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Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Abu Dhabi is a very safe city. It is highly ranked 12th out of 113 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous cities.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : LOW
There are some areas with high density of pickpockets. Do not leave your belongings unattended and be vigilant both while getting on public transport or enjoying the sunshine on the beach.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
Mugging and kidnapping are very rare.
SCAMS RISK : LOW
There are no reported scams.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : MEDIUM
Generally, public transport is safe and reliable. If you are considering renting a car, be aware of unpredictable driving behaviors. There are no risks in taxis in Abu Dhabi. As most of the taxi drivers are foreigners, sometimes they poorly know the area; therefore, try to calculate your route in advance.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
The United Arab Emirates experiences extremely high temperatures, which can exceed 50C. Sandstorms occur on a regular basis. Sometimes, a severe thunderstorm may occur in the UAE. Information on natural disasters can be obtained from the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System.
TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM
Several terrorist attacks occurred in the Gulf region in recent years. The probability of new attacks is high.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Overall, female travellers risk in UAE seems to be on par with main European countries, Australia, Canada or USA. SafeAround recommends taking normal safety precautions and trying to avoid visiting remote neighbourhoods late at night.