Documentation: You'll need an international driving permit (IDP) along with your home country's driving license. Residents require a valid UAE driving license.
Age Limit: Most car hire companies in Abu Dhabi require drivers to be at least 21 years old, though for some high-end vehicles, the age requirement can be 25 or even 30.
Driving Side: In the UAE, you drive on the right-hand side of the road.
Seatbelts: Wearing seat belts is mandatory for all passengers, not just the driver.
Alcohol: The UAE has a strict zero-tolerance policy for drinking and driving. The legal blood alcohol limit is 0.0%.
Parking: Abu Dhabi has both paid and free parking zones. Mawaqif, the parking management system in Abu Dhabi, regulates many of the parking areas. It's operational from 8:00 AM to midnight.
Fuel: Fuel prices in the UAE are relatively lower than in many western countries. Petrol stations are plentiful and often offer other services like car washes.
Places to Drive to from Abu Dhabi:
Dubai: Just about 1.5 hours away, Dubai offers iconic attractions like the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, and Palm Jumeirah.
Al Ain: Known as the "Garden City," Al Ain is a UNESCO World Heritage site with historical and nature attractions. It's about a 1.5-hour drive from Abu Dhabi.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: Located in Abu Dhabi itself, it's one of the world's largest mosques and an architectural wonder.
Louvre Abu Dhabi: Located on Saadiyat Island, this museum showcases both historical and modern works of art from around the world.
Qasr Al Hosn: The oldest stone building in Abu Dhabi, which has been meticulously restored.
Yas Island: Just a short drive from downtown Abu Dhabi, Yas Island is home to the Yas Marina Circuit, Ferrari World, and Yas Waterworld.
Desert Safari: Experience the desert landscape with a thrilling drive over sand dunes, followed by cultural activities and a traditional meal.
Emergency Number: In case of any emergency, dial 999 for police. For ambulance services, dial 998. Always have your car rental and insurance details at hand.
Lastly, always be respectful and aware of local customs and regulations while driving and exploring.
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