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Abu Dhabi:The Perfect Winter Getaway!

October 29, 2013 9:35 am Published by

Abu Dhabi has sat quietly alongside its ostentatious neighbour Dubai for some time; but the spotlight has turned and it is now firmly focused on the up and coming capital of the UAE.

Get ready to pack your bags now and escape the brash UK winter because October until May is the perfect time to visit Abu Dhabi, with temperatures sitting at a comfortable 25C.

The current weakness of the US Dollar, to which the UAE Dirham is pegged, also means British holidaymakers can enjoy a favourable rate of exchange, so what are you waiting for!

Emirates Palace Hotel

Opened in 2006 with building costs of $6 billion, a stay in the Emirates will be a unique and memorable experience, topped by world class service you’ll never forget!

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With gold and marble interiors and two intricately landscaped swimming pools sitting on a 1.3 km stretch of private white pristine beach; it will cost you approx. 1,600 AED per night (GBP 280) to stay here. Certainly not cheap but when you make a trip to any one of the Emirates, cheap is something you rarely come across – or expect!

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Reminiscent of the Taj Mahal with its white marble domes, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was completed in 2008. It is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and the eighth largest in the world with enough space to accommodate up to 40,000 worshipers.

 

Even if you don’t have a particular interest in religion, it is still worth visiting because it is architecturally breath-taking. It also houses the world’s largest hand-made carpet, which is more exciting than it sounds: woven by 1,200 carpet knotters in Iran over two years, it’s value is approx £5m!

Ferrari World

If you have a love for speed or luxury cars, head to this Ferrari themed amusement park on Yas Island, home to the world’s fastest rollercoaster.  The Formula Rossa ride takes you from 0-149mph in 4.9 seconds and you’re even given goggles to wear in order to cope with the high air speed!

 

 

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This post was written by Kayleigh Driscoll

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