Abu Dhabi City Guide
Welcome to Bayt.com’s Abu Dhabi City Guide. Not only has Abu Dhabi positioned itself as one of the world’s richest cities, it has also succeeded in positioning itself amongst the most attractive holiday destinations in the region by superbly blending its time-honored traditions and norms with a contemporary luxurious aspect of grandeur and lavishness. Dig deeper into the secrets of this marvelous city with Bayt.com!
As with Dubai, an influx of people coming to live and work in Abu Dhabi has driven rental prices through the roof. Some of the larger international real estate agents have recently arrived in Abu Dhabi. Competition can be fierce so it is wise to do your homework before you arrive so you don’t end up with something overpriced and underrated. Unless you have a job that includes a company flat or affords you a generous living allowance, a lot of expats have turned to sharing flats or renting rooms.
People coming to find a job in Abu Dhabi or work in Abu Dhabi should know that Abu Dhabi’s airport is the second largest in the UAE, serving 6.9 million passengers in 2007. Etihad Airways which is the second largest UAE airlines after Emirates Airlines is dominating its terminal spaces.
The official working hours in the Abu Dhabi banking sector are eight hours per day or 48 hours a week and Friday and Saturday are off. But for some banks, Friday is the only day off and Thursday is a half working day.
Abu Dhabi city bursts with stunning business-cum-leisure facilities ranging from state-of-the-art convention centers, luxurious hotels and spas to designer golf courses, theaters and very soon, some of the world’s most famous museums, particularly the Guggenheim and the Louvre. Whether you are visiting or residing and working in Abu Dhabi, a local getaway to one of the city’s best resorts is always advisable.