conservative clothes show respect
sandals, light runners, sun hat, sunglasses sunscreen and a lot of it bright sun every day-lots of glare yes, you can camp with your own tent or you can go on a "safari"with a group and the tour company will put you up in a bedouin tent .
there are only a couple of beaches left that are free. women get stared at alot here,no doubt about it. you can wear a bikini but be prepared for drooling men around you. option2 is to go to a hotel where there are mostly tourists- there will be a charge though to get in unless you are staying at that hotel. this is a moslem country so as a visitor please be respectful of the local people's culture and dress appropriately. for women -cover your upper arms at least, loose clothing, not revealing or form-fitting while shopping or sightseeing. no shorts or tank tops. this goes for men too. (at your hotel swimming pool or at the beach it's ok, though).
New peacefull atmospher
This mall belongs to Al Wahda football club.The mall opend on Y2007and consist of four levels, basement + ground + first and second attached to it a multi-storey car parking building of Nine levels.
You will find all what you need and what you are looking for i.e fashion,cloth,brands, bags, food resturants, cafe, shoes,Electronix
There is a wonderfull Salon called Nails Art I like to do padicare and municare there a very charmy peacfull place with a very cheap price only 20$ For those who like Books or send greeting Cards there are too many shops like Grafika, Gulf greetings Hallmark, Magrudy's , Posters.
offcourse after long shopping you would like to eat and sit to take rest in Cafe or restaurant like Barista, Cafe, Cafe de la Paix, Cosi , Costa, Dome Cafe, Fuddruckers, Starbucks, The noodle House, Tonic Juice Bar
And for Technology lovers there are too many ElectronicsShop like Axiom , Eon, Jumbo, Nokia,Techlink.
And for ladies like me who like Fashion AccessoriesShop you can find Accessorize Shop, gatha ,Aldo Accessories, Bijoux Terner, Claire's .
After all you will feel hungry and would like to eat in one of the popular resturant in the same shopping mall Food CourtShop like Baskin Robbins, Beirut Restaurant, Burger King, Chicking, China Wall, City Deli , Dunkin Donuts , Hardee's , Herfy , IL Forno, KFC, McDonald's , Pizza Hut, Express , Shamiana, Sugoi, Thai Express
For ladies who like Home ware & FurnitureShop you will find Dwell , Howard Storage World, ID Design, Stokes , Textura.
would like to have some snacks, sweet or ice cream go to Baskin Robbins, Galler Chocolate
, Morelli's Gelato.
if you would like to buy Jewellery/Watches go to Al Futtaim Jewellery, Damas Les Exclusive,
Dancing Bird, One Minute , Pure Gold , Rivoli Arcade , The Watch House.
LingerieShop like La Perla, La Vie en Rose, Lasenza, Nayomi and Spoylt
OpticalShop for sunglass, optical glasses or lens like Occhiali, Opti Fashion, Pearle Opticians
,Sun Spot , Sunglass Hut , Yateem.
And in the near future if you like to have some fun there will be an area for kids and adult Entertainment Wanasa Land
go and check their web site it differ from item to another from 3 us dollar to ..........?! dollars
In the Mall you can find different banks ATM'sShop like Baroda, Emirates Bank, National Bank of Dubai , Standard Chartered Bank , Union National Bank, Also there are Banks & Money ExchangeShop like Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Al Ansari Exchange, Al Fardan Exchange, UAE Exchange, United Bank Ltd
When travelling around Abu Dhabi I tend to walk the streets to catch a cab, (Grab the Gold and white cabs).
Try to avoid Gazzelle cabs as these are far more expensive then the ones that you pick up on the streets and seem to be available outside all the hotels. Further more the higher the star your hotel the more expensive your fare will be. This advise was given to me by a local.
Related to other Bice Restaurants in the US, this Abu Dhabi counterpart has become a very trendy hangout and dinner spot. The restaurant is located at the Hilton Hotel in the Khalidiya area on the Corniche and it comes with a nice bar and lounge, and a nice dining room. The Italian food is excellent, accompanied by a good Italian wine list.