Travel Reservations - OrangeSmile Tours
Best destinations around the world - Travel Guide

76 Hotels in Abu Dhabi

 

Traditions, Lifestyle & Habits in Abu Dhabi

Local residents are distinguished by quite a peculiar character. They have great attention to all the religious customs and traditions, so guests of the city also have to respect the established order. Thus, the appearance of a person and his/her clothes in particular has a big importance for the local people. Do not wear bright and revealing clothes when you make a walk in the city. Tight clothes are also not recommended - it can confuse the locals.
Cuisine of Abu Dhabi for gourmet
Luxury restaurants of Abu Dhabi have always surprised their visitors by largest choice of meat and vegetable dishes, as well as all kinds of sweets. In order to prepare meat dishes, here are often...
Read further
The indigenous people are very sensitive to their houses. You shouldn’t enter a living room with your shoes on. Naturally, visitors are very unlikely to remember all traditions and customs of Abu Dhabi, but learning some basic rules and etiquette will not be superfluous. For example, the locals never greet each other with a handshake. Here it is replaced with a small bow. During a walk in the city a man and a woman should not hold their arms even if they are legal spouses. Drinking alcoholic beverages is allowed in specially designated areas only. The locals have quite severe rules concerning the consumption of alcohol. In general, the townspeople are very friendly with visitors. They are characterized by unhurried type of communication and helpfulness. Many of the local people speak English, so it will be really simple for tourists to find a "common language" with them.
Local people are generous and hospitable. They usually meet guests in a special room called "majlis". In the center of the room there is always a large table, on which are served dishes with dates, nuts and other treats. The room is traditionally decorated with most luxurious carpets and posh interior. In this way owners of the house are always ready to accept new guests. The only thing they need to do is to serve fragrant Arabic coffee. Guests, in their turn, must try a bit of fujal - a delicious snack made of nuts and dried fruit.
Abu Dhabi guide pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

8 9 10 11
This article about Abu Dhabi is under a copyright of the orangesmile.com editorial team, and can only be re-used with a direct link to www.orangesmile.com

Travel Video Guide about Abu Dhabi

City tours and tickets in Abu Dhabi and surroundings

Live photogallery of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Search touristic places on Abu Dhabi map

Address/Sight name City/Region Country Within radius, km
 Types of touristic objects to search for
Hotels & Car rental
Carhire locations
0 star
1 star
2 stars
3 stars
4 stars
5 stars
Touristic places
Art galleries
Churches/Temples
Museums
Castles/Palaces
Monuments
Touristic areas
Sightseeings
Attractions
Attraction parks
Casino
Theaters/Cinema
Disco/Clubs
Parks
Zoo
Aqua parks
Transport
Airports
Train stations
Bus stations
Metro
Parkings
Fuel stations
Ports/Ferries
Open the list of object types
Health/Sport
Open the list of object types
Food/Money
Open the list of object types
Shopping
Open the list of object types
Beauty/Medicine
Open the list of object types
City services
Open the list of object types
Useful services

Traditions in cities nearby Abu Dhabi:


Dubai - 127 km
The culture of local people and their national traditions, which have been developing over the centuries in Dubai, do not cease to amaze visitors with their beauty and originality. Virtually every...
Read more
Sharjah - 143.5 km
Sharjah is called ‘the smiling emirate’ for a reason; its main distinguishing feature is friendly and welcoming atmosphere, so every traveler will feel himself a welcome guest. Before the trip,...
Read more
Manama - 428 km
Despite the fact that Bahrain is considered quite a modern and a rapidly developing country, the locals do not cease to follow the cherished customs of their ancestors. They respectfully observe...
Read more

Our travel services
 Abu Dhabi Photo
Panoramic photo of Abu Dhabi
OrangeSmile.com cityguide - Traditions, mentality and lifestyle of the residents of Abu Dhabi. Interesting habits, attitude toward the world and to tourists in Abu Dhabi.