About Abu Dhabi

Located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Abu Dhabi (meaning in Arabic “Father of the gazelle”) is an exciting, vibrant, multi-cultural city and a truly international capital – a great place to work and play.

Abu Dhabi is uniquely positioned to capitalise on the opportunity to be the leading media and entertainment hub in the region. Abu Dhabi has a great variety of fantastic locations including stunning coastline with year-round blue skies, wild deserts, amazing oasis, iconic architecture and a world-class infrastructure of trained crew and production facilities.

Film and TV production professionals know that Abu Dhabi is a production ready place with generous financial incentives, location diversity, production resources and professional support to make any size production a true success.

Weather

Abu Dhabi has a sub-tropical, arid climate. Sunny blue skies and high temperatures can be expected most of the year.  The city's facilities are completely air conditioned so even in the very hottest Arabian Summer's day - inhabitants of the city are comfortable. For current Abu Dhabi weather summary and forecast, you can visit this page

Currency

The local currency is the UAE dirham (AED or Dhs), which is divided into 100 fils and is pegged against the US $ (US$ 1: AED 3.6725). ATM’s, banks and money exchange bureaus can be found throughout Abu Dhabi.  Credit cards, such as MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Diners Club, are widely accepted in the United Arab Emirates.

Tax

Abu Dhabi has no sales tax.

Accommodation

Abu Dhabi welcomes millions of visitors every year and Abu Dhabi hotels ensure that every guest receives the warmest of welcomes. From the five star luxuries of Abu Dhabi's beachfront hotels to the tranquil peace of Abu Dhabi's desert retreat hotels, please use Visit Abu Dhabi website to find the right hotel for you.

Safety

Abu Dhabi is consistently named as one of the safest cities in the Middle East and Africa region. Abu Dhabi's virtually crime free environment and well organised emergency services will bring you peace of mind when facilitating your production.

Language

Although Arabic is the official language in the UAE, English is widely spoken. Most business transactions in Abu Dhabi are conducted in English.

Find out more by visiting the official Abu Dhabi Tourism website