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Fly with British Airways and enjoy award-winning service, excellent value for money and no hidden charges:

  • Free seats selection 24hrs in advance
  • Inclusive 23kg checked baggage allowance*
  • Airport, online or mobile check-in
  • Free onboard food and bar service

*Not applicable to hand baggage only fares.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Stunning beaches, rich culture, world-famous attractions and fantastic shopping – the variety of things to do in Abu Dhabi will amaze you. Whatever you want from your holiday, discover it in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

Soak up the year-round sunshine on pristine white sands in Abu Dhabi. Unwind with lavish spa pampering, or treat yourself to retail therapy at luxury malls or exotic souks. Take in the magnificent modern and traditional Arabian architecture. Or enjoy fun-filled family days out at thrilling theme parks. Sample mouth-watering Emirati cuisine or dine on superb international cuisine at an award-winning restaurant.

Abu Dhabi shopping

Abu Dhabi shopping

Take in spectacular city vistas from the 100m-high viewing platform at the landmark Marina Mall. Treat yourself to designer-label shopping or enjoy a host of entertainment including a cineplex, bowling alley and ice rink. Soak up the atmosphere at vibrant souks and pick up exotic souvenirs at Souk Al Zafarana.

Cultural Abu Dhabi

Cultural Abu Dhabi

Take in the architectural splendour of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, with its dazzling domes, shimmering pools and sparkling chandeliers. Visit the 19th-century Al Jahili Fort and discover more of Abu Dhabi’s history at Al Ain National Museum. Then cool off at the tranquil Al Ain Oasis.

Abu Dhabi dining

Abu Dhabi dining

Try the Arabic welcome offering of rich coffee and sweet dates. Sample the exquisite exotic flavours in ‘Al Harees’. Or have your taste buds tantalised by succulent ‘Al Majboos’, with its spicy, tangy notes. For an unforgettable gastronomic experience, dine at the Michelin-starred Hakkasan restaurant in the stunning Emirates Palace.

Abu Dhabi attractions and activities

Abu Dhabi attractions and activities

Experience the exhilaration of whizzing down the six-person tornado water slide at Yas Waterworld. Or feel the G-force on the Formula Rossa roller coaster at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. Go camel trekking and dune bashing in the desert. Or hone your golfing skills on the internationally renowned Yas Links course.

Abu Dhabi beaches

Abu Dhabi beaches

Saadiyat Island boasts the finest beach in Abu Dhabi, with its sugar-white sands and crystalline waters. Try water sports at the private hotel beaches along the Corniche – day passes are available for non-hotel guests. Or take a boat trip out to one of Abu Dhabi’s remote islands for seclusion.

Abu Dhabi experiences

See the very best of Abu Dhabi with these memorable experiences

Abu Dhabi Hop-on Hop-off Tour including Yas Island and Sky Tower

Explore Abu Dhabi at your own pace, with a 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Take in all the essential sights, from the dazzling white marble of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the cultural district of Saadiyat Island, to the Bedouin history of the Heritage Village. Included with your ticket is a shuttle bus to Yas Island, home to the thrilling theme park Ferrari World. Also included is entry to the spectacular Sky Tower viewing platform at the Marina Mall.

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Dubai City Sightseeing Tour from Abu Dhabi

Discover the famous historic sights and glittering modern landmarks of Dubai City on this guided tour. Photograph the iconic, sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel before continuing to upmarket Jumeira and its stunning Mosque. Your next stop is Dubai’s atmospheric old quarter, Al Bastikaya, where you’ll visit historic Al Fahidi Fort then step into a traditional water taxi for a ride across Dubai Creek. Finally, soak up the sights and scents of Dubai’s legendary souks, with free time for shopping.

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Abu Dhabi Seaplane Flight

Enjoy a spectacular aerial view of Abu Dhabi and the Arabian Gulf on this exhilarating Seaplane Flight. Take in the city’s sights and stunning surroundings as you soar at an elevation of several hundred feet. Your pilot will point out the F1 Grand Prix circuit on Yas Island and the world’s largest theme park, Ferrari World. Look down at the pristine Corniche Road, admire the curved arches of the Zayed Bridge and get uninterrupted views of the turquoise Arabian Gulf.

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Abu Dhabi weather

Prepare for the weather before your holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
  • 24°Jan
  • 25°Feb
  • 28°Mar
  • 33°Apr
  • 38°May
  • 39°Jun
  • 40°Jul
  • 40°Aug
  • 39°Sep
  • 35°Oct
  • 30°Nov
  • 26°Dec
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 3
Average daily sunshine (hours)
  • 9
  • 11
  • 11
  • 11
  • 13
  • 13
  • 12
  • 12
  • 12
  • 11
  • 10
  • 10

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