A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Abu Dhabi vs. Antalya for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Abu Dhabi or Antalya?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Abu Dhabi and Antalya can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Abu Dhabi or Antalya?

Abu Dhabi

It doesn't get more "lifestyles of the rich and famous" than a vacation to Abu Dhabi. The federal capital and center of government for the United Arab Emirates is arguably the most modern city in the world.

Abu Dhabi has a population of 1.5 million and provides a home to several oil companies and embassies, but this place is definitely a playground for the world's fanciest tourists. This city has several large projects underway including Yas Island's Formula 1 track and Ferrari theme park.

Note: homosexuality is still outlawed in the UAE with harsh punishments including deportation, fines, jail time or even a death sentence.

Antalya

Antalya is the largest city along Turkey's Mediterranean coast and the eighth largest city in the country with over one million people in the metropolitan area. The city dates back to about 200 BC when it was settled by the Attalid Dynasty of Pergamon and soon conquered by the Romans. The city was ruled by several different groups and most recently was transferred to Italian suzerainty following World War I. It became part of Turkey following the War of Independence. The city has seen an influx of development in recent years and it has grown into a tourism mecca with more than 12 million visitors in 2014.

Which city is cheaper, Antalya or Abu Dhabi?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Abu Dhabi is $131, while the average daily cost in Antalya is $25. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Abu Dhabi and Antalya in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Abu Dhabi $78
    Antalya $12
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Abu Dhabi $156
    Antalya $24
Compare Hotels in Abu Dhabi and Antalya

Looking for a hotel in Abu Dhabi or Antalya? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Abu Dhabi


Hotels in Antalya


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Abu Dhabi Hotel Prices and Antalya Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Abu Dhabi $16
    Antalya $3.93
Typical Local Transportation prices in Abu Dhabi

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Abu Dhabi are as follows:


  • Car Rental
    $31
  • Taxi to Airport
    $14

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Abu Dhabi

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Abu Dhabi:

  • Yas Waterworld General Admission with Sharing Transfers: $97
  • Yas Waterworld Admission plus Private Transfer: $225
  • Wheelchair Accessible Cruise Ship Transfer: $100
  • Wheelchair Accessible Airport Transfer in Abu Dhabi: $107
  • Warner Bros World and Ferrari World Combo Ticket with transfer from Dubai: $204
  • Warner Bros General Admission with Sharing Transfers: $103
  • Transfer in private vehicle from Abu Dhabi City to Abu Dhabi Airport: $40
  • Transfer in private vehicle from Abu Dhabi Airport to Abu Dhabi City: $40
  • Transfer in private minivan from Abu Dhabi City to Abu Dhabi Airport: $80
  • Transfer in private minivan from Abu Dhabi Airport to Abu Dhabi City: $80
  • Skip the Line: Ferrari World Ticket Without Transfer: $155
  • Sharing Transfer Expo 2020 : Abu Dhabi Hotel to Expo with Return: $79

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Antalya

Also for Antalya, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Transfers: $5.00
  • One-Way Shared Transfer: Antalya City & Beach to Antalya Airport: $9.95
  • One-Way Shared Transfer: Antalya Airport to Belek: $11
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Antalya Airport (AYT) to Antalya: $13
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Antalya to Antalya Airport (AYT): $13
  • One-Way Shared Transfer: Antalya Airport to Kemer: $14
  • One-Way Shared Transfer: Antalya Airport to Side: $14
  • One-Way Shared Transfer: Antalya Airport to Alanya: $14
  • Antalya Airport - Antalya City Hotels Private Transfers (Lara, Kundu, Old Town): $17
  • Private Departure Transfer: Kundu / Lara Region Hotels to Antalya Airport: $22
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Antalya Airport to Antalya, Kundu or Lara: $22
  • Private Departure Transfer from Antalya, Kundu or Lara to Antalya Airport: $22

Is it cheaper to fly into Abu Dhabi or Antalya?

Prices for flights to both Antalya and Abu Dhabi change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Abu Dhabi $36
    Antalya $8.19

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Abu Dhabi

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Abu Dhabi.

  • Abu Dhabi 6-Hour Desert Safari With BBQ Dinner: $58
  • Abu Dhabi Afternoon Desert Safari and BBQ Dinner: $59
  • Evening Desert Safari with Dune Bashing, Camel Riding, BBQ Dinner: $62
  • Abu Dhabi Desert Tour With BBQ Dinner, Camel Ride and Belly Dance Hotel Pickup: $62
  • Evening Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner,Belly Dance,Tanura & Fire Dance,Camel Ride: $65
  • Dune Dinner Safari Abu Dhabi: $69
  • 4x4 Desert Safari Abu Dhabi with BBQ Dinner: $69
  • Abu Dhabi Desert Safari Experience Live's show's Bbq Dinner & much More: $73
  • Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner, Belly Dance & Tannura Dance: $83
  • Evening Desert Safari With BBQ Dinner, Camel Ride and Sand Boarding: $83
  • Evening Desert Safari Abu Dhabi with Dinner: $85
  • Sunset Camel Trek and BBQ Dinner with Shows: $85

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Antalya

For Antalya, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show with Dinner: $83

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Abu Dhabi $32
    Antalya $6.51

Tours and Activities in Abu Dhabi

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Abu Dhabi are as follows:

  • 2 Hrs Cruise to Lulu Island: $458
  • 2 in 1 Best Combo Tours Full Day Abu Dhabi City Tour and Night Dhow Cruise Dubai: $365
  • 4 Hour Cultural Tour of Abu Dhabi - Private Tour: $78
  • 4 Hours Abu Dhabi City Tour: $40
  • 90-Minute Small-Group Yas Marina Circuit Tour: $30
  • ABU DHABI CITY TOUR WITH FERRARI WORLD (With Transportation): $135
  • Abu Dhabi Bus Tour from Dubai: $71
  • Abu Dhabi City Sightseeing Tour with Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: $286
  • Abu Dhabi City Tour: $171
  • Abu Dhabi City Tour: $67
  • Abu Dhabi City Tour: $73
  • Abu Dhabi City Tour & Warner Bros World: $200

Tours and Activities in Antalya

For Antalya, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Skip the Line: Yoruk Parki Kemer Admission Ticket: $5.75
  • Admission Ticket to Sandland Antalya: $7.46
  • Shopping Tour From Kemer: $10
  • Smartphone Audio City Tour: $14
  • From Manavgat: Boat Tour to Side: $22
  • Sapadere Canyon Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Alanya: $28
  • Canyoning and Rafting Tours from Antalya: $29
  • Antalya Rafting Tour: $31
  • Antalya Local Bazaar Tour: $33
  • Koprulu Canyon Water Rafting Adventure with Lunch from Antalya: $34
  • Turkey: Day Tour of Ancient Lycia: $34
  • Day Tour to Xanthos City, Saklikent Canyon and Patara Beach: $36

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Abu Dhabi $11
    Antalya $3.65


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Abu Dhabi and Antalya, we can see that Abu Dhabi is more expensive. And not only is Antalya much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Abu Dhabi is in Middle East and Antalya is in Europe, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. So, traveling to Antalya would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Antalya and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Abu Dhabi would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Abu Dhabi than you might in Antalya.


When is the best time to visit Abu Dhabi or Antalya?

Antalya has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Abu Dhabi experiences a tropical climate with fairly warm weather most of the year.

Should I visit Abu Dhabi or Antalya in the Summer?

Both Antalya and Abu Dhabi during the summer are popular places to visit. Abu Dhabi attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate. Also, the summer months attract visitors to Antalya because of the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences.

Abu Dhabi can become quite hot in the summer. In July, Abu Dhabi is generally a little warmer than Antalya. Temperatures in Abu Dhabi average around 35°C (95°F), and Antalya stays around 28°C (83°F).

In Antalya, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Abu Dhabi. In the summer, Abu Dhabi often gets less sunshine than Antalya. Abu Dhabi gets 331 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Antalya receives 376 hours of full sun.

Abu Dhabi usually gets more rain in July than Antalya. Abu Dhabi gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Antalya receives 3 mm (0.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Abu Dhabi 35°C (95°F) 
    Antalya 28°C (83°F)

Should I visit Abu Dhabi or Antalya in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Abu Dhabi and Antalya. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Abu Dhabi throughout the year. Also, the hiking trails, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area are the main draw to Antalya this time of year.

Abu Dhabi is a little warmer than Antalya in the autumn. The temperature in Abu Dhabi is usually 29°C (84°F) in October, and Antalya stays around 21°C (69°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Antalya this time of the year. In Abu Dhabi, it's very sunny this time of the year. Abu Dhabi usually receives more sunshine than Antalya during autumn. Abu Dhabi gets 314 hours of sunny skies, while Antalya receives 251 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Abu Dhabi usually receives less rain than Antalya. Abu Dhabi gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Antalya receives 70 mm (2.8 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Abu Dhabi 29°C (84°F) 
    Antalya 21°C (69°F)

Should I visit Abu Dhabi or Antalya in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Abu Dhabi as well as Antalya. Plenty of visitors come to Abu Dhabi because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year. Also, many travelers come to Antalya for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

In the winter, Abu Dhabi is much warmer than Antalya. Typically, the winter temperatures in Abu Dhabi in January are around 18°C (64°F), and Antalya is about 11°C (51°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Abu Dhabi this time of the year. In the winter, Abu Dhabi often gets more sunshine than Antalya. Abu Dhabi gets 269 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Antalya receives 161 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Antalya. Abu Dhabi usually gets less rain in January than Antalya. Abu Dhabi gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Antalya receives 239 mm (9.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Abu Dhabi 18°C (64°F) 
    Antalya 11°C (51°F)

Should I visit Abu Dhabi or Antalya in the Spring?

Both Antalya and Abu Dhabi are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. Abu Dhabi attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate. Also, many visitors come to Antalya in the spring for the beaches and the natural beauty.

In April, Abu Dhabi is generally much warmer than Antalya. Temperatures in Abu Dhabi average around 27°C (81°F), and Antalya stays around 16°C (62°F).

It's quite sunny in Antalya. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi usually receives more sunshine than Antalya during spring. Abu Dhabi gets 297 hours of sunny skies, while Antalya receives 243 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Abu Dhabi usually receives less rain than Antalya. Abu Dhabi gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Antalya receives 46 mm (1.8 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Abu Dhabi 27°C (81°F) 
    Antalya 16°C (62°F)

Typical Weather for Antalya and Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Antalya
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 18°C (64°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 11°C (51°F) 239 mm (9.4 in)
Feb 20°C (68°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 11°C (52°F) 196 mm (7.7 in)
Mar 23°C (73°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 13°C (56°F) 103 mm (4.1 in)
Apr 27°C (81°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 16°C (62°F) 46 mm (1.8 in)
May 31°C (88°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 20°C (69°F) 28 mm (1.1 in)
Jun 33°C (91°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 25°C (77°F) 8 mm (0.3 in)
Jul 35°C (95°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 28°C (83°F) 3 mm (0.1 in)
Aug 36°C (97°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 28°C (83°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Sep 33°C (91°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 25°C (77°F) 11 mm (0.4 in)
Oct 29°C (84°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 21°C (69°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Nov 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 16°C (61°F) 134 mm (5.3 in)
Dec 21°C (70°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 12°C (54°F) 227 mm (8.9 in)


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