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Travel Advice For United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi
- Tristar Worldwide recommends using our meet-and-greet service to help you clear immigrations and customs in the U.A.E., which can be very stressful. You will be met as soon as you disembark from your flight and escorted all the way to your waiting chauffeur.
- Travelling by car is the best way to get around the U.A.E. Tristar Worldwide’s esteemed chauffeur services provide reliable and experienced drivers, who will ensure you get to your destination in complete comfort and safety. In those instances where security is of paramount importance, we put in place various measures to ensure our clients’ safety. For example, we do not use branded apparel or items in order to maintain a low profile, unless instructed otherwise by our clients. Furthermore, we keep all doors locked and windows closed as an added safety measure.
- There is a threat of terrorism within the U.A.E. and travellers are urged to remain vigilant, particularly in public and heavily populated areas. Monitor the media for information about potential threats or security risks. Take care to ensure your personal safety, at all times.
- It must be remembered that the U.A.E. as a whole is an Islamic nation. Visitors should respect the local laws and customs, even in more cosmopolitan and liberal states like Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Travellers (particularly women) should wear conservative clothing in public areas, and when visiting holy sites.
- The workweek in the U.A.E. runs from Sunday to Thursday. If travelling to the Emirates during Ramadan, be aware that there can be a change in business hours, with many commercial venues staying closed until the evening or operating on limited hours.
- United Arab Emirates Dirham
Top 5 Business Tips
- Addressing individuals by their correct title acknowledges their status and shows respect. Senior people must always be greeted first.
- Having an Emirati contact that can help with introductions and networking is invaluable. Be prepared to cultivate personal relationships, as Emiratis prefer doing business with familiar and trusted individuals.
- Emiratis are a hospitable people and it would be rude to refuse any food and/or drink offered. Furthermore, be aware that meetings can be chaotic and subject to frequent interruptions. Be patient and wait your turn.
- Final decisions may be slow in coming, as not only is there a strong vertical hierarchy to work through, but also bureaucratic formalities to contend with.
- Be aware that the individual who does most of the talking and questioning is merely the mouthpiece for the silent observer at meetings, who is the real decision-maker.
Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one of the world’s most modern and wealthiest of cities. Its primarily oil-based economy has diversified to encompass financial services and tourism. A leading international destination, Abu Dhabi is rife with attractions. The city’s waterfront – the Abu Dhabi Corniche – stretches for several kilometres and is dotted with cafes, restaurants, hotels, bars and beaches. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is home to the world’s fastest roller coaster; speed demons can get a further fix at the Yas Marina Circuit where the city’s annual Formula 1 Grand Prix is held. The city’s shopping is excellent, with a choice of gleaming malls and more down-to-earth souks, and there are numerous cultural attractions as well such as the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Abu Dhabi’s sprawling lay out and soaring temperatures has resulted in a city much friendlier to cars than pedestrians, which is why Tristar Worldwide is pleased to offer our chauffeur services in Abu Dhabi, to facilitate safe, comfortable and efficient travel.