Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is the capital and second most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The city lies on a T-shaped island jutting into the Persian Gulf from the central western coast.

Year-round sunshine, pristine beaches, spectacular sand dunes and a cosmopolitan lifestyle await every guest in Abu Dhabi. These, combined with the distinct Arabic hospitality and mystique, make Abu Dhabi an excellent destination both for the experienced and novice traveller.

  • Beach Rotana Hotel and Towers

  • Ideally located in the heart of the capital’s business and shopping districts, the Beach Rotana is set on its own stretch of pristine white beac
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  • Emirates Palace

  • An enchanting landmark that’s a wonder to behold for all who venture through its magnificent gates. Fairytales come to life as your senses are t
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Fact File

CapitalAbu Dhabi

LanguageArabic and English

ClimateA sub-tropical, arid climate. Rainfall is irregular, and, falling mainly in winter, it amounts to approximately five days per year. Temperatures range from a low of about 24 degrees Celsius to 40 degrees Celsius

CurrencyUnited Arab Emirates dirham

VisaNo visa is required for Irish passport holders

HealthNo compulsory vaccinations but please contact the Tropical Medical Bureau for further advice

PassportsPassports should be valid for at least six months after proposed date of departure from the U.A.E.

Time ZoneGMT + 4