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Abu Dhabi The United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi Emirate

Top reasons to visit:

  • Shopping (1690)
  • Relaxation (1155)
  • Beach (692)
  • Business (640)
  • Family Friendly (365)
  • Sightseeing (361)
  • Luxury Brand Shopping (325)
  • Culture (282)
  • City Trip (275)
  • Food (274)

Abu Dhabi was highly rated for shopping by 32 guests from the United States!

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Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Abu Dhabi.

Anonymous, Unknown location

13 hours ago Report

While Abu Dhabi has an ever increasing number of shopping malls, they are not all (thankfully) as glitzy as those in Dubai. Where Abu Dhabi excels is in still presenting visitors with an insight into Emirati and Arab culture. Don't miss a visit to the Grand Mosque or the Heritage Village. There's also the falcon hospital just outside the city and Yas Marina Circuit shows the modern day interest in motor sports. A beautiful city, still with many green spaces and public beaches to enjoy.

The beach means different things to different people. What did the beach in Abu Dhabi mean to you?

Ginger
Ginger, Austria

28 days ago Report

I went to the family beach along the beautiful chroniche road. This beach was very clean with shower cabins and changing rooms and safe guarded with friendly security. The park nearby was also quiet and clean. An excellent place to stay.

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Abu Dhabi.

Anonymous, Unknown location

3 days ago Report

The most relaxing moment in Abu Dhabi you can found it in Yas island really with nice sea views and Golf area. also Qaryat Albari Hotels are nice front of beach with the big Zayed mosque.

How can you get the most authentic cultural experience in Abu Dhabi?

Shiran
Shiran, South Africa

15 days ago Report

A visit to the Grand Mosque a must ... Not even watching it on megastructures compares to it's magnificence....

How can you enjoy the sights in Abu Dhabi while avoiding the crowds?

MIchael
MIchael, Australia

12 days ago Report

Crowds? That is one of the things we liked; no crowds, no pushing and shoving through cramped streets. "Big Bus" is a great way to start.
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Is there more to shopping in Abu Dhabi than just brand-name stores?

RASHDA
RASHDA, Bahrain

17 days ago Report

Excellent shopping malls; to name a few - Abu Dhabi Mall, Marina Mall, Khalidiya Mall, Dalma Mall.

Why do you recommend Abu Dhabi for food?

Matthew
Matthew, The United Arab Emirates

2 days ago Report

There are amazing hotels with high end restaurants but also fantastic felafel joints and shisha cafés. So varied, so yummy.

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

David
David, The United Kingdom

7 days ago Report

Le Beaujolais at the Mercure Hotel on Hamdan Street has very good, reasonably priced, authentic, French bistro-style food

What was the most entertaining thing you saw in Abu Dhabi?

Anonymous, Unknown location

12 hours ago Report

Go in November for the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix, or in January for the Volvo Ocean Race.
For more traditional entertainment, check out camel and dhow racing.

How did you find the best spot for stargazing in Abu Dhabi?

Guillermo
Guillermo, The United Arab Emirates

18 days ago Report

I can explain well, but I'm sure they we'll injoy it

What makes Abu Dhabi one of those classic city-trip experiences?

Joerg
Joerg, Germany

19 days ago Report

Good starting-point to visit f.ex. Dubai, the Liwa-Oases, in town: the great mosque (attention: you need a ID-card or driver-license with FOTO if you want to get typical dress to visit a mosque - without this dress you can not enter!), the greek (good public bathing - women in Burka or Bikini - all we have seen there!).

What makes the people from Abu Dhabi so friendly? Tell us your story.

James
James, United States of America

12 hours ago Report

I am XY chromosome and so shopping is not generally pertinent. Lots of restaurants and a few bars around too.

How does Abu Dhabi go the extra mile to make your family feel at home?

Anonymous, Unknown location

13 hours ago Report

Take a tour of the Grand Mosque and you will find out not only about Islam, but experience the genuine friendliness of the local people.

How do you fit in some sightseeing when you're in Abu Dhabi on business?

Anonymous, Unknown location

26 days ago Report

no but leusure season usually start in winter time and before F1 race by 2-3 weeks where lot of parties , singers and amazing activity happen in YAS island and the main island .

How can you prepare for the sun in Abu Dhabi?

Anonymous, Unknown location

12 hours ago Report

Make sure you take a high factor sunscreen, hat, lightweight shirt/blouse with long sleeves, and drink plenty of water.

How do they keep Abu Dhabi so clean?

Anonymous, Unknown location

12 hours ago Report

The city is primarily kept clean by hundreds of employees, mainly from the Indian sub continent, who are employed simply to sweep the streets and pick up litter. They work long hours throughout the year - imagine being out in the sun all day in the summer with temperatures of 45/50 degrees. You can show them your appreciation with a small tip or even a can of soda.
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What makes Abu Dhabi the best place to max out your credit cards?

Anonymous, Unknown location

8 days ago Report

The Galleria Mall, WTC Mall.

Describe the nature in Abu Dhabi.

Ahmed
Ahmed, The United Arab Emirates

25 days ago Report

Blistering hot in the summers, pleasantly cool in the winters. A desert country with many islands.

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