36 Hours In…Abu Dhabi

Skyscraper modernity and powerful open air interests exist perfectly as one in this flourishing city, says Rosemary Behan.

Why go now?

Abu Dhabi is starting to match Dubai for its lodgings, shops and activities becuase of rent a car abu dhabi. There are spic and span, out of this world inns, while the city currently has extravagance shopping centers and is selecting world class brands.

Yas Island, home to the Formula 1 Grand Prix (November 26), presently likewise brags Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the world’s biggest indoor amusement park, and Yas Waterworld, a Florida-style amusement park.

The best season for a visit is from this point until the part of the arrangement, the season topping from November to the part of the arrangement, you can stroll around the city without perspiring.

Abu Dhabi Art (8-11 November) has a fluctuated program of talks and workshops, a large number of which are free.

UAE National Day happens on December 2, denoting the commemoration of the development of the UAE in 1971. There are immense firecracker shows, vehicle marches and shows, as Emiratis celebrate in the city.

Yas Island

Yas Island, home to the Formula 1 Grand Prix, presently additionally brags Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the world’s biggest indoor amusement park

Arriving 

English Airways (ba.com) and Etihad (etihad.com) fly direct from London to Abu Dhabi. The air terminal is a 25-minute taxi ride away from the Corniche region on the waterfront. A metered taxi will cost around Dh85/£18. Visas are not required for Britons.

Where to remain 

Uncommon treat 

The St Regis Saadiyat (00971 2 4988888; stregissaadiyatisland.com) has an extraordinary area on a long regular sandy shoreline, a 10-minute taxi ride from the focal point of town. With outside air, sand rises and extravagance homes, this is the Hamptons, UAE style. Sontaya, its south-east Asian café, has extraordinary sustenance and a beautiful outside porch. Twofold rooms from Dh1,184 every night/£200.

Mid-go

The Intercontinental Abu Dhabi (00971 2 666 6888; ihg.com) is one of Abu Dhabi’s unique lodgings. Near the Corniche and Emirates Palace, it is a nightlife place for the city with bars, for example, the Yacht Club and Belgian Beer Café, and a large group of cafés. It’s likewise a decent spot to contract a fly ski. Duplicates from Dh836/£180.

Best inns in Abu Dhabi St Regis Saadiyat

The St Regis Saadiyat has an extraordinary area on a long common sandy shoreline, a 10-minute taxi ride from the focal point of town

On a spending limit 

The Novotel Abu Dhabi Gate (00971 2 508 9999; novotel.com) is arranged between the air terminal and the Corniche, a modest taxi ride from the city’s attractions, and is a decent, tranquil, esteem for-cash remain. Pairs from Dh300/£65 every night, including breakfast, Wi-Fi and charges.