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If it’s your first time visiting Abu Dhabi then there re various important yet easy tips you’ll need to know! I’ve visited Abu Dhabi before and it’s one of the most beutiful places I’ve ever been to. However, when I first went there I ignorantly did things that I didn’t know weren’t aloud there and well, let’s just say it was very embarrassing.  The second time I visited Abu Dhabi I learned my lesson and was well prepared. Hopefully, this article will also prepare you too and you’ll be able to make the most out of your trip!

 

Dress Code

Unless you’re relaxing in your hotel room, ladies need to cover shoulders and knees. However, it’s good to protect your skin with breathable, lightweight fabrics. And while temperatures outdoors may be scorching hot, when you head inside it’s freezing!

 

Mosque Manners

Women aren’t expected to cover their heads all the time, but it’s a must at the Grand Mosque. Women are also prohibited from wearing tight clothing. Both men and women are prohibited from wearing anything sleeveless, like tanks tops, tees and polo shirts.

 

Photo Faux Pas

Does a trip count if you don’t have the selfie to prove you were there? In this case, yes. While at the Grand Mosque, it’s natural to want to snap a selfie with your group. However, that means you’re touching, which is a big no-no! (Source: joannabrown.com).

 

Get on the Water

When we hear on the news about the “Persian Gulf”, it’s rarely good events. And yet the gulf’s waters are some of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. The view is spectacular, the sailing is fantastic and relaxing.

 

Eat with an Open Mind

In Abu Dhabi you’ll find it’s not so easy to find a place that serves authentic Emirati food. Struggle not and head to Shaikha Al Kaabi’s food truck Meylas. She’s the first person to run a food truck in the UAE. Meyeylas means a gathering place and it features food from the recipes of Ms. Al Kabbi’s mother and grandmother.

 

Take a Walk

When the sun finally sets, all of Abu Dhabi heads to the waterfront for a long stroll. Head to the Corniche, a walkway along the seacoast, for a breathtaking walk.