Making the Most of your Weekend Off around Abu Dhabi

A long weekend is a great excuse to take off on that much needed break with your spouse and children. You may have been waiting for the right opportunity for this short break for a very long time, but getting time out of work isn’t always possible. The next long weekend you get, is a great chance for you to opt for a car rental in Abu Dhabi and spend some quality time with your family exploring the magnificent beaches, sand dunes and charming villages of the UAE.

Here are some great weekend options to consider in an around Abu Dhabi –

1.1 liwa

·Liwa, Abu Dhabi

Closer to home is the enchanting Liwa Oasis which is located in the northern corner of the Empty Quarter. Rent a 4×4 and head to this dessert land that is most famous for its shifting dunes. This spot is ideal for families that thrive on outdoor adventure. Liwa is without doubt a great place to consider camping over the weekend.

1.2 Jebel Hafeet

· Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain

If you prefer to take a longer drive through mountainous regions, the winding roads to the second highest peak in the country is the one to take off to. Jebel Hafeet is a 1240-meter-high rocky peak that offers some exquisite views not only of the UAE but also of the neighbouring Oman.

1.3 Khor Fakkan, Sharjah

·Khor Fakkan, Sharjah

Located in the middle of Fujairah, Khor Fakkan is just what you need after a hard few weeks at work. The charming shops, the lazy beaches and the quaint town is a perfect place to relax in. Sun-bathing is a popular way to pass your time while you are visiting. 15 km inland from here, you can also drive up to Wadi Wurrayah in your rented 4X4.


· Khor Kalba, Sharjah

While you may not be permitted to access the popular mangroves of Khor Kalba, right by this government protected site is the Kalba corniche where you and your family can sit back and relax under the shaded trees listening to the sounds of some of the most exotic birds that are local to this region. The soothing sounds of the ocean make your weekend here even more relaxing.

In addition to this, you may also choose to take the weekend off and head to Dubai. Check into a luxurious hotel on The Palm and visit the thrilling water parks in the city, take a walk on the Jumeriah Beach or pursue some retail therapy on your weekend off!

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