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08th Aug 2013

A Diamond in the Desert – Have the Holiday of a Lifetime in Abu Dhabi

An exotic adventure to the Middle East

Rebecca McKnight

If you’re looking for a more exotic adventure for your next break away, why not opt for the magical Middle East?

History, culture and modern day advancements are intertwined seamlessly to create an intrigue and excitement for every visitor, and you can travel on a budget with thanks to our friends at Thomas Cook. 

Abu Dhabi is serviced directly by Thomas Cook partners ETIHAD Airways. As the capital and second largest city of the United Emirates, beautiful Abu Dhabi juts out into the sparkling waters of the Persian Gulf.

Closely associated with its’ neighbour Dubai, this is a more compact, cheaper and easier paced metropolis which you will noticed on arrival into what has to be the worlds’ most “stress-free” airport at Abu Dhabi.

It is easy to get around the city which is a good thing because there is so much to do. Ferrari World is a complete theme park based on the legendary car. Nowhere in the world can you experience the wonders this unique facility has to offer.

Accommodation hovers around the 5 star category but at 4 star prices. The famous Emirates Palace Hotel is well worth a visit, even if you are not staying there.

Temperatures for the Irish visitors are best in November to March when the norm will be 23-27 degrees Celsius, and when it gets to that heat there is no shortage of great beaches to spend time on including the recently developed Yas Island where hotels and facilities are amongst the best in the world

Abu Dhabi has world standard and plentiful golf for all levels of proficiency and is home to the final Formula 1 Grand Prix of the season each November.

So what should you expect to pay? Thomas Cook currrently have incredible deals including: 

4 Night Packages travelling in December

3 Star Park Inn Yas Island B&B Was €759pp €720.00 per person

4 Star Yas Island Rotana Hotel B&B Was €779pp  €740.00 per person

5 Star Al Raha Beach Resort B&B Was €829pp  €769.00 per person

Prices include all taxes and luggage costs


For more info or to book now, visit Thomas Cook on or call 01 514 0307.