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Luxury Family Holidays in Abu Dhabi

Yes, Abu Dhabi is similar to its big sister Dubai: it has the skyscrapers, the large stretches of sandy beaches, the luxury hotels, the theme parks, but Abu Dhabi, which is in fact the capital of the UAE, is also very different with its culture and different natural habitats. 

Why is Abu Dhabi amazing for a family holiday? 

There is a range of areas you can choose from when selecting a family friendly resort in Abu Dhabi. You can stay around the Marina, with its wide range of international restaurants and shopping.  Yas Island is a great choice for families too with its top rate entertainment and its theme parks: Ferrari World, Yas Waterworld and Warner Bros. World. Saadiyat island is perfect for a more laid-back relaxing family holiday with fine white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. Why not split your stay with a fabulous desert resort in the heart of the Liwa desert. 

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Here are some of our favourite family activities in Abu Dhabi

  • Kayak along the mangroves of Abu Dhabi
  • Visit the gargantuan white marble Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Stroll along the maze of boardwalks in the Jubail Mangrove park
  • Visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi, architectural masterpiece featuring impressive art. It even includes a children’s museum
  • Let your children marvel at National Geographic Ultimate Explorer, an immersive training ground for young explorers
  • Expore the Liwa desert at sunset – dune bash in a 4x4 and sand board down the dunes 
  • Slide down the 68-metre and a 54-metre slides at World Trade Centre mall
  • Cool down in one of the Emirate’s theme parks, some of which are completely indoors.
  • Take a camel ride across the desert 
  • Cycle along the Eastern mangrove coast to Dolphin Park.
  • Dubai parks and resorts are actually half way (about half an hour) between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, so a day out to Legoland or Bollywood park is easily organised

Enquire now and we will start planning your Abu Dhabi family holiday

Frangipani’s Top Tip

Twice a week, you can cycle, walk or run along the 5km world-famous Yas Marina F1 circuit. You can even rent a bicycle and helmet!

Travel Time

7 hours

Time Difference

+ 4 hours


UAE Dirham

Best Time To Travel

October to April

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