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How to travel Abu Dhabi on a budget

Abu Dhabi is one of the most awesome tourist hotspots in the entire world. It has been rightly called one of the best tourist destinations of the decade by travelers. So many people travel to the city from far-flung countries to marvel at its many tourist destinations, to relax at its sandy beaches and to be thrilled at its theme parks. However Abu Dhabi is not cheap, so if you are going there on a budget, here are some tips that will make your stay, even more, budget-friendly and you will be able to travel the length and breadth of the awesome city-state without creating a dent in your savings.

Limit unwanted purchases

The first thing that you should limit is the unwanted purchase of souvenirs. Make sure that you are buying only form markets which sell the real, handmade and handcrafted items. These are not located in the economic centers of the city; rather they are outside the city in the suburbs. Here the price will always be cheaper and there will always be room for a bit of haggling and bargaining. It has always been the way of the savvy tourist that they do not buy form the premium malls, rather they visit the locations where the handmade items are being made and purchase from there.

Spend less on transportation

Another thing that will set you back a fair lot is transportation, so make sure that you are not wasting your money on transportations. Companies that offer cheap rent a car in Abu Dhabi are quite common. But they will not advertise their cheap services for all, so all you have to do is visit their website, take a look at all of the deals and services and then select the one that is best suited to your budget. Be sure to click around until you have found the best deal, as the cheap deals will not be on the front page. The only downside is that you may not get a luxury limousine or a hummer, but this should not matter when you are traveling on a budget.

Never buy on impulse

Last but not least is to stay away from “try this” impulse buys. If you are at a restaurant, never act upon the waiter’s advice and just “try” a new dish on the whim until you have actually seen how much it is going to cost you, for your trying may be quite expensive. Good restaurants in the city create heavenly food that can be expensive for the budget travelers, so it is much better to just eat from the food stalls that are equally great in their taste and they sell real local cuisine.