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Top sights in Abu Dhabi
The best things to see and do in Abu Dhabi
As the world's richest city, Abu Dhabi breaks all the records. Visitors from around the world flock there to bask in its luxury and take advantage of the myriad opportunities for leisure. Here are 10 exclusive treasures awaiting you there.
5. The Corniche
After visiting Marina Mall, head to the Corniche outside. Recharge your batteries with a relaxing stroll or bike ride along this stunningly beautiful promenade.
9. Emirates Palace
When it was built, this opulent, 7-star hotel was the most expensive hotel in the world, costing $3 billion! Its private beach is nearly a mile long and its grounds span 85 hectares.
10. Capital Gate
Inclined at a whole 18 degrees, Abu Dhabi's Capital Gate has stolen the Leaning Tower of Pisa's claim to the world's most lopsided building!
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Planning Your Visit
What to Wear
Keep in mind that the United Arab Emirates is a Muslim country and while visitors are not expected to follow religious dress codes, they should nonetheless dress with respect for local customs. Skirts and trousers should be knee-length or longer, and women should avoid tight-fitting clothes. Cleavage, midriff and upper arms should be covered. Shorts are only allowed on the beach and while bikinis are permitted, topless sunbathing is prohibited.
During the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, eating and drinking in public is strictly forbidden. However, most hotels and clubs will serve food and beverages to foreigners. Over Ramadan, visitors should consider dressing extra conservatively outdoors.
Mind the Air-Con
Even though the weather in Abu Dhabi is generally very hot, it's a good idea to carry a jacket or sweater around with you, as indoor areas can get quite chilly due to air-conditioning.
Good to know
- Arabic, English
- AED (United Arab Emirates dirham)
- Time Zone
- UTC (+04:00)
- Country Code
- Best time to visit
- Take a leisurely trip during the cooler months between November and February
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What people are saying about Abu Dhabi
We enjoyed ourselves for the whole excursion from pick up to drop off we had a ball. Our driver was respectful and very knowledgeable. I would recommend this to anyone coming to Abu Dhabi /Dubai . Thanks for the memories
Well worth doing. Safety chat and instruction first. A nice relaxed two hours kayaking in open water and through the mangroves. Chat and information from the guide throughout, and fruit salad to end with.
Hassan was such a good guide We recommanded you this activity with me
Very beautiful trip, well organized and very friendly staff.
It was very impressive! Can only be recommended 100%!