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    Abu Dhabi is the federal capital centre of the United Arab Emirates and among the most modern cities in the world. The city is a T-shaped island on the Persian Gulf. By far, it is the largest and the richest emirate occupying up to 87% of the country’s total area. Abu Dhabi is an orderly, industrious city endowed with several beaches.

    Since the discovery of oil in the city, there has been rapid growth and development in Abu Dhabi. A lot of investments have been made in the domains of economy, culture and environmental conservation. 50 years ago, the city was a mere fishing village with a fort, a few barasti huts and coral buildings. The city is characterized by futuristic buildings and several state-of-the-art tourist hotels and resorts, attracting tourists from all over the world. Today, Abu Dhabi is a modern city serving as government and business center. The city was designed by Dr Takahashi, a Japanese architect, and was established by Sheikh Zayed.

    With over 145 hotels, tourists have the pleasure of choosing from an array of accommodation facilities ranging from spectacular beach resorts on the great Abu Dhabi’s glittering coastline to stunning islands, hotels and desert tourist hotels.

    Abu Dhabi or ("Abu Zabie" as pronounced by locals). The Capital of the United Arab Emirate, and the biggest Emirate in terms of land. There are only three seven-star hotels in the world, Abu Dhabi is home to one, Emirates Palace. While the other two 7 star hotels are found in Dubai, Burj Al Arab Hotel and Milan, Town House Galleria also known as the Seven Stars Galleria.

    While the international press would have you believing Dubai’s cornered the market on local luxury, Abu Dhabi’s coming up fast on the outside: it might not (quite) be Dubai, but Abu Dhabi is still a destination where you’d best be carrying a wallet full of hefty notes. If you can afford it, though, you’re in for a treat. 

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    There is a large international airport.  That is the best way to get here.

    You can also arrive by land from Dubai (which currently has more routes than our airport)

    Following the Sheikh Zayed road (E11 highway), Abu Dhabi is approximately one and a half hours drive from Dubai by car.

    The trip to Abu Dhabi from Dubai takes approximately 2 hours by bus. They leave Al-Ghubaiba station in Dubai after every 40 minutes.

    Delma Island ferry service provides passenger and vehicle ferry service to Delma Island.

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    Abu Dhabi Department of Transportation provides world class public bus transportation services it operates more than 650 buses in more than 95 routes.

    The buses serving all routes within Abu Dhabi city operate on 24 hour basis. Women are offered the seats immediately behind the driver’s seat while men are offered seats at the back. Frequent visitors of this city are advised to make use of Hafilat smart cards that are credited at various selling outlets on Abu Dhabi Island.

    Private taxis are available charging approximately Dh250. Shared taxis charge around Dh50 from Abu Dhabi to Dubai.

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    Park and Ride scheme provides quality parking services to visitors of Abu Dhabi city. The scheme ensures vehicles are parked securely and reduces congestion within the city.
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    The city of Abu Dhabi has a well-developed double tracked rail system.
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    Some top clubs in Abu Dhabi restrict entry to advance reservations only. This is very usual in cases where top DJs are performing. Anyone visiting the night clubs is advised to dress up fashionably to avoid being turned away at the entrance.
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    The beaches in Abu Dhabi are characterized by stunning views of white sand and turquoise clear waters.

    Tourists from all over the world visit the beach to relax and unwind.

    A number of beach resorts and tourist hotels offer entertainment to tourists visiting the city of Abu Dhabi.

    A few or the beaches charge entry fee to visitors while the rest are free to the public.

    Try Saadiyat Beach, Yas Beach, and Corniche Beach.

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    Splash the cash on five star resorts, and you’ll find yourself amongst swimming pools the size of lakes, designer boutiques, exuberant restaurants and chandelier-strewn hallways. This is the kind of place where you can easily relieve your pockets of several grand in cash every day, especially once you start indulging in the diverse selection of extra-curricular activities. The most popular of those may be familiar to visitors to nearby Dubai, and include stunning (if sometimes almost unpalatably hot) beaches, the chance to race four-by-four jeeps through the sand dunes and even sand boarding, an adaption on snow boarding that’s best reserved only for those with a serious sense of balance (unless you don’t mind a mouth full of sand, of course). 

    If you’re after a more traditional taste of the Middle East you’ll have to dig a little deeper then the areas around the hotels, but some of the sights are genuinely different to anything you’re likely to find outside the region, so it’s worth the effort. Al Maqtaa Fort, for example, is a tiny columned building surrounded by a lake, and the city’s key defense 200 years ago. It’s striking how far the city has come since it was built. The array of mosques, meanwhile, both dominate the skyline and give a sense of a more typical local lifestyle – it’s not all champagne and caviar, though the oil money input has certainly made life a whole lot more comfortable around here.

    What Abu Dhabi really is best for, though, is the kind of luxurious holiday most of us can only dream of, blended with the odd piece of enticing off-the-wall sport along the way. Make the most of it; not many can afford to come here twice.

    For something different try Mangrove Kayaking Tours. This is a Kayaking tour into the mangrove forests, islands along the shores surrounding Abu Dhabi.

    Tours are available ranging from one and a half hours to three paddling hours. During a kayak tour, visitors go deep into the mangrove water and catch amazing views of different species of fish wading in the turquoise waters.

    Try https://noukhada.ae/

    Note: best time for a visit is between October and May

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      • Lebanese Flower Restaurant
        Lebanese flower restaurant offers a variety of high quality foods. Try the delicious chicken and meat Shawerma, mixed grill or even the yummy pickles.

        Fruit cocktails and soft drinks are also available on the menu. The restaurant is opened on daily basis starting from 8.00 am to midnight.

        Only cash is accepted as a payment method. There are other branches at the Tourist Club, this one at Defence Street and another at Electra.
        Lebanese Flower Restaurant Defence Street - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
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        Shish Shawerma Zayed the First - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
      • Qasr Al Hosn
        Located in the heart of the city of Abu Dhabi, Qasr Al-Hosn is the city’s oldest stone building. The structure is famous for being the home to Emirates ruling Al Nahyan family. It is an important monument that houses historical photographs and oral testimonies by the people of Abu Dhabi. Qasr Al Hosn is a symbol of Emirati heritage, traditions and culture.

        A major historical and cultural centre of interest, Al-Hosn Fort is the oldest building in Abu Dhabi. The museum, now renovated and modernized displays the culture and history of the city through photographs and oral histories .
        Address: Hamdan bin Mohammed Street
        Qasr Al Hosn Al Nasr Street, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street - Sheikh Zayed the First Street, Al Hosn - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
      • Shish Shawerma
        Shish Shawerma is a local restaurant located in Abu Dhabi offering a range of snacks, drinks and meals. It is a conveniently located fast food restaurant with take away foods option.

        The restaurant bakes its own bread. The chicken shwarma is an all time favorite served with fries. A wide range of soft drinks are available at the restaurant.

        Only cash is accepted at the restaurant as a payment method. No reservations made at the restaurant.

        Find the Shish Shawerma in Khalidiya, behind the Corniche Tower.
        Shish Shawerma Corniche Road W, Street 2, Al Khalidiya - Behind Corniche Towers - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
      • Corniche Beach
        The cornice beach is located at the heart of the city of Abu Dhabi. beach has an award on Blue Fag status, an eco-label that guarantees clean swimming water.

        Beach hotels and resorts are some of the facilities available on this beach. The Corniche beach is a 2 kilometer stretch divided into three sections; gate 2 for families and a quiet zone, gate 3 is for families and children and gate 4 is for singles and groups.

        Gate 2 and gate 3 beaches are shielded from view by a fence. At the beach, Sun loungers are available at Dhs 25 while towels are rented at Dhs 10.

        Changing rooms, showers and cabanas are also available at the beach.
        Corniche Beach - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
      • Trader Vic's
        Located in the beach Rotana hotel, Trader Vic’s is a Polynesian Tiki bar with Mai Tai cocktails, wooden canoes and wicker furniture. Find it at 10th street, Beach Rotana Hotel & Towers.
        Trader Vic's 10th Street - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
      • Stratos Revolving Lounge & Bar
        The bar with golden theme, is a gem on the Le Royal Meriden. It is one of the best gimmicks in Abu Dhabi. The bar provides an ideal site for sundowners.
        Stratos Revolving Lounge & Bar Le Royal Meridien Hotel,Fatima Bint Mubarak St - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
      • SAX Club, Le Royal Meridien
        SAX is a former jazz in Le Royal Meriden Hotel that features musicians, top DJs and local fusion. Smart dressing is a requirement for visitors. Find it at Le Royal Meriden, Khalifa Bin Zayed The first street, Abu Dhabi.
        SAX Club, Le Royal Meridien Le Royal Méridien Hotel - Khalifa Bin Zayed The First St - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
      • Asia de Cuba
        Asia de Cuba's is one of the most amazing venues in Abu Dhabi offering a wide variety of meals and drinks. The venue is a stunner with a unique features and beautiful architectural design that gives the restaurant a beautiful view. Meals offered at the venue are hygienically prepared at a high level of specialization. Starters, lunch and dinner is offered in the restaurant are highly affordable starting from Dh 150 per person.

        Some of the amazing meals available on the menu include tangy red snapper offered at Dh70. The yummy tuna pica tartare is offered at Dh80 while steamed Chilean sea bass is offered at Dh175.

        The salmon ceviche is my all-time favorite is availed on request at Dh55. Cash is accepted as a payment method.
        Asia de Cuba CORNICHE ROAD - ST REGIS HOTEL, NATION RIVIERA BEACH CLUB - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
      • Emirates Heritage Club Heritage Village - نادي تراث الإمارات - القرية التراثية
        Abu Dhabi heritage village is an important cultural attraction in Abu Dhabi. The village is a reconstruction of traditional oasis village operated by the Emirates Heritage Club.

        Tourists visiting the village get a glimpse of traditional aspects of the desert way of life. Traditional skills on metal work, pottery among others are displayed in workshops. Craftsmen share their skills in the workshops.

        There are several artisans showcasing traditional local arts such as glass blowing and weaving.

        Traditional attires are available on the display. Traditional weapons, jewellery and Holy Qurans are also available on the display.
        Emirates Heritage Club Heritage Village - نادي تراث الإمارات - القرية التراثية Abu Dhabi Theatre Rd, Corniche Brake water - Near Marina Mall - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

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      Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
      Jan 19.6 11.4 67.3 4.5
      Feb 19.8 62.9 67.6 24.8
      Mar 22.8 33.6 73 13.2
      Apr 27.3 0.4 81.1 0.2
      May 30.5 0 86.9 0
      Jun 32.2 0.1 90 0
      Jul 34.2 0.2 93.6 0.1
      Aug 33.8 0.3 92.8 0.1
      Sep 32.2 0.3 90 0.1
      Oct 29.2 0.1 84.6 0
      Nov 24.3 8.5 75.7 3.3
      Dec 20.7 37 69.3 14.6

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