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Opening Night at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival

Opening Night at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival October 19, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Its that time of year again in Abu Dhabi when folks crawl out their summer caves and enjoy the moderating temperatures. This is also the part of the year when most activities are planned. The fourth annual Abu Dhabi Film Festival is no exception. Held at the tony Emirates Place Hotel, this event draws...

Abu Dhabi Taxi Secrets

Abu Dhabi Taxi Secrets September 16, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
While the recently established Abu Dhabi Metro bus system is enjoying rapid growth, it has a way to go to provide convenient coverage in the area and has not been a threat to the local taxi drivers yet. Taxis are still the best way to get around. They plentiful and inexpensive but there are some things...

Arabic Numbers

Arabic Numbers September 16, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Most of us educated in the west are aware of two main kinds of numbers; Arabic and Roman. We always thought we were being taught the Arabic style with 0-9 instead of the Roman style with all those pesky X’s, M’s, I’s, C’s and V’s. Well our teachers were partly right. We...

Shisha, an Abu Dhabi Tradition

Shisha, an Abu Dhabi Tradition September 12, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
One of the most rewarding aspects of travel is partaking in unique customs of your destination.  In Abu Dhabi, one very pleasurable pastime is smoking a shisha.  A shisha pipe is also known around the world as a hookah, waterpipe or “bong” (by those that  may have dabbled in some previous...

Bargaining in Abu Dhabi

Bargaining in Abu Dhabi September 8, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
AED 200 Dirham Note The Middle East has been a crossroads of trade for centuries as a result of being located halfway between Europe and Asia. This created rich traditions of commerce and a mixing of cultures. Most of theses cultures are astute businessmen so naturally spirited negotiations became...
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