02 Dec My Travel Tips for Abu Dhabi
I’ve just returned from Abu Dhabi. This is the perfect time to give you some travel tips for Abu Dhabi 🙂
Here are my personal Top 10 Travel Tips for Abu Dhabi:
1) Visit the Grand Mosque
I’ve never been that impressed by a “building”. We felt like in One Thousand and One Night. Pay attention to wearing something long. You don’t need to wear a cover up though as you can rent it for free in front of the mosque. I recommend you going there right before sunset. You will see the most stunning scenes then.
2) Participate in a Desert Safari
One of our coolest experiences was doing a desert safari. If you are a person who gets scared quite easily this might not be your favorite excursion though. Sometimes the drivers drive really fast and you get the feeling that the car will tip over next 😛 If you love adventures though this is the right excursion for you.
3) Visit the Ferrari World
Unfortunately only two of us had the chance seeing it. Definitely wear long clothes and go for a ride in the fastest rollercoaster of the world.
4) Kiss a Camel 😉
I’ve rarely ever seen such sweet animals like the camels in Abu Dhabi. Try to see them in free nature though and not in captivity.
5) Try out Sand Boarding
It looks easier than it really is but for sure it’s a lot of fun! We tried out sand boarding during our desert safari.
6) Pay attention to the Taxi Drivers
Never enter a taxi without a taximeter. Otherwise you will pay too much. We’ve experiences it that the taxi driver drove detours just to make more money. Another taxi driver didn’t have any taximeter. Hence, he wanted us to pay way to much. Besides that taking a taxi is really cheap in Abu Dhabi. Just always bring enough cash because you cannot pay with credit or debit card. I was a bit surprised by that in the beginning.
7) Do some shopping in Yas Mall
Normally I’m not a shopping queen and get bored by it quite easily. However, I didn’t have the feeling at Yas Mall. There are many really cool stores there such as Vicoria’s Secret, Pink, Bath & Body Works and many cool restaurants.
8) Eat a Cheesecake at Cheesecake Factory
I know Cheesecake Factory already from the USA. Funnily I’ve never had a cheesecake there before 😛 Hence, I tried them out at Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi. My personal favorite is the “Oreo Dream Extreme Cheesecake” and the “Ultimate Red Velvet Cheesecake”. Both tasted simply divine! Also all other food is amazing there. Hence, Cheesecake Factory is a great stop while shopping.
9) Withdraw enough Cash beforehand
The day of the Formula 1 race we’ve experienced it that four different ATM machines ran out of cash. Hence, withdraw some money beforehand or at the airport. Because often credit or debit cards are not accepted in Abu Dhabi such as in the cabs.
10) Make a stop at Dubai
Unfortunately we only spent three days in Abu Dhabi and our program was quite tight. Thanks again to LTUR for everything 🙂 If we had have more time in Abu Dhabi we would have definitely spend a day in Dubai. It’s not far away from Abu Dhabi. You can even take a taxi from Abu Dhabi to Dubai.
I’m currently cutting my “Follow Me Around Abu Dhabi” video with even more impressions 😉 Follow me on YouTube “pilotmadeleine” to find out first when it’s online 🙂
Have you ever been to Abu Dhabi? And if so what did you like most there?
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