Abu Dabi Travel Guide, United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi is considered as a city rich in cultural and historical heritage. It is said to be one of the most progressive and modern areas in the country. It is blessed with high-rise buildings more popularly known as skyscrapers. This developing city is the capital of UAE.
If you want to get around the area, there are a lot of transportation options which could bring you to your destination. This place could be easily accessed by countries from Asia, Europe and Africa. If you fly in an airplane, Abu Dhabi is seven hours from London, eight hours from Hong Kong and four hours from Nairobi. The Abu Dhabi International Airport is situated 35 kilometers from the city proper.
Traveling downtown would be possible through taking a bus or a taxi. You could access its main bus station on Hazza bin Zayed Road. This would usually bring you to the city of Al Ain where a round trip fare would cost you 18 Dirhams. Taxis are also very popular in the city and if you want to experience high-end service, you could book for either NTC or Al Ghazal.
Exploring the grounds on foot could also be possible. Aside from renting cars that you could use on your own, you could also take a walk. This method of touring around could bring you to underground buildings. Other methods of transport are motorcycles, scooters, subways and bicycles.
Abu Dhabi’s climate is somewhat arid or dry. You have to expect that the city is mostly sub-tropical all-year round. Infrequent rainfalls can be felt and they usually occur during winter. The said season is experienced in the area from November to March. The temperature in Abu Dhabi averages from 10˚C to 48˚C. Sandstorms are also evident in the place and expect that during summer which starts from July and ends in September, you will sweat even more than 100%.
The city is famous for every event it holds every year. Get the chance to see the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship every January held at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club. Some famous golf players arrive in the area to partake in this celebration.
You may also have a taste of the Abu Dhabi Shopping Festival which commences from early March. Expect a lot of bargain sales and prizes for travelers and the townspeople. Shopping during this event would give you your money’s worth.
Abu Dhabi has a lot of wonderful attractions to boast to tourists. Most of the tourist spots depict the history of the city. One of which is the Qasr al-Hosn which is said to be the oldest building. This place served as the seat for the royals until 1966.
The city also has other destinations from parks, hotels and forts. It is known for the Khalifa Park, Emirates Palace Hotel and the Corniche. Visiting Abu Dhabi will not be complete unless you explore all these places.
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