Abu Dhabi is affectionately known as the 'Garden City of the Gulf' because of its beautiful gardens and parks. It is just a 90 minute drive away from Dubai however, things run at a more leisurely pace here, although there are plenty of things to see and do on your family holiday - from sand-skiing to souk shopping, camel races to discovering ancient fortresses. Discover traditional Arabian life on your next luxury holiday here as you stroll through the Zayed Heritage Village or escape the metropolis and take a tour into the desert.
One of the most stunning sights in this city is the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque with its 82 domes and a capacity to hold more than 40,000 worshippers. It is the first stop for many tours and travel packages, though visitors are encouraged to return later for the sunset tour.