USE OF ALCOHOL IN ABU DHABI
Alcohol is only served in licensed outlets associated with hotels 4 or 5 stars (i.e. restaurants and bars) plus a few clubs (i.e. golf) and associations. Restaurants outside of hotels that are not part of one of the clubs or associations are not permitted to serve alcohol.
Permanent residents who are non-Muslim can obtain liquor supplies without difficulty under a permit system, which entitles you to buy from a special liquor shop (not the local supermarket). This permit allows you to spend a limited amount on alcohol per month; this amount is calculated based on your monthly salary. To apply, collect an application form from your local liquor store or the Police Headquarters, situated between Airport Road and Al Saada Street in Abu Dhabi. Then submit the form to the Police Headquarters along with: Essential documents, religion certificate. By law you should carry this liquor permit with you whenever you are transporting liquor or drinking alcohol at licensed premises.
Note - the authorities in Abu Dhabi have a strict anti-drink driving stance.
IMPORTANT - Do not carry liquor in public transportation (taxis, buses, etc.) If consuming liquor in public carry your liquor license.
Wives' name must be on spouses' liquor license if they want to consume liquor as a UAE resident for non residernt (tourist) they can drink alcohol at most of the Hotel at abu dhabi without licence ( drinking quantity only) i.e you can't buy bottle
Formula One Racing
With the new race track for Formula One open in Abu Dhabi, it brings a new venu available for Grand Prix afficianados.
The whole set up is amazing from the parking lot, inside, the stands and, of course, the excitement of the cars speeding before your eyes
Abu Dhabi Mall
Abu Dhabi Mall, which officially opened 15 April 2001 is the best in shopping with over 220 stores comprising of children's, women's and men's fashion stores, make-up and perfume, music, soft-furnishings, household furniture, electrical goods, gifts, health-food, pharmacies, confectionery, dates, sportswear, books and stationery including the city's preferred grocer Abu Dhabi Co-op. Entertainment for the whole family with a Cineplex plus two action-packed kid's entertainment centers and visiting artists regularly entertaining the crowds. Extensive underground parking facilities.Overlooking the Arabian Gulf, The Rotana Hotel is directly linked to Abu Dhabi Mall by an exclusive passageway.
Abu Dhabi Mall also has two office towers on either side of the shopping area.
Open 10-22(to 23 on Thursdays) except Fridays 1530-2200. Hypermarket midnight, some restaurants open till 23 or 02. It houses everything from The Body Shop, Benetton,Mango, Mothercare..etc All the major High St brands eg. Oasis, Next, Laura Ashley, top branded stores. Some of the best buys include watches, clothes, cars, gold, chocolates, computer parts, carpets, art, native jew and antiques. as well as international haute couture are well represented.
You can find everything from affordable fashion, exclusive designer labels and accessories to gifts, jewellery, music, and electronics.
Getting from the airport and exploring the town
The airport is 35 kilometres (22 miles) east of central Abu Dhabi and about 35 minutes drive. If travelling by taxi, confirm the fare with the driver before the journey. All major, as well as local self-drive hire companies, have offices at the airport and some also provide a chauffeur service
Spicy Food In Abu Dhabi
"This is a gem of a restaurant. Located on Salam Street opposite ADNOC FOD HQ, it would be very easy to ignore. But this would be an error. India Palace has all the charm, elegance and sophistication of a Rajasthani Palace and is an impressively attractive restaurant. " Time Out Abu Dhabi
It's a great restaurant. The food is excellent and the services remarkable. If you want more privacy, they have close cabinets. If you are visiting Abu Dhabi, donýt miss this restaurant. Din in the Indian Palace and spice your time.