Abu Dhabi's fascinating, centuries-old story is a rich tapestry of epic adventure and incredible fortitude, covering the resilience of the Bedouins and the capital's impressive development. All this forms part of the UAE's culture and traditions. Not only have the people of Abu Dhabi been instrumental in its transformation, the creatures living here − from horses and camels and falcons - have played their part in Abu Dhabi's culture and traditions too. There are a number of cultural and heritage tours, giving you deeper insight into Emirati culture and traditions to families and friends to solo adventurers and larger groups.
Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, sits off the mainland on an island of the Gulf. Is the largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates.
It Is well known the skyline’s modern towers. Beneath white-marble domes, the vast Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque features an immense Persian carpet, crystal chandeliers and capacity for 41,000 worshipers.
The Capital of the United Arab Emirates is known for its spectacular infrastructures, adventure activities, luxury hotels, extensive deserts, rich heritage and beautiful beaches with a pretty waterside location.
With over 400 kilometres of pristine coastline and hundreds of natural islands, it’s no surprise that the rich heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi and the UAE is intricately intertwined with the Arabian Gulf’s turquoise waters.
The official language of the United Arab Emirates is Arabic.
Learning about local culture and traditions can help all travellers understand and make the most of their time in Abu Dhabi. There is a deep history and rich culture to uncover at famous landmarks and on fascinating tours.
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Abu Dhabi has a sub-tropical, arid climate. Sunny blue skies and high temperatures can be expected most of the year. Rainfall is sporadic, falling mainly in winter (November to March) and averaging 12 cms per year in most of the emirate. Rain is more common in the 'Oasis City' of Al Ain, the emirate's second largest city, due to its proximity to the Hajar mountains. Temperatures range from a low of around 13C (50F) on a winter's night, to a high of around 42C (118F) on a summer's day. The cooler months, November to April, are the most pleasant time to visit, when temperatures are around 24C (75F) during the day and 13C (56F) at night.
AED is the official currency in the UAE. The exchange rate is US$1= AED 3.68. The currency fluctuates, please refer to online currency exchanges to ensure the current rate.
The calling code to the UAE is +971. Arabic is the official language though English is widely spoken.