How to travel between Dubai and Abu Dhabi

How to travel between Dubai and Abu Dhabi

 

Traveling between Dubai and Abu Dhabi is extremely easy and very affordable. There are several possibilities and travelers can choose from whatever mode of is more convenient for their travel plans.

 

Taxi:

If one is arriving to Dubai International between 11 pm and 6 am, the only available option is a taxi, unless one is renting a car. A cab from the Airport to Abu Dhabi costs around 300 Dhs each way. It is a very safe way to travel.

 

 

Bus:

Buses depart every 20 minutes from the Al Ghubaiba Bus Station in Dubai. The Al Ghubaiba Metro station is just couple blocks away, so it is possible to arrive there from the International Airport using the Metro. The buses are quite luxurious, with air conditioning, the price is 25 Dhs and return from Dubai 15 Dhs. This route is operated in conjunction with the Dubai and the Abu Dhabi Transport authority, the buses belonging to the Abu Dhabi company charge 15 Dhs each way. The first bus departs at 6 am and the last one at 11 pm. From Abu Dhabi the buses depart from the terminal located on the corner of Hazza bin Zayed the First (11th) St and East (4th). The bus normally makes a stop close to Yas Island on its way from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. It is good to keep in mind that front seats are always reserved for women and families, the seats on the back are for men only.

 

 

Etihad coach Service:

Passengers flying with Etihad in Economy can take advantage of the free coach service that this company offers to and from Abu Dhabi. A reservation has to be done 24 hours before the trip on their website or by calling their offices.

 

 

Car Rental:

These are normally affordable, and gas is as well very cheap. There is free parking almost anywhere in the Emirates, including and shopping centers. It is important know that there are five electronic tolls in Dubai, so ask about it, otherwise your credit card will be charged automatically. There are always good parallel highways that are toll free in Dubai, and to keep in mind that it is necessary to have an international drivers license along with the regular drivers license, this rule is enforced even more if ones drivers license is not in English. We found easier to rent a car in Dubai than in Abu Dhabi, but it is not very difficult in either of the two airports. 

 

Abu Dhabi to Dubai in Bus

In order to move from Abu Dhabi airport to Dubai (in the case that you do not have the free shuttle that Etihad passengers enjoy) You will first take the A1 bus from any of the terminals at Abu Dhabi airport in the direction of the city. Get off the bus at the Al Wahda Sultan Bin Zayed 1st St / Bus Station, it is a 35 minute ride, the buses run 24 hours a day, every 40 minutes and cost 4 AED.
Once at the Abu Dhabi bus terminal you can catch buses to Dubai between 6am and 11pm daily. Buses cost 25 AED and the trip is 2.5-3 hours. In this direction the Bus E100 leaves every 10 min and takes you to northern Dubai and E101 leaves every 30 min and takes you to Ibn Battuta Mall which is right near the metro from which you can branch out into all Dubai.

 

How to travel between Dubai and Abu Dhabi

 

 

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    • Akbar H Firdosy on 1 December, 2015 at 10:05 pm
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    This site has been very helpful in planinng for a trip to Abu Dhabi from Dubai
    Wish to travel to Abu Dhabi , visit th Shk. Ziyad Mosque and move on to Oman.Stay in Oman for a couple of nights anddreturn back to Dubai..

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        • Alisha on 30 August, 2017 at 6:10 am
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        Hi i am traveling Dubai in late September and will reach in Terminal 3 at 10:30 Pm night . is it possible for me to get the bus to Abu Dhabi ?

        1. Buses run on a normal schedule till 1am just confirm which stop you will be departing from in Dubai.

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    • Stanley on 18 January, 2016 at 10:03 am
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    Agree with the opinion that car rental is a good option for travelling in UAE due to low prices for fuel.
    I’ve tried hiring a car during my trip to Abu Dhabi two years ago.
    So, there are few drawbacks self-driving in UAE in case you don’t have enough driving experience (dense traffic and very strict driving laws for tourists)

    Nevertheless, everything was OK during my journey 🙂
    In case you want to save some extra money, it is convenient to use car rental comparison services like https://rental24h.com/uae to pick up the best car rental offer

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    • Suhail on 2 February, 2016 at 10:17 am
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    It is my second time visiting Dubai (in April) and this time I am planning to visit abu dhabi for a day. Are there any private operators who I can use to taxi be around for the day? What would the charges be on average?

    The bus options seems appealing too but I am not as confident. Where is the bus stop in Dubai to travel to Abu dhabi? How long will the bus journey take? Would it be cheaper to take a bus and then use a taxi in and around Abu Dhabi?

    My aim is to see the Shk Ziyad Mosque and the Palace.

    Thanks

    1. Hi Suhail,

      Buses are abundant and affordable in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, they are clean new and air conditioned. Of course in Abu Dhabi itself if you’d like to be more efficient with time take a taxi. Prices are not cheap but they are not exorbitant like in many major cities. To be honest we recommend Uber it is very easy to use and the rates will be competitive for any journey around the city you wish to take. Many hotels and coffee shops have free wifi too.

      For the places to take the buses between Dubai and Abu Dhabi please refer to the article. Local buses and metros arrive very close to these inter city bus stations.

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      • Rick on 6 September, 2016 at 8:36 pm
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      Please be careful as you make travel plans to Dubai as I was robbed using one of those well dressed non cabbies for a day outside the airport in Dubai! They are men dressed to the T’s and they use regular current year vehicles which are rented and shared amongst a few men, on a who catches the first fish (ride). I used one as he seemed pretty cool to get to my hotel room nearby and he offered to show me around for a day. He took me to a bar which turned out to be a whore house “Club York” then shopping in a dirty part of Dubai where I was taken to a atm only bank which was surrounded by quite a few guys and forced to max out my atm daily limit. Be care safe travels

      1. Thanks for sharing your experience Rick. It is always a good idea to be prudent when traveling.

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    • mikey on 1 March, 2016 at 4:36 pm
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    When I take it by land (bus or taxi) do I need to bring my passport for stamp? Immigration check etc?

    1. Hi Mikey,

      You will need some form of ID to purchase bus tickets, taxi probably not. However it is always advisable to have your passport on you in any type of transportation as in any country you travel to it is your primary source of valid identification. It will not be stamped however moving between the various Emirates, only on entry and exit.

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    • Saima Yaqoob on 17 March, 2016 at 12:11 pm
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    Are there taxis or coaches that accommodate for disabled children. My daughter is 6 and is wheelchair bound therefore I need to know if there is the proper support available that is needed. Thanks in advance.

    Saima

    1. Hi Saima,

      We have not seen taxi vehicles which specifically cater to disabled persons but they may indeed be available. The Emirates has a good infrastructure overall. Perhaps you may contact the airport or a taxi company for a specific need. If you simply arrive there are larger taxi vehicles available which should be able to accommodate a chair.

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    • Faris Qutob on 27 March, 2016 at 2:23 am
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    I will arrive abu dhabi at 8am apr 6th i have to go to stay in dubai for 2 xaus then catch my plane on the 8th of april to LAX i have two lugges is it allowed to carry them on the bus to dubai ?

    1. Hi Faris,

      We could not find any luggage restrictions online and our past experience has shown plenty of luggage space on the bus when transiting. It seems likely you can bring both bags, but perhaps have some cash on hand in case there is a fee.

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    • Vck on 11 April, 2016 at 9:19 pm
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    Hi, we are a couple and are visiting Dubai from USA. We want to do a day trip to Abu Dabhi, to visit the Emirates Palace and Ferrari world only. Taking taxis are costlier from what I see. I read the above article and appreciate your details mentioned. So since the Ferrari world only opens at 11 AM, can I take a bus from Dubai at around 8 AM, get down at the Ferrari World, finish it, and then take a taxi to Emirates Palace early evening, and once done, take the bus back to Dubai? We will be staying at Grand Hyatt Dubai for our visit. Appreciate your response.

    1. Hi Vck,

      That itinerary sounds very doable for the day. The E102 bus runs 06:20 till 21:40 from Abu Dhabi to Dubai daily at 20-40 minute intervals (depending on if if is a weekday or holiday). Just be sure you get back to the bus station in time for the last bus, but you should have plenty of time to visit both attractions.

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    • James on 27 April, 2016 at 11:08 am
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    I have a flight arriving arriving 19.40 Dubai and need to get across to the Fairmont in Abu Dhabi – what would you suggest is the best way at that time of evening as I probably won’t make it through customs until 20.30. Taxi around 300 AED?

    Many thanks

    James

    1. Hi James,

      We are not sure of the taxi cost, but it would probably be the most direct way to get to Abu Dhabi. There are shuttle services and buses available as well but these would take more time.

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    • Mandeep Singh on 18 May, 2016 at 12:59 pm
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    hi,
    we are 12 people are coming from Melbourne by ETIHAD Airways to visit Abu Dhabi & Dubai on 25th December 2016 will be landed at 11:30 pm. first we want to go Dubai. Can you provide free bus for Dubai & Our return tickets are from Abu Dhabi. Can you provide free bus from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. Reply soon

    Thank you

    1. Hi Mandeep,

      We are not a travel agency, but if you would like us to help you coordinate booking a taxi service you can let us know further details. We think you are looking for the free transit that is offered by Etihad that comes with your reservation. In this case proceed to the Etihad website with your booking information to confirm which transport you can get with the free bus. If you cannot navigate the website we suggest you give them a call.

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    • Jayshree on 19 May, 2016 at 6:24 pm
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    How far is bus station from Abu Dhabi airport ,is any bus or matro going to Dubai starts from Abu Dhabi airport,if no how far public transportation from airport & how much is transportation time from Abu Dhabi airport to Dubai, & where it stop in Dubai

    1. Hi Jayshree,

      In order to move from Abu Dhabi airport to Dubai (in the case that you do not have the free shuttle that Etihad passengers enjoy) You will first take the A1 bus from any of the terminals at Abu Dhabi airport in the direction of the city. Get off the bus at the Al Wahda Sultan Bin Zayed 1st St / Bus Station, it is a 35 minute ride, the buses run 24 hours a day, every 40 minutes and cost 4 AED.

      Once at the Abu Dhabi bus terminal you can catch buses to Dubai between 6am and 11pm daily. Buses cost 25 AED and the trip is 2.5-3 hours. In this direction the Bus E100 leaves every 10 min and takes you to northern Dubai and E101 leaves every 30 min and takes you to Ibn Battuta Mall which is right near the metro from which you can branch out into all Dubai.

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    • Vipul on 20 May, 2016 at 12:16 pm
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    we are 02 & reaching Dubai at 11 :30 in morning, advice how to reach bus station to catch bus for Abu Dhabi as we have to reach Al Raha Beach hotel , how long it will take to reach Abu Dhabi & approx cost for the same

    1. Hi Vipul,

      You can see all the answers to your questions in the article above. Take the metro from Dubai airport to the main bus station. The ride takes around 2.5 hours to Abu Dhabi for around 25 AED and from there you can take a taxi or local bus to your hotel.

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    • R0 on 23 May, 2016 at 7:43 am
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    Hello, im flying with Etihad tomorrow evening and will be arriving in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday morning. Is it true they offer free bus service to Dubai? If so, whats the bus service (website) to make the reservation as soon as possible?

    1. Roberto, we recommend the Etihad website and there should be a contact number in case you cannot find it well on the site.

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    • Jel on 31 May, 2016 at 1:30 pm
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    Hello,
    I have booked an Emirates Airline flight that involves a 1h45min bus route from Dubai to Abu-Dhabi. Is it the same bus as in the article? Or is it going straight from the airport?
    In my boarding pass it is listed as an Emirates Airline bus, and I have it both ways: Dubai-Abu-Dhabi and Abu-Dhabi-Dubai.
    Appreciate your help!

    1. Hi Jel,

      If you have the bus as part of your Emirates ticket you should go ahead and contact the airline staff upon arrival and they will let you know which bus to take. We will appreciate if you follow us in Facebook and in Twitter

    • Usama on 3 June, 2016 at 6:56 pm
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    Hi ,

    I have to go to Abu Dabhi masdar institute of science in Sunday morning at 11 am. I would be staying at four points by Sheraton at sheikh zayad road. Could you please guide which metro station should I go to in order to catch the bus. And from there where do I go to catch the bus.

    Cheers

    1. Dear Usama,

      We recommend you proceed to Emirates Towers Metro Station 1 and proceed towards Al Ghubaiba Metro station. From there follow signs to the nearby Al Ghubaiba bus stop. The buses depart regularly for Abu Dhabi.

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    • Himakshi on 23 June, 2016 at 8:13 pm
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    I have my flight booked in Jet Airways (Operated by Etihad), But, I am not able to book the coach of Etihad. Any Reason?

    1. Hi Himakshi,

      We are not certain but it may apply to Etihad flights only. Just because an airline is owned or majority controlled by another doesn’t mean their privileges extend to all affiliates. We recommend you call and confirm with Etihad.

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    • Cas on 7 July, 2016 at 1:11 pm
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    Hi,

    There is 10 of us staying on the Palm Dubai and we are looking to visit Abu Dhabi, to see the mosque, Ferrari world and the palace if time permits, returning back to Dubai the same day.

    What would be the best way of doing this?
    Other than bus is there a private hire (minibus) that can take us on a tour, what would the price be

    Thank you in advance

    1. Hi Cas,

      Tours like that are abundant and often through prepackaged companies, but if you call them some of them they will drop the prearranged itinerary and just provide the transit. Go Dubai is one such option as well as arabian-adventures. The best way would be to call the tour companies or email them about what you want in an itinerary and confirming the final cost.

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    • Andrew on 23 July, 2016 at 7:46 pm
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    Hi, I am arriving with my wife (Etihad) in Abu Dhabi at 6AM and have almost 20hrs free time till next connection from the same airport. We would like to see mostly Dubai (main sites) and if time allows, the Mosque in Abu Dhabi. Given the short time, what would be the best way of transportation and organizing the trip? Should I contact some agency in Dubai for a city tour? I would greatly appreciate your advice.

    1. Hi Andrew,

      We would recommend that with that amount of time you might hire a private car or taxi so as to make the most of your trip. If you have never been to either city or you aren’t into do it yourself travel that much the best way to use the 20 hours in both cities would be to head to Dubai first and make your way back to Abu Dhabi in time for your final flight.

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    • liaqat on 24 July, 2016 at 7:26 pm
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    hi

    Im looking to go to abu dhubi in August for one day. im coming from dubai and liked to know if there was a metro service that ran from dubai to abu dhabi.

    What would be the best way and cheapest.
    im in the but dubai area(golden sands) and want to see the mosque in abu dhabi and maybe the palace.
    Whats the best place to catch a bus and do you know once at abu dhabi how much will a taxi roughly charge to get me to the mosque?
    any info will be appreciated.

    Thanks

    1. Hi Liaqat,

      There is no metro service between the two cities, the fastest and cheapest way as explained in the article is to go on the buses between the two cities. Taxi far in Abu Dhabi is hard to estimate exactly, but it is more affordable than many other major cities.

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    • larry stein on 28 July, 2016 at 4:45 pm
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    i want to travel to abu dhabi from dubai and back.how do you pay for it .is it the same currency for both places.
    do i need my passport or can i just bring a copy

    thank you

    1. Hi Larry,

      Yes the Dinar is the same in all of the seven emirates, you can use that same currency with ease in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. It is recommended to have your passport on you when traveling as it is your primary form of identification.

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    • Ali Ahmed on 17 August, 2016 at 10:13 am
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    Hi

    I wanted to know how go from Dubai to Abu Dhabi? 1 day visit and what the best way to get there and how much it would cost?

    1. It depends what your timeframe and budget is Ali. If you want to save money the buses we mentioned in this article are a good way to visit, but it will take more time going to the bus terminals.

      If you have more money to spend but you want to save on time we recommend you rent a car or look for a taxi/driver service for your day tour.

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    • afrooz on 21 August, 2016 at 6:15 am
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    Hi
    I have appoitment at us embessy at 25 augest,at 8 am,at Abu dahabi,how can I get there before 8???

    1. Hi Afrooz,

      We recommend you look up the earliest bus running. If it will not get you there on time we recommend a taxi or car hire service.

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    • Ali Anwar on 2 September, 2016 at 8:58 pm
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    Hi there,

    We are two on a honeymoon. We arriving at Dubai Intl airport terminal 3 on Tues Sept 20th 18:35. We need to travel to Abu Dhabi and check into Fairmont Al Babr in Abu Dhabi.

    Emirate’s offers a bus service courtesy from Emirates and the last one leaves at 19:00 from Terminal 3 towards Abu Dhabi.
    Since it is our first time arriving in Dubai, it might take us longer to get out and hop onto the Bus at 19:00.

    We can pray and hope our flight arrives earlier than 18:35 so we can get on that bus. However, if we don’t make it on time… what is the best service/route you suggest for a newly wed couple who wants to truly enjoy U.A.E.

    I would of stayed in Dubai on the night we arrive, but we also wanted to check Abu Dhabi out so we are going there first but then coming back to Dubai to enjoy the rest of our vacation.

    1. Hi Ali,

      If you cannot make the bus we recommend that you get a rental car or hire a car/taxi that goes between Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The beauty of a rental car is that they are affordable, gas is cheap, hotels have free parking and the highway between Dubai and Abu Dhabi is only a 2 hour ride and in excellent condition. It really gives you the freedom to move around and parking is never an issue.

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    • larry on 22 September, 2016 at 7:57 pm
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    can you advise if their is a restroom on the bus between dubai and abu dhabi

    1. You would best be served by calling the bus company.

      Thanks

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        • larry on 22 September, 2016 at 10:04 pm
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        thank you but I live in new york

    • margarette on 11 October, 2016 at 1:43 am
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    I am travelling from Abu Dhabi to Dubai and I believe I can purchase tickets from the station in AUH. Can I do the same in Dubai on my way back to Abu Dhabi or do I need to purchare a NOL card?

    1. You should be able to purchase tickets in either station.

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    • FLL on 1 November, 2016 at 1:32 am
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    Hello

    Can you tell me if Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi is near any A1 Bus stop?

    The hotel website said the Abu Dhabi Bus Terminal at Al Wahda Mall is 0.2km SE of hotel. I cannot pin point it on Google Map.
    Supposedly the Al Wahda Mall is just across street from hotel. Is this the bus stop of A1 you talk about?

    Thanks a lot for your reply.

    1. Hello, We are not exactly sure since we did not take notice of the hotels around when we made the stop. Honestly the best advice is to call or email the hotel to get the proper info.

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    • Ian on 8 November, 2016 at 5:17 pm
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    Going from Abu Dhabi to Dubai , Mall of the Emirates. Which bus is best

    1. The typical intercity buses that run on the half hour are very reliable and clean.
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    • stanley on 13 November, 2016 at 12:39 pm
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    I when to travel from nigreia to U.A.E how do I get my visa,cost and requirements and what rate can I get a good accommodation

    1. Most likely your consulate will give you the best orientation on how to go about the process: We will appreciate if you follow us in Facebook and in Twitter

    • Tata Pineda on 20 December, 2016 at 3:22 pm
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    Hi! Could you recommend a reliable car rental with a driver for our family? We would like to make a day trip to Abu Dhabi and just take in the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Emirates Palace and Ferrari World. Is this doable in one day? We were planning to take the 1 hour guided tour through the Mosque, lunch at Emirates Palace and spend the rest of the day at Ferrari World. Is any of these destinations out of the way? Would appreciate your comments and suggestions.
    Many thanks.

    1. Hi Tata,

      We don’t work with any specific driver and car rentals. That itinerary is very doable in one day. We recommend going with a company that has good reviews online.

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    • soumendra on 21 December, 2016 at 8:17 pm
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    can I get a Taxi (6 -7 seater) from Abu dhabi Airport around 9AM for 7 hours city tour. which Taxi service is recommended. any website for prior booking

    1. You should be able to. We do not have any experience with taxi companies there. We recommend you go with one that has good reviews online.

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    • Priya on 28 December, 2016 at 5:46 am
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    Hi,
    If we take a bus, is there a way we can get off at the Or near the Grand Mosque?

    1. Yes but you will have to check which bus routes go nearby, we suggest looking at the Mosque website.

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    • Tamara on 29 December, 2016 at 11:44 am
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    Dear concerned,
    Please advise the time needed to reach abu dhabi( yas island) from dubai (albarsha) & plz i wanna know if we can go back from yas island to dubai airport if it’s possible & kindly advise the fees and timing.

    thank u 🙂

    1. Hi Tamara,

      We usually take around 2.5 hours to go between the two cities. Fees depend on what you are taking. If a rental car probably 35 USD per day, if a bus maybe around 12 USD each way for the ticket.

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    • Ricci Fong on 9 January, 2017 at 4:12 am
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    Hi,

    I will be arriving AD at 23:35pm, what would be the best option to the hotel.

    Thankyou

    1. Most likely a taxi at that time. We will appreciate if you follow us in Facebook and in Twitter

        • Ricci Fong on 19 January, 2017 at 4:42 am
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        Hi,

        Thankyou for your feedback

        Can you suggest the logistics from Dusit Thani AD Hotel to Dusit Thani Dubai Hotel

        Thankyou

        1. Your best call would be to contact the hotel concierge.

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            • Ricci Fong on 20 January, 2017 at 6:18 am

            Thankyou

  1. Is it safe hire a car & driving around Abu Dhabi & Dubai as this is our first time try to hire a car in there ? We are thinking to drive around ourself in these two places.and visting tourist places

    Rgds
    Stanley

    1. It is as safe as any big city and probably safer since there is good order and law in the emirates. We will appreciate if you follow us in Facebook and in Twitter

    • LaToya on 10 January, 2017 at 4:29 am
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    Hello. I’m staying at the Rosewood in Abu Dhabi trying the best way to get to Dubai for high tea at At.mosphere. is there a bus stop near At.mosphere? Is there a bus stop near the Rosewood? How long is the drive?

    1. The best way to get between both cities is to go to the central bus terminals. The way to and from the bus terminals on both sides can be done through a taxi or more affordably city buses. You will have to ask the concierge there for specific routes serving these hotels.

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    • Salman on 13 January, 2017 at 5:36 pm
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    Hi,

    I would like to get from Abu Dhabi International Airport to Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche hotel. Could you please advise of the best options. Thank you.

    1. A bus link may be possible but you will have to ask the hotel concierge or get a bus map. Otherwise a taxi would be best. We will appreciate if you follow us in Facebook and in Twitter

    • Jessica on 28 January, 2017 at 5:37 pm
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    Hello! We will be in Dubai on Feb 1, 2017 and would love to take a day trip to Abu Dhabi on Feb 2. Interested in the Mosque and the Palace. I guess the most economical option would be bus, close second Uber, correct? What order do you recommend we visit and how long do you think the visit in each place will take approximately? Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Jessica,

      Those would be the most cost effective ways in order. The Mosque is closer to the highway coming from Abu Dhabi we suggest you go there first and from there go to the Palace. It is doable in a day. The mosque will take you no more than 1 hour and the palace can be around an hour as well. The time to get between each is around 25 minutes in a car.

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    • Shane Devenshire on 12 March, 2017 at 5:10 am
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    Hi,

    We are arriving by ship in Abu Dhabi around 8:30 AM and we need to get to Dubai by 12:00 AM or earlier. What are the best options?

    How easy is it to get a cab at the port?

    Is renting a private car a reasonable and safe idea. (One place we saw required payment at booking and stipulated that they would leave the port if you didn’t show up within 15 minutes of the designated time with loss of the full fair).

    Can one reserve a cab to meet them at the ship’s birth?

    Thanks,
    SD

    1. Hi Shane,

      We have not experienced this method of transport. However it seems reasonable you can find a cab or car service to meet you there. If you review companies online and even contact one directly it would be best. We will appreciate if you follow us in Facebook and in Twitter

    • Glenn on 18 March, 2017 at 7:01 am
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    Hello (^_^)/

    Do we need to use a bus card when taking a bus from Dubai to Abu-Dhabi?.. Thank you.

    1. Usually it is just a one time ticket you purchase

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    • Riz on 7 April, 2017 at 12:55 pm
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    Hi.
    I am travelling via Etihad to Abu Dhabi in May for a conference afterwhich iam planing to go to Dubai for a day or two. Can i still avail free bus shuttle service offered by Etihad to and from Dubai . Thanks

    1. You will have to call Etihad and ask for the terms of the shuttle to see if it can be used days later. We will appreciate if you follow us in Facebook and in Twitter

    • subhan on 3 May, 2017 at 3:12 pm
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    hi there i am travelling to abu dhabi from dubai on a day trip to visit the grand mosque and ferrari world with my wife and 2 children, would i need to carry passports for all 4 of us or just myself as the lead passenger?

    1. Usually just carry a copy of the passports, most of the time police know you have the originals in the hotel room. Abu Dhabi is just a different region but part of the same country.

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    • Benjamin on 6 June, 2017 at 9:11 pm
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    Hi
    I need to reach abu dhabi from JLT dubai,late eve,how much will it cost me by taxi?

    1. It is hard to say in taxi because there is the meter and the late hour. An option may be Uber as well. We will appreciate if you follow us in Facebook and in Twitter

    • Tom on 19 June, 2017 at 5:03 am
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    We arrive in Abu Dhabi by ship on Nov. 27th & we need to go to Dubai & spend a few days there. We have 18 person. We like to stay together. Are there companies that would provide us with is type of transfer? What is a reasonable cost of the transfer? Thanks

    1. We have never dealt with such a question. There are companies that would assist you but likely it would be an expensive charter than instead of 18 people taking public transit. We will appreciate if you follow us in Facebook and in Twitter

    • Hannah on 19 July, 2017 at 2:30 pm
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    Is it possiblee to have a taxis with child seats? We will be travelling with a 4 year old and a 22 month old. Thanks.

    1. It is not a guarantee

    • joe on 20 July, 2017 at 3:53 pm
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    Hi. We will be staying at southern sun abu dhabi and then going to metropolitan hotel (duabi-sheikzayed road). Which would be the best way to do the trip?

    1. It depends on your budget but we would recommend a bus or taxi. We will appreciate if you follow us in Facebook and in Twitter

    • Ann on 12 September, 2017 at 6:06 pm
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    Hi,

    I will be flying in to Dubai at 7.45pm. I would like to go to Abu Dhabi directly from the airport in Dubai. Could you please be so kind and let me know what are the options ? Is there a is leaving from the airport at this time ?
    Best regards

    1. There are buses leaving until 1am, although you may have to take them from the terminal not directly at the airport.

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    • Ilma on 13 September, 2017 at 11:41 am
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    Is Nol card accessed in bus when travelling from Abudhabi to Dubai

    1. Sorry we dont understand the question

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    • Sheshan on 17 September, 2017 at 10:49 am
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    Hello, i’m intending to travel to Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the mid week of Nov,17… is Dubai visa sufficient to travel between Dubai or Abu Dhabi. Do i have to take another visa for Abu Dhabi??

    1. All seven Emirates are united in the same Visa regime, you can go among any of them if you have the Dubai Visa. We will appreciate if you follow us in Facebook and in Twitter

    • Tom on 5 October, 2017 at 4:20 pm
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    Hello. From Dubai to go to Abudhabi and return, is it ok to go with my girlfriend? We are not married and we want to spend whole day in abu dhabi and come back at night. Is it fine? No problem as we are not married?

    1. Hi Tom,

      It is not a problem traveling with your girlfriend.
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    • Jyoti Das on 15 November, 2017 at 3:54 am
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    Hi, I am new to Dubai. I was looking for bus routes from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. Me and my kid wanted to visit national science fair. Saw details by you. Found it very useful. Just wanted to say thanks.

    1. Thanks for following up, we hope you have an amazing trip.

    • Marilyn on 8 December, 2017 at 3:39 am
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    Can I get from Dubai to the Louve in Abu Dhabi by bus and is exact change needed for the fare?

    1. You will have to go from the Dubai terminal to the Abu Dhabi terminal and catch a separate public bus in Abu Dhabi to get to the Louve.

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    • Tahzim iqbal on 4 February, 2018 at 7:11 pm
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    Hi. Wr ar a couple would like to travel from JA ocean veiw Dubai to the grand mosque in Abu Dhabi then to yas water world and back to hotel in dubia. Wat buses do we catch.

    1. Hello Tahzim,

      We wish you a great journey, please see the article in more detail about the buses and where to get them for transfer between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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    • Pinank shah on 2 March, 2018 at 12:48 pm
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    I have taken stay at admiral plaza bur dubai & wants to visit Ferrari world. As per the comments mentioned above bus seems to be more economical option & also the bus stop is near to my hotel….. Right?

    Another thing I want to ask is if I want to visit mosque how to get down there . Which bus should I take & from there how to reach Ferrari world?

    Thanks in advance

    1. Hi Pinank,

      We hope you have a wonderful trip. You are right the bus would be the most economical option, as for the location near your hotel and which buses to take to get to the various attractions we would refer you to check with the hotel concierge.

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    • Aditya on 15 March, 2018 at 9:26 am
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    Want to reach Nakeel metro station in Dubai from Baniyas Abu Dhabi. Need to reach by 10 am on 17 Mach 18. Please advise regarding time take,Bus number and fare.Thankyou

    1. Hello Aditya,

      We recommend using the transportation portal for Dubai directly which will provide the most detailed and up to date information about where you need to go. You can find it here: https://www.rta.ae

    • Mauricio Sanchez on 21 April, 2018 at 9:00 pm
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    Hello, I have read many comments here about transportation between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, I gather that it takes about 3 hours.
    Can you please advise about getting to the new Louvre Abu Dhabi from Dubai? This will make for a very long day, with 6 hours of travel and a minimum of 4 hours at the museum.

    1. Hello Mauricio

      The bus ride takes around one and a half to two hours.Tickets are Dhs25 one-way. From the older part of Dubai the number E100 bus will take you straight to Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station from the Al Ghubaiba Bus Station in Bur Dubai. Those living in the Marina, JLT or JBR areas can similarly catch the E101 bus from the Ibn Battuta Metro Station, saving you a trip in the opposite direction. Buses from Al Ghubaiba Bus Station depart multiple times per hour (normally in 15 minute intervals), while there’s a 30 minute wait between busses departing from Ibn Battuta Metro Station.

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  2. If you are traveling with children, don’t forget to book a child safety seat for your kid. Even though a child seat rental may cost a considerable amount of money , the fines for not having one may cost more than the cost of a child seat rental. Also note that a regular plane ticket usually allows you to carry a child seat free of charge (contact your airline for more accurate information). In addition, you can always buy your own child seat in the nearest supermarket after the arrival.

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