Abu Dhabi Travel Guide Last Updated: Dec 2021

As the capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi is more traditional than nearby Dubai, and also much more compact. Unlike the sprawling nature of Dubai, Abu Dhabi has one discreet downtown area along the water, and most of the best shopping and attractions are in or near the area.

If you can only visit one it might be better to choose Dubai, but if you have time for both you might be one of many visitors who prefers Abu Dhabi.

Why Visit Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Facts

Population 920,000
Area 920,000
Timezone UTC+4
Currency UAE dirham
Airports Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)

Things To Do In Abu Dhabi

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN Abu Dhabi

Budget breakfastLook for Indian, Chinese, or kebab shops for cheap meals around the clock.$3.54 - $5.45
Budget lunchSame advice as for breakfast, although there are also fast food chains at the malls that are budget friendly as well.$5.72 - $9.54
Budget dinnerAssuming a sit-down dinner, for best value you have to avoid hotel restaurants and follow locals. Lebanese places are great value.$8.72 - $13.62
Pint of beer in a barAlcohol is only served at bars that are attached to hotels, and nothing is ever cheap.$7.08 - $10.90
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BEST TOURS in Abu Dhabi

WHEN TO VISIT Abu Dhabi

TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL

Month High F Low F Precipitations(INCH)
January75570.3
February77580.8
March83640.6
April91690.2
May100770.1
June102800.0
July105840.0
August105850.1
September102800.0
October95740.0
November86660.0
December78600.2

Abu Dhabi WEATHER ADVICE

SUNRISE AND SUNSET

21 Mar6:26am6:34pm
21 Jun5:35am7:14pm
21 Sep6:11am6:20pm
21 Dec7:02am5:39pm

Where to stay in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Hotel Seasons

Abu Dhabi Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar-
starstarstarstarstar86.65 - 116.62
starstarstarstarstar62.94 - 125.61
starstarstarstarstar58.04 - 141.96
starstarstarstarstar110.63 - 172.75
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Abu Dhabi Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed-

Getting to Abu Dhabi

GETTING AROUND Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi TRANSPORT PRICES

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center20.44 - 24.52
Public bus from airport to city center1.09
3km taxi ride in Abu Dhabi1.91 - 3.00
Public bus ride in Abu Dhabi0.54
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WHERE TO GO BEFORE AND AFTER