Some of you may be thinking, how could you spend two weeks in Abu Dhabi? Well many hotels in Abu Dhabi have their own private beach and excellent facilities. And now with direct flights from Dublin to Abu Dhabi for those of you wanting 5-star luxury, private beaches, excellent food, designer shopping, water parks, Formula 1 racing, well then Abu Dhabi is the place to be.
My husband and I love to go for a two-week beach break every year and as I have done the Caribbean extensively we chose to take a 2-week beach break in Abu Dhabi after having visited there the previous year on our Arabian Cruise.
Abu Dhabi is far more relaxed than its neighbour Dubai. Many of the hotels have their own private beach, excellent pool areas and many hotels boast as many as 9+ restaurants, making it very similar to any all-inclusive resort In the Caribbean, Mexico etc.
Abu Dhabi also has a beautiful Corniche (promenade to us). The Corniche Road spreads across an impressive eight kilometres of manicured waterfront, including children’s play areas, separate cycle and pedestrian pathways, cafés and restaurants, and the Corniche Beach. We stayed in the Sheraton Abu Dhabi which is just across the road for the Corniche and we walked this every evening, it is a beautiful beach.
Back to my accommodation. We stayed at The Sheraton Abu Dhabi which has a beautiful private beach and the water is co calm. It also has a beautiful extensive pool area which was never overcrowded. We booked on a half board basis in a Concierge Room which gave us access to a private area in the hotel where we had free speciality teas, coffee's, Juices, bottled water and a fabulous buffet of various canopies replenished throughout the day. The Buffet Breakfast each day was absolutely amazing, definitely the 5-star standard you expect in Abu Dhabi. We had a selection of 8 various restaurants to dine in each evening on our half board package. It also had an English Bar adjacent to the Hotel showing all Premiership Matches, of course the all-important Rugby and GAA matches. This was heaven to me as my husband could see all his sport and I could wander off to many of the excellent Shopping Malls that Abu Dhabi had to offer.
If it’s a 5-star beach holiday (on direct flights) you're after or excellent shopping along with many more things to do I would not hesitate to recommend Abu Dhabi. I have some excellent rates on hotel accommodation and flights, so please contact me and I would be delighted to assist you.