Alcohol is allowed in certain licensed outlets but drinking in public areas is prohibited.
The United Arab Emirates is more conservative than Western countries. Public displays of affection, for example, are frowned upon.
Women should avoid wearing shorts or a sleeveless blouse when walking through areas popular with locals.
No matter how beguiling or unusually attired, try to avoid staring at or making eye contact with local women. It is considered very disrespectful.
DID YOU KNOW ?
Abu Dhabi is situated in an archipelago of over 200 other islands.
The oldest building in Abu Dhabi is Alhosn Palace, built in 1793, which was the home of Abu Dhabi's rulers until 1960.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the third largest mosque in the world . It contain the largest handmade carpet in the world and holds up to 40,000 worshippers.
The Corniche is the life line of the city and located 5 minutes by car from the hotel. It's a great place to jog or walk, taking in the amazing view of the city skyline as well as the crystal blue of the waters.
The desert is the most beautiful place to view a spectacular sunset or any number of exhilarating desert safari activities: dune bashing, camel riding, sand skiing are all only one hour drive from Abu Dhabi. For bookings, contact the Concierge Team.
WHAT TO PACK
The weather in Abu Dhabi is at its coolest between November and April but can reach over 40C in the summer. Light clothing is advised, but do bring at least one heavier garment for the cooler months and air-conditioned interiors.
It is recommended to exchange some money - just enough to cover airport incidentals and transportation to the hotel - before you leave home, so you can avoid unpleasant queues at the airport ATMs.
It is nearly always sunny in Abu Dhabi, so sun protection is advised whatever time of year you visit. Pack a hat, sunglasses and some sun cream.