Benefiting from a subtropical climate, Abu Dhabi can be proud of almost permanent sunshine and almost zero rainfall.
The largest and most populated of the seven emirates can be visited at any time of the year, with a preference for the period from November to April, as can Dubai, when temperatures fluctuate between 24°C and 32°C.
This avoids periods of excessive heat.
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When to discover the essentials of Abu Dhabi?
The first universal museum in the Arab world devoted to art, the Louvre Abu Dhabi exhibits thousands of works on loan from numerous French museums such as the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay and the Center Pompidou.
The period from late autumn to early spring is the best time to visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first universal museum in the Arab world devoted to art, from antiquity to the present day.
Inside are remarkable works, on loan from many French museums such as the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay and the Center Pompidou in Paris.
Designed by architect Jean Nouvel, the building draws inspiration from local traditions, which can be seen in the
irrigation systems that run the length of the museum and the rigorous perforated cupola, reminiscent of the traditionally intertwined palm fronds used as cover in the country.
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The Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque is the second largest mosque in the world and an architectural gem that can be visited year-round outside Friday prayer times.
The interior has 82 domes and around 1,000 columns, while the outer cladding is made up of 20,000 marble panels inlaid with semi-precious stones such as lapis lazuli, red agate, amethyst, ear -de-mer and mother-of-pearl.
In the capital of the United Arab Emirates, there is no shortage of attractions for children.
For car enthusiasts, a visit to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is a must.
Parents have the option of taking their children to the Saluki Centre, where they can see Persian greyhounds, or to the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, which specializes in falcon care.
Don't miss Yas Waterworld, a futuristic water park where you can choose from dozens of slides, games and attractions.
As one of the largest indoor theme parks in the world, Warner Bros.
World Abu Dhabi brings together the most famous characters from American Studios.
When to go to the Abu Dhabi desert?
Liwa, historic oasis located at the entrance of the Rub Al Khali.
History buffs should visit the UNESCO-listed oasis town of Al Ain, including Al Jahili Fort, before continuing with the discovery of the prehistoric tomb of Fort Hili, dating back to 4000 years.
The more adventurous can head to the western desert region of Al Gharbia, with a visit to Liwa, a historic oasis located at the entrance to the Rub Al Khali, the largest desert in the world, where the thermometer can reach 50°C in summer.
Prefer the period from October to April to hurtle down impressive dunes in an all-terrain vehicle and spend a night under the starry sky.
When to go to the other islands of Abu Dhabi?
On the island of Sir Bani Yas, you can observe oryx or gazelles in the vast nature reserve.
Abu Dhabi is made up of nearly 200 islands with mangrove forests and beaches lapped by 28°C seas between October and December.
Among the most notable and exotic, we find Zaya Nurai, nicknamed the Maldives of the Emirates as its waters are turquoise, or Sir Bani Yas, where we discover a vast nature reserve in which Arab oryx, gazelles and hyenas and others stroll. animals.
When to go to attend the main events in Abu Dhabi?
The Abu Dhabi Motor Grand Prix takes place every year in November.
The year begins with the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, an annual tournament held at the prestigious Abu Dhabi Golf Club in January.
For boat enthusiasts, the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show, a show dedicated to nautical activities, is a must.
In the spring, between March and April, it is the turn of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge rally and the Abu Dhabi festival, dedicated to music and the arts.
In September, you can learn about falconry, camel herding, saluki training and horseback riding at the Abu Dhabi Hunting & Equestrian Exhibition, while in November sportsmen's eyes turn to the Formula 1 World Championship race which takes place at the Yas Island Marina Circuit.