Safety Precautions for the Abu Dhabi Traveler

May 30, 2016 by  
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Avoid being scammed and misled by taking every safety precaution possible.

travel-safelyAbu Dhabi has long been in the shadow of the glitzy Dubai. However, don’t let this sway you from visiting this beloved city. Its hospitality and activities are more than enough to make for a fantastic vacation for you and your family. Now, when you’re looking to plan a trip to Abu Dhabi, it’s important that you follow every safety precaution to avoid ruining your entire trip. Here are some of the best safety tips that you and your family should follow when visiting Abu Dhabi.

Validate Car Rental Companies

If you’re looking to find a car rental in Abu Dhabi, be sure that you do some proper research prior to handing over your credit card. There are numerous companies that work in a “shady” environment that promises the lowest rates and the fanciest cars. However, what they don’t tell you is that they put hidden rates within the contract and you’ll find yourself being lost in a sea of charges.

Instead, locate reputable car rentals in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and UAE through the Internet prior to visiting the country. Contact their representatives through their website or via phone to confirm their legitimacy.

Banned Drugs and Medications

The UAE’s strict policy on all sorts of banned drugs has gotten many visitors in trouble. Be sure that you check in advance to see what you can and can’t bring into the country prior to travelling. The custom officials use highly sensitive machines that detect even the slightest microscopic substance. And, don’t even bother with the excuses, just know that the penalties will be harsh.


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Tips to Help Travelling for Business

May 5, 2016 by  
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By Phineas Upham

Travelling for business is always a double-edged sword. It can be fun and interesting to see different parts of the country, but it can also tax your body physically and be a source for headache. If you’re fairly well travelled than some of these tips might cover things you already know. Still, anyone looking forward to a business trip might find something useful in this list of things you can do to travel more efficiently.

Make it Easy

If you pack lightly, you’ll have to do more laundry while you’re on vacation but you’ll go through a lot less stress trying to get through customs and on the plane. The pinnacle is travelling across the world with nothing but a carry on. Think you’re up for the challenge?

Look for the Suits

If you queue for security in the line that has more “suits”, or business people, things will most likely go faster for you. Most airports give you a choice of which metal detector to go through. Avoid very long waits while kids fiddle with their backpacks and gadgets.

Hotels are not the Only Options

Hotels are a good idea, and can provide a wonderful respite from being out and about, but they aren’t the only solution. Air BnB offers competitive pricing and good locations, sometimes at a fraction of the cost.

Travel Solo if You Can

Whether you’re a couple or a group, try to schedule a bit of time to go solo. It’s a rewarding experience that can lead to new friends and stellar adventures.


About the Author: Phineas Upham is an investor at a family office/ hedgefund, where he focuses on special situation illiquid investing. Before this position, Phin Upham was working at Morgan Stanley in the Media and Telecom group. You may contact Phin on his Phineas Upham website or LinkedIn page.