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Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and is affectionately known as the 'Garden City of the Gulf' and Abu Dhabi luxury holidays allow vistors to experience the green boulevards, beautiful gardens and parks. Abu Dhabi boasts over 200 natural islands, including the stunning unspoiled sands and turquoise waters of Saadiyat Island, given the seal of approval by the hawksbill turtles that nest here every year and the dolphins that play in the crystal clear waters offshore. Yas Island is increasingly becoming Abu Dhabi’s entertainment centre, with Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld and the Yas Marina Circuit, host of the annual Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, all based on the island, and a new mall, Abu Dhabi’s biggest, complete with cinema complex coming for 2015. Explore further afield with a visit to the world-class Falcon Hospital, where falcons from all over the globe are nursed back to health, or head out into the breathtaking Liwa Desert, where the burning sun chases an endless vista of shimmering dunes. Back in the city, take a pleasant stroll along the picturesque waterfront Corniche or a tour around the breathtaking Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Reflecting every taste and culture under the sun, dining in Abu Dhabi is a veritable feast of the world’s finest cuisines. The restaurants in our featured resorts are all superb, but we particularly recommend the award-winning Chinese dishes of Michelin-starred Hakkasan at Emirates Palace and Silk & Spice at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche for deliciously fragrant Thai specialities. Emirati cuisine is somewhat unsung but growing in popularity on the restaurant scene, with dishes typically meat or fish based and infused with the aromatic flavours of cinnamon, saffron and turmeric; try al madrooba, a tasty dish comprised of salted fish in a thick, spicy sauce.
Flight Time

Flight Time

7 hours 5 minutes (direct)



UAE dirham. Major credit cards are also accepted at all hotels.

Time Difference

Time Difference

GMT +4 hours

Entry Requirements

Passports must be valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond your return travel date.



Arabic is the official language of the Emirates, but English is widely spoken.

Top Hotels in Abu Dhabi

Zaya Nurai Island

Zaya Nurai Island, a small and glistening island off the coast of Abu Dhabi, promises the ultimate luxury beach experience to guests arriving on its exclusive shores. Its vast and futuristic villas lined along an idyllic crescent-shaped bea...

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

Imagine nine kilometres of white sands and clear turquoise waters, home to hawksbill turtles and dolphins, world-class service, meticulous attention to detail, sumptuous accommodation and the finest of restaurants and you have the casual, yet refined elegance of The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort.

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The Hawksbill Turtles of Abu Dhabi

The Hawksbill Turtles of Abu Dhabi

Wildlife / 10 Mar 2017

Saadiyat Island’s original ‘guests’, the Hawksbill sea turtles, continue to nest on the destination’s sweeping beachfront. The nine kilometre Saadiyat Beach plays host to several Hawksbill turtle nests every year. The Hawksbill is listed as critically endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List, as its population has declined by more than

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Wherever you want to go on your next luxury escape, just pick up the phone and speak to one of our travel experts here at The Private Travel Company, who have travelled throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, the USA, Arabia and the Indian Ocean. They’ll discuss your plans with you in detail and start working on a bespoke travel proposal. They’ll then send you a quotation within an agreed time frame.



Once you have received your quotation your travel expert will give you a call to check whether you need further information or some changes to your bespoke travel itinerary. Alternatively, we may have hit the nail on the head first time around and you’ll be ready to book your holiday.



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When you are ready to book your holiday we ask for a non-refundable deposit (which may vary according to date of travel and local booking conditions) in order to secure your flights and accommodation. We will then confirm all of your arrangements and send you a hard copy of your luxury travel itinerary and invoice.



Two to three weeks prior to travel we will send you your travel documentation in the post. Then all you have to do is pack, fly and enjoy your holiday, knowing you are in safe hands. We will be on hand 24hrs a day during your holiday in case of any emergencies. On your return we will give you a call to see how things went.


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