A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Abu Dhabi vs. Port-of-Spain for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Abu Dhabi or Port-of-Spain?

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 Port-of-Spain can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Abu Dhabi or Port-of-Spain?

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.

Port-of-Spain

Located on the northwest coast of Trinidad island, Port of Spain is the capital of the Caribbean island nation Trinidad & Tobago. It is a hub of activity, especially during the celebration of Carnival for which the island nation is famous.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Budget Tours to United Arab Emirates, and The Best Tours for Seniors to United Arab Emirates.


Which place is cheaper, Port-of-Spain 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 Port-of-Spain is $174. 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 Port-of-Spain in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Abu Dhabi $98
    Port-of-Spain $80
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Abu Dhabi $196
    Port-of-Spain $160
Compare Hotels in Abu Dhabi and Port-of-Spain

Looking for a hotel in Abu Dhabi or Port-of-Spain? 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 Port-of-Spain


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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 Port-of-Spain Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Abu Dhabi $20
    Port-of-Spain $50
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:

  • Abu Dhabi : Private Half Day Guided Tour - Transfer Included: $125
  • Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH) Arrival Transfer (Airport to Abu Dhabi Hotel or Address): $133
  • Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH) to Abu Dhabi - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $71
  • Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH) to Dubai - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $120
  • Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH) to Dubai hotel or address - Arrival Private Transfer: $53
  • Abu Dhabi Airport Private Departure Transfer: $33
  • Abu Dhabi Airport to Dubai City Private Transfers: $135
  • Abu Dhabi hotel to Dubai Airport (DXB) - Departure Private Transfer: $53
  • Abu Dhabi to Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH) - Departure Private Transfer: $36
  • Abu Dhabi to Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH) - Departure Private Transfer: $40
  • Abu Dhabi to Dubai Airport (DXB) - Departure Private Transfer: $42
  • Burj Khalifa Tickets With Transfer: $158

Is it cheaper to fly into Abu Dhabi or Port-of-Spain?

Prices for flights to both Port-of-Spain 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
    Port-of-Spain $54

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 Desert Safari With BBQ Dinner & Live Shows: $49
  • Abu Dhabi Evening Desert Safari Tour with Shows and BBQ Dinner: $60
  • Abu Dhabi Desert Safari With Live Shows And BBQ Buffet Dinner: $60
  • Abu Dhabi Evening Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner and all Camp Activities : $72
  • Abu Dhabi Desert Safari 4x4, BBQ Dinner, Camel Ride: $81
  • Abu Dhabi Evening Desert Safari with Camel Ride and Dinner: $84
  • Buffet Dinner Cruise including Transfer from Abu Dhabi: $93
  • 4x4 Desert Safari Abu Dhabi with BBQ Dinner: $96
  • Overnight Safari Abu Dhabi ,Belly Dance ,Camel Ride ,Henna Painting ,BBQ Dinner: $130
  • Overnight Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner & Breakfast Abu Dhabi: $133
  • Evening Desert Safari Abu Dhabi with Dinner: $140
  • Overnight Desert Safari Abu Dhabi with BBQ Dinner & Morning Breakfast: $150

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Abu Dhabi $39
    Port-of-Spain $59

Tours and Activities in Abu Dhabi

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

  • Qasar Al Hosn Abu Dhabi Entry Tickets: $11
  • Qasr Al Watan Museum Abu Dhabi Ticket: $17
  • Qasr Al Watan Admission Ticket: $18
  • Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi Admission Ticket: $22
  • Qasr Al Watan Abu Dhabi Entry Ticket: $22
  • Louvre Abu Dhabi Skip-the-Line Ticket: $23
  • Admission Ticket to Qasr Al Watan: $25
  • Tickets to The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi: $31
  • The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi Admission Tickets: $31
  • Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi Ticket: $31
  • Dubai Full Day Tour without Lunch from Abu Dhabi: $32
  • Private Kayak Adventure in Abu Dhabi: $33

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Abu Dhabi $13
    Port-of-Spain $22


When comparing the travel costs between Abu Dhabi and Port-of-Spain, we can see that Port-of-Spain 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 Port-of-Spain is in Caribbean Islands, 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 Port-of-Spain Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Abu Dhabi or Port-of-Spain?

Abu Dhabi has a larger population, and is about 10 times larger than the population of Port-of-Spain. When comparing the sizes of Abu Dhabi and Port-of-Spain, 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 Port-of-Spain?

Both destinations experience a warmer climate with nice weather most of the year. Instead of summer and winter seasons, they usually have a rainy season and a dry season.

Should I visit Abu Dhabi or Port-of-Spain in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Abu Dhabi and Port-of-Spain. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Abu Dhabi year-round. Port-of-Spain attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

Port-of-Spain receives a lot of rain in the summer. In July, Abu Dhabi usually receives less rain than Port-of-Spain. Abu Dhabi gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Port-of-Spain receives 266 mm (10.5 in) of rain each month for the summer.

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Port-of-Spain this time of the year. In Abu Dhabi, it's very sunny this time of the year. Abu Dhabi usually receives more sunshine than Port-of-Spain during summer. Abu Dhabi gets 331 hours of sunny skies, while Port-of-Spain receives 206 hours of full sun in the summer.

Abu Dhabi can become quite hot in the summer. In July, Abu Dhabi is generally a little warmer than Port-of-Spain. Daily temperatures in Abu Dhabi average around 35°C (95°F), and Port-of-Spain fluctuates around 27°C (81°F).


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Abu Dhabi 35°C (95°F) 
    Port-of-Spain 27°C (81°F)

Should I visit Abu Dhabi or Port-of-Spain in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Abu Dhabi as well as Port-of-Spain. Abu Dhabi attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. The warm climate attracts visitors to Port-of-Spain throughout the year.

It's quite rainy in Port-of-Spain. Abu Dhabi usually gets less rain in October than Port-of-Spain. Abu Dhabi gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Port-of-Spain receives 199 mm (7.8 in) of rain this time of the year.

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Port-of-Spain. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Abu Dhabi this time of the year. In the autumn, Abu Dhabi often gets more sunshine than Port-of-Spain. Abu Dhabi gets 314 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Port-of-Spain receives 207 hours of full sun.

Abu Dhabi is around the same temperature as Port-of-Spain in the autumn. The daily temperature in Abu Dhabi averages around 29°C (84°F) in October, and Port-of-Spain fluctuates around 27°C (81°F).


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Abu Dhabi 29°C (84°F) 
    Port-of-Spain 27°C (81°F)

Should I visit Abu Dhabi or Port-of-Spain in the Winter?

Both Port-of-Spain and Abu Dhabi are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Abu Dhabi throughout the year. Plenty of visitors come to Port-of-Spain because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

In January, Abu Dhabi usually receives less rain than Port-of-Spain. Abu Dhabi gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Port-of-Spain receives 71 mm (2.8 in) of rain each month for the winter.

It's quite sunny in Port-of-Spain. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi usually receives more sunshine than Port-of-Spain during winter. Abu Dhabi gets 269 hours of sunny skies, while Port-of-Spain receives 241 hours of full sun in the winter.

In the winter, Abu Dhabi is cooler than Port-of-Spain. Typically, the winter temperatures in Abu Dhabi in January average around 18°C (64°F), and Port-of-Spain averages at about 26°C (78°F).


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Abu Dhabi 18°C (64°F) 
    Port-of-Spain 26°C (78°F)

Should I visit Abu Dhabi or Port-of-Spain in the Spring?

Both Port-of-Spain and Abu Dhabi during the spring are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Abu Dhabi because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Port-of-Spain year-round.

Abu Dhabi usually gets less rain in April than Port-of-Spain. Abu Dhabi gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Port-of-Spain receives 51 mm (2 in) of rain this time of the year.

In Port-of-Spain, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Abu Dhabi. In the spring, Abu Dhabi often gets more sunshine than Port-of-Spain. Abu Dhabi gets 297 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Port-of-Spain receives 238 hours of full sun.

In April, Abu Dhabi is generally around the same temperature as Port-of-Spain. Daily temperatures in Abu Dhabi average around 27°C (81°F), and Port-of-Spain fluctuates around 27°C (81°F).


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Abu Dhabi 27°C (81°F) 
    Port-of-Spain 27°C (81°F)

Typical Weather for Port-of-Spain and Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Port-of-Spain
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 18°C (64°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 26°C (78°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
Feb 20°C (68°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 26°C (79°F) 43 mm (1.7 in)
Mar 23°C (73°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 26°C (80°F) 34 mm (1.3 in)
Apr 27°C (81°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 27°C (81°F) 51 mm (2 in)
May 31°C (88°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 28°C (82°F) 117 mm (4.6 in)
Jun 33°C (91°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 27°C (81°F) 252 mm (9.9 in)
Jul 35°C (95°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 27°C (81°F) 266 mm (10.5 in)
Aug 36°C (97°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 27°C (81°F) 225 mm (8.9 in)
Sep 33°C (91°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 27°C (81°F) 203 mm (8 in)
Oct 29°C (84°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 27°C (81°F) 199 mm (7.8 in)
Nov 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 27°C (80°F) 228 mm (9 in)
Dec 21°C (70°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 26°C (79°F) 155 mm (6.1 in)