The Inside Scoop on Visiting Abu Dhabi With Kids

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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.

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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

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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 exploring everything from restaurants to theme parks and mosques.

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:

Qasr al Sarab Beach Resort
Qasr al Sarab Beach Resort
Virgin Mega Store at Yas Mall
Virgin Mega Store at Yas Mall
The Corniche Beach
The Corniche Beach

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19 thoughts on “The Inside Scoop on Visiting Abu Dhabi With Kids”

  1. What an informative and wonderful post. I hope to go there one day and ride a camel. Great listen on the podcast too.

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