History, Culture, Adventure ... Abu Dhabi overlooking the crystalline Persian Gulf, and mainly owes its Economy to the oil industry; less glistening than the world-famous Dubai but no less fascinating, with ancient historical artifacts dating back to the III Millennium. These elements make it a destination for all tastes.
Abu Dhabi it is in continuous progress: impossible to get bored, between a night safari, a game of golf, a dip in its beautiful sea; there are also moments for shopping, with the sumptuous Mall (shopping centers) available to visitors. Here yes they are doing great things ... so much so as to create the World Ferrari, one of the largest park in the world, dedicated to the Mito Ferrari; this and much more in Abu Dhabi ...an Emirate everything to live !!
HOW TO GET
Etihad Airways has its base of operations at Abu Dhabi International Airport; the prestigious airline connects Italy with direct flights from the cities of: Milan Malpensa, Rome Fiumicino and Venice. For offers and information, we invite you to click on the following link:Deals Page Italy
Direct flights from Italy could also be operated by Alitalia, or by the main Italian cities with stopovers at Fiumicino or Malpensa, and then directed to Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi International Airport is about 35 Km from the city center; you can reach the city center in 2 ways:
1)A1 bus which serves all three Terminals and stops in the city center, near Abu Dhabi Mall. The service works H24 with departures every 30 minutes depending on the time band; travel time is 45 minutes / 1 now. It should be noted that despite this type of transport is a bit 'snubbed, in our opinion is quite efficient and economical.
2) You can choose between taxi metered and fixed rate limousines; the signs to reach them are clear. Metered taxis are less expensive than limousines. To go to the Corniche or the Tourist Club Area, the price is about 70 / 80 AED.
The limousines have a fixed tariff depending on the destination, at the terminal 1 or 3 the fares are displayed on the sides of the sidewalk.
Kanoa remembers that Abu Dhabi is 150 Km from Dubai, about 2 hours drive: visit both, therefore, is an extremely valid option.
There is also a transfer by bus to Dubai / Abu Dhabi and vice versa.
The coaches that make the service are known as Emirates Express, belong to the RTA of Dubai that operates in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport.
Prices vary between 20 and 30 AED.
The time zone is + 4 'compared to Italy.
The electric current is 220 and 240 volt, 50Hz. The most common spines are of the tripolar square type.
CURRENCY AND MONEY
The currency of the United Arab Emirates is the Dirham (AED), divided into 100 fils. In the United Arab Emirates there are no regulations on money, and all the major foreign currencies are accepted for exchange at banks and major hotels. The change in Dirham to the US dollar is fixed. The best exchange rates are offered by the money changers that are located on the territory, in particular in the souks and shopping centers. The main credit cards are accepted everywhere. ATMs are available throughout the country. Banks are generally open from Saturday to Thursday from 8: 00 to 13: 00, and some from 16: 00 to 20: 30.
Advice for Women
Although it is liberal, try to dress in a traditional way out of respect for the local culture of the Emirates. Once outside Abu Dhabi, a more conservative attitude prevails. Do not wear tight-fitting or low-cut clothes and always sit in the back seat in taxis. In banks, in Etisalat offices (the national telephone company), in post offices and in libraries there are usually separate areas or branches for women - ideal when there is a queue. In small Arab and Indo-Pakistani restaurants you will often be accompanied in the 'family room'. You will not be obliged to sit down here, but the room will offer you a shelter from the looks of men.
IF YOU WANT TO GO ON THE BEACH, bear in mind that women are allowed the classic Bikini, while it is absolutely forbidden, however, for topless and tanga.
Men must absolutely avoid wearing panty suits: a classic beach boxer can go just fine.
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