Holidays to United Arab Emirates

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Fly to

Abu Dhabi (Etihad and British Airways - daily)

Dubai (British Airways and Emirates Airlines - daily)

flying time

6 hours 55 minutes direct

time difference

GMT +4 hours

Visas

Obtainable on arrival

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations

Best time to travel

October - April

Weather

From October to April the weather is sunny and warm with occasional strong winds and sandstorms. Summers are very hot and from May to September daytime temperatures are rarely below 40 degrees C with humidity up to 90%. The little rainfall there is, usually comes sometime from January to March, however this can sometimes result in areas of flooding.



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F1™  Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Offers

Prices from £1695 per person
Abercrombie & Kent has put together some fantastic suggestions to enable you to experience the exhilarating event, of the F1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix taking place on the 21st - 23rd November 2014. Prices from £1695. Terms & conditions apply.

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Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, Abu Dhabi

Free Nights - Save from £350 per couple
Stay 7 nights at Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, including free nights, direct flights, transfers and breakfast from £975 per person. Valid for travel between 11th May to 30th September 2014. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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The UAE WITH A&K

Prepare yourself: the UAE doesn't do shy and retiring. Sunny, historic, traditional? Yes. Magnificent Arabian desert and majestic mountains? Yes. But when it comes to its dynamic ever-rising skyline, modesty goes out of the tinted skyscraper window.

To make the most of its historic past and high octane present, our long established regional team provides highly qualified, multi-lingual guides, superb contacts - we'll happily arrange a candlelit supper among the dunes prepared by a internationally renowned chef - and the best 4WD vehicles.

Take an Abercrombie & Kent holiday to the United Arab Emirates in 2014 and we'll show you Dubai, the second largest emirate, where 90 per cent of its cosmopolitan population are expats. Its blockbuster sights embrace dazzling luxury accommodation, including the world's tallest hotel, artistic man-made archipelagos swaddled by emerald water that are best appreciated from a helicopter - naturally we'll arrange one ¬- and spiky Burj Khalifa, the highest building on earth.

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There's the planet's biggest snow park with five different ski runs, a race track hosting the world's richest race, and lush fairways for its wealthiest golf tournament, all punctuated by superb shopping malls, souks ¬ - there are masses of gold sellers - and pockets of traditional architecture from tea houses to wind towers. You'll find it all juxtaposed with miles of sun bleached sand, kissing crystal clear water tailor-made for dhow cruises at dusk, and a wild, remote interior with desert worthy of a Hollywood romantic epic, backed by the Hajar Mountains, the highest range in the east of the Arabian Peninsular.

To the south, Abu Dhabi, UAE's capital and the largest emirate, offers tree-lined boulevards and lush gardens behind a spectacular high-rise corniche and splatter of uninhabited Gulf islands. Yet it's most dramatic creation, where A&K's top-notch guides will come into their own, is still being built. Saadiyat Island, 500m off the mainland, is set to become a global cultural hub. Architects including Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel and Zaha Hadid, have designed an extraordinary forest of new museums, including outposts of the Guggenheim and Louvre, alongside the exquisite Zayed National Museum, Maritime Museum and the multiple stages of the Performing Arts Centre. It's further proof that, as we'll happily demonstrate, the Emirates are like nowhere else on earth.

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Suggested UAE Accommodation Offers

Emirates Palace

An air of luxury fills every corner of this palatial paradise, a member of Kempinski Hotels & Resorts.  Built to reflect the different shades of the Arabian Desert...


Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa 

Dubai 

The Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa is secreted amongst 86 square miles of sand dunes and desert plain, with the Hajar Mountain providing a dramatic backdrop. Built in the style of an ancient Bedouin settlement...


Atlantis, The Palm

Dubai

Atlantis, The Palm is ocean-themed and the flagship resort at the apex of The Palm Jumeirah's Crescent. There are several unique elements at the resort which focus on the extensive marine habitats...



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Guest Testimonial

Mashpi Lodge.  OMG!  Unreal, unbelievable and quite surreal.  Our two guides Sebastian and Nester took us everywhere.  We saw over 100 species of birds including 13 different hummingbirds.  The photos I took are brilliant. I can't begin to tell you how fantastic the two days were.
Thanks for organising the holiday Eleanor Mawer and thanks to A&K .

- RY, Berkshire


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