Women should face no problems while travelling in the UAE. The police are helpful and respectful; call them at any time if you face any unwanted attention. It is courteous to dress with a little modesty, particularly in outlying areas where people tend to be more conservative.
Abu Dhabi is a safe and entertaining place for children of all ages. There are plenty of parks, some great sandy beaches, and kids zones and crèche facilities in all major shopping malls. The majority of hotels cater well for children and offer everything from babysitting services to child friendly activities and children’s swimming pools. Restaurants vary; some welcome children more than others.