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What about purchasing cars in Abu Dhabi?

Most manufacturers have dealerships in Abu Dhabi. Relative to most countries cars are cheap and, in general, there are no problems with parts or service, but maintenance costs can be high when maintained by the dealer.

There is currently no road tax but there is an annual registration fee of approx. Dhs. 200. At each re-registration the police inspect the car for road-worthiness.

The Abu Dhabi traffic rules are based on the UK traffic code but cars drive on the right, and overtaking must be carried out on the left-hand side of the vehicle ahead of you. Roads are excellent, but driving is of an indifferent standard.
 

 
What is the weather like in Abu Dhabi?

Sunny/blue skies can be expected throughout the year. The months of June through September are generally hot and humid with maximum temperatures averaging above 35 °C. During this time, sandstorms also occur intermittently, in some cases reducing visibility down to a few meters. The weather is cooler from November to March.

 
How many primary and secondary schools are there in Abu Dhabi?

The Ministry of Education in the UAE is responsible for three regions that include Abu Dhabi city, Al Ain, and Al Gharbia. In total, there are 89 Cycle 1 (primary) schools covering Kindergarten through to grade five. Secondary schools are broken into two Cycles: Cycle 2 covers grades 6-9 while Cycle 3 covers grades 10-12. Cycle 2 has 62 schools and Cycle 3 has 45 schools.

Although the emirate of Abu Dhabi has 305 government schools in total, there are approximately an additional 150 private international schools.
 

 
Who lives in Abu Dhabi and what languages are spoken there?

English and Urdu are widely spoken. The native-born population are Arabic-speaking Persian Gulf Arabs who are part of a clan-based society.

 
Who is behind the emergence of Abu Dhabi?

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is the current President of the United Arab Emirates and emir of Abu Dhabi. He succeeded to the post on 3 November 2004, replacing his father Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who had died the day before.

 
Where is Abu Dhabi located?

The emirate of Abu Dhabi is located in the oil-rich and strategic Persian Gulf region. It adjoins the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Oman. The emirate borders the emirate of Dubai and Sharjah to its north.

 
Why are so many tourists attracted to Abu Dhabi?

The largest of seven emirates that form the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is both splendid and enigmatic. Many of the attractions of Abu Dhabi are located in Al Ain, an extremely popular tourist destination in Abu Dhabi. This fascinating oasis is home to the largest museum in the United Arab Emirates, the Al Ain National Museum, Abu Dhabi, and also the Al Ain Zoo, one of the best wildlife reserves in the region.

 
Where can we buy eco-friendly products in UAE?

Visit www.ekotribe.com

 
What is the local currency in UAE?

Arab Emirates Dirhams (AED or Dhs. - 1 USD = 3.68 Dhs)

 



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