Fly to Abu Dhabi

From October 28 airBaltic is opening again the flights from Riga to Abu Dhabi. The journey with our brand new Airbus A220-300 takes only six hours. Book your tickets now, from 129 EUR one way.

 

 

About Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is the wealthiest and teritorially largest of the seven Arab Emirates. The capital – also called Abu Dhabi – is the second largest city in the United Arab Emirates and is located on an island in the Persian Gulf.

Unlike the bustling and business-oriented city of Dubai, Abu Dhabi provides a more exquisite and authentic Middle Eastern feeling and is a great place for a relaxing holiday.

 

Hotels in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi offers a wide range of hotels for every taste and wallet size. Be it a super modern skyscraper with fantastic views over the gulf or an arabian nights style resort at the beach.

What is common for all hotels is the exceptionally high service levels and tasty food. Enjoy special discounted rates from our partner Booking.com.

Sun and warm sea the whole year round

Abu Dhabi has plenty of wonderful beaches. Corniche in the very centre of the city is one of the most popular among them, stretching along a 9 km promenade lined with both walking and cycling paths, gorgeous parks, and with the Marine Eye ferris wheel.

If you are staying on the Yas Island or need some time out from the thrill of the amusement parks hit the Yas beach! With an infinity pool, private chalets and a number of bars and restaurants, you can take your pick between a family fun day or a glamorous afternoon of sophisticated sun-lounging.

For a more relaxed setting, white sand, crystal clear water and top level service head to the Saadyiat public beach located on the Saadyiat island just a 20 minutes taxi ride away from the centre. The beach offers a top beach club and golf course, various dining options and eco-friendly water sports activities.

 

The kids will love it

Yas Waterworld is a territory of the size of 15 football fields with countless rides, slides and attractions, grand waves for surfing and a 550 m long roller coaster.

In the recently opened Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi theme park located on the Yas Island you can meet Batman, Superman, Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo and many other of your favourite cartoon and movie characters, experience 29 state-of-the art exhilarating rides and interactive family attractions as well as see live shows.

Visit the Falcon hospital and museum to find out how important role these birds have played in the desert life. Join the two-hour tour to see the falcons up close and find out how the injured birds are treated.

But if you have a passion for speed, the Ferrari World theme park is a must-visit. Among the plenty of nerve-tingling attractions dedicated to the famous Italian car brand you can also take a ride in the world’s fastest roller coaster, accelerating to 245 km/h in 4.9 seconds.

 

Arabian culture and extraordinary experience

The symbol of Abu Dhabi, the white Sheikh Zayed mosque is one of the largest mosques in the world. Its 82 white towers on a backdrop of a bright blue sky, massive crystal chandeliers and large ornate carpet will make you feel like you have been transported into an Arabian fairy tale.

While in Abu Dhabi, a day trip to the Oasis city of Al Ain is well worth the effort. You can visit the Al Jahili fort, set in beautifully landscaped gardens, it houses a tourist centre and a photo exhibition offering a fascinating insight into the UAE life in the 1940s. For those after an awe-inspiring view over the desert, take a drive up the hairpin curves of Jebel Hafeet to the summit of the UAE`s highest mountain.

Right at the city border lies Rub Al Khali, the largest sand deserts in the world, spreading across 650 000 square km. Tickle your nerves on a 4x4 ride over giant sand dunes, go on a camelback ride or spend a night in a camping under a starry desert sky.

For a truly local feel, head to one of the markets. The fish market takes place every morning at the main harbour, whereas the central Al Ain Souk is the place to negotiate the best price for spices, perfumes, jewellery and silk.

To feel as local as you possibly can, visit a camel race – these take place in the winter season in the dedicated racetrack just outside of the city.

Entertainment for conoisseurs of the finer things

When being in Abu Dhabi one of the most spectacular places to visit is definitely the Louvre museum located on the Saadiyat island. The museum contains artwork from all over the world and shows the cultural achievements of mankind from prehistoric times to present day. The building itself is an art masterpiece with huge silvery dome that appears to float over the whole museum territory.

Abu Dhabi is home to six cutting-edge golf greens, surrounded by picturesque desert and seaside vistas.

Yas Marina track where Formula 1 races take place provides an exclusive opportunity to rent a Ferrari, Aston Martin or a genuine Formula and drive it on the cutting-edge racetrack. On Tuedays the track is open to public so you can tour it by foot or on a bicycle.

There are plenty of fine 5-star hotels with opulent interiors like straight out of a tale of Arabian nights. The most extravagant of those is Emirates Palace – a true wonder of architecture. It’s certainly worth a visit even if you’re not staying there.

Nurai Island is a tiny paradise of white sand and turquoise water, located in the Persian Gulf within just a 10-minute boat ride from Abu Dhabi. On the island there is an exclusive design hotel and several restaurants – if you book a table there, the ride to the island is free of charge. 

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