ABU DHABI CITY
Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second largest city of the United Arab Emirates in terms of population and the largest of the seven member emirates of the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi lies on a T-shaped island jutting into the Persian Gulf from the central western coast. The city proper had a population of 921,000 in 2013.
When to go:
Abu Dhabi is warm and humid for most of the year, with May to September extremely hot months where day time temperatures are often in the late 30 °Cs. October to April bring pleasant temperatures, December and January being the most popular.
Average monthly temperature (°C)
Arabic, with English spoken for business.
It is advisable that all immunisations and boosters recommended for travel Abu Dhabi are up to date. For full details contact your GP. Visas are required for British Passport holders, but are free and can be obtained on arrival for a maximum stay of 30 days. Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months on your date of return.
Dates for the diary:
Ramadan: (approx) 01 - 29 Aug 2011. The U.A.E. is a country of Muslim faith and therefore observes the tradition of fasting during daylight hours through the Holy Month of Ramadan. Alcohol restrictions may apply at hotels and, as a sign of respect, visitors are asked to refrain from eating, drinking and smoking in public places during daytime.
Etihad Airways offers direct non stop services available from London Heathrow and Manchester. If you prefer to travel from your local airport, Emirates offers great UK regional airport coverage with services operating from 6 UK airports to Abu Dhabi via Dubai. KLM also offer regional UK departures via Amsterdam. Other carriers operating via other Gulf States includes Qatar Airways.
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