What To Do With A Long Stop Over In Abu Dhabi
If you are going on a long-haul journey, there is a good chance that there will be a stopover in your trip, and a common destination to stop are cities in the Middle East, including Abu Dhabi. If you find yourself with a long stopover in Abu Dhabi and want to know what you can do there, below are some ideas to help you pass some time before continuing your onward journey.
Explore The Airport
If you are going to be happy spending your time in the airport for the duration of your stay, you can explore the area and see what it has to offer. You will find plenty of shopping and duty-free bargains, as well as restaurants and bars where you can eat and drink. There will be massage parlours where you can relax and that also offer manicures and pedicures, so you can pamper yourself before getting back on a plane.
Book A Hotel
You can also book an Abu Dhabi hotel room which will give you a chance to have a shower and grab a few hours’ sleep, or you can even use the hotel’s gym and swimming pool if you want. When you are on a long journey, taking a break and relaxing for a few hours will make the rest of your trip much more comfortable. If you are going to leave the airport you will need to ensure that you have the correct visa, and you will have to check your baggage in again before you leave, so you will need to be there in plenty of time.
You can explore some of the shopping delights on offer in Abu Dhabi if you do not want to check into a hotel, and there is plenty on offer. One of the most popular shopping malls in Abu Dhabi Mall, which has a waterfront location and boasts over 200 shops and restaurants available to explore. Ensure that you have your passport with you, and you may also be able to make purchase free of duty, although you need to keep in mind your allowances for your destination country.
A Game Of Golf
If golf is your thing and you have a long stopover, you can also play one of the links courses and enjoy a golf game in the sun. It is the perfect way to spend a few hours relaxing and walking as you wait to go to the airport to board your next flight. You can also spend an hour or two in the nineteenth hole and enjoy a few refreshing beverages before taking a taxi back to the airport.