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Things to do in Abu Dhabi 2024 | Pelago by Singapore Airlines

Abu Dhabi | United Arab Emirates | Pelago

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Experience the beauty of the desert with camel rides, dune bashing, and star-gazing tours.

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Immerse yourself in Abu Dhabi's rich heritage with visits to museums, landmarks, and cultural sites.

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Frequently asked questions

What are the top attractions to visit in Abu Dhabi?
Some of the top attractions to visit in Abu Dhabi include the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Emirates Palace, and Yas Island.
What is the dress code for visiting religious sites in Abu Dhabi?
When visiting religious sites in Abu Dhabi, it is important to dress modestly. Both men and women should cover their shoulders and knees. Women are also required to cover their hair with a scarf.
Is it safe to drink tap water in Abu Dhabi?
While the tap water in Abu Dhabi is generally considered safe to drink, it is recommended to drink bottled water, especially for tourists, to avoid any potential stomach issues.
What is the local language spoken in Abu Dhabi?
The official language of Abu Dhabi is Arabic. However, English is widely spoken and understood, especially in tourist areas and establishments.
What are the popular shopping destinations in Abu Dhabi?
Abu Dhabi offers a wide range of shopping options, from luxury malls like The Galleria and Yas Mall to traditional markets like the Abu Dhabi Central Market and Souk Qaryat Al Beri.
What are some must-try foods in Abu Dhabi?
Abu Dhabi offers a diverse culinary scene with a mix of international and local cuisines. Some must-try foods include Arabic mezze, shawarma, biryani, and luqaimat (traditional Emirati dumplings).

About Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is the capital city of the United Arab Emirates and is located on the Persian Gulf. It is known for its modern architecture, luxury shopping, and vibrant cultural scene. The official currency of Abu Dhabi is the UAE dirham. With its stunning skyline, pristine beaches, and world-class attractions, Abu Dhabi offers a unique blend of tradition and modernity. From visiting the iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to exploring the cultural heritage at the Qasr Al Hosn, there is something for everyone in this cosmopolitan city.

When to visit

The best time to visit Abu Dhabi is during the winter months from November to March when the weather is pleasant and mild. The temperatures during this time range from 15°C to 25°C, making it ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing. However, if you prefer to avoid the crowds, you can also consider visiting during the shoulder seasons of spring (April and May) and autumn (September and October). The summer months from June to August are extremely hot, with temperatures soaring above 40°C, so it is not recommended for outdoor activities.

The best time to visit Abu Dhabi is during the winter months from November to March when the weather is pleasant and mild. The temperatures during this time range from 15°C to 25°C, making it ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing. However, if you prefer to avoid the crowds, you can also consider visiting during the shoulder seasons of spring (April and May) and autumn (September and October). The summer months from June to August are extremely hot, with temperatures soaring above 40°C, so it is not recommended for outdoor activities.
Getting around

Abu Dhabi has a well-developed transportation system that makes it easy to get around the city. The most convenient way to travel is by taxi, which is readily available and relatively affordable. Another popular mode of transportation is the local bus network, operated by the Department of Transport. The buses cover most areas of the city and offer a cost-effective way to explore Abu Dhabi. Additionally, there are car rental services available for those who prefer to drive themselves. It is important to note that driving in Abu Dhabi requires an international driving permit.

Abu Dhabi has a well-developed transportation system that makes it easy to get around the city. The most convenient way to travel is by taxi, which is readily available and relatively affordable. Another popular mode of transportation is the local bus network, operated by the Department of Transport. The buses cover most areas of the city and offer a cost-effective way to explore Abu Dhabi. Additionally, there are car rental services available for those who prefer to drive themselves. It is important to note that driving in Abu Dhabi requires an international driving permit.
Traveller tips

Dress modestly when visiting religious sites and public places to respect the local culture. Stay hydrated and protect yourself from the sun by wearing sunscreen and a hat. Respect local customs and traditions, such as avoiding public displays of affection. Be mindful of the local laws and regulations, including alcohol consumption and photography restrictions. It is advisable to carry a copy of your passport and visa at all times for identification purposes. Try the local Emirati cuisine, such as shawarma, falafel, and traditional Arabic sweets, for an authentic culinary experience.

Dress modestly when visiting religious sites and public places to respect the local culture. Stay hydrated and protect yourself from the sun by wearing sunscreen and a hat. Respect local customs and traditions, such as avoiding public displays of affection. Be mindful of the local laws and regulations, including alcohol consumption and photography restrictions. It is advisable to carry a copy of your passport and visa at all times for identification purposes. Try the local Emirati cuisine, such as shawarma, falafel, and traditional Arabic sweets, for an authentic culinary experience.

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