Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates

Cruises to Abu Dhabi

The world's richest city boasts a wealth of culture, history and adventure, from the emirate's old souks, where you can sip a fragrant Arabic coffee, to the rush of the world's fastest rollercoaster. This 5,000-year-old metropolis is a fascinating mix of modern architecture and atmospheric back streets. Put your bargaining hat on for a friendly faceoff with the merchants at the souk to get deals on handicrafts, artwork, even spices and dried fruit for the cook back home.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port Zayed
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    Gulf Standard Time GST
    UTC/GMT +4 hours
  • Language
    The official language is Arabic, but many locals speak English.
  • Currency & Shopping
    United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED) Credit Cards may be accepted. Shop embroidered linens and silver or gold jewellery.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Taxis, shore excursions and guided tours are available.
    • Famous For
      As the headquarters to various oil companies, Abu Dhabi is known for its luxurious highrises and malls.
    • Fun Fact #2
      There's no shortage of shopping options in Abu Dhabi: Visit Marina Mall or Al Wahda Mall to start.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      Don't miss the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the largest mosque in the U.A.E. Khalifa Park is also quite impressive.
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