Golf Holidays To Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi is one of the Emirates of the UAE and is located just 90 minutes west of the more celebrated and world renowned Dubai. The Government of Abu Dhabi is incredibly wealthy because of oil reserves and bailed out the Government of Dubai in 2007-8 during the massive financial crisis which hit the World in that era.. Abu Dhabi is now going through a diversification period, as oil reserves will ultimately run out and they too (like Dubai) and Qatar and will be trying hard to secure their future success by tourism of all types including of course golf holidays.
The coastline of Abu Dhabi is wonderful and nowhere is more scenic than Saadiyat and Yas Islands, which are located about 40 minutes from the capital. The wild beaches are a main feature and are protected to some extent and at certain times of the year as Turtles lay their eggs in the dunes between the ocean and the resorts like Park Hyatt and St Regis Hotels. The climate in Abu Dhabi is of course exceptional and every much as good as the climate in Dubai. We would highly recommend a golf holiday stay between December and May here and or combine a stay with the Seychelles, Mauritius, or the Maldives. You can also combine a golf holiday here with Dubai, perhaps a 10-night stay splitting the holiday 5 nights in each Emirate.
There are some strange rules and regulations in this part of the world, such as the sale of alcohol, which is expensive and limited to selling within hotels. Whilst restaurants are also mostly only within hotels – and the same applies for night club spots, all of which are hotel based. Hotel packages are mostly based on half board as you do not have the chance to dine out elsewhere. There are some amazing local places of culture to discover nowadays which are definitely worth a visit..the Louvre Museum is exceptional, the Ferrari World Theme Park is probably the best of its kind worldwide and you have some of the most exciting rides imaginable. The Grand Mosque is simply breath taking, no matter what your religious beliefs and in the city of Abu Dhabi there are some impressive shopping malls. There are currently 3 challenging and contrasting golf courses in the destination which are as good as any of the golf courses in Dubai. One attraction of Abu Dhabi, which is undergoing an explosion in construction like Dubai experience 15 years ago, is that the traffic is much quieter than Dubai!