Abu Dhabi holidays
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When: Abu Dhabi is swelteringly hot in the midsummer months and visitors are advised to visit between November and March when the mercury hovers in the low to mid twenties celsius.
Where: There are plenty of fascinating things for single visitors to Abu Dhabi to see. Tours are available of The Sheikh Zayed Mosque - the sixth largest in the world - whilst the Heritage Village offers insights into the pre oil boom history of the emirate. Be sure also to see Qasr al Husn - the eighteenth century fort which formerly housed the emirate's ruling family.
Why: Despite its glitzy modernity, Abu Dhabi is a place with a fascinating history and boasts a great wealth of museums and galleries for visitors to see. It also offers excellent cuisine, fantastic accommodation and world-class shopping.
When: Whilst you may be tempted to brave the midsummer sun for the ultimate tanning conditions, the oppressive humidy of July and August make it hard to do much else besides lying on the beach. The spring and autumn months are much more pleasant.
Where: Abu Dhabi has a fantastic range of things for groups of friends to see and do. Formula 1 enthusiasts should head to Yas Island - where the track is and where the Ferrari theme park is also to be seen. Alternatively, enjoy the range of sporting facilities in Safa Park or go on a dune buggy desert tour.
Why: Abu Dhabi offers excellent sports and leisure facilities. It also boasts world class shopping - including the Abu Dhabi Mall, the Marina Mall and the Al Wahda Mall. Nightlife is generally confined to hotels where visitors will find nightclubs, jazz bars, cocktails bars and sports pubs.
When: Abu Dhabi is at its most pleasant in the spring and autumn months. Avoid school holidays to miss the crowds.
Where: Despite the modernity of the city, Abu Dhabi's hinterland boasts some stunning natural attractions - rolling deserts, waterfalls and freshwater lakes. 4x4 desert safaris can be organised and its also possible to go on a helicopter flight over the emirate.
Why: Abu Dhabi is one of the world's top luxury holiday destinations. It boasts some stunning five star hotels and it has a great range of international dining options. It is the ideal destination for an indulgent romantic getaway of fine dining, spa treatments and relaxation.
When: Younger children will find the midsummer temperatures utterly unbearable. It is much more pleasant in the spring and autumn half terms and the christmas holidays.
Where: There are numerous beautiful beaches along the corniche as well as playgrounds, go kart tracks and much more. Abu Dhabi also boasts plenty of green spaces - such as Khalifa Park - which offers an aquarium and play areas.
Why: Abu Dhabi has plenty for visitors of all ages to enjoy and is a great family holiday destination. Be sure to go on a desert camel ride and check out the camel race tracks. Don't miss the Yas Island Water Park.