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Abu Dhabi short guide

Welcome to Abu Dhabi - The Host City for ICDM 2024

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, offers a unique blend of rich cultural heritage and cutting-edge modernity. As you prepare for the International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) in December 2024, we invite you to explore the marvels of this dynamic city.

Practical Information:

  • Weather in December: Typically warm and sunny, with temperatures ranging from 17°C to 26°C (62°F to 79°F).
  • Transportation: taxi in Abu Dhabi is the most reliable option to get around the city. Most popular are careem, abu dhabi taxi and uber. You can also take Abu Dhabi taxi from street (they use taxi meter, and you can pay with card).
  • You can fly to Abu-Dhabi international airport (AUH). As an option, you can fly to dubai (DXB), taxi from there takes approximately 1.5 hours and $100.

Places to visit

Cultural Highlights:

  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: This architectural wonder, one of the world’s largest mosques, is a symbol of the diverse Islamic culture. Its stunning design blends traditional and modern artistic elements.
  • Louvre Abu Dhabi: Experience a world-class art collection, showcasing pieces from around the globe, housed in an awe-inspiring contemporary museum.

Modern Wonders:

  • Yas Island: Home to the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Island is a hub of entertainment, with theme parks like Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld.
  • Etihad Towers Observation Deck: Offering breathtaking views of the city’s skyline and Arabian Gulf.

Outdoor Activities:

  • Mangrove Kayaking: Explore the natural beauty of Abu Dhabi’s mangroves by kayak.
  • Desert Safari: Experience the thrill of dune bashing, camel riding, and a traditional Bedouin camp.

Connect and Engage:

ICDM 2024 is more than a conference; it’s an opportunity to engage with the vibrant community of Abu Dhabi. Whether you’re exploring its rich cultural heritage, indulging in local cuisine, or networking with fellow attendees against the backdrop of this stunning city, your experience at ICDM 2024 promises to be unforgettable.