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'''Abu Dhabi''' is the largest of the [[United Arab Emirates]].
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'''Abu Dhabi''' is the capitol and largest of the [[United Arab Emirates]].
  
 
==Cities==
 
==Cities==
 
* [[Abu Dhabi]] &mdash; the eponymous capital
 
* [[Abu Dhabi]] &mdash; the eponymous capital
* [[Al Ain]] &mdash; oasis in the desert and the emirate's second city
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* [[Al Ain]] &mdash; oasis in the desert, the second-largest city
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* [[AL shamkha city]] &mdash; located near abu dhabi
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* [[AL shahama city]] &mdash; located on the main road to dubai
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* [[Al falah city]] &mdash; located near al shamkha and abu dhabi city
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* [[bani yas]] &mdash; located on the main road between al ain and abu dhabi
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* [[swehaan]] &mdash;
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* [[AL wathba]] &mdash; located near bani yas
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* [[Al taweelah]] &mdash;
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* [[AL shaleelah]] &mdash;
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* [[ghantoot]] &mdash;
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* [[AL ad'la]] &mdash;
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* [[AL ruwais]] &mdash;
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* [[AL tarif]] &mdash;
  
 
==Other destinations==
 
==Other destinations==
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==Understand==
 
==Understand==
Abu Dhabi is the largest of the seven Emirates and the Federal capital of the UAE. It occupies an area of 26,000 square miles. Its long coastline - the shallow waters of the Southern Gulf, extending from the base of the Qatar Peninsula in the west to the border of the emirate of Dubai on the north east, was once the world's best waters for pearling. When the pearling industry declined, oil discovery in the offshore oilfields of the Southern Gulf revived the economy of Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi was also the first emirate to export oil from the Umm Shaif offshore field in 1962. On the land, it stretches south to the oases of Liwa where some of the world’s largest sand dunes can be found , and east to the ancient oasis of Al Ain. This makes Abu Dhabi the largest as well as the most populated of all the emirates.
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Abu Dhabi is the largest of the seven emirates and the capital of the UAE. It occupies an area of 26,000 square miles. Its long coastline--the shallow waters of the Southern Gulf, extending from the base of the Qatar Peninsula in the west to the border of the emirate of Dubai on the north east--was once the world's best waters for pearling. When the pearling industry declined, oil discovery in the offshore oilfields of the Southern Gulf revived the economy of Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi was also the first emirate to export oil from the Umm Shaif offshore field in 1962. On the land, it stretches south to the oases of Liwa where some of the world's largest sand dunes can be found and east to the ancient oasis of Al Ain. This makes Abu Dhabi the largest as well as the most populated of all the emirates.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
Both [[Abu Dhabi]] and [[Al Ain]] have international airports, although Abu Dhabi's is by far the larger and better-connected of the two. Coming in via neighboring [[Dubai]] is also a viable option: it's 170 km from Dubai to Abu Dhabi city and 100 km to Al Ain.
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Both [[Abu Dhabi]] and [[Al Ain]] have international airports, although Abu Dhabi's is by far the larger and better-connected of the two. Coming in via neighboring [[Dubai]] is also a viable option: it's 170 km from Dubai to Abu Dhabi city and 100 km to Al Ain.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
  
Taxis are the preferred method of travel. They are cheap and have recently (2 years ago) been replaced with a national service. fares start from approx $1.5 and can take you from one side of the city to the other for less than $10
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Taxis are the preferred method of travel. They are cheap and have been replaced with a national service. fares start from approx $1.50 and can take you from one side of the city to the other for less than $10.
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
  
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*<see name="Sheshank" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Passengers/visitors in Abu Dhabi can book taxi by calling 600535353.</see>
  
*<see name="Sheshank" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Passengers/visitors in Abu Dhabi can book taxi by calling 600535353</see>
 
 
===Itineraries===
 
===Itineraries===
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
* '''Desert Safari''' trips are an exhilarating experience. You must book ahead, but this can often be done as late as the day before, by your hotel receptionist. The whole event normally starts late afternoon. You will be collected directly from your hotel. The trips vary slightly but normally you arrive back to your hotel in the evening around 10pm. Most packages include an exhilarating drive over the dunes by an experienced driver in a 4 x 4 vehicle, a short camel ride, delicious Arabic buffet and Belly Dancer. Note that the belly dancer is normally only included if there are enough of you in your party so enquire at the time of booking.
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* '''Desert Safari''' trips are an exhilarating experience. You must book ahead, but this can often be done as late as the day before, by your hotel receptionist. The whole event normally starts late afternoon. You will be collected directly from your hotel. The trips vary slightly but normally you arrive back to your hotel in the evening around 10pm. Most packages include an exhilarating drive over the dunes by an experienced driver in a 4x4 vehicle, a short camel ride, delicious Arabic buffet and Belly Dancer. Note that the belly dancer is normally included only if there are enough of you in your party so enquire at the time of booking.
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
Non-Muslims are permitted to bring up to 4L of alcohol into Abu Dhabi.  Alcohol is also available in hotel bars, but bringing any home requires a liquor license.
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Non-Muslims are permitted to bring up to 4L of alcohol into Abu Dhabi.  Alcohol is also available in hotel bars, but bringing any of it home requires a liquor license.
  
 
==Stay safe==
 
==Stay safe==
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Location
MapEmirateAbuDhabi-2.PNG
Flag
Flag of Abu Dhabi.svg
Quick Facts
Capital Abu Dhabi
Government U.A.E. Emirate
Currency UAE dirham (AED)
Area 67,340 km2
Population 2,210,700(2011 est.)
Language Official:Arabic
Regionally Spoken:English, Hindi, Urdu, Malayalam, Tulu, Tamil, Somali, Tigrinya, Amharic, Bengali, Urdu, Hindi
Religion n/a
Electricity 220/50Hz (UK plug)
Time Zone UTC +4

Abu Dhabi is the capitol and largest of the United Arab Emirates.

Cities[edit]

Other destinations[edit]

Understand[edit]

Abu Dhabi is the largest of the seven emirates and the capital of the UAE. It occupies an area of 26,000 square miles. Its long coastline--the shallow waters of the Southern Gulf, extending from the base of the Qatar Peninsula in the west to the border of the emirate of Dubai on the north east--was once the world's best waters for pearling. When the pearling industry declined, oil discovery in the offshore oilfields of the Southern Gulf revived the economy of Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi was also the first emirate to export oil from the Umm Shaif offshore field in 1962. On the land, it stretches south to the oases of Liwa where some of the world's largest sand dunes can be found and east to the ancient oasis of Al Ain. This makes Abu Dhabi the largest as well as the most populated of all the emirates.

Get in[edit]

Both Abu Dhabi and Al Ain have international airports, although Abu Dhabi's is by far the larger and better-connected of the two. Coming in via neighboring Dubai is also a viable option: it's 170 km from Dubai to Abu Dhabi city and 100 km to Al Ain.

Get around[edit]

Taxis are the preferred method of travel. They are cheap and have been replaced with a national service. fares start from approx $1.50 and can take you from one side of the city to the other for less than $10.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Sheshank. Passengers/visitors in Abu Dhabi can book taxi by calling 600535353.  edit

Itineraries[edit]

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Desert Safari trips are an exhilarating experience. You must book ahead, but this can often be done as late as the day before, by your hotel receptionist. The whole event normally starts late afternoon. You will be collected directly from your hotel. The trips vary slightly but normally you arrive back to your hotel in the evening around 10pm. Most packages include an exhilarating drive over the dunes by an experienced driver in a 4x4 vehicle, a short camel ride, delicious Arabic buffet and Belly Dancer. Note that the belly dancer is normally included only if there are enough of you in your party so enquire at the time of booking.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Drink[edit][add listing]

Non-Muslims are permitted to bring up to 4L of alcohol into Abu Dhabi. Alcohol is also available in hotel bars, but bringing any of it home requires a liquor license.

Stay safe[edit]

Get out[edit]

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