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Etihad's Top Tips for Travelling to Abu Dhabi

ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI -ABU DHABI– Timezone In The GCC Capital of the UAE GMT + 4 7 Hours Language Arabic Currency UAE Dirham from Brussels UAE International dialling code is +971 A Ambulance and police emergencies: Dial 999 EMERGENCY NUMBERS Fire Service: Dial 997 ABU DHABI TIPS WHEN TRAVELLING AROUND ABU DHABI 01 Although it's likely to be hot outside, make sure that you have a shawl or light jacket when shopping or eating out because air conditioning can be very strong. 02 The weekend in Abu Dhabi is a Friday and Saturday. As a result you will find some things closed on Friday morning – whilst Sunday is a normal working day! 03 Be mindful of cultural holidays when travelling in Abu Dhabi, for example Ramadan. During Ramadan you are not allowed to eat or drink in public places during daylight hours. It is respectful of the local culture to dress conservatively, espe- cially during Ramadan – swimwear should be reserved for the pool and the beach. Women should generally try to wear loose clothing, cover their shoulders in public and wear skirts that reach the knee. Men will also find that some landmarks (such as the Sheikh Zayed Mosque) require them to wear full length trousers. 04 05 If you are sitting on the floor around Emirati's make sure that the soles of your feet do not point towards anyone as this could be considered offensive. 06 If you are a man, do not offer your hand when greeting a local woman, unless she does. 07 Avoid public displays of affection if on holiday with a loved one. Ask permission before photographing people in general. Avoid photographing Muslim women and do not photograph airports, docks, telecommunications equipment, government buildings, military and industrial installations. 08 09 Make sure you pick up the very latest guide book before your Abu Dhabi trip, the city is changing daily. 10 Tipping is not compulsory in Abu Dhabi, but it is common practise. Most restaurants will add a service charge to the bill, so look out for this.

Etihad's Top Tips for Travelling to Abu Dhabi

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