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 place 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 $164, while the average daily cost in Antalya is $155. 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 destination. 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 $98
    Antalya $58
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Abu Dhabi $196
    Antalya $116
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 $20
    Antalya $116
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 Transfers: $106
  • Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi Tickets With Meal and Transfers : $99
  • Warner Bros World and Ferrari World Combo Ticket with transfer from Dubai: $204
  • Warner Bros World Ticket's -Abu Dhabi Without Transfer: $220
  • Warner Bros General Admission with Transfers: $134
  • Visit Ferrari World Abu Dhabi From Dubai Included Transfer and Tickets: $235
  • Try find your better than us! Airport transfer service in Abu Dhabi HTL-APT(AUH): $52
  • Try find your better than us! Airport transfer service in Abu Dhabi APT-HTL(AUH): $56
  • Transfer in private vehicle from Abu Dhabi City - Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH): $61
  • Transfer in private vehicle from Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH)- Abu Dhabi City: $61
  • Transfer in private minivan from Abu Dhabi City - Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH): $67
  • Transfer in private minivan from Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH)- Abu Dhabi City: $67

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Antalya

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

  • Private One-way Airport Transfer (Antalya Airport To/From Antalya): $14
  • Antalya Airport - Antalya City Hotels Private Transfers (Lara, Kundu, Old Town): $15
  • Side: Whitewater Rafting Adventure with Lunch and Transfer: $15
  • Antalya to Antalya Ariport (AYT) - Departure Private Transfer: $16
  • Antalya Ariport (AYT) to Antalya hotel or address - Arrival Private Transfer: $16
  • Antalya to Antalya Ariport (AYT) - Departure Private Transfer: $19
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Antalya hotel - Arrival Private Transfer: $19
  • Antalya Ariport (AYT) to Belek hotel or address - Arrival Private Transfer: $19
  • From Land of Legends Transfer and Boat Parade Show: $19
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service in Antalya HTL-APT (AYT): $19
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service in Antalya APT-HTL (AYT): $19
  • Suluada Boat Trip /w Lunch & Transfer (Small Group Max 30 People): $20

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 $45
    Antalya $27

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Abu Dhabi

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

  • Desert Safari BBQ Dinner Live Shows Pick & Drop More: $45
  • Abu Dhabi Desert Safari With BBQ Dinner & Live Shows: $49
  • Abu Dhabi Desert Safari With Live Shows And BBQ Buffet Dinner: $60
  • Evening Desert Safari Abu Dhabi with BBQ Dinner & Shows: $70
  • Abu Dhabi Evening Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner and all Camp Activities : $72
  • Desert Safari Abu Dhabi w/ Sand Boarding, Camel Ride & BBQ Dinner: $75
  • Abu Dhabi Evening Desert Safari & Dinner Under the Stars: $77
  • Abu Dhabi Desert Safari (Dune Bashing, BBQ Dinner, Camel Ride & Sand Skii): $80
  • Abu Dhabi Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner & Shows: $80
  • Abu Dhabi Desert Safari 4x4, BBQ Dinner, Camel Ride: $81
  • Abu Dhabi Evening Desert Safari with Camel Ride and Dinner: $81
  • Abu Dhabi desert safari with sand boarding with BBQ dinner | MyHolidaysAdventures: $82

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Antalya

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

  • Pamukkalea and Salda Lake Tour with Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner: $37
  • Traditional Turkish Tastes at Antalya Food Tour: $47
  • Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show with Dinner: $73
  • Full day trip to Pamukkale from Side with dinner: $104

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Abu Dhabi $39
    Antalya $49

Tours and Activities in Abu Dhabi

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

  • Abu Dhabi Full Day City Tour : $100
  • Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum Entrance Ticket: $41
  • Abu Dhabi Tour-Sheik Zayed Mosque, Emirates Palace With Louvre Musuem: $115
  • Admission Ticket To Qasr Al Hosn Abu Dhabi: $20
  • Falcon Hospital Tour with Hotel Pickup: $101
  • Ferrari World Entrance ticket : $95
  • Full Day Abu Dhabi City & Louvre Museum Tour: $90
  • Private Full-Day Tour in Abu Dhabi: $234
  • Ticket to Louvre Museum, Abu Dhabi: $19
  • 17 Minutes Helicopter Tour in Abu Dhabi: $245
  • 2 Days 2 Park- Ferrari World +Yas Waterworld Or Warner Bros World Combo Tickets: $155
  • 2 Hours Abu Dhabi Dhow Cruise: $84

Tours and Activities in Antalya

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

  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.23
  • Antalya Highlights Escape Game and Tour: $3.23
  • Bazaar Self-Guided Smartphone App Tour: $6.00
  • Antalya Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $7.95
  • Antalya Scavenger Hunt And Sights Self-Guided Tour: $8.12
  • Antalya Self-Guided Audio Tour: $9.00
  • Self-Guided Audio City Tour on Your Phone: $11
  • Antalya Sand Sculpture Museum Admission Ticket: $11
  • Full-Day Private Rafting Adventure in Karabük Türkiye: $11
  • Guided Princess Island Tour With Pick Up - Lunch and Guide: $13
  • Antalya Highlights Self guided scavenger hunt and Walking Tour: $13
  • Spa and Skin Care Experience with Massage and Drink: $15

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Abu Dhabi $13
    Antalya $22


When comparing the travel costs between Abu Dhabi and Antalya, we can see that Abu Dhabi is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Even though Abu Dhabi is in Middle East and Antalya is in Europe, both of these destinations have relatively similar prices of travel. Generally, the levels of luxury and expenses are the same for these cities even though they are geographically far apart.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Abu Dhabi Expensive? and Is Antalya Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Abu Dhabi or Antalya?

Antalya has a larger population, and is about 26% larger than the population of Abu Dhabi. When comparing the sizes of Abu Dhabi and Antalya, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


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 warm climate with fairly sunny 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. Plenty of visitors come to Abu Dhabi because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year. 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. Daily temperatures in Abu Dhabi average around 35°C (95°F), and Antalya fluctuates 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. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Abu Dhabi year-round. 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 daily temperature in Abu Dhabi averages around 29°C (84°F) in October, and Antalya fluctuates 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. Abu Dhabi attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. 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 average around 18°C (64°F), and Antalya averages at 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. The warm climate attracts visitors to Abu Dhabi throughout the year. 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. Daily temperatures in Abu Dhabi average around 27°C (81°F), and Antalya fluctuates 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)