Abu Dhabi

Cultural, Modern, Beautiful and Magnificent.

Answers for frequent questions
Where to Stay?

Take a look on our reviews and guides on Accommodation in Abu Dhabi.

Where to buy best plane tickets?

You can book your flight tickets on here.

What permits do I need?

You probably need a Visa. Check here.

How to rent a car?

There are many options for that. We explain it more on here.

Where to eat?

Abu Dhabi has a lot of great restaurants. Check it out.

How is the nightlife?

Abu Dhabi is full of hotels with great nightlife. Discover here.

Best of Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

This city is all about the futuristic charm of modern skyscrapers, legendary nightlife, exotic landscapes, and desert safaris. 

Size: 375 sq mi (972 km2)

Average duration of a trip: 3-5 days

Abu Dhabi Interesting Facts

The Name "Abu Dhabi"

"Abu" is Arabic for father, and "Dhabi" is the Arabic word for gazelle. Abu Dhabi means "Father of Gazelle." It is thought that this name came about because of the abundance of gazelles in the area and a folk tale involving Shakhbut bin Dhiyab al Nahyan.

It Was Designed by a Japanese Architect

Japanese architect Dr Takahashi, with guidance from Sheikh Zayad, designed the city in 1967. Originally built for 40,000 people, today it can accommodate over 600,000 people.

Super Safe City

Abu Dhabi is one of the world’s safest cities. The Numbeo Safety Index has voted Abu Dhabi the safest city in the world for six years running. Abu Dhabi ranked ‘very low’ when it came to crime, fear of being robbed and drug use. It also scored ‘very high’ when it comes to feeling safe when walking alone.

Air-Conditioned Bus Stops

Most bus stops are kitted out with air conditioners, seats and floor-to-ceiling glass panes, so you won’t miss out on the views. Currently, over 100 bus stops feature the facilities, though there are plans to build more. That’s one way to beat the heat!

Desert Setting

Abu Dhabi is in a desert and has an arid climate. There is not a lot of rain but it does rain a little in the winter months. In the daytime, the average summer temperature is 42 °C (108 °F). The average daytime temperature in the winter is more comfortable at 23 °C (73 °F).

Golden Oil

Abu Dhabi was an undeveloped town of only local importance, but the emirate’s oil revenues enabled it to evolve into a modern city with a fully developed infrastructure. People found oil in 1958 in Abu Dhabi. They started to sell oil in the 1960s. In 1971, Abu Dhabi joined the United Arab Emirates and became the capital city.

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