My husband & I will be travelling in March 2013 from Australia to Norway & have decided to stop over in Abu Dhabi for 2 nights on the way there & 2 nights on the way back (we haven't been to AD before). We thought we might look at the city during the first stopover & go sightseeing further out on our 2nd stopover. Any suggestions on what to do or tours to do? Don't like shopping. Do like culture, history, local food, nature, people, community experiences.
Also any suggestions on hotels? We generally prefer somewhere quietish but reasonably convenient (does that mean the inner city hotels are out?) & preferably not glitzy or glam. High end hotels too expensive for us. Beach irrelevant as we get plenty of those in Australia. Any boutiquish type accommodation in AD? Any info would be very helpful.