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Abu Dhabi – Discover this amazing Emirate Destination!

Etihad Airways hosted a gala evening in Dublin last week to celebrate the emergence of Abu Dhabi as one of the world’s leading tourist destinations so we decided to take a look at some of the reasons why this destination is becoming so popular with Irish tourists.

What does Abu Dhabi have to offer?

Abu Dhabi is a wonderful blend of cultural diversity, traditional heritage and modern cosmopolitan urban life. Abu Dhabi city is the capital of the UAE, and home to city centre attractions as well as fascinating island destinations and natural wonders.  The Eastern region includes Al Ain which is a significant region of heritage in this part of the world, home to a number of UNESCO World Heritage sites, while the Western Region is home to a vast untapped area where the desert meets the sea.

Cultural Hub

Soon to be the home to the world’s largest single concentration of premier cultural assets – all designed by Pritzker prize winners. The Louvre Abu Dhabi is set to open on 11th November 2017, representing a fundamental statement of Abu Dhabi’s long-term cultural ambition.


Al Jahili Fort in Al Ain

Abu Dhabi for Families

Abu Dhabi is a destination that offers so much to all the family with unparalleled family leisure and entertainment attractions. Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s entertainment district is home to mega events, star-studded concerts and family attractions. The incredible Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the world’s first Ferrari-brand theme park and the rides in this park are sure to get your adrenalin rushing! Yas Waterworld is a superb waterpark, perfect for cooling down on a hot day!

The Louvre, Abu Dhabi, opening later this month

What surprises many visitors to Abu Dhabi are the stunning soft white sand beaches, many of which feature five star hotels and beachfront facilities that are perfect for the family day out! The soon to open Warner Bros World on Yas Island is sure to be another fantastic addition to Abu Dhabi’s range of family attractions.

Why Abu Dhabi?

Abu Dhabi offers visitors near year-round sunshine in a destination that is sure to please sun and beach lovers, culture vultures and those who love the thrill of big events, whether it’s music or sport! The range of theme parks, attractions, golf course and shopping malls competes with anywhere in the world and Abu Dhabi is also an ideal hub for cruise holidays as well as an excellent stopover destination! Etihad Airways offer direct flight access with no jetlag!
Have a look today at some of the great offers on direct flights from Etihad Airways!