Abu dhabi (United arab emirates)
Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates, located at the Persian Gulf. The majority of the world's oil companies have their headquarters here and the city has begun to open up to tourists after the year 2004. Same-sex couples should continue to avoid the place, because being gay is not allowed and will even be punished with the death penalty. The city's main attractions in addition to its skyscrapers are the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, with has one of the tallest flagpoles, as well as some really nice sandy beaches in the city center. Within the town there is also a Ferrari theme park and many good and big go-kart tracks. There are also organized safaris in four-wheel SUVs to the nearby desert in the area.
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Abu dhabi forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Abu dhabi is an expensive destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $89.46, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $193.88, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $76.12
- Hotel (3 stars): $82.76
- Hotel (4 stars): $96.87
- Hotel (5 stars): $187.98
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $6.00
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $8.74
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $10.87
- Meal, McDonalds: $7.20
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $6.79
Abu dhabi has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 88.7 (better than United states average 48.3)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 92.5 (better than United states average 70.0)
- Walking alone at night: 85.8 (better than United states average 42.1)
More information: Abu dhabi safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Direction of traffic: In many countries in Asia the traffic is left-handed. In countries like China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Laos the traffic is right-handed.
- Age restrictions: The minimum age for renting a car is usually 18 - 25 years. Drivers under 25 years of age and over 65 years of age are charged an extra fee or get rental terms and conditions, which include to take an additional insurance for damage / collision.
- Driving abroad: Without special contracts a rental car can almost invariably only be driven inside of the country in which it is rented.
- Driver’s license and documents: An international driving license, passport and credit card are mostly required to rent are car. The exception is China, where only a Chinese driving license is valid, so for driving in China it is either a Belgium or a Hong Kong driving license required, which can be translated to Chinese.