UAE Culture and Traditions
Abu Dhabi's fascinating, centuries-old story is a rich tapestry of epic adventure and incredible fortitude, covering the resilience of the Bedouins (nomadic Arab people), and the capital's impressive development. All of this forms part of the UAE's culture and traditions. Not only have the people of Abu Dhabi been instrumental in its transformation, the creatures living here − from horses and camels to Salukis (desert hunting dogs) and falcons - have played their part in Abu Dhabi's culture and traditions too. There are a number of cultural and heritage tours on offer, giving you deeper insight into Emirati culture and traditions, with each one adapted to all types of travellers, from families and friends to solo adventurers and larger groups.
Discover Noble Falconry
The Beloved Saluki
Traditional Sea Craft
Insider tips on exploring Abu Dhabi
Frequently asked questions about culture in Abu Dhabi
What is the importance of UAE culture? / What kind of culture does the UAE have?
The UAE has a rich heritage dating back centuries that reflects Islamic and Arab values. Itis an important foundation for the Emirati local and it ranges across food, sports, art and social life. Learn more about it.
How many cultures are in the UAE?
The UAE is home to over 200 nationalities, creating a diverse, multicultural society that peacefully co-exist together.