Abu Dhabi
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Home to the world’s fastest roller coaster, largest hand-loomed carpet, and the sumptuous Emirates Palace that boasts more than 1000 chandeliers, UAE’s capital city is no stranger to breaking records. Life in this futuristic fast lane means new commercial ventures and architecture thrives, with modern fashion, edgy businesses and start-up technologies all finding their home in Abu Dhabi. Traditional Arabia is not lost though, with grandiose cultural hubs like the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque still thriving, plus the authentic dhow harbour and many marketplaces ensuring local culture remains alive and well. Balancing the contemporary and the classic lends Abu Dhabi a diversity rarely seen in other cities, making it the ideal getaway for culture vultures and luxe-lovers alike.
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Our tips for Abu Dhabi

  • Well worn. Be sure to dress respectfully when out and about on your Abu Dhabi sightseeing adventures, especially during Ramadan season. If visiting government offices or places of worship, it is advised that visitors cover their shoulders and legs.
  • Drive a hard bargain. Haggling is encouraged (and often expected) on your Abu Dhabi day trips to small shops and marketplaces.
  • Be mindful during Ramadan. It is illegal to drink, eat or smoke in public during the daylight hours of Ramadan. When considering what to do in Abu Dhabi during Ramadan, keep in mind that that many cafés and restaurants will be closed during this time. We recommend considering how this may affect your travels before booking your trip during this period.

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Best time to visit
With plenty of things to do in Abu Dhabi and with an average temperature remaining around 20-25ºC, the months of November and May is the ideal time to visit this capital. However if you don’t mind the heat and humidity of the peak summer months you’ll be likely to strike a cheap deal, with hotel rooms and Abu Dhabi attractions prices often reduced considerably.
Getting around
Navigating Abu Dhabi’s slick city streets can be testing. Here’s our travel breakdown of the best ways to find your way through UAE’s capital.
  • Air-conditioned and at great-value prices, the buses are ideal for those looking to stay within budget on their Abu Dhabi day tours. With many routes around the city, the buses cover most of the capital’s key destinations.
  • Keep in mind that Abu Dhabi’s buses do not accept cash, and tickets must be purchased at the local station before starting your journey.
  • Taxis are commonly used in Abu Dhabi, and are relatively cheap in comparison to other major cities.
Stay Safe
Abu Dhabi is a very safe city with extremely low crime rates, however you should always take precautions when travelling.
  • In an emergency situation, dial 999.
  • Driving in this city centre can be chaotic, especially in heavy-traffic zones. Be patient, tolerant and abide by all traffic rules while on the road.
  • Remain alert on your Abu Dhabi tours and when walking the city streets late at night. Stay in well-lit areas and avoid rowdy groups.
Did you know?
Impress your friends with these tidbits of information: • Impressed with Abu Dhabi's modern look? It's bridges, canals, and stunning architecture? Much of what you see is due to Japanese architect Katsuhiko Takahashi. • Time to do a bit of car spotting! Indeed, the Abu Dhabi Police Force does drive Lamborghini's, Ferrari's and even Rolls Royce's!! Just spot them, don't get involved. • Another thing to look out for are gold dispensing ATM's! Yep, you'll need some serious money to purchase a bar. Perhaps look on in envy or maybe not?

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