Interesting facts about Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is a city that captivates with its splendor. The majestic barkhans of the vast deserts surrounding it could not absorb it – Abu Dhabi proudly towers over it, being a clear demonstration of the triumph of human technology over the forces of nature.

The former name of Abu Dhabi was Abu Zabi.

In Abu Dhabi there is fine dust everywhere, and there is nothing to be done about it – the wind constantly carries from the desert the smallest grains of sand. They are literally everywhere.

Abu Dhabi brings to the treasury of the United Arab Emirates more than half of the entire country’s income.

In Abu Dhabi (UAE) there are trolleybuses costing more than one million euros for each. They are made by the German company Viseon.

Public transport stops in Abu Dhabi are equipped with air conditioning and tinted windows. Not everything, of course, but almost everything.

Abu Dhabi is one of the three most expensive cities in the Middle East.

At the grand prix of Abu Dhabi and the grand prix of Bahrain in Formula 1 races, the winners on the pedestal are poured on non-alcoholic champagne, and not ordinary, as Islam prohibits alcohol.

The name of the city is translated as “the father of a gazelle”.

The flourishing of Abu Dhabi began in 1958, when the first oil fields were discovered in the vicinity of the city.

Abu Dhabi is one of the hottest cities in the world. In summer, the temperature here often rises to 50 degrees in the shade.

Prices for goods and services in Abu Dhabi can be unpleasantly surprised.