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

Should you visit Abu Dhabi or Genoa?

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 Genoa can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Abu Dhabi or Genoa?

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.

Genoa

Located on the coast of northwest Italy, Genoa is a port city and capital of the Liguria region. With a long history as a rich and powerful trade center, Genoa's past of many centuries is still visible in its old port, stunning architecture, and charming alleyways. A traveler can spend days walking along seaside villas, admiring towering churches, and shopping the boutiques of the city. Genoa is also the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, featuring what is thought to be his birth home and many other quaint abodes.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Family-Friendly Tours to United Arab Emirates, The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in United Arab Emirates, The Best Vineyard & Wine Tours in Italy, and The Best Food and Culinary Tours in Italy.


Which place is cheaper, Genoa 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 Genoa is $160. 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 Genoa in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Abu Dhabi $98
    Genoa $95
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Abu Dhabi $196
    Genoa $190
Compare Hotels in Abu Dhabi and Genoa

Looking for a hotel in Abu Dhabi or Genoa? 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 Genoa


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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 Genoa Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Abu Dhabi $20
    Genoa $9.31
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:

  • Skydive in Abu Dhabi | Tandem Skydive with transfer: $817
  • Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Tickets with Private Transfers: $289
  • Private Transfer from Jebel Dhanna Resort to Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH): $275
  • Private Transfer from Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH) to Qasr Al Sarab: $275
  • Private Transfer from Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH) to Fujairah: $275
  • Private Transfer from Talal Liwa to Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH): $275
  • Ferrari world & Warner bros. parks with transfer from Dubai: $250
  • Abu Dhabi Helicopter Ride with optional Private Transfers: $222
  • Private Transfer: Abu Dhabi to Dubai Airport DXB in Luxury SUV: $219
  • Private Transfer: Abu Dhabi to Dubai Airport DXB in Luxury Van: $213
  • Private Transfer: Abu Dhabi Airport AUH to Dubai in Luxury Van: $202
  • Ferrari World with Fast Track Access , Meal Voucher and Transfer: $200

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Genoa

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

  • Private Transfer from Genoa Cruise Port to Genoa hotels: $26
  • Genoa Airport (GOA) to Genoa - Arrival Private Transfer: $27
  • Genoa to Genoa Airport (GOA) - Departure Private Transfer: $27
  • Private Transfer from Genoa Airport GOA to Santa Margherita Port: $44
  • Private Transfer from Santa Margherita Cruise Port to Genoa city: $44
  • Private Transfer from Genoa city to Santa Margherita Cruise Port: $44
  • Departure Private Transfer Genoa, Savona or Portofino to GOA Airport by Sedan: $44
  • Private Transfer Genoa Cruise Port to Genoa, Savona or Portofino by Business Car: $44
  • Private Transfer from Genoa Airport(GOA) to Portofino Cruise Port: $49
  • Genoa Airport (GOA) to Genoa - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $55
  • Genoa airport (GOA) to Savona Cruise Port - Arrival Private Transfer: $59
  • Genoa hotels to Savona Cruise Port - Departure Private Transfer: $59

Is it cheaper to fly into Abu Dhabi or Genoa?

Prices for flights to both Genoa 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
    Genoa $55

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Abu Dhabi

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

  • Dubai: Dhow Cruise Marina Multi Cusine Dinner & Tanura Show: $35
  • Dubai Marina luxury Dhow Cruise Dinner (catamaran): $41
  • Dubai Best Dhow Cruise Dinner Marina: $44
  • Abu Dhabi Desert Safari With BBQ Dinner & Live Shows: $49
  • Desert Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride & BBQ Dinner: $50
  • Desert Tour with BBQ Dinner and Hotel Transfer: $51
  • Abu Dhabi Desert Safari With Live Shows And BBQ Buffet Dinner: $60
  • Evening Desert Safari Abu Dhabi with Hot BBQ Dinner : $65
  • 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 4x4, BBQ Dinner, Camel Ride: $81
  • Abu Dhabi Evening Desert Safari with Camel Ride and Dinner: $84

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Genoa

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

  • Genoese cooking lesson in the garden with lunch: $68
  • Genoa Old town Food Tour: $74
  • Itinerant dinner in the old town: $76
  • Street Food Tour: $85
  • Do Eat Better Experience - Food Tours in Genoa: $87
  • Traditional Food Tour: $92
  • Dining Experience at a local's Home in Chiavari with Show Cooking: $93
  • Lunch or dinner and cooking demo at a local home in Camogli: $93
  • Dining experience with cooking demo and wines in Rapallo: $93
  • Tour of Genoa historic center and wine tasting with dinner: $93
  • Small-group Street food tour in Camogli: $99
  • Guided Gourmet Food Tour with Tastings: $102

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Abu Dhabi $39
    Genoa $21

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
  • Falcon Hospital Tour with Transportation : $101
  • Full Day Abu Dhabi City & Louvre Museum Tour: $90
  • Private Full-Day Tour in Abu Dhabi: $234
  • 4 Hour Cultural Tour of Abu Dhabi - Private Tour: $160
  • 8 Hour Ticket/Pass For Yas Water World In Dubai.: $103
  • 8 hours Private Tour: Ferrari World and Louvre Museum with Pickup: $270
  • Abu Dhabi 4G & 5G Data Roaming for Tourist: $11
  • Abu Dhabi : Private Custom Walking Tour with A Guide: $43
  • Abu Dhabi : Private Walking Tour with A guide (Private Tour): $44
  • Abu Dhabi City Tour - Full Day: $218
  • Abu Dhabi City Tour Full Day with Mosque Visit: $76

Tours and Activities in Genoa

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Genoa.

  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.23
  • City Exploration Game and Tour: $7.00
  • City Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Tour: $7.00
  • City Highlights Self-guided Walking Tour: $8.51
  • Lighthouse Entrance Ticket: $8.62
  • Finance and Nobility: Explore medieval Genoa on a self-guided audio tour: $8.99
  • Finance and Nobility Self-Guided Audio Tour: $8.99
  • Uncover Genoa's Legacy: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $11
  • Historic Guided Tour of Christopher Columbus' House: $11
  • The City of Children and Young Museum Entry Ticket: $13
  • Guided Tour of Rolli Palaces UNESCO Site, Genoa: $15
  • 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour of the Historical Center: $15

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Abu Dhabi $13
    Genoa $11

Sample the Local Flavors in Genoa

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Genoa:

  • CAMOGLI: PRIVATE Ligurian Wine Tasting Experience and walking on National Park: $126


When comparing the travel costs between Abu Dhabi and Genoa, 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 Genoa 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 Genoa Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Abu Dhabi or Genoa?

Abu Dhabi has a larger population, and is about 0% larger than the population of Genoa. When comparing the sizes of Abu Dhabi and Genoa, 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 Genoa?

Genoa 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 Genoa in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Abu Dhabi as well as Genoa. Abu Dhabi attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. Also, many travelers come to Genoa for the beaches and the family-friendly experiences.

Abu Dhabi can become quite hot in the summer. In July, Abu Dhabi is generally a little warmer than Genoa. Daily temperatures in Abu Dhabi average around 35°C (95°F), and Genoa fluctuates around 25°C (76°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Genoa. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Abu Dhabi this time of the year. In the summer, Abu Dhabi often gets more sunshine than Genoa. Abu Dhabi gets 331 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Genoa receives 295 hours of full sun.

Abu Dhabi usually gets less rain in July than Genoa. Abu Dhabi gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Genoa receives 12 mm (0.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Abu Dhabi 35°C (95°F) 
    Genoa 25°C (76°F)

Should I visit Abu Dhabi or Genoa in the Autumn?

Both Genoa and Abu Dhabi are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Abu Dhabi throughout the year. Also, many visitors come to Genoa in the autumn for the shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area.

Abu Dhabi is much warmer than Genoa in the autumn. The daily temperature in Abu Dhabi averages around 29°C (84°F) in October, and Genoa fluctuates around 19°C (66°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi usually receives more sunshine than Genoa during autumn. Abu Dhabi gets 314 hours of sunny skies, while Genoa receives 183 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Abu Dhabi usually receives less rain than Genoa. Abu Dhabi gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Genoa receives 97 mm (3.8 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Abu Dhabi 29°C (84°F) 
    Genoa 19°C (66°F)

Should I visit Abu Dhabi or Genoa in the Winter?

Both Genoa and Abu Dhabi during the winter are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Abu Dhabi because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year. Furthermore, most visitors come to Genoa for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine during these months.

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

It's quite sunny in Abu Dhabi. In the winter, Abu Dhabi often gets more sunshine than Genoa. Abu Dhabi gets 269 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Genoa receives 127 hours of full sun.

Abu Dhabi usually gets less rain in January than Genoa. Abu Dhabi gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Genoa receives 71 mm (2.8 in) of rain this time of the year.


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

Should I visit Abu Dhabi or Genoa in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Abu Dhabi and Genoa. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Abu Dhabi year-round. Furthermore, the spring months attract visitors to Genoa because of the beaches and the natural beauty.

In April, Abu Dhabi is generally much warmer than Genoa. Daily temperatures in Abu Dhabi average around 27°C (81°F), and Genoa fluctuates around 15°C (58°F).

In Abu Dhabi, it's very sunny this time of the year. Abu Dhabi usually receives more sunshine than Genoa during spring. Abu Dhabi gets 297 hours of sunny skies, while Genoa receives 198 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Abu Dhabi usually receives less rain than Genoa. Abu Dhabi gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Genoa receives 65 mm (2.6 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Abu Dhabi 27°C (81°F) 
    Genoa 15°C (58°F)

Typical Weather for Genoa and Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Genoa
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 18°C (64°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 11°C (51°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
Feb 20°C (68°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 11°C (51°F) 73 mm (2.9 in)
Mar 23°C (73°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 12°C (54°F) 69 mm (2.7 in)
Apr 27°C (81°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 15°C (58°F) 65 mm (2.6 in)
May 31°C (88°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 18°C (64°F) 54 mm (2.1 in)
Jun 33°C (91°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 21°C (71°F) 33 mm (1.3 in)
Jul 35°C (95°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 25°C (76°F) 12 mm (0.5 in)
Aug 36°C (97°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 25°C (77°F) 34 mm (1.3 in)
Sep 33°C (91°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 22°C (72°F) 57 mm (2.2 in)
Oct 29°C (84°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 19°C (66°F) 97 mm (3.8 in)
Nov 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 14°C (58°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Dec 21°C (70°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 12°C (53°F) 65 mm (2.6 in)