Packing up your suitcases and embarking on a family holiday is worrying for some – there’s nothing more troubling than getting to your holiday destination to discover there are no family-friendly facilities, no fun activities to keep your children occupied, and instead are left bored the whole trip whilst you ponder why you ever travelled. Nobody wants that. Abu Dhabi is the perfect choice to avoid this, family holidays to Abu Dhabi are rich in adrenaline-filled activities including world-class theme parks, shopping opportunities, beautiful beaches, and fantastic day trips to be emersed and introduced to the local culture. Abu Dhabi family holidays can facilitate your children’s needs whilst allowing you the time to relax and rejuvenate from the bustle of everyday life.
Accessibility & Weather
The capital of the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East, Abu Dhabi is placed perfectly for ease of access, a central hub with many avenues. With the Abu Dhabi International Airport, all the family can fly with ease knowing that upon landing they are within close proximity to their chosen hotel or resort. Flights can cause a whole heap of mayhem with children, London to Abu Dhabi takes roughly 6 and a half hours, and although this sounds hefty, little ones can be occupied with in-flight entertainment. The time will fly with the excitement of exploring new places. What’s more, regular flights are available from UK airports, so you can travel at the best time for you.
Weather is an important component and Abu Dhabi experiences a hot and dry climate with little rain pretty much all year through, so remember to pack the sun cream! Temperatures are at their coolest between the months of November and April, although bear in mind that this may mean that there will be more tourists and therefore busier attractions. During the hotter summer months, temperatures can rise to 40 degrees, so for those who love the heat, this could be the perfect time to travel. Just make note that due to the higher temperatures some outdoor activities may be closed but there is no need to worry as there is an abundance of indoor areas to make up for it!
Fun-Filled Activities For All The Family
No matter where you look, there is an abundance of activities to make the getaway memorable for all participants. The Arabian Wildlife Park is a great place to see the 17,000 free-roaming animals and guests can spot the giraffes, cheetahs, hyenas, and even the gazelles. A great day out, there’s something spectacular about getting up and personal with wildlife. To top this off, there are 4x4 nature and wildlife drives to explore the park whilst in the comfort of a vehicle. Or for those who love to swim and want to cool down from the high temperatures, the futuristic Yas Waterworld has 45 slides and rides including a six-person tornado waterslide to fit all the household! Fun in the sun has never been better, as guests can also spectate the shows and seasonal events.
We know it’s not all about the children, adults can discover the fascinating history of Abu Dhabi at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The Mosque has 82 domes, over 1,000 columns, and 24-carat-gold chandeliers, so partake in the free guided tours to discover this masterpiece. A fantastic break from the adrenaline-filled fun to sight-see the wonders of Abu Dhabi.
We saved the best to last as Abu Dhabi is home to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. The largest indoor theme park and first Ferrari-themed park, this attraction will make everyone’s heart race. There are over 20 rides including the world’s fastest rollercoaster Formula Rosa, or smaller rides for little ones to enjoy – levels of amusement will be at the highest here.
Family-Friendly Hotels & Resorts
Picking out the best family-friendly hotel is another difficult task, especially since you can’t try it before you buy it. Alike the breadth of attractions, family holidays to Abu Dhabi are facilitated with a range of great hotels, so much so that guests are spoilt for choice. The WB Abu Dhabi is an excellent option – located on Yas Island, the world’s first Warner Bros hotel is full of adventure with playful and engaging rooms, themed dining restaurants with dishes to suit all fussy eaters and leisure activities including pools for both parents and children. Guests can swim whilst watching their favourite cartoons – how cool is that!
Another top pick is Emirates Palace, only 40 minutes from the airport, not only is this hotel within an obtainable travel distance but is it the epitome of luxury showcasing the finest hospitality with outstanding facilities to match. And for children, there is a family pool and kids’ zone to keep everyone occupied.
Our last recommendation is Saadiyat Rotana Resort, with beautiful sandy beaches surrounded by cobalt waters, modern rooms with enough space for all the household, and water slides, a movie theatre, and again an exclusive kids’ club, all can be entertained and catered for.
Embark On Your Family Holiday To Abu Dhabi…
Booking a family holiday can be daunting and some may put it off for this simple reason. This doesn’t have to be the case and Abu Dhabi is one of the best destinations to facilitate a well-needed family getaway. Children can embark on their own adventures, and parents can have time to themselves, but overall, all the family can come together and make memories that last. We have outlined some of the fantastic family hotels and resorts we offer, with many more available on our website. Do get in touch with our Abu Dhabi experts so we can ensure your perfect family holiday comes to light.