Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi has often been referred to as the 'Manhattan of the Middle East' due to the fact that it is a modern city with many skyscrapers and is one of the most modern cities in the world.

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is a large city with high rise hotels, opulent shopping centres, large parks and gardens and luxurious hotel chains.

The core of Abu Dhabi is an island connected to the mainland via the Maqta and Musaffah bridges. The larger area of the island makes the city centre with the corniche running beside the coast.

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Abu Dhabi Hotels (57)

Le Meridien Abu Dhabi Photograph of Le Meridien Abu Dhabi
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This air-conditioned city hotel with gardens offers a wide range of business, conference, and leisure facilities and guarantees guests a relaxing and unforgettable stay....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Beach Rotana Hotel Photograph of Beach Rotana Hotel
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The moment guests step into the Beach Rotana Hotel and Towers Abu Dhabi, they are embraced by the unique blend of traditional Arabian hospitality and the breathtaking opulence of modern luxury....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Emirates Palace Hotel Photograph of Emirates Palace Hotel
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The Emirates Palace Hotel has all the luxuries and facilities you would expect from a 5 star hotel....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Crowne Plaza Hotel Abu Dhabi Yas Island Photograph of Crowne Plaza Hotel Abu Dhabi Yas Island
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This Crowne Plaza Hotel is situated on Abu Dhabi's Yas Island next to the Yas Links golf course and just minutes from both Yas F1 Marina Circuit and Yas Waterworld....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Luxury contemporary hotel in a central location with extensive facilities and a wide variety of restaurants and bars within the hotel. ...

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Rosewood Abu Dhabi Photograph of Rosewood Abu Dhabi
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Rosewood Abu Dhabi is situated on the waterfront of Al Maryah Island, adjacent to The Galleria luxury shopping mall. Along with its convenient location, this hotel offers a 5-star service and amenitie...

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan Hotel Photograph of Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan Hotel
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Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan Hotel fronts 200 metres of private beach and boasts a beach club, large beach front gardens and water sports centre. The hotel is family friendly with accommodation ranging fr...

4.8 / 5 from 5 reviews

Sofitel Hotel Abu Dhabi Corniche Photograph of Sofitel Hotel Abu Dhabi Corniche
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The Sofitel Hotel Abu Dhabi Corniche provides its guests a comfortable base well placed for enjoying the city's amenities....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Centro Yas Island Rotana Hotel Photograph of Centro Yas Island Rotana Hotel
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The Centro Yas Island Rotana Hotel is ideal for those wanting a comfortable hotel on a budget. This hotel is situated on Yas Island close to the F1 Racetrack, the Yas Links golf course, Ferrari World ...

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Hotel Photograph of Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Hotel
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The Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Hotel offers unrivalled views of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, coupled with a beachfront location and easy access into the city centre 15mins drive away....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Al Raha Beach Hotel Photograph of Al Raha Beach Hotel
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Whether visiting Abu Dhabi on business or leisure, the Al Raha Beach Hotel is a haven of elegance and comfort, and is also ideal for those looking a holiday with difference....

3 / 5 from 1 reviews

Al Diar Mina Hotel Photograph of Al Diar Mina Hotel
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The Al Diar Mina Hotel offers warmth and friendliness as well as comfortable accommodation making it perfect for a relaxing holiday....

Al Diar Regency Hotel Photograph of Al Diar Regency Hotel
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The Al Diar Regency is a charming and friendly hotel that offers quality service and comfortable accommodation to make you feel right at home....

Al Maha Arjaan Aparthotel by Rotana Photograph of Al Maha Arjaan Aparthotel by Rotana
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The Al Maha Arjaan is ideal for both business and leisure travellers and offers a good range of facilities and services....

Al Rawda Arjaan by Rotana Hotel Photograph of Al Rawda Arjaan by Rotana Hotel
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A popular property set in the business district and conveniently located to easily reach all that Abu Dhabi has to offer....

Al Seef Resort and Spa By Andalus Photograph of Al Seef Resort and Spa By Andalus
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This 5-star hotel offers all suite accommodation and is situated in the centre of Abu Dhabi, just a short drive from its malls and places of interest....

Aloft Abu Dhabi Hotel Photograph of Aloft Abu Dhabi Hotel
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Situated in the state-of-the-art Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) this hotel provides a comfortable base with a good range of amenities on-site. Benefits include a rooftop splash pool and ...

Cassells Ghantoot Hotel and Resort Photograph of Cassells Ghantoot Hotel and Resort
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The Cassells Ghantoot Hotel and Resort affords a beachfront location on the Arabian Gulf and offers guests a laid back and fun filled holiday with plenty of amenities and services....

Centro Al Manhal Hotel Photograph of Centro Al Manhal Hotel
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The Centro Al Manhal Hotel is situated in the centre of Abu Dhabi, beside the Al Wahda Shopping Centre and close to the bus station. A comfortable hotel which offers a rooftop swimming pool and good v...

Centro Capital Center Hotel Photograph of Centro Capital Center Hotel
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Situated opposite the National Exhibition Center (NEC) this hotel is ideally suited to those looking for reasonably priced accommodation with good facilities and a good level of service....

Corniche Hotel Abu Dhabi Photograph of Corniche Hotel Abu Dhabi
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The Corniche Hotel Abu Dhabi offers superb facilities and unsurpassed service, to ensure you a truly memorable stay....

Cristal Hotel Photograph of Cristal Hotel
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Well suited to both the business and leisure traveller, the hotel is located in the heart of Abu Dhabi's business district and features an indoor pool and beauty salon, a gym and a business centre. ...

Crowne Plaza Hotel Photograph of Crowne Plaza Hotel
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A luxury five star hotel in the heart of Abu Dhabi close to the shopping district making it an ideal base for exploring this city....

Danat Resort Jebel Dhanna Hotel Photograph of Danat Resort Jebel Dhanna Hotel
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A luxury resort set amidst a naturally pretty setting on the Arabian Gulf. A great resort to relax and enjoy the quality of service and extensive facilities....

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Abu Dhabi Reviews

Mr P Bassett, Burntwood

Holiday Date:11th Aug 2017
Accommodation:Emirates Palace Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

A quieter more sedate Dubai.

Mrs T Turlaja, Aberdeen

Holiday Date:30th Jul 2017
Accommodation:Beach Rotana Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Selection of trips available from hotel.

Mr M Mitrovic, Belgrade

Holiday Date:30th Jul 2017
Accommodation:Le Meridien Abu Dhabi
Room:Deluxe Single - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

It was a bit hot, but that was expected.

Mr A Oros, Belgrade

Holiday Date:29th Jul 2017
Accommodation:Le Meridien Abu Dhabi
Room:Deluxe Single - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

Hot.

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Things to See

There is little historical attractions in Abu Dhabi however there are many interesting sights to see and many new attractions are currently being completed.

The most popular place to visit is the corniche which is the spectacular waterfront which stretches for miles and offers everything from a shopping mall to activities including go-carting, playgrounds and even stretches of sandy beaches.

Motorsports fans should visit Yas Island which features a formula one racetrack, Ferrari theme park, waterpark and extensive shopping centre.

In addition other attractions include the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the 6th largest mosque and can be easily reached via public bus.

Things to Do

Abu Dhabi is a shoppers dream destination! There are many shopping centres which offer everything from designer shops to boutique style shops and visitors can pretty much find everything possible to buy. The Marina Mall even boasts a musical fountain and ceilings which thunder and rain.

Nearly all the hotels and private clubs have swimming pools and their own private beaches.

Many local companies offer desert safaris and dune buggy excursions and some have sunset trips. Camel racing is held twice a week and is a popular sport to watch for visitors.

Eating Out

Visitors can enjoy a wide range of restaurants offering everything from fast food to the more expensive hotel restaurants.

Visitors should always check the calender as during the month of Ramadan restaurants are closed during the day and it is against the law to eat or drink anything, even water, in public. Hotels usually have one restaurant open during the day for non-muslims. In the evenings when eating is permitted there is a festival type atmosphere with lavish banquets.

Only restaurants in hotels are permitted to serve alcohol and therefore all nightlife can be found at the hotels.

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