stroll down the Yas Marina and enjoy beautiful scenic views.
Complete your holiday by swapping one paradise spot for another as you head onto the Maldives. Enjoy the warm, turquoise waters of the Arabian Sea on the Indian Ocean. Remember to keep your eyes peeled for the unique and colourful marine inhabitants that call this spectacular place their home. Alternatively, stretch out on one of the pristine beaches and catch up on some reading while soaking up the sun’s golden rays.
- Discover endless beauty and culture in Abu Dhabi and explore the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
- Enjoy snorkelling and diving sites in the Maldives and swim with dolphins and colourful fish
- Speed along on the world’s fastest rollercoaster at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
- Find your own piece of paradise by relaxing on white sandy beaches in the Maldives
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Enjoy the many green and open parks that Abu Dhabi has to offer. Meditate by the fountains or lakes, play a game of basketball, pack yourself a picnic or have a BBQ, and let the kids have fun on the extensive playgrounds. Discover the breath taking views from the Breakwater Point or hop on the Marina Eye for excellent panoramic city views.
Learn more about the history of Abu Dhabi by paying a visit to the Heritage Village. Located in Dhow Harbour, the Heritage Village will give you insight into how Bedouin’s lived (in tents and wooden huts) and you can also watch weaving and metal work demonstration workshops that portray Bedouin traditions.
Explore Abu Dhabi’s most recognisable landmarks, the Emirate Palace, the architecture of which looks like it takes inspiration from the Taj Mahal and beautiful fairy tale castles.
Indulge in the Maldives’ many wellness centres and experience a phenomenal spa treatment before seeking out a spot on one of the many pristine beaches to watch the sunrise or sunset. We recommend watching the pretty skies changing colours on Alimatha Island or Veligandu Beach.
Adventurers should try their hand at some of the exciting water activities, such as water flying, parasailing, kayaking, surfing or diving. For a sense of history, visit the oldest and most ornate mosques in the city of Malé, the Malé Hukuru Miskiy (also known as the Old Friday Mosque). The mosque is constructed of coral boulders and is a unique example of the Maldives’ sea-culture architecture.
If you prefer to explore further, hop across the islands to unearth a range of different wildlife, gorgeous beaches and the unique serene landscapes the Maldives is known for.
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