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Soak up the winter sun in Abu Dhabi

29 November 2018

Abu Dhabi is the perfect year-round destination with plenty of sunshine, little rainfall and warm temperatures, making it the ideal destination for a winter getaway. From captivating culture and exhilarating adventure, backed up by a wealth of activities and a glorious coastline, UAE's capital city will welcome you with the warmth of its Arabian hospitality. Here are just some of the reasons you should head to Abu Dhabi this winter.

Winter sun on white sand beaches

Winter is one of the best times to visit the Emirate with its pleasant temperatures in the mid-to-high 20s throughout the day meaning you won’t be overwhelmed by the heat or feel a chill.

Make the most of the fantastic weather by heading to the region’s incredible coastline which stretches for 400 kilometres and is home to some of the Middle East’s finest beaches. Corniche Beach is a great spot for relaxing, while Saadiyat Island has a long strip of beautiful white sand and is a popular spot to perhaps catch a glimpse of dolphins and turtles splashing around in the warm Arabian Gulf waters.

Yas Beach is another fantastic option, where sunseekers holidaying at any of Yas Island’s seven hotels receive complimentary access to this majestic stretch of luxurious white sand lined with sunbeds and cabanas. Yas Beach also has an outdoor gym and access to watersport activities such as sailing, kayaking, mangrove tours and paddleboarding.

“Abu Dhabi is home to one of the best airlines in the world, Etihad, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, who offer direct daily from Manchester and London Heathrow, with the flight only taking around 7 hours.

“Abu Dhabi offers a diverse range of attractions for visitors, depending on whether you want luxury, family fun, relaxation, or adrenaline-fuelled action. What makes it different from its neighbour Dubai is that it has a lot more culture and heritage, and a much longer coastline with miles and miles of stunning beaches.”

Catherine, Travel Counsellor

Amazing new hotels

If you’re thinking of holidaying in Abu Dhabi, why not stay in one of Saadiyat Island’s newest hotels? At Rixos Saadiyat Island, you’ll experience pure luxury in an opulent setting with an all-inclusive, all-exclusive package. Whether you want to invigorate your senses in the tranquillity of the spa, sample flavours from around the world on at one of the many on-site restaurants or make a splash in an exclusive water park, the options at this hotel are limitless.

Another new hotel is the Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas. Set on a spectacular nine-kilometre stretch of pristine white sand, this elegant five-star property is ideally located thanks to its proximity to the beach, a local golf course and the Louvre Abu Dhabi nearby. There’s also Jumeirah Saadiyat Island Resort which opened this month and offers a range of fantastic pool villas and suites in addition to an expansive luxury spa.

The re-opening of an icon

On the 7th December, the newly-renovated Qasr Al Hosn will re-open to the public. One of the oldest and most celebrated heritage sites in the UAE, the city’s original urban block will give visitors access to the historic Qasr Al Hosn Fort, the Cultural Foundation, the National Consultative Council Building and the House of Artisans.

Showcasing a rich collection of oral testimonies, historical photographs and other artefacts that highlight the historical significance of the region, Qasr Al Hosn reinforces the Emirati commitment to its cultural legacy.

New Year – Abu Dhabi style

Abu Dhabi is one of the world’s best destinations for New Year’s celebrations with live performances, special events and a full schedule of attractions to start 2019 off the right way. Catch one of the spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks displays at either Emirates Palace, Yas Island or at the Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri, or celebrate in Style at other NYE celebrations which will offer an entertaining mix of fun family-friendly activities, shopping and entertainment.



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