Welcome to the show notes for the sixth episode of the Just Go Places Podcast. Episode Six looks at visiting Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates with your family.
The guest for Episode 6 is Keri Hedrick who lives in Abu Dhabi with her husband and three children (aged 5, 3 and 1). Keri and her family are Australians who are old pros at the expat lifestyle having previously lived for a few years in London. Keri describes herself as a travel blogger, expat mum, reformed accountant, freelance writer and the founder of Baby Globetrotters.net.
I went to Abu Dhabi two years ago with my children for October half-term break and loved it. It was such an easy place to travel with children. My husband was working and I had no problems travelling alone with just the twins who were 7 years old at the time. I wrote a two part post on our Abu Dhabi trip – here and here.
Many people have heard of Dubai as it has exploded on the international scene with its island construction, big hotels and even bigger towers. As Keri explains, Dubai is a great Emirate to visit if you are single and looking to mingle. On the other hand, it’s less flashy neighbour, Abu Dhabi, is perfect for a relaxing yet fun holiday as a family.
There was so much construction going on in Abu Dhabi when I went in 2013 that I’m sure things have really changed in the last couple of years. I’m sure Keri can give us the latest scoop on what to expect in Abu Dhabi if you are travelling there on holiday with children.
Listen to Episode 6 Below:
As Mentioned in the Podcast:
Visit Abu Dhabi is the official tourism website for the Emirate where you will find many of the things referenced in the podcast. Specific items of interest include:
- Yas Island with its F1 racetrack, Ferrari World and Water World
- Al Ain which is a UNESCO world heritage site and an oasis located outside of Abu Dhabi
- Dune bashing in the desert
- Emirates National Auto Museum for the apartment in a truck
- Al Dhafra Festival as described by Conde Nast Traveler and a news report on the camel beauty contest
- Qasr Al Sarab is a luxury resort set in the desert
- The Emirates Palace is a 5 star luxury hotel
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