Cheap flights Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi: Good to know
Must do's in Abu Dhabi
Yas Island is a true paradise for sports cars enthusiasts thanks to its world famous Formula One circuit and Ferrari World theme park. Since 2009 the official Abu Dhabi Grand Prix has been held here yearly, usually in November. Obviously Yas Island has more trumps up its sleeve. Its stunning beaches and the world largest water fun park are no strangers to its success.
Emirates Palace Hotel: even upon entering, the lobby of this superbly immense 7-story hotel (850.000m²) will enthrall you with it richness and charm. Gold and marble and a cathedral-like superdome welcome you to a world of refinement and limitlessness; definitely worth a visit during your citytrip to Abu Dhabi.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Moskee: enter the world of one of the most prominent and beautiful buildings in the UAE, the only mosque open to non-muslims, and let yourself be enchanted by its 82 domes, huge tapestries and sparkling chandeliers.
Abu Dhabi: Insider tips
The old fish market is one of the few authentic spots in Abu Dhabi; the place-to-be for the freshest and most delicious catch of the day. Tip: get your fish cleaned and charcoal-grilled while you wait!
Head to the magnificent Shangri-la hotel at dusk and watch the skyline turn to ‘gold’ as the sun sets behind the mosque while you enjoy a cool drink or cocktail at the pool bar.
Escape the city frenzy and liven up your citytrip with a drive to the desert oasis and one of the oldest permanently inhabited settlement of Al Ain. Tired of seeing camels? Take what is probably ‘one of the best biking roads in the world’ to Jebel Hafeet, go go-carting or enjoy Wadi-adventure, the fun man-made white water rafting, kayaking and surfing playground in the shadow of Jebel Hafeet.
How to discover Abu Dhabi?
Visit Abu Dhabi’s hot spots by cab or saddle up and go cycling: cheap, efficient and fun.
Visit the city surroundings (e.g. Al Ain Oasis) by local transport or taxi.
Abu Dhabi: Travel Information
Travels documents: for your flight to Abu Dhabi you must be in possession of a return flight ticket and a biometric passport (children and babies as well) valid for at least 6 months after your return. Belgian citizens who visit as tourists will receive a 30-day visa-upon-arrival. Please check for the latest updates on travel advice and documents on http://diplomatie.be/en/. Current information on visas is also available online at the website of the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Local time: winter + 3 hours, zomer + 2 hours
Currency: Dubai Dirham (AED). 1 AED = 0,21 EUR
Climate: The Emirates have a hot and dry desert climate. In winter the average day time temperatures settle around 25°C. During Summer, the daytime temperature may reach the 40’s