Abu Dhabi – expensive, rich, beautiful
Abu Dhabi, the futuristic capital of the United Arab Emirates. How do they rate the beaches, sea and hotels? Pros and cons of the resort. Tips for tourists to rest in Abu Dhabi in 2022.
In the capital and the richest emirate of the UAE lives about 1.2 million people. People come to Abu Dhabi to walk along the luxurious Al Corniche promenade and see the modern skyscrapers, the majestic Sheikh Zayd Mosque and the ancient Fort Al Husn. Connoisseurs of painting are drawn to the art collections of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, and car lovers to the Ferrari World theme park.
Pros and cons of vacationing in Abu Dhabi
The main city of the Arab Emirates is created for entertainment and leisurely respectable vacation by the sea. Parents with children and connoisseurs of cultural and sightseeing tourism like to rest in a garden paradise in the middle of the desert.
The advantages of a holiday in Abu Dhabi in 2022, according to the reviews of tourists:
- Own international airport.
- Large selection of good hotels.
- Excellent roads.
- Clean and landscaped beaches.
- Beautiful parks.
- Entertainment for children and young people.
- Wonderful shopping.
- Many attractions.
June1989: “The promenade of 10 km is very landscaped, suitable for tourists and cyclists. The area that comes with it is gorgeous.”
- Hot climate.
- Recreation is expensive.
- No subway, only buses.
Valery Moroz : “The options for accommodation are many, but almost all of them will cost you a penny.
Clear water in Abu Dhabi (Photo: Michaela Loheit / flickr.com)
Reviews of the beaches and sea in Abu Dhabi
The sandy coastline and gentle entrance to the water make parents with small children happy. The beaches of the hotels are open to all comers, but you have to pay to get in. On municipal beaches sunbathe and swim for free. Mores are much looser here than in other emirates. Women are allowed to rest in open swimsuits.
The central beach of the city (Abu Dhabi Beach) is Blue Flag awarded for its cleanliness and excellent infrastructure. Along the coast there are small stores and restaurants, sports fields and places for children’s games.
The best beaches in Abu Dhabi, according to tourist reviews:
- Al Raha;
- Al Bateen;
- The beaches of Bahraini Island;
- Jebel Dana.
MotyaNaMote: “Saadiyat Public Beach is a gorgeous beach, the sea is blue, almost like the Maldives. Changing rooms, showers – everything is there. There are even lockers and towels for rent.
Central Beach Panorama in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi on the map of UAE resorts and beaches
Reviews for best hotels in Abu Dhabi
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The Arab country has a high culture of hospitality. Many hotels in the emirate offer an excellent level of service and all-inclusive meals. Accommodation in hotels with their own beaches is expensive. Budget accommodation is located away from the sea, but from such hotels to the beaches you have to get by bus or cab.
We’ve chosen the most popular hotels in Abu Dhabi, according to tourists’ reviews.
Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan Hotel By Rotana 5*. An excellent hotel with a sandy beach for a family vacation. Tourists note that the staff is very helpful, and the rooms are cleaned 2 times a day. Tasty food, clean pool – there is everything you need to feel in an Arabian fairy tale!
Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort 5*. The small hotel has its own clean beach with white sand. Tourists like the friendly Russian-speaking staff and delicious food. Minuses – small in size rooms and expensive alcohol in the bar.
Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island 5*. The resort hotel on Saadiyat Island is all-inclusive. Tourists love the water park, wave pool, spa center, tennis courts and fitness center. Families with children like the children’s club, animation and a special menu for kids. There are almost no negative reviews.
Royal Rose Hotel 5*. The building in the style of a French palace is a wonderful place for a romantic holiday. Young couples and tourists of age enjoy luxurious rooms, a rooftop pool, jacuzzi, sauna, modern fitness center and other amenities of the hotel. Sightseeing and entertainment centers have to be reached by cab.
Le Meridien Abu Dhabi Hotel 4*. The hotel stands on the beachfront, close to the Abu Dhabi Mall. At the reception there are employees who speak Russian. Water lovers like a good hydrotherapy pool and hammam. There is no infrastructure for recreation with children. The chefs in the restaurant cook European food, there are few Arabian dishes.
Photo: Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island.
Reviews about the weather in Abu Dhabi
The UAE has a warm climate, and you can vacation all year round. Most tourists come to the sea for the New Year holidays, spring and October-November. From May to September it’s too hot in Abu Dhabi.
The city is built on an island archipelago, which is blown on all sides by fresh sea breezes. The weather is milder and the heat is much easier to bear than in Dubai or Sharjah.
Tatiana: “November – the best month to go to the Emirates. The sun is not as active, so the heat is easier to bear. The sea is like fresh milk.
The beach in Abu Dhabi (Photo: Robert Haandrikman / flickr.com)
Abu Dhabi Excursion Reviews
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There are enough sights in Abu Dhabi. Some people prefer to explore new places on their own, while others go on excursions with Russian-speaking guides.
According to tourists’ reviews, the most popular tours from Abu Dhabi in 2022:
Petr K: “A beautiful center not only for Ferrari fans, but also for all those who are not indifferent to cars.”
Irina: “The Sheikh Zayd Mosque, the golden Emirates palace hotel, the unusual modern architecture of the Louvre – all this gave us an unforgettable experience.
Safari in the desert (Photo: unsplash.com / @ahmadr1) Sheikh Zayd Mosque, Abu Dhabi (Photo: unsplash.com / @julianasnaps) View of Sheikh Zayd Mosque (Photo: unsplash.com / @david__r.)
Abu Dhabi vacation tips
The capital of the United Arab Emirates has a reputation as one of the safest cities. In Abu Dhabi are well-coordinated emergency services and virtually no crime.
Sergey Vasilets: “Abu Dhabi makes a more pleasant impression than Dubai. It’s quieter and more comfortable, there is no congestion, colossal traffic jams and the pandemonium that is typical for Dubai.
The resort city is happily visited by tourists who are not too fond of the Muslim restrictions on clothing and alcohol. In the malls of Abu Dhabi, visitors walk around in shorts and T-shirts. Many hotels sell alcohol in the bars, and the locals are very loyal to it. On the streets of the city to drink alcohol is prohibited. For violation will have to pay a large fine.
In large restaurants, a service charge of 10-15% is included in the bill. If you like the quality of food and service in the cafe, leave the waiter a tip.
Bus fares are inexpensive, but there are only a dozen and a half bus routes in the city. Take a cab or rent a car.
Be sure to haggle at the markets! A good dialogue with the seller can reduce the price by several times.
In the Ferrari Park is better to come on weekdays. At weekends, holidays and school vacations there are too many people and there are lines for the rides.
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