Abu Dhabi: capital city of the UAE and luxury paradise. At once, it is both vibrant and cultured, and peaceful and relaxing. You can enjoy a host of indulgent experiences here, from kicking back aboard a superyacht to speeding away in a supercar.
Here’s what you can look for.
1) Arrive in style
You can fly on most major European airlines from Prague to Abu Dhabi. However, all involve a stop. There are currently no direct flights, meaning the whole journey takes around 9-12 hours. The solution? Private jet rental offers you flexibility, privacy and a journey that can be tailored exactly to the requirements of your traveling party.
Needless to say, all your travel requirements can be taken care of. A dedicated charter manager ensures that your charter runs smoothly from booking to disembarking and that you have everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing flight.
2) Be spoiled for choice with world-leading hotels
Abu Dhabi is synonymous with luxury. There is no shortage of indulgent accommodation in Abu Dhabi. Here are some favorites amongst the world’s most discerning travelers. All offer exquisite rooms and luxurious spa and pool facilities.
- Saadiyat Island is home to several luxury hotels. This natural island is just 7 minutes away from downtown Abu Dhabi but could be mistaken for the Caribbean, given its palm-lined, white-sand beaches. The Park Hyatt and the St Regis are both glorious beachside oases, perfect for indulgent relaxation as well as enjoying the very best of the city.
- W Abu Dhabi is an architectural wonder. Its incredible curved shell catches the eye of every visitor to Yas Island. This hotel is right by Yas Marina, well known for being home to many of the world’s finest superyachts and the Grand Prix circuit.
- A more traditional alternative is Emirates Palace hotel which lives up to its name. This opulent, Arabian-style building has been providing a warm welcome to the world’s most affluent travelers since 2005. It is said to be the most expensive hotel to ever be built and is only the second 7-star hotel in the world.
3) Sightsee from air or water
Abu Dhabi has some architectural treats in store. Landmark buildings like Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and The Louvre Abu Dhabi are well worth a glimpse, even if you don’t plan to tour their interiors.
By far, the most luxurious ways to see the sights of Abu Dhabi are from the air or water.
Sightseeing tours via private seaplane can be easily arranged. A breathtaking water takeoff and a bird’s-eye view of a beautiful city combine to create a unique experience. Hot air balloon and helicopter tours are also popular with luxury travelers. From the air, you’ll appreciate Abu Dhabi’s islands, both manmade and natural, its decadent architecture, and its desert and mangrove surroundings. If you are a Formula One enthusiast, you’ll enjoy a unique view of the Yas Island circuit, too.
A vantage point from the sea gives a very special glimpse of Abu Dhabi’s skyline. Aboard a luxury yacht, sit back, relax and admire the city from the tranquil waters of the Arabian Gulf. This is the perfect way to while away a day.
4) Get a record-breaking adrenaline rush
If you prefer to spend your time away doing something a little more energetic, Abu Dhabi is still the place for you. Here, you can try some incredible experiences that beat anything anywhere else has to offer.
Take the world’s biggest indoor skydiving chamber, for instance. Once you’ve experienced this incredible adrenaline rush, you can hop over to the world’s tallest climbing wall to round off the perfect adventure. Both are at CLYMB Abu Dhabi on Yas Island.
Motorsports enthusiasts can also indulge in various VIP experiences at nearby Yas Marina Circuit. Many high-performance vehicles are available for you to test drive on the track. A Premium Car Track Day even offers 7 hours of track time along with expert tuition.
If you still haven’t had enough, why not experience the thrill of the world’s fastest roller coaster at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi? Yas Island is home to this theme park along with two others, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi. These attractions are amongst the most popular things to do in Abu Dhabi and are firm favorites with all the family. Various VIP passes are available to make sure you make the most of your day.
5) Enjoy gourmet indulgences
Abu Dhabi’s hotels are also known for their spectacular culinary feats. There are several must-experience restaurants in Abu Dhabi.
Emirates Palace showcases the finest dining. The hotel serves various cuisines in its restaurants but is perhaps best known for its 24-carat gold cappuccinos and camel burgers. Similarly indulgent experiences can be had at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel. The high tea is said to be spectacular, both for its taste and bird’s-eye views.
Fine dining is plentiful in Abu Dhabi; you will be spoiled for choice whether you are looking for the very best local or international cuisines.
6) Snap up VIP tickets for the Grand Prix weekend
The buzz of the Grand Prix weekend is incredible. VIP ticket holders can be at the heart of the action. Enjoy premium views of the track and all-inclusive hospitality packages. You can even get up close to your favorite teams and drivers, with paddock access, pit lane walks and driving tours of the circuit included in some packages.
The weekend is also celebrated for its off-track entertainment. Big names from around the world appear each year in the after-race concerts. Previous acts have included Beyoncé, Aerosmith, Kanye West, Jay-Z, The Who, DJ Marshmello, and The Killers.
7) Tee-off in style
Yas Links golf course is the first true Links course in the Middle East. It boasts excellent golf amidst truly spectacular surroundings. Enjoy skyline views, a luxurious clubhouse with fine dining, pool and spa facilities, and expert tuition. The course also regularly hosts international golfing events and tournaments.
Whatever your interests or tastes, Abu Dhabi makes a perfect getaway location for luxury travelers. Why not begin planning your visit to this luxury paradise right now?