Doing a stopover in Abu Dhabi? Check out one of our favourite places to stay…

Abu Dhabi is a popular place for a stopover if you’re doing a long haul flight and it’s no surprise why! Whilst Dubai has long been a popular destination for those seeking sun and luxury, the UAE’s second largest city Abu Dhabi is increasingly becoming an excellent alternative option.

If you are planning a stopover in this fascinating and fabulous destination then take a look at Emirates Palace. This huge, sprawling 5 star hotel located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, within 45 minutes of the airport, is spectacular and has everything you need for a luxurious 24-48 hours. It has 2 large pools, private beach, numerous restaurants and a luxury spa, not to mention a private butler service.

From the moment you step through the doors of this hotel you feel like a celebrity – women receive a rose on arrival and the hotel and its rooms are beautiful. If you’re after a casual, relaxed day then head to the swim up bar in one of the pools and wile away a few hours having some cocktails and soaking up the sun. The pools are classed as “free areas” where you are able to wear usual swimwear but be aware that you are required to cover up when inside the hotel in the public areas (e.g. restaurants).