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General Information About Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi is the largest emirate, in terms of surface area, and the second most populous, of the seven that make up the United Arab Emirates, a nation located in Southwest Asia. In turn, the homonymous capital of this emirate is the capital of the country.
Most of Abu Dhabi is located on an island located less than 250 meters from the coast and is linked to the mainland by the Maqta and Mussafah bridges. Although it also has several suburbs located on the mainland.
The geography of Abu Dhabi stands out for having large sandbanks and no river, since water is only found in the oases; however, it is one of the greenest areas in the region.
Abu Dhabi and the Black Gold
The history of the accelerated economic growth of Abu Dhabi, and of the United Arab Emirates in general, is incredible if it is thought that until the middle of the 20th century, Abu Dhabi's economy was based mainly on camel breeding, the production of dates and vegetables in the oases of the interior and the search for pearls on the coasts.
It is in 1958 that oil is found for the first time in the region and this great reserve makes Abu Dhabi one of the most prominent commercial and financial points in the area.
How Is the Culture in Abu Dhabi
Traditional Abu Dhabi Food and Drink
Abu Dhabi is a great destination if you like good food, because like the rest of the country, this emirate has attracted the most established chefs. For this reason you will find foods from all over the world to satisfy your cravings.
However, if what you would like is to try the most typical recipes of the area, we have some recommendations for you.
You can try Kebbe naie, some meatballs made from beef or lamb, couscous, chopped onion, lemon juice and various spices. Also, another delicious dish is Massaf, one of the most special recipes in the region, used for special occasions, which consists of whole roasted lamb, later cooked in a yogurt sauce and served on a bed of rice or Bulgur.
To accompany your meals we recommend you drink Chai zan-jabeel, a delicious tea made from ginger.
And for dessert you cannot miss trying Le-ge-matt, small balls of milk, yogurt and salt, fried and coated with honey.
The Coffee Tradition
Coffee in Abu Dhabi, as in all of the United Arab Emirates, has a very special value in culture, since its preparation and the moment in which it is shared carry a language in itself, with different messages depending on the occasion, which is part of his idiosyncrasy.
On happy occasions, such as a birth, coffee is prepared sweet and on sad occasions, such as a funeral, it is prepared bitter. The first people to receive their cup of coffee are always the oldest and on all occasions coffee is a symbol of hospitality. . So now you know, if someone offers you a cup of coffee, accept it!
Top 5 Places of Interest in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi stands out for its great architectural works, as it presents the most opulent buildings and tourist attractions and brimming with tomorrow's technology.
Here we mention some of the most outstanding places to visit in Abu Dhabi:
- The Louvre Abu Dhabi, an architectural wonder with incredible works of art.
- The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is the largest in the country and is considered one of the wonders of the modern world.
- Abu Dhabi theme parks, including Ferrari World, Warner Bros World, and Yas Waterworld.
- Qasr al-Hosn, known as the White Fort, is the oldest stone building in Abu Dhabi and was built in 1761.
- Qasr Al Watan, an impressive palace that opened to the public in early 2019.
What to Give If You Travel to Abu Dhabi
If you are planning a trip to Abu Dhabi and would like to gift something to your loved ones, keep in mind that the emirates are known around the world for their luxury items and opulence.
For this reason, you will find all kinds of top-quality offers. Some of the most notable articles are:
- Jewelry, especially with pearls, since in Abu Dhabi the search for pearls has always been one of its most prominent commercial activities.
- Fabrics, rugs and tunics, as there are some with unique and very elegant designs.
- Perfumes and handkerchiefs.
Cultural Aspects of Abu Dhabi
If you travel to Abu Dhabi, you should bear in mind that in this emirate, as in the rest of the country, they have a culture that may be very different to the way of life in your country.
To begin with, you should know that in the Emirates the main religion is Islam and this runs through a large part of their traditions. However, because many people of different nationalities live there, other religions are also professed in the region and therefore the place in general is somewhat more flexible with respect to certain customs.
To mention an example, in the Emirates the consumption of alcoholic beverages is not prohibited, however it is recommended not to drink in front of an Emirati out of politeness.
In reference to clothing, unlike other neighboring countries, pants are allowed for women but sleeveless outfits or plunging necklines are not.
An important fact is that using the left hand in physical contact or passing objects is considered rude, in these cases the right hand is used.
To conclude, physical contact between people of different genders is strictly prohibited, even if you bring a gift to a home, if the recipient is a woman, this gift must be passed on to another woman.
What to See and Do in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi stands out for its incredible landscapes and its architectural jewels that make this destination one of the most luxurious in the world.
Are you looking to marvel at the most incredible architectural jewels? Do you want to see impressive sand dunes and oasis? Do you want to taste exquisite cuisine?
If your answer is "yes", in Greca we have several proposals for tourist packages to Abu Dhabi, which you can modify and adapt according to your needs and times.
There are travel packages for all tastes. Choose your own adventure according to your needs!