Travel blog

Abu Dhabi

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Top Ten Travel Tips
1. Accommodations: Rocco Forte Hotel, Etihad Towers, Shangri-La Hotel,
2. Arts & culture (music, galleries, festivals, ruins): Heritage Village,
Emirates Palace, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Mosque, Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital
3. Back to nature: Corniche Beach – the Arabian desert
4. Cheap eats: Central market, veggie and fruit stands, Coma market, supermarkets
5. Comic relief: Parking violation on Corniche beach communicating with gestures, all night hookah lounges, racing luxury cars in a Kia
6. Good people watching: Corniche Beach, Aloft Pool Party, Yas Viceroy rooftop, Etihad Towers Bar
7. Health & safety tip: Wear sunglasses and a scarf during sandstorms, hydrate it gets HOT, don’t drink and drive you can be arrested, respect the Muslim traditions
8. Magical moment, quintessential travel moment: afternoon/evening dessert safari, looking up at the bright stars after the sunset, observing the gorgeous architecture, being hosted by strangers and treated like family
9. Salons/spas: Rocco Forte Hotel
10. Shopping: Madinat Zayed Gold Centre, Khalifa Centre, Hamdan Centre, gold souks, spice market