Exploring My First Trip of Abu Dhabi from Dubai

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Abu Dhabi and Dubai are the two most important emirates of UAE and also very popular tourist destinations. As a result, many tourists prefer to combine these two places in a single UAE trip. One can avail Emirates coupons for booking flight services or hotel bookings during their UAE trip. The distance between Dubai and Abu Dhabi is around 160 km and depending on the mode of transport it takes the time of about one and a half to three hours to cover this distance.  Both the Road and Transport Authority of Dubai and the Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi have worked to improve the transport system.

Mode of transport from Dubai to Abu Dhabi

While traveling from other countries, flight services are available to either Dubai or Abu Dhabi. There are different modes of road transportation services available between these two destinations.

Public Bus

This is the cheapest form of transport while traveling from Dubai to Abu Dhabi, especially for the ones who cannot afford the flights or who doesn’t own a car. Bus services are available either from Al Ghubaiba Bus station in Bur Dubai or from Ibn Batuta Metro station. Multiple buses operate throughout the day from both areas. The entire bus journey takes about 1 and a half to two hours. Both the bus routes end at Abu Dhabi Central bus station. The bus fares could be paid either in cash or by Dubai NOL card. This card works both on buses as well as metro services in Dubai, however, they cannot be used on the Abu Dhabi public transport.

Private Airport buses

The major airlines in UAE such as Etihad and Emirates offer free bus services between these two cities. The only downside of this service is that, it doesn’t include an airport to airport transfer and the bus stations are also not situated in convenient locations.

Bus services by Emirates

While traveling from different parts of the world, tourist can use Emirates coupon codes to get a discounted flight fare or some offers on hotel bookings. However, if they wanted Abu Dhabi as their destination, they should use the city code ZVJ instead of DXB (which stands for Dubai) as their destination. This will guarantee them the free bus services from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. However, there are a few things that the visitors must keep in mind. Firstly, visitors have to get down at Dubai airport to avail the bus services and they cannot enjoy any sightseeing in Dubai en route. Secondly, the bus journey ends at the Emirates office at Khalidiya, which is not anyway near Abu Dhabi Airport.

Bus services by Etihad

While one can enjoy Emirates Airways promo code for availing flight service of Emirates, tourists can also enjoy various promotional offers of Etihad flights. While traveling from Dubai, visitors have to take Etihad bus services at Etihad Travel Mall which is located at the downtown Dubai.

Taxi services or private cars

Tourist can also avail taxi services between these two places. Generally, they transport passengers from door to door, and they cannot pick up a new fare with the change in emirates.

Self-Drive Tour 

Emirates coupon code in UAE is applicable for hotel booking as well. Instead of booking an entire tour of Abu Dhabi from Dubai, one can choose their stay as per their preferences and enjoy a self-drive tour. While hiring a car, visitors should have a clear understanding of the traffic rules. They should also remember the following things-

  • In the UAE, people drive on the right, with the steering wheel on the left
  • Most of the cars run on an automatic transmission
  • The speed limit signs differ between two emirates
  • Hiring a private car for one -way travel will charge for both ways.

Scheduled group tour

Visitors can also join any organization that arranges day trips to Abu Dhabi from Dubai. They will be able to cover the major tourist attractions as a part of these pre-fixed tours. However, one must check the reviews available online to understand the type of services they offer and the duration of the tour. They should also check whether the price quoted for such trips are applicable per set in a minivan or a bus.

Depending on one’s preference, one can choose among all these above-mentioned forms of transport to explore the journey from Dubai to Abu Dhabi.

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