5 Things You Have to Do in Abu Dhabi
Video: Top 5 for Abu Dhabi, UAETry henna, hoverboarding and food trucks in this billionaire's playground.
It may be a billionaire's playground, but you don't need billions, or even millions, to make the most of Abu Dhabi. Samantha Brown and Chris Grundy share the 5 things everyone can and should experience their first time in the Middle East.
1: Go home with a wearable souvenir. Getting a henna tattoo on your hands or feet costs between $20 and $30 and lasts for about 2 weeks.
2: Strap a hoverboard to your feet. It's no longer a Back to the Future fantasy -- and for $80, it's more affordable than you think.
3: Explore the Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque. With 82 domes, Swarovski crystals and a capacity of 41,000 people, the largest Muslim place of communal worship in the UAE is an absolute must. Best of all? It's absolutely free to visit.
4: Check out the food truck scene. Meylas serves up traditional Emirati cuisine and is run by the only woman in the Arab world to own a food truck.
5: Don't check into Emirates Palace. Forget about the 24-hour butlers, just a standard room at this luxurious 5-star hotel sets you back $700 dollars. But you still can get the royal treatment by ordering the Emirates Palace cappuccino, which is made with camel milk and served on a silver tray for about $15.