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About Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is not only one of the country’s most important trade, tourism, and cultural centers but the region’s as well. Until the 1970’s Abu Dhabi was an ordinary city in the Middle East. With the processing and extraction of oil reserves the city experienced rapid growth in its economy, trade, arts, and sports, which continues to grow today.

Abu Dhabi was built on an island and is connected to the mainland by bridges. The city has a typical desert climate; it is extremely hot during the summer and cold at night. Abu Dhabi offers visitors a rich experience with its tall, modern buildings, wide streets, city life, and lush parks. One of the best things to do in Abu Dhabi is go shopping. The city consists of more than 200 islands with shopping centers sprawled across almost every region that are full of tourists from all around the world and locals as well.

Both modern art and traditional art are very important in Abu Dhabi. Therefore galleries, museums, and movie theaters in particular attract a lot of attention. If you happen to be picky about food, you will actually do fine in Abu Dhabi because the city offers all types of cuisine, from Asian to European, as well as delicious flavors from Arabian cuisine.  

Transportation to Abu Dhabi City Center from Airport


Abu Dhabi International Airport

Abu Dhabi International Airport is 30 kilometers east of the city center. You can easily reach the city center by shuttle bus, city bus or taxi. You can also rent a car from companies located in the city center and at the airport.

Airport Shuttle

Some airline companies flying to Abu Dhabi International Airport offer a free 24-hour shuttle service which you can benefit to go both to the airport and the city center.

City Bus

You can reach the city by taking buses A1, which depart from the airport every 40 minutes.


Taxi is one of the alternatives that can be considered to reach the city. The most common means of transport in Abu Dhabi is taxi. However, since demand is high, you can wait for a long time under heat. Almost all the taxis accept credit cards. If you are traveling for business purposes, buying a voucher may be beneficial.

Car Rental

Renting a car is one of the most reasonable options for transportation in Abu Dhabi. Because the United Arab Emirates is a fortunate country in terms of oil reserves, oil prices are quite low. If you want to take advantage of this, it is possible to find many car rental offices in the city center and at the airport.

Weather in Abu Dhabi

DayMin - Max
SundayMin 32ºC - Max 40ºC
MondayMin 32ºC - Max 40ºC
TuesdayMin 34ºC - Max 40ºC
WednesdayMin 33ºC - Max 43ºC
ThursdayMin 34ºC - Max 45ºC

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