Frequently Asked Questions: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi


Abu Dhabi is the capital of the Emirate with the same name; one of seven emirates which form the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The city is situated at the coast of the Persian Gulf about 140 km (87 mi) by road, south west of Dubai (UAE) on an island, not unlike the location of New York's Manhattan
An emerging entertainment destination within a 30 minute drive of the UAE capital, Yas Island is home to the state-of-the-art Yas Marina Circuit – host to the annual F1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Non-stop flight time from London to Abu Dhabi is around 7 hours 15 minutes.
Abu Dhabi has a sub-tropical, arid climate. Sunny blue skies and high temperatures can be expected most of the year. Rainfall is sporadic, falling mainly in winter

Temperatures range from a low of around 13C (50F) on a winter's night, to a high of around 42C (118F) on a summer's day. The cooler months, November to April, are the most pleasant time to visit, when temperatures are around 24C (75F) during the day and 13C (56F) at night.
Abu Dhabi is famous for so many things. Family attractions, iconic landmarks, cultural attractions, motorsports, golf, waterparks, horse riding, shopping, wellness and spa – to name a few!.
You are extremely unlikely to experience any problems with safety or security. It is safe to walk round Abu Dhabi at all times of the day and night and the United Arab Emirates is a very safe country.
The official national language in Abu Dhabi is Arabic, spoken widely among the native Arab community. The high concentration of expatriates from the Indian subcontinent has made Hindi, Urdu and several other languages from the region like Malayalam also fairly common. English is widely spoken and understood
International food, including western food is widely available in hotels, restaurants and fast food chains and it has lot of spices like Indian food. Traditional dishes contain rice, fish and meat as main ingredients. Arabs are used to consume sheep and goats to obtain meat. Whereas on special occasions like Eid and wedding functions people also use camels to make traditional UAE dishes. But restaurants serve dishes made with camel meat all over the year for tourists and visitors. Following are the 5 must try traditional food of UAE that include:

• Stuffed Camel
• Al Harees
• Shawarma
• Al Machboos
• Hummus

The local currency is the UAE dirham
The hotels are high quality and include international brands such as Sofitel, Radisson, Grand Hyatt, Sheraton and Jumeriah – perfect for groups of all sizes and budgets
For those visiting Abu Dhabi, there’s no shortage of activities, such as visiting the Emirates Palace or the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. However, the UAE is quite a small country, which allows visitors to take day trips and enjoy a little getaway from the city during their stay. With so many amazing things on offer just a short ride away, it’s a great idea to plan a fun day trip for a change of scenery. IMG Worlds of Adventure, Zaya Nurai Island, Ski Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Wild Wadi Waterpark plus many more!

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