The emirate of Abu Dhabi has plenty to offer from luxurious getaways to thrilling adventures; if it’s going to be your first time here, these travel tips will come in handy.
Planning When to Go
This is a year-round destination though October to May, the peak tourist season, is generally the best time to visit because of the pleasant weather. The other months can see temperatures soar to 40°C; however, crowds and rates will be less while 5 star hotels in Abu Dhabi offer sublime air-conditioned comforts!
Sightseeing & Activities
Ensure to make an itinerary before you visit; key attractions include the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Corniche Beach and Yas Island home to Ferrari World and Warner Bros. World. You can also go kayaking at the Mangrove National Park beside Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel and camel trekking or dune bashing in the desert.
Packing Suitable Attire
Because of the heat, make sure to pack light cotton or linen clothing that won’t be too tight as well. You should not wear revealing or form-fitting clothing and bare shoulders and legs should be covered when in public; additionally, two or one-piece swimsuits can only be worn at beaches or swimming pools.
Local Regulations & Laws
Since this is a Muslim nation, you need to be mindful of local laws; this includes no drinking alcohol in public (you can drink at your hotel bar), no public displays of affection and no swearing or making rude gestures. When taking photographs of people, be mindful to first ask locals for their permission.