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Capital City
Abu Dhabi is the capital and the largest emirate of the United Arab Emirates. Located 180 km from Ajman, the smallest emirate in the UAE, it is approximately a 3 hour drive to the capital.

Consisting of an almost entirely mountainous terrain enveloped by the Indian Ocean from the Gulf of Oman, the eastern coastal Emirate of Fujairah boasts a higher than average yearly rainfall compared to the rest of the country. The months of October to March are generally regarded as the coolest; with temperatures ranging between 20C (70F) to 12C (54F).

Business or smart casual. Summer clothing is suitable throughout the year, with jackets for winter nights. Swimwear is permitted on the beach and at swimming pools. Visitors are required to dress respectfully when visiting places of worship, government buildings or shopping centers.

Credit Cards

Most major credit cards are accepted (Visa, Amex, MasterCard and Diners Club).

Emirati culture is firmly rooted in Islamic tradition. The country is tolerant and welcoming of all travelers, and you will have the opportunity to learn and appreciate the heritage, customs and practices of this culture.

The local currency is the Emirati dirham (Dhs) which is also commonly referred to as AED.

Electric Current

220 volts

Arabic is the official language of the United Arab Emirates. English is commonly used on a day-to-day basis by more than 200 different nationalities residing in the United Arab Emirates.

Rent A Bike
The nearest rent a bike point is located in Sharjah. Four Byky stations are located across the city.

Regular post to North America may take up to two weeks and up to 5 days for Europe.

Time Zones
GMT/UTC plus 4 hours

Tipping is generally not expected but they are appreciated. An additional 10% service charge is normal practice in hotels and restaurants.