What to do in Abu Dhabi in one day

09:00 – Hyatt Capital Gate Hotel

09:30 – Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

10:30 – Cafe Palmier

11:00 – Central Market

12:30 – Lebanese Mill Restaurant

14:00 – Heritage Village

16:00 – Pappa Roti

17:00 – Abu Dhabi Mall

18:30 – Masdar City

19:30 – Dinner at Pearls and Caviar

21:00 – The Corniche

22:30 – Stratos Bar

23:59 – Rush Club

 

We mapped out your day trip in Abu Dhabi

Each highlight of your day trip is numbered, simply follow the guide

What you should absolutely know about Abu Dhabi

City highlights, food & drinks, expressions, weather, how to get there and how to get around

Abu Dhabi is complete with towering skyscrapers, luxurious shopping malls, and beautiful resorts accommodations. During your Abu Dhabi day trips, visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, which is enormous and capable of housing well over 40,000 worshipers. Take a journey on the Desert Safari and see all of the exotic animals and landscapes. Do some shopping at the Abu Dhabi mall or relax and enjoy the sights at the Yas Island Marina Circuit. Immerse yourself in the culture at the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation or the Zayed National Museum. Explore the city on a hop-on-hop-off tour or see the city on your own by foot. No matter what you do, remember to stay hydrated

Check out Ferrari World or take a trip to the many islands around Abu Dhabi, including Yas Island and Saadiyat Island. The Emirates Palace is worth the trip to see it and make sure to visit the Al Ain National Museum

 

A traditional dish of Abu Dhabi is Al Harees. Hummus and anything made with chickpeas are also a food staple. Shawarma is also a traditional dish of Abu Dhabi. If you have money to spare, indulge in the delicacy of stuffed camel

Phrases to know in Arabaic include “Marhaba, ahlan” or “Salam” which means “Hello” and “Law samaht” means “Excuse me”. “Shukran” means “Thank you” and to introduce yourself, say “Ismi…”. To ask someone how they are, ask “Kaifa alhal?” and “Goodbye” is “Ma’a salama”

Summer gets extremely hot, with temperatures getting up to 100 or 120 degrees. Fall cools off slightly and temperatures hover around 80 degrees. Winters are cooler and average temperatures are in the 70s. Spring warms up and has temperatures in the 60s to 80s

Take a Al Ghazal taxi into the city, which charges a flat rate of about 75 United Arab Emirates Dirham. There is also a bus service which picks up passengers near the front of Terminal 1 for 4 United Arab Emirates Dirham

One of the cheaper alternatives is to utilize the many silver taxis. Bus services are a cheap alternative as well. One can also by a one-month pass called an Ojra pass costing 80 United Arab Emirates dirham. Car rental is also a possibility

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