Location: The emirate of Abu Dhabi is part of the UAE. It has borders with Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Oman. To the north east it borders Dubai and to the north is the Persian Gulf.

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Time: GMT + 4 Hours

Language: Arabic is the official language (English, Urdu and Hindi are widely spoken)
Climate: Sunny blue skies are a feature all year long. The hottest time of the year is April through to September with average highs over 40 degrees. It is at this time that there are most frequently sandstorms.
November to March is the coolest time of year and it is at this time that the emirate sometimes experiences dense fogs.
Area: Abu Dhabi’s land surface measures 67,340 square kilometres, which is equivalent to about 80% of the UAE’s total land area.

Population: Population in the Abu Dhabi emirate, inclusive of Al Ain, the Western region and the Islands, stood at 1,463,491 as of end 2006, comprising one third of UAE’s total population.

Religion: Islam is the official religion of the UAE.

Electricity: The electricity supply in Abu Dhabi is 220/240 volts at 50 Hz

Telephone code: +971 02

The Dirham (Dhs or AED)

Passport/visa requirements: A passport valid for a minimum of six months from date of arrival is required by Brits. No visa is needed for business or tourist visits lasting 30 days (extendable on request up to 90 days), provided they meet the requirements of the Resident and Nationalisation Authorities.

National airline:
Etihad Airways (www.etihadairways.com)

Airports: Abu Dhabi International Airport.


Flight time: Approximately 7 hours

UK Tourist Office details: Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, 1 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LY
Tel: 0207 201 6400 Website: (www.visitabudhabi.com)

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