Blessed with a climate of endless summer, Abu Dhabi’s glorious sun-soaked beaches, fascinating architectural marvels, thrilling theme parks and extraordinary collection of resorts and hotels are what set this emirate apart. Whether you’re chasing some winter sun or embarking on a fun-filled family summer holiday, Abu Dhabi is an exceptional all-year-round destination with enchanting experiences that can be enjoyed every month of the year.


The perfect destination to welcome the New Year, Abu Dhabi’s mild January temperatures offer solace from the chillier winter months across Europe. While the month is part of the peak season, January is amongst the best times to enjoy Abu Dhabi’s breathtaking beaches, tee off at one of its seven golf courses or encounter desert-dwelling wildlife on a captivating safari without overbearing temperatures, making it a terrific option for a winter sun getaway. With an excellent selection of resorts and hotels, there’s something for every occasion and traveller, from luxury beachfront hotels to secluded desert hideaways.

Couple poolside Saadiyat Island


In February, though Abu Dhabi experiences some of its lowest temperatures, they typically hover around the mid-twenties, presenting a prime opportunity to explore Abu Dhabi’s islands. Stay at Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort and spend your time with your toes in the sand at one of Arabia’s finest beaches. Add some excitement to your holiday and discover a lesser-known side to Abu Dhabi, spotting wildlife on guided excursions throughout Arabian Wildlife Park on Sir Bani Yas Island while staying at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara. Whatever you choose, a holiday to Abu Dhabi in February promises the potential of a jam-packed itinerary.

Couple on Saadiyat Island beach


As spring approaches in March, the busyness of the peak season winds down, and temperatures begin to climb to the higher twenties. Make the most of the warmer days and awaken your inner adventurer, discovering a host of captivating outdoor activities. In Mangrove National Park, a world away from Abu Dhabi’s glimmering cityscape, experience kayaking amid landscapes of salt marshes, mudflats, and algal communities. Wander beneath shaded pathways through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Al Ain Oasis or head to the shores of Saadiyat Island and witness hawksbill turtles, with March marking the start of their nesting season.

Turtle at Saadiyat Island


Sitting firmly in the spring shoulder season, April’s warmer temperatures and lower hotel rates make the month a fantastic time to relish all Abu Dhabi has to offer. With fewer crowds, discovering a secluded spot on the beach to bask in the sun peacefully becomes effortless, while just off the coast, an underwater wonderland awaits. Best explored on snorkelling and diving excursions, the warm waters of the Arabian Gulf are rich with breathtaking, pristine coral reefs, circled by marine life such as spotted eagle rays and stingrays. With dozens of islands comprising the archipelago, there’s no shortage of fascinating sites to explore.

Zaya Nuri Sunset Abu Dhabi


Escape for an early summer getaway in May, with the month ushering in longer and warmer days before the region reaches its peak temperatures. Take your pick from a plethora of luxury resorts and family-friendly hotels, many boasting beachfront locations and world-class amenities, and spend your days strolling down the Corniche, an 8km seafront promenade lined with an array of shopping venues, restaurants and family-oriented entertainment options, or visit Saadiyat Island for a beach break and get chance to observe the green turtle nesting season.

The Corniche Abu Dhabi


As Abu Dhabi nears its peak temperatures in June, beat the heat by making a splash. With resorts featuring temperate-controlled pools that offer a refreshing escape and the region boasting an array of waterparks, staying cool is a breeze. Explore Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, the largest Emirati-themed waterpark boasting 45 rides and attractions. Families can also enjoy AquaDhabi, an inflatable waterpark with a stunning view of the Abu Dhabi skyline.

Surfing at Dubai Waterpark


During the peak temperatures of July, the city’s resorts and indoor attractions remain comfortable and cool, thanks to efficient air-conditioning. It’s an opportune time to immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant cultural scene. Whether you’re exploring the remarkable regionally inspired exhibits at the impressive Louvre Museum or engaging in the diverse activities offered at Manarat Al Saadiyat, from captivating film screenings to immersive workshops, there’s ample opportunity for cultural discovery.

Louvre Abu Dhabi interior


Plunge into the thrill at Abu Dhabi’s unmissable indoor theme parks on Yas Island, providing an escape from the outdoor heat while delivering heart-pounding rides and entertainment. At Ferrari World, experience the world’s fastest roller coaster and other adrenaline-pumping attractions inspired by the iconic Italian automotive brand. Meanwhile, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi welcomes visitors to a cinematic wonderland, presenting a wide range of rides and interactive experiences inspired by beloved characters and stories suitable for all ages. Stay at The WB™ Abu Dhabi, Curio Collection by Hilton and enjoy uninhibited, daily access to all Yas Theme Parks.

Abu Dhabi Warnerbros


Beat the September heat at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Mall, The Galleria, and Marina Mall, where diverse stores, dining, and entertainment await. These premier shopping hubs offer a cool retreat, ideal for indulging in retail therapy and culinary adventures. Explore a variety of options from luxury brands to local treasures within these temperature-controlled environments. With an array of indoor delights, these malls provide a perfect respite for leisurely shopping and entertainment during the warmer September days.

Abu Dhabi mall


As Abu Dhabi approaches its peak tourist season, October stands as an ideal time for a serene escape. With temperatures cooling, outdoor activities and beach outings become inviting once more. Embrace the chance to extend the summer feel by frolicking in the warm waters of the Arabian Gulf, dining al fresco with gorgeous, balmy evenings, and discovering Abu Dhabi’s iconic landmarks during this quieter period.

Family Dining on Promenade Saadiyat Island Abu Dhabi


November in Abu Dhabi offers cooler temperatures and boundless opportunities for exploration. Whether you’re marvelling at iconic landmarks, unwinding on pristine beaches, seeking thrills at theme parks, or venturing into desert escapades, this month is ideal for a visit. The 2024 Abu Dhabi Championship at Yas Links Abu Dhabi golf course adds to the excitement with free general admission, welcoming golf enthusiasts and casual fans to enjoy the global event and diverse entertainment at the championship village.

Abu Dhabi golf course


December in Abu Dhabi heralds the F1 Grand Prix, drawing in racing enthusiasts from around the globe and igniting the city with a vibrant buzz as the pinnacle of motorsport takes centre stage. Beyond the racetrack, visitors can revel in exclusive parties, concerts, and a myriad of entertainment options across the city, with an electrifying ambience that permeates Abu Dhabi during this spectacular event. As the month draws to a close, Abu Dhabi gears up for a grand New Year’s Eve celebration. The city transforms with a magnificent fireworks extravaganza, bidding farewell to the year in dazzling style.

Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix

Plan Your Abu Dhabi Holiday

Captivating experiences await at every turn in Abu Dhabi. A destination that truly has it all, Abu Dhabi’s spectacular natural beauty, innovative theme parks and top-notch variety of accommodations, in addition to its pleasant, sunny climate make the destination perfect for any time of year.

Call our Middle East specialists and start planning your escape to Abu Dhabi.


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