I think we can all admit to dreading them long haul flights, even as an eager traveller I get a bit edgy after sitting on a plane for more than eight hours(start going just a tad crazy). This is why taking a stop over is the best answer.
To break up one of my long ass trips from Australia to Ireland, I made the most of the travel opportunity(as always) and spent a fun filled day in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi.
I checked into the Premier Inn hotel at the airport and while I would totally recommend this hotel(you can roll out of bed and board your flight), for me I spent about ten minutes in the room as I was more concerned with what Abu Dhabi had to offer…so yes pointless me getting a hotel at all.
As this was a solo trip and I was very time limited, I had already planned out what I wanted to see.
The lady at reception in the hotel sorted me with a free bus( Don’t people always seem more helpful when you are by yourself?) and I was off to let my inner boy racer out at Ferrari World. OMG, I fecking loved this place. #Ferrari Heaven. You will see Ferrari’s dating back to 1947, right up to the modern day beasts. The worlds fastest rollercoaster is here too. Listen to this- it goes from 0-220km/h in just 4.9 seconds. So did I go on it? Of course I wasn’t going to miss that opportunity. I was one shook woman getting off that coaster, to put it mildly.
So there you have it, that’s how I spent my one day stop over in Abu Dhabi and I loved every minute of it. I didn’t want to get on the plane and leave. Keep an eye out for my next blog post on my stop over in Abu Dhabi’s even more luxurious neighbour… Dubai.
Have you been to Abu Dhabi? Did you love it as much as I did?