332. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Why

Abu Dhabi is one of the seven Emirates in the United Arab Emirates. It’s overlooked by its much shinier sister Emirate, Dubai. Abu Dhabi does hold its own though with the world’ largest mosque and home to one of the Formula One car racing event during the year. With all these attractions and more, its worth your time to visit this desert oasis.

Where

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates. It is located just about 90 minutes south of Dubai .

How To Get Here

By Train

No.

By Plane

The closest airport is the Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), the home of Etihad is served by the following airlines:

Air India (AI), Air India Express (IX), AirBaltic (BT), Air Seychelles (HM), Alitalia (AZ), All Nippon Airlines (NH), Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BG), British Airways (BA), Etihad Airways (EY), Gulf Air (GF), Jazeera Airways (PA), Jet Airways (9W), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Kuwait Airways (KU), Egyptair (MS), Middle Eastern Airlines (ME), Nas Air (XY), Oman Air (WY), Pakistan International Airlines (PK), Pegasus Airlines (PC), Philippine Airlines (PR), Rotanajet Aviation (RG), Royal Jordanian (RJ), Saudi Arabian Airlines (SV), Shaheen Air International (NL), SriLankan (UL), Sudan Airways (SD), Syrian Arab Airlines (RB), Turkish Airlines (TK) and Virgin Australia (VA).

By Bus

There are buses serving the area. You can get buses from Dubai to Abu Dhabi easily from the main bus stations in either cit.y

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

 

Where To Stay

There are some pretty amazing hotels in Abu Dhabi. They are just simply over the top. My favorite is the Palace Hotel which I believe was actually built for the royal family and then turned into a hotel. It’s a very luxurious property.

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

 

Where To Eat

There are plenty of places to eat here.

What To Do

Abu Dhabi has many attractions so you can never get bored.

Just walking around the city and checking out the Marina area, the Corniche and the building and the Mall in this area will keep you busy.

Then there’s the Grand Mosque, Yas Island with Ferrari World and all the other attractions there. It’s just a treasure trove and not to mention the Desert Safaris.

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.

==>> Here is some information from Lonely Planet.

 

Additional Information

Language: Arabic

Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham (AED)

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