Even after a multitude of developments, the city of Abu Dhabi still holds true to its traditional values and oozes the soothing essence of Emirati lifestyle and culture. Having a strong connection with the sand and the sea, back in the days, even before Abu Dhabi became famous for oil, its major source of income was pearl diving.
Abu Dhabi, the biggest and capital city of the United Arab Emirates, is considered as one of the most developed cities around the globe. Home to some of the leading projects that form the core for Middle Eastern advance, Abu Dhabi is soon to be the home of The Louvre, Guggenheim and many other ventures that will transform this heritage-rich land. Large gardens, year-round sunshine, efficient transport, safe environment and pristine beaches, Abu Dhabi holidays are full of entertainment.
Official language: Arabic
Spoken Languages: English and Arabic (majority of signs, menus and shop names are mentioned in both English and Arabic)
Currency: Emirati Dirham (AED)
Weekends: Friday and Saturday
• Large shopping malls- 10.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. Saturday to Thursday and Friday afternoons.
• Supermarkets usually open earlier.
Best times to visit: Between November and April
You must be wondering where is Abu Dhabi?
Constituting to the 7 islands that form the United Arab Emirates and situated in the Middle Eastern Continent, Abu Dhabi is the largest city of them all. This wedge-shaped island is linked to the mainland by two bridges
How to get here
Abu Dhabi International Airport
Etihad Airways, the second largest airline of the UAE, offers direct flights to Abu Dhabi from many other international cities. Etihad operates more than thousand flights every week from many destinations in the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, and America. Its fleet consists of 117 Boeing and Airbus aircrafts. With award-winning cabin seating and services, flying with Etihad to the capital city of UAE is sure to be a relaxing and memorable journey. For more information about flight details and booking, head over to the site www.etihad.com
Dubai International Airport
The largest Airline in the Middle East and the leading airline of UAE, Emirates has flights to Dubai from more than 144 cities in the world. Operating more than 3,300 flights every week, it is the seventh largest airline in the world. With world renowned first class, business class and economy class, excellent in-flight entertainment, and hospitable services, flying with Emirates will not disappoint you.
If you are flying economy class and want to get to Abu Dhabi, then Emirates offers a free airport shuttle to and from Abu Dhabi. However, you should possess a valid ticket and confirm your seat at least 48 hours in advance. If you are a business class or first class passenger, you can hire a taxi or book a private airport shuttle in advance to transport you to Abu Dhabi. For the further flight details visit, www.emirates.com
Pre-planning of your Visit Visa for UAE involves Deciding what is the visa type you required to enter Abu Dhabi and how long you would like to stay. Make sure to get the suitable visa category based on your nationality. Tourist visa usually have three categories under Short term visa (14 Days Tourist Visa and 30 Days Tourist Visa) and long-term tourist visa (90 Days Tourist Visa)
With a very low crime and theft rate, Abu Dhabi is considered as one of the safest cities by expatriates and locals alike. Even when it comes to digital security, Abu Dhabi has a good rank. The overall safety rank is 25 and is considered nonviolent and danger-free
From five-star hotels of local and international chains to luxurious palace-like hotels, Abu Dhabi is chock full of places to stay. Whether you are on a look-out for a budget hotel or on a luxurious splurge, book your hotels with My World Holidays for hotels with best rates.
Shop till you drop
A shopper’s heaven, Abu Dhabi has many malls that can fulfill your undying passion for retail. From international chains, designer boutiques and local stress and souks, Abu Dhabi’s shopping scene is all set to please
1. Abu Dhabi Mall
2. Marina Mall
3. Al Wahda Mall
4. Khalidiya Mall
Travel and Tours
My Abu Dhabi Holidays is well experienced in providing tours that create lasting memories and wonderful experiences. Whether you want to enjoy a desert safari, explore the traditional souks or go on a wonderful helicopter ride, there are numerous tour options to choose from. Families, couples or friends, Abu Dhabi, is your treasure trove of mesmerizing tours. Check it what to do in Abu Dhabi
Even after all the high-rises that reflect the New York skyline, Abu Dhabi is a place that can relieve you from all the hustle and bustle of a hectic life. Food-lovers, art fanatics and adventure enthusiasts, everyone’s welcome in Abu Dhabi.