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 Abu Dhabi

A metropolis among the desert sands, Abu Dhabi is a world-class destination for dining, shopping and sight-seeing. Grab one of our amazing deals on cheap holidays to Abu Dhabi below.

Holidays to Abu Dhabi

The jewel of the UAE, our cheap holidays to Abu Dhabi can't be missed

Explore This City Among the Sands

This thriving futuristic metropolis is the capital of the United Arab Emirates, a glittering jewel of a city in the Persian Gulf. A jumble of shining modern towers and mega malls, historic sites and spiritual epicentres, Abu Dhabi holidays are also becoming more and more popular. The city's islands all offer unique experiences for different types of holidaymakers - from couples seeking thrills, to families looking for kid-friendly entertainment.

Don’t miss out on our great deals on cheap holidays to Abu Dhabi. At Cassidy Travel, we pride ourselves on uncovering the best prices to popular destinations and Abu Dhabi is a growing hotspot for Irish tourists.

Why not discover it for yourself? Your cheap holidays to Abu Dhabi are sure to be full of excitement. See the spectacular Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, soak up the artsy cool of the city’s cultural district with a visit to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, spend a night among the sandy dunes and so much more. From its innovative spirit to its welcoming culture there’s so much to see and do here. Embark on your Abu Dhabi holidays with Cassidy Travel!

Staff Tips

Tanya's one of our resident travel experts. She travelled to Abu Dhabi and picked up a few tips we'd love to share:

'I was really blown away by Abu Dhabi and fell in love with everything about it. If you're travelling with Etihad, keep your boarding pass! They have the Extraordinary Pass on the back. This will get you up to 20% off some of the city's main attractions - even the theme parks!

Read all about Tanya's Abu Dhabi adventure for more hints and tips!

Quick Facts:


Local Time: 01:51


Transfer Time: 0.45


Currency: UAE Dirham


Fly From: Dublin


Average flight time: 7hrs 35mins


Language: Arabic, some English spoken


 

 


Temperature

Abu Dhabi enjoys hot, sunny weather all year around. So you'd think it would be great any time of year - but unless you really like the heat, we'd recommend going during the peak season of October-May. Outside of that, it can be uncomfortably hot.

When to Go

Tourist season runs from October to May each year. So if you're travelling at that time too, expect to encounter bigger crowds. There's a very good reason this is high season - it's the time of year with the most manageable temperatures.

We'd recommend not visiting Abu Dhabi during Ramadan - businesses will have reduced opening hours, and you'll have less options for dining out during your cheap holidays to Abu Dhabi.

Cheap holidays to Abu Dhabi

Entertainment, Nightlife and Shopping

Your Abu Dhabi holidays are sure to be a never-ending source of entertainment. As well as its wide range of activities, you’ll find a bustling nightlife scene with a lot of it focused in the city’s stylish hotels. Spend an evening in a swanky rooftop bar and soak up some amazing views of the city, chill in a beachside bar, or hang out in hip cafes. There are plenty of glitzy clubs, ladies’ nights and events to suit all tastes. When you take one of our cheap holidays to Abu Dhabi, you’ll never be short of entertainment! Abu Dhabi is a true international Mecca of shopping. ts glitzy malls are jam-packed with shops, markets, cafes, restaurants and more with hundreds of stores selling clothes, jewellery, electronics and anything else you could think of. Most shopping is concentrated around its malls which have become city landmarks in their own right but you’ll also find more traditional markets and souks selling more unique local finds.

 

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Things to do

There are so many things to do in Abu Dhabi. It’s got everything from adrenaline-pumping thrills to cultural events and outdoor adventures. Why not pay a visit to the Arabian Wildlife Park in Sir Bani Yas Island? You’ll see giraffes, gazelles, hyenas, cheetahs and more. Or, take in the epic science-driven innovation of Masdar City, a model city designed for the ultimate in environmental sustainability. Visit the sand dunes and get a taste of the otherworldly desert landscape. Visit amazing museums and spiritual centres. Go to the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital to get up close and personal with these amazing creatures. For golf enthusiasts, you can't get better than the massive course on Yas Island! In fact, there’s so much to see and do here, you won’t be able to get it all in to one trip!

Abu Dhabi holidays

Dining

Why not take the time during your Abu Dhabi holidays to experience some of the amazing dining on offer? Abu Dhabi is a cosmopolitan destination with everything from local fare to modern international cuisine, from breath-taking state-of-the-art restaurants traditional authentic food in the desert. You’ll encounter plenty of options to suit all palates, from casual dining to Michelin star feasts. The city’s restaurants cater for all, with expert chefs preparing dishes in styles including Chinese, French, Lebanese, Moroccan and more. Your cheap holidays to Abu Dhabi are sure to be a culinary adventure too!

Abu Dhabi cheap holidays

Families

While Abu Dhabi might look like a playground of glitz, exclusive shopping and haute cuisine, it’s actually a very family-friendly destination! You’ll be able to choose relaxed family hotels by the beachside with great facilities like kids clubs and pools. A lot of the city’s theme parks and water parks are concentrated around Yas Island. Waterworld has a spectacular 45 slides! Warner Brothers park has tons of attractions, Ferrari World is buckets of fun and you can also take a tour of Marina Circuit Formula One track some evenings. In short, your kids will just love Abu Dhabi!