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Colors of Abu Dhabi - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque 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.
The picturesque waterfront of Abu Dhabi houses one of the most spectacular design hotels, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Residence. Among the main features of its interior are high ceilings and … Open
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. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The fashionable Royal Rose Hotel deserves special attention among romantic hotels in Abu Dhabi. It’s located in the unique building, the French-styled luxurious palace of the 17th … Open
Tourists with gastronomic purposes will not be disappointed with the Gourmet Aby Dhabi Festival, which takes place in December. This event is a gastronomic extravaganza in which participate the world-class chefs from the restaurants marked in the "Red Michelin Guide" and other specially invited guests. Here you can upgrade your skills during the culinary master classes, and meet the experts in the field of the hotel business. The most luxurious public will gather at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club to watch the Golf Championship HSBC in January. This event opens the PGA Tour championship. If you are not a competitor, so can enjoy the charming atmosphere, delicious appetizers, champaign and proper entertainment program.
Abu Dhabi If you are coming to Abu Dhabi in late April, do your best to visit the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. It is held annually in the National Exhibition Center of Abu Dhabi. The event takes place for almost a week and is considered the most rapidly developing book fair in the entire region of the Persian Gulf. Here you will see more than 600,000 different books of different styles and directions. One of the best events for the fans of extreme sports in Emirates is the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge. This is one of the most prestigious annual international rallies. This five-day spectacular cross-country race is organized by the UAE Auto Tourist Club and opens the season for rallies such as the FIA ​​Cross Country Rally World Cup and the FIM Cross Country Rallies World Championship.
1761 can be considered the official date of the city foundation. In this year a source of the fresh water was discovered, and people from Bani Yas tribe created a protective fort around it. … Open
Summer in Abu Dhabi is the perfect season for parties, entertainment, and fun. The Abu Dhabi Summer Season is a mega-scale promotional event that includes spectacular flights, attractions, and hotel promotions. This is a huge holiday for the whole family, full of numerous entertainment shows and performances. If you really desire to party until sunrise, book a ticket to Abu Dhabi to visit the Yasalam Festival. You will have ten days of the craziest entertainment and shows dedicated to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. An interactive fan zone for fans of Formula 1, free concerts, performances, screening of films on the seashore and the opportunity to break the world record for the construction of sand castles.
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix of Formula 1 in Abu Dhabi is the most important annual races in the world. The event itself passes along the Yas Marina highway, but during this day, the whole city is infected with the "racing fever". When Grand Prix comes to an end, all the participants and guests get down at the nightly concerts of world music stars. This experience will make your trip to Abu Dhabi even more unforgettable. The connoisseurs of art will be interested to visit the Abu Dhabi Art - a popular exhibition-fair of contemporary fine art, in which the leading art galleries from around the world take part. The exhibition presents various works, from masterpieces of recognized masters to the works of young artists. The exhibition takes place on Saadiyat Island, at the UAE Pavilion at EXPO 2010 and at the Manarat Al Saadiyat Exhibition Center. What makes this event even more exciting is the free admission, but you will need to pay for participation in various interesting seminars. If you want to participate and demonstrate art - you must register, and for some rooms, there is an age restriction.
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Abu Dhabi

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Abu Dhabi. Learn the best periods to visit Abu Dhabi to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Abu Dhabi.
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