Modern life, Arabian riches, guaranteed sunshine.

When you sail into port on your Abu Dhabi cruise, the modern skyline will arrest you with its promise of shopping malls, smart shops and classy restaurants. The capital of the United Arab Emirates is moving with the times!

Venture into the heart of the city and you will discover another side to this surprising port, which speaks of its ancient Arabian heritage. Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque; its white marble domes and intricate inlaid mosaics are breath-taking and laid across the floor of the main prayer hall is said to the largest hand knotted carpet in the world.

When your shopping is done and your spiritual needs have been met, enjoy a stroll down on the Corniche - the seafront promenade with cafes, restaurants and pristine blue flag beaches.

Weather & what to pack

Abu Dhabi has a sub-tropical arid climate and, even in the winter, day-time temperatures are pleasantly warm. Summer temperatures are very hot at around 40 degrees Celsius and light summer clothes with lots of sun protection is the way to go.

If you are visiting mosques or places of worship remember to bring something to cover your legs, shoulders and head to be respectful of local tradition and customs.


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