ABU DHABI

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ABU DHABI

JO U RN E Y W IT H LIZ

W H O W ILL Y OU BE?

W H ERE W ILL Y OU GO?

DEFINE Y OU


A BU DH A BI

U NITED A RA B

EM IRA TES

FU N FA CT:

A bu D habi is the capitalcity o f the UA E. It

is the largesto f the seven em irates in the

UA E.

CU RRENCY:

United A rab Em

irates D irham

TOU RIST A TTRA CTION:

The Sheikh Zayed Grand M o squ e is a site

to see. Itis the m ain site fo r w o rshipfo r

m any. M ade o f w hite m arble,itis A bu

D habi’s Landm ark. P eo ple fro m allw alks

o f life visitthis beau tifu lattractio n.

Hanging in the m o squ e is the w o rld’s

largestchandelier,w eighing 9 to ns. Italso

ho lds in its m ain prayer ro o m the largest

carpetin the w o rld.


OTHER A TTRA C TION S:

F erraiW orld,Em irates Palace,Y as W aterw orld,Lou v re

A bu D habi,M arina M all,A lA in Z oo

LOC A LA TTRA C TION :

W etlands.Y es,ou t in the sand box lies a w etland

reserv e oasis.C heck ou t A lW athba W etland

reserv e,w w w .ead.ae This reserv e is both m anm ade

and natu ral. It is located 4 0km sou theast of

centralA bu D habi. Established to be designed for

protection bylaw ,you w illfind ov er 2 50 species of

birds.The m ost popu lar being the greater flam ingo

popu lation.

FOOD(S)TO TRY:

A m u st-trytraditionalfood ofthe U A E is

Shaw arm a,a v erypopu lar dish. It is m ade w ith

chicken or lam b and prepared differentlybym any.

The ingredients inclu de tom atoes,lettu ce,fries,

garlic sau ce and pickles,w rapped in roti,sim ilar to

a kebab.

W HERE TO STA Y:

Radisson B lu ,A bu D habiY as Island,is a 4 -star

u pscale island resort. Itis 3.5 km from F errariW orld,

a tou ristattraction to check ou t,and 8 .5 km from

A bu D habiInternationalA irport,m aking itan ideal

location.

W HEN TO B OOK FOR EX TRA SA VIN GS:

Low season for A bu D habiis late Ju ne to A u gu st.

Please be adv ised itm ightbe u nbearablyhotand

hu m id for som e. Ifyou don’tm ind,enjoythe

discou nted flights and hotels. Ifthe av erage

tem peratu re of50 degrees C elsiu s/12 2 degrees

F ahrenheitscares you ,then trav elto the U A E in

shou lder season. Tem peratu res are low er,and you

can stillenjoythe discou nted hoteland airfare.

Shou lder m onths:M ayand Septem ber.

TRA N SP ORTA TION :

Tou r com panies w illoffer pick u p and drop offfrom

you r hotel. M anyhotels prov ide shu ttle serv ice

throu ghou tthe dayto the m ain m all. C heck you r

hotelfor the tim es. G etting arou nd A bu D habiis

easy.Tax is are reasonablypriced and plentifu llike a

yellow tax iin New Y ork C ity. Tax is are identified by

their silv er liv eryand yellow roofsigns.

A C TIVITIES:

D epending on

D epending on you r desires and the length ofyou

trip,a one daytou r m ightbe allyou need.Y ou can hit

m ostofthe tou ristattractions in A bu D habi. In a day,

Iv isited the Sheikh Z ayed G rand M osqu e,Em irates

Palace,F erraiW orld,H eritage Village and D how

H arbor and after stopped for lu nch,tou ching m ost

highlights.


N IG HT L IFE:

C heck o utS kylite,a ro o fto p lo unge in A bu

D habi.B e entertained w ith hip ho p m usic and

enjo y reaso nably p riced drinksand shisha.

U nique am biance

G OOD SOU VEN IRS:

D atesare a greatgiftfro m the U A E .A cco rding

to w w w .em iratesdates.co m ,they have been a

stap le fo o d o fthe M iddle E astfo r tho usandso f

years.They have been cultivated since ancient

tim esfro m M eso p o tam ia to p rehisto ric E gyp t.

Ihad the o p p o rtunity to try datesby B ateel. A

friend w asgiven thisrather ex p ensive bo x o f

datesby an E m iratisuito r (a sto ry in itself).We

w ere a little baffl ed by thism an’sex citem ent

o ver thisbo x o fdates. Itranksup there w ith

Russian caviar,B lue M o untain Jam aican

co fee,etc. Who knew ? S o m ething w o rth

bringing ho m e ifyo u have the budgetfo r it.

TRA VEL ESSEN TIA L S:

M ake sure to p ack an A baya.Thislo o se- fitting

ro be like dressisbestto w ear to survive the

heat.Wear yo ur Internatio nal Life sw eatshirt

fo r yo ur lo ng chilly fl ight.

BEA U TY ESSEN TIA L S:

Ialw aysp ack m y travel siz e ever- m atte

p o relessp rim ing p erfecto r by B E C C A . Itkeep s

m y face m atte to survive the heatand avo id

m ake- up break do w n.

HA IR ESSEN TIA L S:

B lack O rchid Lux ury ‘Rio ’B raz ilian D eep Wave

ism y go to hair o n trip sw here lo w

m aintenance hair ex tensio nsare ideal.G reat

fo r tho se w ho are in natural transitio n o r just

need to give tressesa break.To enhance

w aves,braid yo ur hair,ap p ly setting lo tio n,set

o ver night,take o ut,and go .D o n’tfo rgetto

p ack yo ur fo ldable sp ray bo ttle.A lw ayssp ray

yo ur hair w ith a w ater m ix ture w ith

co nditio ner to p ro tectyo ur hair fro m o cean

w ater.

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