Abu Dhabi is the federal capital and centre of government in the United Arab Emirates. It is the largest city of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and one of the most modern cities in the world. Abu Dhabi lies on a T-shaped island jutting into the Persian Gulf from the central western coast.
From 1972 until be passed away in 2004, the president of the UAE was the ruler of Abu Dhabi, His Highness sheikh Zayed bin Sutlan Al Nahyan, He has been succeeded as both president and ruler by his son, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Abu Dhabi brings together old world charm and cosmopolitan sophistication in a clean and safe environment. It offers a distinctive blend of east and west that appeals to all types of holidaymakers – whether seeking the adventure of a new cultural experience, an action-packed holiday or simply a relaxing escape.
Abu Dhabi offers all the attractions of a top class international resort… plus a taste of something extra. It combines year-round sunshine and superb facilities for leisure and recreation with the spice and mystique of an Arabian adventure.
Much of the Abu Dhabi emirate is made up of the Rub Al Khali (or Empty Quarter), a vast arid desert famous for its spectacular sand dunes. This is a different world from the Manhattan-like skyline of Abu Dhabi city. Then there is Al Ain, the garden city on the emirate’s border with Oman, the Liwa oasis set amidst towering red dunes and much more for the visitor to explore and discover.
Weather and Climate in Abu Dhabi
The sun shines all the year round in the Abu Dhabi, UAE and makes it an ideal summer resort.
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Moderate climate is found between:
October and March, days are Sunny and Pleasant (Average Temperature – 26*C). Nights are Cool (Average Temperature – 15*C)
Summer is between :
April and September temperatures peaking at 50*C and high humidity levels. In the Southerly and Northerly winds blow over the UAE with occasional sand storms.