Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and the Emirate of the same name. UAE is the abbreviation of United Arab Emirates.
Where is Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi Time Zone
The Abu Dhabi time zone is GMT + 4
Units and Weights
In Abu Dhabi and the UAE applies the metric system
Electricity Abu Dhabi
In Abu Dhabi the voltage is 220/240V, 50Hz. If you need to buy an electric transformer, you can find it at Abu Dhabi airport and in the shopping malls where there is a department dedicated to electrical equipment. Or, surely, in Electra Street 🙂
UAE electric transformer
Official Languages in UAE
The official language in Abu Dhabi is Arabic but English is widely spoken, and used even at the workplace.
The health situation in Abu Dhabi and in the UAE is considered generally good, with private facilities often equipped with very advanced equipment.
First aid is free.
Health care expenses and those of an eventual repatriation shall be borne by the party concerned, it is advisable to take out medical insurance before departure.
If you travel during COVID-19 pandemic, you can find important and updated information:
- From your Embassy or Consulate in UAE: see a list of Foreign missions in UAE
- In the section “Travel Guidelines and regulations”, by Etihad Airways
Keep in mind that in the months between June and October the temperatures are extremely high and require the adoption of appropriate health and hygiene precautions.
Climate and seasons in Abu Dhabi How to protect from the hottest temperatures in Abu Dhabi
COVID-19 – Department of Health 📞 800 17 17 (free)
COVID-19 Helplines and Services 👉 Contacts and dedicated websites
Police 📞 911
Ambulance 📞 998
Fire Department 📞 997
Coastguard 📞 996
Electricity Failure 📞 991
Water failure 📞 922
For additional emergency contacts and details, please visit the dedicated section on the institutional 👉 Abu Dhabi Government Portal