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Abu Dhabi


Abu Dhabi
Located in the North-central region of the United Arab Emirates, and considered the richest city in the world, Abu Dhabi is the capital of the emirate of the same name, and of the United Arab Emirates as a whole. As of 2006, the city had an estimated population of 1,850,230, of whom approximately 80% are expatriates.

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Lonely Planet Dubai & Abu Dhabi (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Kevin Raub

Lonely Planet
Released: 2018-12-18
Paperback (264 pages)

Lonely Planet Dubai & Abu Dhabi (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*

Lonely Planet’s Dubai & Abu Dhabi is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Marvel at the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, wander the labyrinth of lanes and exotic souks in Bur Dubai and Deira, and shop for a new outfit before a night on the town – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Dubai & Abu Dhabi and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Dubai & Abu Dhabi:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics
  • Covers Deira, Bur Dubai, Downtown Dubai, Jumeirah & Around, Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Al Ain, UAE East Coast

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Dubai & Abu Dhabi is our most comprehensive guide to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and is perfect for discovering both popular and offbeat experiences.

Looking for just the highlights? Check out Pocket Dubai and Pocket Abu Dhabi, our handy-sized guides featuring the best sights and experiences.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

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Top 10 Dubai and Abu Dhabi (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2017-11-21
Paperback (128 pages)

Top 10 Dubai and Abu Dhabi (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)
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Dubai and Abu Dhabi have so much to offer, and you can experience it all, from unique shops, malls, and souks to the finest restaurants and cafes. Luxuriate at the best golf courses, hotels, and spa resorts, or embrace adventure on exciting desert excursions, at local sporting events, or at lively bars and clubs. In addition to traditional historic palaces and mosques, Dubai and Abu Dhabi have amazing modern architecture, and your Top 10 Travel Guide will be your partner in experiencing it all.

True to its name, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Dubai and Abu Dhabi covers all the major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

   • Itineraries help you plan your trip.
   • Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
   • Comprehensive laminated pull-out map includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes.
   • Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.
   • Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on inside cover flaps, with selected street index and metro map.

The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Series Overview: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Top 10s are handy travel guides that take the work out of planning a trip. Packed with amazing ideas, informative maps, insider tips, and useful advice, DK's Top 10 guides lead you to the very best your destination has to offer. The pocket size make these the perfect guide to take on vacation. Discover the history, art, architecture, and culture of your destination through Top 10 lists, from the best museums, bars, and sights to the places to avoid.

Frommer's Dubai and Abu Dhabi day by day

By Gavin Thomas

FrommerMedia
Paperback (192 pages)

Frommer s Dubai and Abu Dhabi day by day
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Frommer’s books aren’t written by committee, or by travel writers who simply pop in briefly to a destination and then consider the job done. We employ the best experts to author our guides, like Gavin Thomas who has been reporting on Dubai since it was just a forest of construction cranes. He’s the author of this innovative guide that combines maps, photos and detailed itineraries to help visitors plan their time in the most efficient way possible.

The book covers the best of Dubai & Abu Dhabi in one, two, or three days, thematic tours for every interest, schedule, and taste (including Arabian heritage tours and day trips to Sharjah, Al Ain and Hatta), hundreds of evocative photos, bulleted maps that show you how to go from place to place, candid reviews of hotels, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife for all budgets, and a tear-resistant foldout map — enclosed in a handy plastic wallet you can also use for tickets and souvenirs.

Table Tales: The Global Nomad Cuisine of Abu Dhabi

By Hanan Sayed Worrell

Rizzoli
Released: 2018-10-23
Hardcover (376 pages)

Table Tales: The Global Nomad Cuisine of Abu Dhabi
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For all food and travel lovers, this unique cookbook is the first to present Abu Dhabi as a culinary crossroads—where the global goes local—and to highlight the people making it happen.

In recent decades, Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, has experienced a steady influx of people from around the world, all bringing their culinary influences. From Syria to Spain, India to Italy, Afghanistan to the Americas, an enticing array of aromas, flavors, and textures has blended with the local foodways to create a vibrant urban food culture of reinvention and collaboration, at home and on the streets.

In this book, Hanan Sayed Worrell gives us an unprecedented tour of these fascinating culinary treasures. As a long-time resident of Abu Dhabi, the author takes us where few visitors can go: into the homes and lives of locals and expatriates. Through a collection of touching individual stories, delicious recipes, and vibrant photographs, we experience life in this rapidly evolving city. Table Tales: The Global Nomad Cuisine of Abu Dhabi is inspired by the many meals hosted at the Worrell’s dinner table for guests from around the world. As a careful and affectionate observer of the city for over a quarter century, Worrell guides the reader on a culinary pilgrimage by way of its streets, homes, and flavors.

Lonely Planet Pocket Abu Dhabi (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Released: 2015-08-01
Kindle Edition (160 pages)

Lonely Planet Pocket Abu Dhabi (Travel Guide)
 
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Pocket Abu Dhabi is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Promenade along the waterfront Corniche, tour the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, or relax at a sheesha cafe; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Abu Dhabi and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Abu Dhabi:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out Abu Dhabi map (included in print version), plus over eight colour neighbourhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers Al Markaziyah, Tourist Club Area, Al Khadiya, Breakwater, Yas Island and more

eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones)

  • Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges
  • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews
  • Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience
  • Seamlessly flip between pages
  • Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash
  • Embedded links to recommendations' websites
  • Zoom-in maps and images
  • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Abu Dhabi , a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Dubai & Abu Dhabi guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

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Insight Guides Pocket Abu Dhabi (Travel Guide with Free eBook) (Insight Pocket Guides)

By Insight Guides

INSIGHT GDS
Paperback (144 pages)

Insight Guides Pocket Abu Dhabi (Travel Guide with Free eBook) (Insight Pocket Guides)
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From its stunning Corniche to the grandiose and elaborate Emirates Palace Hotel, to off-roading in wadis and along desert plains, Abu Dhabi has much to tempt the visitor. Berlitz Pocket Guide Abu Dhabi is a concise, full-colour travel guide that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the best that the emirate has to offer.

Inside Abu Dhabi Pocket Guide:

· Where To Go details all the key sights in the country, while handy maps on the cover flaps help you find your way around, and are cross-referenced to the text.



· Top 10 Attractions gives a run-down of the best sights to take in on your trip.



· Perfect Day provides an itinerary of the city.



· What To Do is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from hitting the beach to museums, malls or desert excursions



· Essential information on Abu Dhabi's culture, including a brief history of the emirate.



· Eating Out covers the emirate's best cuisine.



· Curated listings of the best hotels and restaurants.



· A-Z of all the practical information you'll need.



About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.



'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine

The Independent Guide to Dubai 2019: Includes Abu Dhabi mini-guide

By G Costa

Independently published
Paperback (108 pages)

The Independent Guide to Dubai 2019: Includes Abu Dhabi mini-guide
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NEW, COMPLETELY RE-WRITTEN AND FULLY UPDATED

The Independent Guide to Dubai 2019 is the perfect resource for planning your trip to one of the most exciting and fast-changing places in the world.Discover how to make your trip to this incredible place unforgettable.

Book Highlights:
*Full coverage of things to do, hotels and restaurants - Our neighbourhood guides section splits Dubai into areas. We cover the various tourist hotspots, as well as dining and accommodation options. Listings include handy information such as the address, operating hours, entry prices, and the nearest metro station to make touring easy.
* Example itineraries for visits between 3 and 7 days, making planning your stay easy.
* A chapter dedicated to Abu Dhabi including what to see, where to stay and where to eat. Also includes sample itineraries from 1 to 3 days.
* An insight into Dubai’s culture and customs from religion to the local people, and from tipping to what clothes to wear. Plus, understand the regulations around alcohol, what is it like visiting Dubai during Ramadan and important local laws you must know before you arrive.
* An in-depth transportation guide covers your ticketing options, Nol Cards, the metro and buses, boat services, trams, taxis, and more.
*CityPasses and discounted entries - Learn how to save money and where to get your tickets.
* Dubai’s unique and fascinating history is retold in an engaging way in our short, but informative, history section. Discover Dubai’s transformation from a quiet village to an international destination with the world’s tallest building. The past here is just as interesting as the city you see today.
* Dubai’s seasonal events mean there is always something unique going on no matter when you visit the city.

A Diamond in the Desert: Behind the Scenes in Abu Dhabi, the World's Richest City

By Jo Tatchell

Black Cat
Released: 2019-04-24
Kindle Edition (305 pages)

A Diamond in the Desert: Behind the Scenes in Abu Dhabi, the World s Richest City
 
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Get a closer look at this glittering, oil-rich city in a “revealing travelogue through the capital of the United Arab Emirates” (Publishers Weekly).
 
Jo Tatchell first arrived in the city of Abu Dhabi as a child in 1974, when the discovery of oil was quickly turning a small fishing town into a growing international community. Decades later, this Middle Eastern capital is a dizzying metropolis of ten-lane highways and overlapping languages, and its riches and emphasis on cultural development have thrust it into the international spotlight.
 
Here, Tatchell returns to Abu Dhabi and explores the city and its contradictions: It is a tolerant melting-pot of cultures and faiths, but only a tiny percentage of its native residents are deemed eligible to vote by the ruling class, and the nation’s president holds absolute veto power over his advisory boards and councils. The Emirates boast one of the world’s highest GDP per capita, but the wealth inequality in its cities is staggering. Abu Dhabi’s royal family, worth an estimated $500 billion, lives off the sweat of the city’s migrant workers, who subject themselves to danger and poverty under barely observed labor laws. But now, the city is making an international splash with a showy investment in tourism, arts, and culture—perhaps signaling a change to a more open, tolerant state.
 
As this sparkling city surges into the future, it devotes just as much energy to concealing its past. Tatchell looks not only at history and social issues—the ancient system of tribal organization, the condition of the city’s million foreign workers, the emergence of women in Emirati society, but also her own experiences as both a child and adult in this fascinating city that has radically changed—and in other ways, stayed the same.

Lonely Planet Dubai & Abu Dhabi (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Jenny Walker

Lonely Planet
Paperback (264 pages)

Lonely Planet Dubai & Abu Dhabi (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Dubai & Abu Dhabi is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Learn about Dubai through lifelike dioramas, shop for dazzling jewellery at Deira's Gold Souq, or join a walking tour of the Bastakia Quarter; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Dubai and Abu Dhabi and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Dubai & Abu Dhabi Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, music, dance, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife
  • Free, convenient pull-out Dubai map (included in print version), plus over 22 neighbourhood maps
  • Covers Deira, Bur Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Jumeirah, New Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Dubai & Abu Dhabi , our most comprehensive guide to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, is perfect for those exploring top sights and taking the roads less travelled.

  • Looking for just the highlights of Dubai? Check out Lonely Planet Pocket Dubai, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Travel Like a Local - Map of Abu Dhabi (Black and White Edition): The Most Essential Abu Dhabi (UAE) Travel Map for Every Adventure

By Maxwell Fox

Independently published
Paperback (50 pages)

Travel Like a Local - Map of Abu Dhabi (Black and White Edition): The Most Essential Abu Dhabi (UAE) Travel Map for Every Adventure
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Get Ready For The Adventure Of A Lifetime!

This is a Black and White edition of Travel Like a Local map book.

Are you planning your next vacation abroad and you’re ready to explore? Do you want to be prepared for everything? Are you ready to experience every new place you visit just like a local? Well, with this amazing Abu Dhabi (UAE) travel map you’re all set and ready to go!

In the Abu Dhabi (UAE) map you can see all the available means of transport, bus stops and routes so you can always know how to get everywhere. And because we know that a vacation is not only about the roads and busses, the map gives you many options for eating, drinking and having a good time!

We carefully marked all the restaurants, bars and pubs so you can always find one that is nearby. In the Abu Dhabi (UAE) map you will also find the best places to go shopping, the most famous and must-see sights, churches and more. And if an emergency comes up, there are markings of police stations and hospitals everywhere for your convenience.

The city is also organized in sections so you can better find your way around.

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