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About Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is the capital and the largest of the seven Emirates. It’s natural desert climate and convenient location in the Arabian Gulf has endowed it with warm seas and white sandy beaches. Its long coastline and shallow waters of the southern Gulf, extend from the base of the Qatar Peninsula in the west to the border of the Emirate of Dubai on the northeast.
Abu Dhabi is one of the most modern and richest cities in the world. It provides tourists with large manicured gardens and parks, green boulevards lining the streets, sophisticated high rise buildings, high quality infrastructure, international luxury hotel chains and opulent shopping malls, while still holding on to its rich Arabian culture and history.


Abu Dhabi has a hot, arid climate. Sunshine and blue skies can be expected throughout the year. The months of June through September are generally hot and humid with temperatures averaging above 35 °C. Temperatures cool to around 20°C in the winter months.   


While Arabic is UAE’s official language, English and Hindi are widely spoken. Other languages such as French, German, etc. are also used in the UAE.


The UAE Dirham (Dhs.) is the official currency and is also referred to as Arab Emirate Dirham (AED).
1.00 USD = 3.67 AED
1.00 EUR = 4.87 AED


Visa requirements for UAE can differ from country to country. Contact your nearest UAE Embassy for more information.

Suggested Wardrobe

Lightweight summer clothing is ideal with a wrap, sweater or jacket for air-conditioned premises. Women are advised to dress modestly.


Voltage is 22 volts AC.

Emergency Phone Numbers in UAE

Police: 999