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Live Like a Local in Abu Dhabi – Top Tips and More

by Caleb Falcon

Ever wanted to explore Abu Dhabi like the locals? Read this guide to find out all the tips and tricks to make the most of your travels. From hotel stays to cheap eats, read on to live like a local in Abu Dhabi!


Why not splurge and check into one of many 5 star hotels in Abu Dhabi? Known for luxurious stays, the emirate boasts of the very best in Middle Eastern hospitality. Resorts such as Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara among others offer fabulous and unforgettable stays in Abu Dhabi!

Image via Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara


With so many gorgeous stretches of beaches, a top favourite amongst locals is the Saadiyat beach. It’s perfect for a day of family fun, or even a quiet and relaxing time on the beach. Gaze into the stunning waters of the Persian Gulf and feel all your worries fade away.

Cheap Eats

One of the best ways to get to know Abu Dhabi is to eat like a local! The food scene in Abu Dhabi is nothing short of epic, serving up the very best of Middle Eastern Cuisine. From tender meat on skewers (kebabs) to all the hummus you can dream of, Abu Dhabi has it all on offer!

Local Market

Drop by Mina market which is the one-stop-shop for locals. From the catch of the day to beautiful fruits and vegetables, this local market is a great way to witness how traditional business is done in Abu Dhabi. It’s filled with colourful characters behind the stalls selling the very best in Abu Dhabi, so make sure you visit!

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