Located in a sweet spot on the coast of the Persian Gulf, Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Between the great beaches, warm weather, and great shopping, remote workers love finding a coliving space in town.
Abu Dhabi has a hot, desert climate - summer days are generally over 106°, while winters are pleasant in the high 70s. Although the Tropic of Cancer passes through the region, it is far too dry to be classified as tropical. With mostly blue skies and sunny days, remote workers come to enjoy coliving in great weather.
For Ferrari lovers, the city has Ferrari World - the world’s only Ferrari theme park, featuring the fastest rollercoaster in the world. For lovers of all cars, there is the National Auto Museum - the many cars of an eccentric Sheikh housed in a pyramid. The city is home to many spectacular mosques, including one with the world's largest carpet. Landmarks aside, wealthy cities like this provide opportunities to do nearly anything you want. Countless leisure options are what make coliving here so fun.
Local cuisine includes dates, fish from the gulf, and a wide selection of specially prepared bread. Like many countries in the Middle East, the lamb is to die for. For something unforgettable, there are also dinner cruises.
When getting around town, most short term visitors choose to travel by taxi. Although more expensive than other options, it’s still considerably cheaper than taxis in other countries. The city does offer a comprehensive bus system with air conditioning - the bus stops are also air-conditioned. Women’s seats are in the first few rows behind the driver and men sit at the back.
Here are some fun facts about Abu Dhabi:
- It is home to the world’s first gold dispensing ATM - feed it cash in exchange for a gold bar
- The world’s largest carpet can be found at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque - it weighs 35 tons, covers 60000 square feet, and is comprised of over 2.3 billion knots
- It was ranked the safest city in the world in 2018 and 2019
- A wealthy resident spent over 14 million dollars to have a license place bearing only one number: 1