Travel to Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi is a 'T' shaped island formed along the central western coast of the Persian Gulf. It is the highest producer of petroleum in the region. The culture is mostly Arabic, in contrast to Dubai, which is cosmopolitan. The country is a monarchy. The seaport is the main trading hub in the country. The Khalif is the head of the Emirates. The languages spoken there are Arabic, Persian, and the south Asian languages like Hindi, Malayalam, Chinese and Sinhalese.
The climate in Abu Dhabi is arid and the temperature reaches to a maximum of 40 degrees in the months of April to September. Sand storms occur regularly during these months and the visibility is poor even for a few meters. The region receives scanty rains during winters. The Culture there is Bedouin's and main characteristics of mud brick houses can still be found in interior places. The city is the cross road for the old and the new and the city is rich with cultural heritage.
The city has wide grid pattern roads and high-density tower blocks. The modern city has tall apartment buildings and wide roads. Abu Dhabi is known for its greenery in the Emirate region. The important thorough fares are the Corniche, Airport road, Sheikh Zyed Road, Hamdan Street, and Khalida Street. Abu Dhabi is known for the Camel racing and Horseracing. A traveler can drive off the road into the desert and have the experience of driving in the sand dunes. The ideal time to visit this place is during the months of November to April.
All types of food are available in Abu Dhabi. A traveler from countries like Mexico, Italy, Thailand, or the United States of America can have his choice of food in Abu Dhabi. During the month of Ramadan small eateries do not serve food between sun rise and sun set. The consumption of alcoholic beverages needs permit from the authorities. However, big hotels serve alcohol in their restaurants. The local transportation is mainly taxis. There are two types of taxis available. The expensive one known as White and Gold and the cheaper one is Silver. Abu Dhabi has beautiful beaches ideal for sun bathing. The important tourist spots are the Palace, Jahil fort a mountain in the desert, and a hot spring in the desert.
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