Get familiar with Abu Dhabi’s culture and etiquettes
Get yourself acquaint with Abu Dhabi’s cultural nuances, rooted in Arabic’s Islamic culture. The emirate has a diverse and multicultural society and is generally more tolerant than the neighboring cities. As cosmopolitan atmosphere is flourishing in the city, one can find a variety of Asian and Western schools, cultural centres and themed restaurants.
Located on Persian Gulf, Abu Dhabi is home to an array of magnificent attractions such as Qasr al-Hosn, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre, Dalma Mall, Heritage Village, Heritage Village and more. Tourists can also enjoy a lot outdoor activities in the desert safari such as camel ride, sandboarding, dune bashing and desert camping.
Arab cuisine is popular in Abu Dhabi with meat, fish, and rice being its staple foods. One can relish upon variety of meat including lamb, mutton goat and beef. Other than Emirati cuisine, fast food and South Asian cuisines are widely available at the eating outlets. Though serving pork in not illegal but it is only served to non-Muslims in designated areas. A liquor permit is required to purchase alcohol.
Emirates dress up in traditional attires. Men wear full length shirt-dress called dishdasha with a white or red checked head dress (gutra). Women wear a black abaya a long black robe and a headscarf (sheyla).