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Emirati Culture in Abu Dhabi

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In the Abu Dhabi, where only about 20 percent of the population is Emirati, finding experiences that are authentic parts of the United Arab Emirate's culture can be challenging. Amongst towers and LED lights, reflections of the past can still be found to tempt your senses, like camel riding, falconry, Al Ayyalah, food, and listening to the call to prayer. With an undercurrent of national enthusiasm, the young UAE also continues to identify with new holidays, traditions, and gathering places.
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1 Qasr Al Sarab Road - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
You will never feel more like a character in Lawrence of Arabia than by travelling to the Empty Quarter, the Rub'Al Khali desert. This desert area may represent what most visitors assume they will see when visiting Abu Dhabi, but it's surprisingly...
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Hessa bint Mohamed St - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Not as glamorous as Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi or the new royal residence taking shape in the Capital, the Al Ain Palace, former home to Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his family, is equally as interesting. The palace grounds are quite...
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Sweihan Road,Al Shamkha - Near the Abu Dhabi International Airport - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
A visit to the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital is worth every minute of the drive out of Dubai (about 45 minutes). This facility, the only one in the world, is devoted to the preservation and health of these amazing which play a central role in the...
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Abu Dhabi Theatre Rd, Corniche Brake water Near Marina Mall - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
This reconstructed village is a glimpse into old oasis living. Heritage Village is a great place to see how the Emerati lived before skyscrapers. Scenes depict desert life in great detail and highlight their historic, nomadic lifestyle. Make sure...
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Marina Mall - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
You cannot visit the Arabian Peninsula without trying the fruit of the palms. Dates (of the fruit variety, not of the human variety) abound in the United Arab Emirates. They are available at sweets shops and in the supermarkets. Dates are a...
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No matter where you are staying in the UAE, you can't leave without visiting the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. The mosque, the third-largest in the world, is the final resting place of Sheikh Zayed, the nation's founder. Even on the...
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Al Marina - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
After the evening call to prayer, several cafe trucks open up to people strolling along the stretch of Marina Island—across the water and parallel to the Abu Dhabi cityscape on the Corniche. From Arab coffee to karak (similar to chai tea), the...
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If you are in Abu Dhabi in late November through December, you cannot miss the enthusiam for the Nation. The United Arab Emirates is a young country and sports its colors prominently on nearly every tower and home. Lights in red, black, green, and...
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A visit to the Middle East is hardly considered complete without a camel encounter. You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy a ride one of the friendly animals. Many cultural excursions include an introduction to the desert creatures. The Emirates...
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Corniche Street is a long and busy roadway that provides access to the end of Abu Dhabi Island. On the Arabian Gulf side of the road lies Corniche Beach, pedestrian and bicycle paths, and a green park space for people to enjoy. Since it can be...
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Central Mall - أبو ظبي - United Arab Emirates
Juxtaposed against the state-of-the-art, sustainable architectural and engineering designs of Masdar City, you will find Osha, a traditional and regional restaurant with quiet, Arabian ambiance, local food, and an Emirati take on international...