Abu Dhabi City and Hotels Guide
Abu Dhabi city is a popular destination for tourists and migrant job seekers alike. The capital of the United Arab Emirates, this island city offers pristine beaches and beautiful turquoise waters along with a buzzing metropolitan lifestyle and the traditional Arabian hospitality. The amazing city also houses one of the world’s most luxurious hotels, the regal Emirates Palace.
Best Time to visit Abu Dhabi City
Abu Dhabi is at its best from November to February, when the temperature is between 9 and 25 degrees centigrade. Abu Dhabi beaches should be visited in March and April as well as in October, when it is mostly pleasant. Experience the Arabian or international cuisine at the numerous fine dining outlets throughout the city.
Shop at the Dubai Shopping Festival during January and February.
Places to see in Abu Dhabi
You will find many beach resorts if you decide to take a tour of the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, and you must! Do check out the islands of Saadiyat and Yas, housing such worth seeing places as the Zayed National Museum, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.
Be sure to visit the Manarat Al Saadiayt Exhibition Centre or play golf at the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club. Also go to the Oasis city of Al Ain and Al Gharbia.
Food & Dining in Abu Dhabi City
Many restaurants in the city serve a wide variety of cuisines including but not limited to Arabic, European, Continental Far Eastern and Latin cuisines. If you are a vegetarian or a seafood lover, you will easily get the food of your choice. Most restaurants offer multiple cuisines.
Popular areas where you will find many hotel restaurants and supermarket dining outlets include Sheikh Zayed Street, Breakwater, Tourist Club area and Corniche Road. You will also find international chains of restaurants in Abu Dhabi like steak houses and fast food joints, which can be great if you want to grab a quick, informal lunch or dinner.
Coffee parlors are also an important part of the social culture of the city. You will find numerous coffee parlors where you can unwind over a cup of freshly grounded coffee.
Popular Hotels in Abu Dhabi City
The city of Abu Dhabi offers a myriad of hotels. There are all kinds of hotels offering value for money packages up to the most luxurious, regal ones. Here is an account of three hotels that you may find useful.
Aloft Hotel Abu Dhabi
Aloft Hotel is situated within the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. It is a 4 star hotel, which is located approximately at a distance of 8.5 kilometers or at a 20 minutes drive from the city centre.
The rooms at the hotel are charged at a rate of almost AED 315 per night, including fees & taxes. The hotel is rated as having great customer service.
Park Inn Abu Dhabi
Park Inn hotel is dubbed by guests as having excellent customer service and good value for money. Many tourists prefer it due to its proximity to the city centre.
Intercontinental Hotel Abu Dhabi
Intercontinental hotel Abu Dhabi lives up to its 5 star image in service, as it does in the rest of the world. Located at a distance of 4.1 km from the city centre, Intercontinental Abu Dhabi is popular not only for its easily accessible location and service, but also for the great dining experience it offers. Per night charges for a standard room are AED 547.