If you’re looking for some well-deserved winter sun to escape the cold, get away for Christmas or just escape the January blues… Abu Dhabi is the destination for you. With beautiful sunshine, warm weather, gorgeous golden beaches and crystal blue oceans, as well as must-visit entertainment destination Yas Island and the iconic Abu Dhabi cityscape, there really is something for everyone in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

Having recently celebrated the 50th UAE National Day and just one hour drive from Dubai (and the on-going Expo 2020 Dubai celebration), Abu Dhabi is the ultimate winter sun tourist destination at the moment.

It’s true what they say about visiting Abu Dhabi, #thetimeisnow.

What can I do in Abu Dhabi?

Whether you’re looking for a dreamy, relaxing beach getaway on Saadiyat Island, want to live the city life in the centre of Abu Dhabi, or are looking to get amongst the action on the entertainment hub of Yas Island, no day in Abu Dhabi is the same.

We’d be here all day if we listed everything you could do in this exciting Emirate, but some of our favourites include:

And for the thrill seekers or sport fanatics out there, you’ve got to check out the F1 Marina Circuit on the iconic Yas Island, of course.

What are the best hotels in Abu Dhabi?

This depends on the kind of Abu Dhabi holiday that you’re looking for. If you’re looking for an ultra-relaxing beach getaway, you’re going to love Jumeirah’s Saadiyat Island Resort or the Rixos Premium at Saadiyat Island. For a Yas Island escape, check out the W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island, The Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island, or the Yas Island Rotana for our top picks. Finally, for a city-centre escape, the Intercontinental Abu Dhabi boasts great views of the skyline, and we recommend you choose the Corniche Hotel Abu Dhabi for something really special.

What are the UK to Abu Dhabi travel restrictions?

For fully vaccinated travellers, there are no Abu Dhabi quarantine rules. Abu Dhabi travel requirements for fully vaccinated travellers from the United Kingdom are as follows:

  • PCR 48 Hours Before Your Flight
  • PCR On Arrival At Abu Dhabi Airport
  • Download of Al Hosn Verification App
  • PCR On Day Four Of Stay
  • Day 2 Lateral Flow Test On Arrival In UK
  • UK Passenger Locator Form

Following Abu Dhabi entry, the Al Hosn verification app will be requested to be shown on entry to all attractions and public areas to show that you have been fully vaccinated. It is also fully acceptable to carry around proof of a recent PCR and your vaccination certificate, so don’t worry if you don’t have a smart phone.

Hotels and resorts are hugely accommodating in assisting with the booking of your PCR test during your stay, so just head on down to reception and they’ll be happy to help!

Book Your Abu Dhabi Holiday With Value Added Travel

By now, you’ve probably got your heart set on a winter escape to Abu Dhabi, and we really can’t blame you. To get you well on your way to the UAE’s bustling capital, get in touch with one of our friendly and knowledgeable customer service team here at Value Added Travel to discuss your options.

Whether you’re looking for a value all-inclusive package holiday option, want to keep your options open with a half-board deal, or are looking for a taste of luxury with a private villa escape, we’re here to help. What’s more, you can travel with confidence, as Value Added Travel are proud to boast over fifteen years’ in the travel agency. As an IATA Licensed travel agent with guaranteed ATOL protection with every package holiday booking, you’re in the safest of hands.