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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 & 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.

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

By DK Travel

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

Top 10 Dubai and Abu Dhabi (Eyewitness Top 10 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.

Lonely Planet Pocket Abu Dhabi (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Paperback (160 pages)

Lonely Planet Pocket Abu Dhabi (Travel Guide)
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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

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.

Insight Guides Pocket Abu Dhabi (Insight Pocket Guides)

By Insight Guides

Guides Insight
Paperback (144 pages)

Insight Guides Pocket Abu Dhabi (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

Frommer's Dubai and Abu Dhabi day by day

By Gavin Thomas

Thomas Gavin
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.

Lonely Planet Pocket Dubai (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet Publications
Paperback (160 pages)

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Lonely Planet Pocket Dubai is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore culture and architecture in the historic district, shop at the world's largest mall, or explore the chaos and charm of the Gold Souq; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Dubai and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Dubai:

  • 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 Dubai map (included in print version), plus over 14 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 Burj Khalifa, Madinat Jumeirah, the Gold Souq, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Museum, Al Fahidi Historic District, Dubai Mall and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Dubai, 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 a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Dubai's neighbourhoods? Check out the Lonely Planet Dubai & Abu Dhabi guide.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out the Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Andrea Schulte-Peevers.

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.

Lonely Planet Dubai & Abu Dhabi (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Paperback (224 pages)

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Dubai & Abu Dhabi is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to 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 show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and 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, and wildlife.
  • Free, convenient pull-out Dubai map (included in print version), plus over 22 neighbourhood maps
  • Useful features - including Day Trips, With Kids, and For Free
  • Coverage of 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 planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

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

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Josephine Quintero.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

Abu Dhabi in 3 Days: The Definitive Tourist Guide Book That Helps You Travel Smart and Save Time

By Finest City Guides

Independently published
Paperback (58 pages)

Abu Dhabi in 3 Days: The Definitive Tourist Guide Book That Helps You Travel Smart and Save Time
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Abu Dhabi in 3 Days is the ultimate travel guide if you only have a few days to spend in this growing metropolitan area of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It has been researched and written so that you’ll have all the insider information you need, allowing you to spend your time at the sights that make Abu Dhabi special. We offer you information on: • Getting to Abu Dhabi • Getting around once you’re there • What to see • What to do • Places to stay • Places to eat • Events, holidays and festivals • Money matters, including tipping • And more! We’ll also help you with inside knowledge about the culture of this middle-eastern city, and offer information about their culture and etiquette. Especially if you only have a short time to stay, The Definitive Tourist Guide Book That Helps You Travel Smart and Save Time helps you, from planning where to stay and what type of transportation to use, right down to the best meals you can find in this busy city. We help you in getting the most out of even a short stay in Abu Dhabi.

The Abu Dhabi Bar Mitzvah: Fear and Love in the Modern Middle East

By Adam Valen Levinson

W. W. Norton & Company
Released: 2017-11-14
Hardcover (368 pages)

The Abu Dhabi Bar Mitzvah: Fear and Love in the Modern Middle East
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Chronically questioning, funny, and bold, a young American explores the majority-Muslim lands that scare him most.

Armed only with college Arabic and restless curiosity, Adam Valen Levinson sets out to “learn about the world 9/11 made us fear.” From a base in globalized and sterilized Abu Dhabi, he sets out to lunch in Taliban territory in Afghanistan, travels under the watchful eye of Syria’s secret police, risks shipwreck en route to Somalia, investigates Yazidi beliefs in a sacred cave, cliff dives in Oman, celebrates New Year’s Eve in Tahrir Square, and, at every turn, discovers a place that matches not at all with its reputation.

Valen Levinson crosses borders with wisecracking humor, erudition, and humanity, seeking common ground with “bros” everywhere, and finding that people who pray differently often laugh the same. And as a young man bar mitzvahed eight years late, he slowly learns how childish it is to live by decisions and distinctions born of fear.

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Abu Dhabi Travel Guide: Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights

By Thomas Austin

Ingramcontent
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Abu Dhabi Travel Guide: Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant  & Shopping Highlights
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Abu Dhabi is part of the seven-member United Arab Emirates (UAE), and is its capital city. With a population of 921,000 it is the second-largest city in the United Arab Emirates. It is home to the governor of the UAE, the Abu Dhabi Emiri family (the ruling family of the UAE), and the President of the UAE and his family.


 
 
 

 
 
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