Why? The main reason to holiday in Abu Dhabi, capital of the wealthy United Arab Emirates, is to delight in the superb duty free shopping opportunities. Tourists also travel to Abu Dhabi to marvel at the glitz of this incredible modern city in the desert, and explore the fascinating culture of the surrounding Emirates. When? Weather is not a consideration on an Abu Dhabi holiday because it is hot and sunny all year round. In fact, it may be too hot for some Westerners in the Summer months (June to September); the coolest months (when you may need a jumper in the evenings) are between October and May. If your goal is serious shopping, travel to Abu Dhabi in March for the Shopping Festival.Who for? An Abu Dhabi holiday is geared for those who enjoy luxury and sophistication, and those who are not afraid to run up a hefty credit card account. The shopping is too good to resist.More Info: Everything you need to know to prepare for your holiday in Abu Dhabi is contained in our comprehensive Abu Dhabi travel guide, from details of excursions to desert oases to facilities at the airport. Those planning to travel to Abu Dhabi can also consult the travel guide for entry requirements and health and safety information.