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    Feb 24 2024 AIDAprima 3400
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    The Port of Abu Dhabi

    Welcome to Abu Dhabi

    This guide is tailored for cruise passenger visiting Abu Dhabi.

    General Port Facts

    Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, beckons with a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity. As you disembark, be ready to experience the opulence and culture that define this majestic city.

    Touristic Information

    Abu Dhabi, known for its stunning architecture and cultural richness, invites you to explore its iconic landmarks, luxurious malls, and vibrant souks. Immerse yourself in the Emirati charm and hospitality.

    Transportation Options

    Discover nearby gems with these transportation options:

    • Taxis: Easily accessible for quick and comfortable travel within Abu Dhabi.
    • Bus Services: Explore neighboring cities within a short travel distance.
    • Trains: Convenient for intercity travel, connecting you to nearby attractions.

    Easily Accessible Cities:

    • Dubai: Approximately 150 km (93 miles), 1.5 hours by road or train.
    • Al Ain: Approximately 160 km (99 miles), 1.5 hours by road or train.

    Local Foods

    Indulge in the exquisite flavors of Emirati cuisine:

    • Shawarma: Grilled meat wrapped in flatbread, a popular street food.
    • Harees: A traditional dish made of wheat and meat, enjoyed during Ramadan.
    • Al Harees: Slow-cooked meat and wheat dish, a festive specialty.

    Top 5 Attractions

    1. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: Marvel at the opulent beauty of this iconic mosque. (Free to Access)
    2. Emirates Palace: Explore the luxurious hotel and its stunning surroundings. (Free to Access)
    3. Yas Island: Visit Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld for family fun. (Attraction fees may apply)
    4. Corniche Beach: Relax on pristine shores with beautiful city views. (Free to Access)
    5. Louvre Abu Dhabi: Experience art and culture in this architectural masterpiece. (Entrance fee may apply)

    Nice to Know Facts

    • Abu Dhabi is home to the world's largest hand-loomed carpet at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
    • The city boasts futuristic skyscrapers alongside traditional souks.
    • Arabic is the official language, and the currency is the UAE Dirham (AED).

    Local Customs

    When in public areas, it's advisable to dress modestly to respect local customs. The weekend falls on Friday and Saturday, with Friday being a holy day.

    Fun for Families

    Up to 6 Years Old: Enjoy a day at Yas Island with kid-friendly attractions.

    7-12 Years Old: Visit Ferrari World for thrilling rides and entertainment.

    13-18 Years Old: Explore the adventure-packed Yas Waterworld.

    Google maps

    Abu Dhabi on Google Maps

    Local Tourism Office

    Discover more about Abu Dhabi - Local Tourism Office


    Notice: Content and travel advice presented is created by a port moderator and/or AI, courtesy of ChatGPT. It is specifically designed for cruise passengers visiting this port of call. A port moderator could be a local individual, destination expert, port authority, or a tourism agency. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, we recommend that you verify critical information like visas, health and safety, customs, and transportation with official sources before departure.