Abu Dhabi is the capital and largest city and the capital of the country is Abu Dhabi. The monarchy has a monarchy. The current ruler is Rahy Bin Ali Sayan, who is president of the UAE. Abu Dhabi is located on a t-shaped island that extends into the Persian Gulf and covers an area of 67,340 square kilometers. It is also known as the city’s cost of living is 26th in the world.
DOs in the UAE
- dress modestly, especially when going out in public. …
- use swimwear in private pools and beaches, but “cover up” when swimming elsewhere.
DON’Ts in the UAE
- engage in cross-dressing. …
- wear shirts that contain text or images that are offensive to religion and culture.
Where to go, see, and visit:
1. Abu Dhabi City
Abu Dhabi meaning ‘Land of the Gazelle’ in Arabic, Abu Dhabi was founded when a young antelope led a wandering tribe to fresh water, on an island with no more than 300 palm (‘barasti’) huts, a few coral buildings.
2. Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club
This club supports a wide range of marine sports, including powerboats, jet skis, sailing, kayaking, wakeboarding and waterskiing.
3. Abu Dhabi life during Ramadan
Abu Dhabi takes on a completely different way of life. Daytime is quieter due to the fast and offices often work shorter hours. Shops and markets may open in the morning between 10 am to noon.
4. Al Bandar Marina
Al Bandar is a community based marina in the centre of the stunning Al Raha Beach development of modern apartments and duplexes, loft-style residences and larger family apartments, 15 minutes’ drive from Abu Dhabi city.
5. Al Bateen Beach
This stunning beach overlooks Hudairiyat Island and bridge to the west of Abu Dhabi and enjoys clear tranquil water ideal for fishing, swimming and waterfront picnics.
6. Al Bateen Beach for women
Recently awarded the prestigious Blue Flag sustainability award by the Emirates Wildlife Authority, this dedicated ladies-only section accommodates up to 1,100 women and children.
7. Al Hili Oasis
Hili Oasis is the northernmost oasis in the Al Ain district and features several historic structures, including two watchtowers, a traditional irrigation system and a fortified home built in the early 1800s.
8. Al Maryah Island
This developing business, leisure and entertainment hub is Abu Dhabi’s new Central Business District.
9. Corniche Beach
Abu Dhabi’s immaculate Corniche beachfront is a fantastic outdoor destination where the seaside boardwalks and the walkways paved with benches and gardens overlook the glory of the open Arabian Gulf.
10. Drive Yas Marina Circuit
Since its launch in 2009 specifically to host the Formula 1 Grand Prix, the Yas Marina Circuit continues to be one of Abu Dhabi’s most lively venues.
11. Eastern Mangroves Marina
Operated by ART Marine, the 50-berth marina at Eastern Mangroves is the perfect destination or berthing haven for yachts up to 24 metres in length, where owners can benefit from the calm and picturesque environment.