If you’re looking for a good reason to escape the UK (besides the winter weather), now’s the best time of year to visit Abu Dhabi and enjoy the perfect temperatures this season has to offer. While not as ‘flashy’ as its neighbour Dubai, Abu Dhabi is an undiscovered jewel on the world map. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how wonderful this little gem is. Imagine year-round sunshine, pristine beaches, unparalleled hospitality and activities galore. Still not convinced? Here are 6 great things to do while you’re on holiday in Abu Dhabi.
1. Feed Your Need For Speed At Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
If you’re feeling adventurous, Ferrari World is the place to be. The one-of-a-kind indoor theme park houses an array of Ferarri racing rides and interactive theatres. For the ultimate adrenalin rush on the world’s fastest roller coaster ride – the Formula Rossa! Hold on tight as you are accelerated 240km/h 52 metres in to the sky, in less than 5 seconds.
2. Be Mesmerised By The Emirates Palace
One of Abu Dhabi’s most popular landmarks – the Emirates Palace – is truly remarkable, both inside and out. As you walk into the world’s most expensive hotel, expect to be dazzled by its opulence. From the gold-platted lobby lined with crystal chandeliers to grand domes adorned with rich mosaic tiles, the Emirates Palace is a must-see.
3. Fun In The Sun At Yas Waterworld
The latest water park on the block in the UAE is Yas Waterworld, Abu Dhabi. Slither slides, designed to resemble hissing snakes, rubber donut rides, stomach-turning flumes and a whole host of other exciting experiences await you here. Yas Waterworld is truly an overload for the senses.
4. Marvel At The Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque
The ultimate beauty spot of the Abu Dhabi skyline, the Grand Mosque is one of the world’s largest mosques and certainly one of the most beautiful. This awe-inspiring, all-white structure is adorned with 24-carat gilded chandeliers and is home to the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet. The Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque is open daily, with complimentary guided tours.
5. Enjoy Bird’s Eye View Of The City On A Seaplane
Soak in panoramic views of the UAE’s capital city with Seawings – a breathtaking seaplane excursion. You’ll embark on a thrilling water take-off and landing at Yas Marina, whilst you soak in the sights beneath your feet. It’s the ultimate way to experience unforgettable aerial views of Abu Dhabi.
6. Run The Yas Marina Circuit
Yes, you read that right. When the Yas Marina Circuit isn’t being used for the annual Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the 5.5km track is popular among avid runners. If you’re not able to visit the track during the Formula one, don’t forget to pack your training shoes and go for a jog or stroll along one of the most iconic constructions in Abu Dhabi. At lower speeds than Lewis Hamilton, of course.
These are only a handful of the weird and wonderful things that make Abu Dhabi such a unique destination. If you’re searching for a holiday that combines history within modern day surroundings, book your flights to Abu Dhabi today. There are so many airlines offering great deals on return flights from London to Abu Dhabi and flights from Manchester to Abu Dhabi too!