|Subject: Re: Abu Dhabi|
Not having travelled the region, I can't personally comment. However, I have a family member currently living in Dubai. His wife finds it difficult at times because of the limitations placed on women but living there is not the same as a short-term stay. They tell me that Abu Dhabi is easier for a woman to travel in.
Here are a few sites you may want to check before you visit Abu Dhabi.
The latter site contains some interesting information on craft centres operated by women to sell women's handicraft.
Here is the Canadian Government site for information about Abu Dhabi. Apparently there are 6000 Canadians living in the country. If you wear that little Maple Leaf pin, you may be recognized as a fellow Canadian!
Enjoy this great new travel experience. Lucy, Toronto