Travel Tips

Located 500 m (1,640 ft) off the coast of Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island is set to become a cultural magnet for art enthusiasts, a pristine beachfront tourism destination and a relaxed waterfront home for residents. The island is also home to the nesting grounds of hawksbill turtles, as well as dolphins and reem gazelles, which you may spot along Saadiyat Beach during your stay.


Weather and climate
The summer season extends from May to September, during which the weather is usually hot and humid, with daily temperatures ranging between 40°C and 50°C; or 104°F and 122°F. During the winter months (November to February) the temperatures range between 20°C and 30°C; or 68°F and 86°F.


The local currency in Abu Dhabi is Emirati Dirham (AED).


The concierge at our luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi will be pleased to arrange for a private chauffeur-driven and air-conditioned car to take you to or from any destination, 24 hours a day. Abu Dhabi's public transport largely consists of taxis and government-operated buses linking the major towns to rural areas, as well as linking major routes to some remote parts of the city. Cars are easily available for rental. Please click here for further assistance on transportation.


Traffic circulation
Traffic circulation in Abu Dhabi is on the right. Keep your valid documents, driving license, passports etc. in your possession while driving.


Safety and security
Kindly be aware that large and small waves, currents and other conditions in bodies of water can present hidden dangers. If you are travelling with small children, please stay with them at all times while you are near the water. Warning signs on the beach are intended for your safety and security.


If you get caught in a rip current or are unable to swim against a strong current, do not panic. Relax and drift with the current until you are released, then swim back to shore. Always swim with a companion.


There are lifeguards posted at the most popular beaches in Abu Dhabi.


What to wear
It is advisable for visitors to adopt a modest dress code when visiting public places.


Shorts, miniskirts/mini dresses and revealing clothing in general should be avoided in public places such as shopping malls, restaurants and/or around the city.


As Abu Dhabi experiences a hot and humid climate during the summer, cotton wear is most suitable. Keep hats, sunglasses, and sun protection gear at an accessible reach, as temperatures can reach up to 40°C (104°F) during summer time.


For more information, please call the concierge on +971 2 407 1234 or email


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