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  • 31 October – 2 November 2023 | Abu Dhabi, UAE

About Abu Dhabi

Travelling by air

Abu Dhabi International Airport is an international airport in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The airport, located 16.5 nautical miles east of Abu Dhabi city, is the second largest in the UAE. Terminal 3 at Abu Dhabi International Airport is the home of Etihad Airways – the country’s national airline.


The most convenient way to navigate the city is by taxi. These can be booked by calling the TransAD hotline on 600 535353 or via the free Abu Dhabi Taxi app available on the Google Play store for Andriod smartphones or the Apple store for iOs users. Alternatively, local taxi and private car booking services, Careem and Uber, are also available throughout the emirate.

Time zone

Abu Dhabi follows Gulf Standard Time (GST) with an offset of UTC +04:00.


The national currency is the UAE dirham (AED).


Abu Dhabi has hot summers, cool winters and very little rainfall. Summer lasts from April to October and the cooler months last from November to March when daytime temperature is around 24C (75F).

Business hours

The working week lasts from Sunday to Thursday with Friday and Saturday considered as the weekend.

Dress code

As a sign of respect for the local culture, it is recommended to cover your shoulders and legs in public places.


Arabic is the official language. English is widely spoken and understood.

Travel adaptor

The plug type used in Abu Dhabi is G with three rectangular pins in triangular patter. The emirate operates on a supply voltage of 230V and 50Hz.


Abu Dhabi is a thriving modern city but it’s determined to preserve it’s rich heritage. To discover the range of different experiences Abu Dhabi has to offer, visit https://visitabudhabi.ae/en.