ABOUT UAE UAE Travel Guide

UAE is a federation of seven emirates (equivalent to principalities). The constituent emirates are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. The capital is Abu Dhabi, which is one of the two centres of commercial and cultural activities, together with Dubai. Islam is the official religion of the UAE, and Arabic is the official language.

ABOUT ABU DHABI

Abu Dhabi lies on a T-shaped island jutting into the Arabian Gulf from the central western coast. The city proper had a population of 921,000 in 2013.

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Abu Dhabi houses offices of the federal government, and is the seat for the United Arab Emirates Government and the home for the Abu Dhabi Emiri Family and the President of the UAE from this family. Abu Dhabi has grown to be a cosmopolitan metropolis. Its rapid development and urbanisation, coupled with the relatively high average income of its population, has transformed Abu Dhabi to a larger and advanced metropolis. Today the city is the country’s centre of political, industrial activities, and a major cultural, and commercial centre due to its position as the capital.

Abu Dhabi is home to important financial institutions such as the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates and the corporate headquarters of many companies and numerous multinational corporations.

The dry subtropical climate offers beautiful moderate weather in January, with warm sunny days and cool nights, which makes this period ideal for a visit to Abu Dhabi. The temperature can range between 15°C and 30°C, averaging at 25°C or 77°F. Light clothing is fine for most of this month except evenings, the best time to wear a sweater, cardigan or jacket.

BEACH ROTANA HOTEL

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The luxurious Beach Rotana is located in central Abu Dhabi with direct access to a private beach. The hotel boasts 11 restaurants and links directly to the Abu Dhabi Mall.

The Beach Rotana hotel features spacious and elegantly decorated rooms and suites. Some rooms have balconies with sea views. Fully appointed apartments and suites are located adjacent to the hotel.

Guests can choose from a broad variety of continental, Asian and Arab cuisines. Beverages can be enjoyed at the Lounge or Pool Bar.

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The hotel has its own tennis and squash courts. Around the pool, there is a sundeck with lounges amid palm trees. Guests can use the spa facility or enjoy a massage and steam bath. There is also a Printspot mobile printing service.

The hotel is located in the Tourist Club Area of Abu Dhabi, only a 5-minute drive from the Gold Souk. The underground car park is free of charge and the reception desk is open 24/7.