Make the most of your extended weekends this May with a quick, luxurious getaway. From tropical beaches to big cities, you can choose from many beautiful hotels and resorts in popular destinations.
Proud of its green spaces and phenomenal modern architecture, Abu Dhabi has a reputation for being calmer than party destination Dubai. Don't be fooled, however, as the city caters to all tastes, from aesthetes to adrenaline junkies.
One of modern Abu Dhabi's main attractions is Yas Island. Children will love the exciting junior rides, while adults brave the faster rollercoasters. Formula One fans should be sure to see the Marina Circuit, which hosts the Grand Prix. Adventure-seekers can also rent an SUV to go dune bashing in the desert, or enjoy a different kind of thrill during camel-racing season.
There are plenty of more serene sights to explore, from the grand majesty of Sheikh Zayed Mosque, to the expansive Khalifa Park - much more than a picnic spot, with its aquarium and maritime museum. The stunning eight-kilometre Corniche brings together waterfront shopping complexes and sparkling beaches, and during the cooler months, its separate bike path is a great way to explore further.