Abu Dhabi & The Empty Quarter

This is a wonderful holiday of remarkable contrasts, combining a luxurious beach break with a stay at a stunning desert resort. The Empty Quarter is one of the largest sand deserts in the world and perfect for families who seek an authentic and immersive adventure before heading back to city where the soft sandy beaches beckon.


Guide Price & Inclusions

3 nights desert and 4 nights Abu Dhabi beach £3,200 per adult and £2,000 per child under 12 sharing including flights, transfers and accommodation.

Rates subject to travel dates and hotel selection

Suggested Extensions

Abu Dhabi is a popular hub for many destinations so it’s easy to extend your holiday and fly on to the Indian Ocean for some island hopping in the Seychelles or perhaps Sri Lanka for some culture and wildlife watching?

Best Time to Travel

October to April, when the temperatures are at their most pleasant

Tips for Families

If you’re planning to visit the theme parks and water park try to avoid the weekend (Friday-Saturday) when they can get very busy and queues should be expected!


  • Stay in a secluded desert oasis surrounded by towering sand dunes
  • Get the adrenalin pumping with a host of unique desert adventures
  • Enjoy a Bedouin-style dinner under the stars
  • Family fun at Abu Dhabi’s superb theme parks
  • Relax and unwind on a glorious white sand beach


Day 1 | Fly to Abu Dhabi

Fly from London to Abu Dhabi (7 hours) and transfer to your luxurious desert oasis, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara.

Days 2-3 | Desert

Begin your holiday with a memorable 3-night stay in the remote Empty Quarter. Explore the rolling dunes on horse or camel-back keeping your eyes peeled for local wildlife, go dune bashing in a 4×4 or try your hand at sandboarding. Back at your sumptuous resort cool off with a dip in the pool before dining under desert skies.

Days 4-7 | Beach

Transfer back to the city and your chosen beach resort for 4 nights. Relax on the beautiful white sands, discover the city’s rich cultural heritage and make time for a family fun-filled day on Yas Island home to Abu Dhabi’s world-class theme parks.

Day 8 | Fly back to the UK

Transfer to the airport for your direct flight back to London (7 hours).

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Regions You Will Be Visiting


Saadiyat Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates