Your Guide to Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi is one of the largest cities in the United Arab Emirates. It is a city along the central western coast of the Persian Gulf and attracts millions of visitors each year. Orbitz.com can help travelers locate deals on Abi Dhabi hotels. In the city, tourists will get to see a variety of archeological sites, as well as some of the first oil discoveries in the region.
The Heritage Village is located on Lulu Island near the Marina Village and the Abu Dhabi International Airport. The Khalidiya Children’s Garden has playground equipment, life-size trains and boats that children can play on. It is an excellent place to take smaller children, and admission is free. If you prefer shopping, the Marina Mall and the Abu Dhabi Mall are a good bet and have many shops and restaurants to choose from. The Royal International Hotel is located on Salam Street. Rooms start at $98 per night for double occupancy. The hotel has free wireless Internet, a café and a club lounge, a full-service salon, a swimming pool, meeting space and a spa. The hotel contact number is (866) 539-8430.
The main plaza is located at the center of the city. It features the Corniche, which has miles of beautiful beaches, play areas, paved walkways, fountains and flower gardens. It is an excellent place to view the city skyline and visit an assortment of parks and restaurants. Travelers in the area can stay at the Hilton Corniche Hotel Apartments, which offer premium guest rooms, flat-screen televisions, an on-site restaurant, a swimming pool, meeting rooms and excellent views. Rooms start at $120 per night, and you can contact the hotel at 971 2 6811900. You can find several fine restaurants near the plaza, including the Al Fanar Rooftop Revolving Restaurant, Just Falafel, Chili’s and the Park Rotana Abu Dhabi.
Al Raha Beach
The Al Raha Beach is located a few blocks from the Abu Dhabi Golf Club and resort, and it is one of the most popular beaches in Abu Dhabi. Just a 20-minute drive from the Corniche, the beach is popular among older teens who love playing volleyball and sunbathing. The Al Raha Beach Hotel is a luxury, oceanfront hotel with rooms that start at $192 per night. The beautiful waterfront hotel has hypoallergenic bedding, air conditioning, free newspapers, bathrobes and slippers, a handheld shower and blackout drapes. High-speed Internet is available, so does a large outdoor swimming pool. Contact the hotel at 971 2 508 0555 for questions on amenities and happening events. For those who want to explore the city and grab a bite to eat, the Automatic Restaurant and Grill, as well as a large selection of other fine eateries, is located on Channel Street.
Vacationing in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi is an area rich in history and a variety of activities. From the beautiful beaches to the excellent restaurants, Abu Dhabi is an interesting place to visit. Use Orbitz.com to locate discounted Abu Dhabi hotels and an assortment of other travel arrangements.
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