Saturday 3 June 2017

Abu Dhabi New Taxi Fare

Abu Dhabi - From 1 June 2017 the taxi fare in Abu Dhabi has increased. Below is the new taxi fare structure from TransAd.

Day time: 6am-10pm

Starting fare: Dh5 (up from Dh3.5)

Every 1km: Dh1.82 (up from Dh1.60)

Booking through call centre: Dh9 (up from Dh8)

Night: 10pm-6am

Starting fare: Dh5.50 (up from Dh4)

Every 1km: Dh1.82 (up from Dh1.69)

Booking through call centre: Dh10.5 (up from Dh8)

Minimum fare: Dh12 (up from Dh10 only at night)

Every minute of waiting (first 5 minutes free): Dh0.50

The minimum pay out applied for day and night.

Many residents are disappointed with this new fares as they used to use taxi to go to their work place. Now they have to spare more money from their salary for transport. Some of them seem will use the bus as it is must cheaper but bus will take more time to reach to their destination. So they need to adjust with the time. At least they can save a few dirham. While some of them said this increment is fair enough as there is no increment from the past 5 years and it is still much cheaper than the taxi fare in their home country in Europe like in UK.

Abu Dhabi Taxi Facilities

Even though the taxi fare has increased, the government has already increased the facility of TransAd taxi. Like free Wi-Fi inside taxi, video camera installed which very helpful for the passenger to get their belonging back in case they forgot it. Family taxi available with more seat for family and baby car seat will be provide for free if requested. Luxurious Airport taxi also available and easy to get in airport, very comfortable and suitable for family.

How to Book a Taxi

If you book any taxi, they will arrived within 5 minutes. You can book a taxi either by calling their call centre 600 535353. Or from mobile application “Abu Dhabi Taxi” where you can download from Google play store and App store.

Wednesday 31 May 2017

Where To Eat In The Day During Ramadan In Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi – Why this question? UAE is a Muslim country, right? Well...that's quite right. But out of 100 percent, 89 percent are expatriate, according to data at 2016, from many different countries with different religions of course. Even not all Arabians are Muslims. And UAE is very tolerant in this matter. But they also have rule that we have to respect and obey it. Especially during Ramadan. Non Muslims still can eat and drink in the day during Ramadan but discreetly. Or you can do it openly when Iftaar time has started until Sahoor time has up. And you should wear proper cloths to respect this holy month. Most of restaurants will close and open in evening or nearly to Iftaar. So, Where To Eat During Day In Ramadan In Abu Dhabi?

Flooka in Eastern Mangroves

If you want to eat in a restaurant in a hotel, here are the list of the hotel where they have restaurants open in the day during Ramadan.

1. Four seasons Hotel
    Café Milano
    Daily from noon to 6pm. 02 333 2630
    Daily from 6.30am to noon. 02 333 2600

2. Crown Plaza Abu Dhabi
    Cho Gao
    Daily from noon to midnight. 02 616 6149
    Spaccanapoli Ristorante
    Daily from noon to 11pm. 02 616 6261
    The Garden
    Daily from 6am to 11am and noon to 3pm. 02 616 6838

3. Park Rotana
    Cooper’s Bar and Restaurant 
    Daily from 9am to 2.30am. 02 657 3333
    Daily from 6.30am to 10.30am. 02 657 3333

4. Hilton
    Escape Restaurant and the Pool Bar, Hiltonia Beach Club 
    Daily from 9am to 6pm. 02 692 4247
    Daily from noon to midnight. 02 692 4247
    La Terrazza
    Daily from 6.30am to 11pm. 02 692 4247

5. Marriot Downtown Abu Dhabi
    Daily from 6.30 to 11am and 12.30 to 3pm. 02 304 7777

6. Holiday Inn Downtown Abu Dhabi
    La Piazza
    Daily from 6am to 11am and noon to 3pm. 02 615 6666

7. Le Meridien
    Latest Recipe
    Daily from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. 02 644 6666

8. Fairmont Bab Al bahr
    Café Sushi
    Daily from noon to 3pm and 6pm to 11pm. 02 654 3238
    Daily from 6.30am to 10.30am, noon to 3.30pm and 6pm to midnight. 02 654 3238
    Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill
    Daily from 6pm onward. 02 654 3238

9. InterContinental Abu Dhabi
    Daily from 6:30am to 10:30am (11am on weekends) and 12:30pm to 3pm. 02 666 6888

    Turquoise Ballroom
    Daily from 6.30am to 10.30am and 12.30pm to 4pm. 02 813 7777

11.Grand Millennium Al Wahda
    Al Wahda All Day Dining
    Daily from 6am to 10am and 12.30pm to 3.30pm. 02 443 9999

12.Al Raha Beach
    Daily from 6am to midnight. 02 556 4643
    Cafe Firenze
    Daily from 7am to midnight. 02 556 4643

    Daily from 6.30am to 10.30am (11am on weekends) and noon to 3.30pm. 02 813 5552
    Dai Pai Dong
    Daily from noon to 3pm. 02 813 5552

14.Beach Rotana
    Bay View
    Daily from 8am to 9pm. 02 697 9139
    Daily from 6am to 10.30am, until 11am on weekends. 02 697 9139
    Daily from 8am to 11.30pm. 02 697 9139
    Rodeo Grill
    Daily from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. 02 697 9139

15.Eastern Mangroves
    Daily from 11am to midnight. 02 641 2231
    First Clique Café
    Daily from noon to midnight. 02 679 4949
    Daily from noon to 11:45pm. 02 441 8244
   Ingredients, Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara. Daily from 6.30am to 10.30am. 02 656 1000

What about in the malls? Some restaurants in the malls are open in the day during Ramadan. Take a look the list of the malls below:

1.The galleria
    Bentley Bistro & Bar
    Daily from noon to midnight (1am on weekends). 02 626 2131
   Café Bateel (02 671 2284) and Nation Galleria (02 635 9145) locations open daily from 7.30am to midnight.
    Daily from noon to midnight. 02 677 1261
    Daily from noon to 5pm. 02 306 7000
    Loca Abu Dhabi
    Daily from noon to 1am. 02 582 363
    Magnolia Bakery
    Daily from 8am to midnight. 02 674 9380
    Nolu’s: Al Bandar (02 557 9500), daily from 11am to 4pm; The Galleria (02 644 1516), daily from 11am to 3pm.
    Daily from 11am to 11pm. 02 679 9949
    Daily from noon to 4pm. 02 627 9009
    Daily from noon to midnight. 02 677 0830
    Daily from noon to midnight (1am on weekends). 02 677 0700
    Daily from noon to 3.30pm. 02 401 5900

2.WTC Mall
    Bu! Trinity
    Daily from noon to midnight. 02 666 8066
    Daily from noon to 1am (2am on weekends). 02 672 8888
    Daily from 11.30am to midnight. 02 444 7752

3.Yas Mall
    Open daily from 10am to midnight. 02 414 6401

Other malls food courts or restaurants may open but they only accept take away order. And many restaurants in certain places or area also open in the day during Ramadan such as:

1.Abu Dhabi City Golf Club
    19th Street
    Daily from 7am to midnight. 02 445 9600
    Café 28
    Daily from 6am to 11pm. 02 558 8990
    Mondo Pizzeria
    Daily from noon to 2am. 02 657 7785

2.Saadiyat Beach Golf Club
    Daily from 6:30am to 10pm. 02 499 8110 
    Daily from noon to 10pm. 02 656 3500

3.Etihad Tower
    Daily from 9am to 11pm. 02 811 5666
    Observation Deck at 300
02 811 5666
    Daily from 6:30am to 11am and 12:30pm to 3:30pm. 02 811 5666

4.St Regis
    The St Regis Bar
    Daily from 8am to 2am. 02 694 4553
    The Terrace on the Corniche
    Daily from 6:30am to 10:30am. 02 694 4553

5.Al Raha Garden
    Circle Café
    Daily from 8am to 11pm. 02 556 1550
    Jones the Grocer
    Sunday to Wednesday from 11.30am to 10.30pm; from 10am to 10pm Thursday to Saturday. 02 557 4882

If you want to add other restaurant which is not mentioned above, you are welcome to add it in comment. Now it's time for you to decide where to go to have your meals. Enjoy it!

Malls In Abu Dhabi Opening Hours During Ramadan

Abu Dhabi – I know so many people will be wonder about the timing of Malls in Abu Dhabi during Ramadan. I have collected some information about that. So you need not to check every website of the mall.

Abu Dhabi Mall

Here they are list of Malls In Abu Dhabi Opening Hours During Ramadan.

Abu Dhabi Mall
Retail Outlets (Sat - Thu.): 10:00AM to 1:00PM/8:00PM to 1:00AM

Retail Outlets (Fridays): 8:00PM to 1:00AM

Coop Hypermarket (Daily): 8:00AM to 1:00AM

Cinema: 10:00AM to 2:00AM

Food & Beverage: 7:00pm to 1:00am

Al Wahda Mall
Sunday to Saturday 10:00AM-1:00AM

Sunday to Saturday Iftar: 03.00AM

Sunday to Saturday 04:00PM-02:00AM

Sunday to Saturday 10:00AM-12:00 Midnight

Sunday to Saturday
08:00AM-01:00 AM

Yas Mall
Sunday-Saturday, 10am-1am

Marina Mall
Saturday to Wednesday, 10am-1am
Thursday and Friday, 10am-2am

World Trade Center Souk & Mall
Retail Outlets: 
Saturday to Wednesday, 10am-12am
Thursday and Friday, 10am-1am

Restaurants / Coffee Shops:
Saturday to Wednesday, 6pm-1am
Thursday and Friday, 6pm-2am

Dalma Mall
Sunday to Saturday, 10am-1pm, 8.30pm-1am

Restaurants / Cafes / Food Court
Sunday to Saturday, 6.30pm-2am

Saturday to Wednesday, 10am-1am
Thursday and Friday, 10am-2am

Cine Royal
Sunday to Saturday, 12pm-12am

The Galleria
Saturday to Wednesday, 12pm-2am
Thursday and Friday, 12pm to 1am

Bawabat Al Sharq Mall
Saturday to Wednesday, 10am-2pm, 8pm-1am
Thursday and Friday, 10am-2pm, 8pm-2am

Mazyad Mall
10.00 am to 02.00 pm
08.00 pm to 01.00 am