Getting a Taxi from Dubai to Abu Dhabi
During our trip, there were some taxi drivers that were hanging around Al Ghubaiba Bus Station in Dubai. They were offering some pretty good fares, which we think would be subject to what time of day you wanted to go and how many people were planning on going.
Getting a taxi from Dubai to Abu Dhabi is a very convenient option, especially if you get picked up directly from your hotel/resort. Again, the price you pay will depend on how you arrange the taxi – either privately or through the respective property you are staying at. Either way, this is a quicker option than taking a bus from Dubai to Abu Dhabi.
Renting a Car and Driving from Dubai to Abu Dhabi
The road that connects Dubai to Abu Dhabi is very straight and flat. There are no real hills or sharp corners the entire way. Therefore, Abu Dhabi is an easy destination to drive to in your rental car. If you’re driving at a good pace you could get from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 1.5 hours.
Getting from Dubai to Abu Dhabi doesn’t have to be a real stressful connection. Hopefully, our step-by-step guide on how to get from Dubai to Abu Dhabi has been informative enough to help you out. Of course, if you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to comment below or privately email us. We would be more than happy to assist you!
Where did we stay in Abu Dhabi? And Why?
During our visit to Abu Dhabi we decided to stay at the The Sheraton Khalidiya Hotel. Why did we decide to stay there in the first place? The main reason was because we were conveniently located near the waterfront of Abu Dhabi.
We didn’t want to get a taxi every time we wanted to go to the beach swimming or for just a walk. The property was also quite affordable and close enough to the bus station. The taxi ride was cheap to get there.
The one disappointment about this hotel was that the rooms were quite aged (dated). Aged far more than most hotels that we have stayed in throughout our extensive travels. Therefore, if you want a super clean room that is newer.
I would suggest staying somewhere else like at the Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche. By paying more you still have the same great view, but much better rooms and amenities. The best property in this area of the city is the Emirates Palace Hotel, but most tourists simply cannot afford the rooms there. If you can, nicely done!!
How can you find the cheapest room in Abu Dhabi?
While we were travelling throughout the UAE we used two accommodation providers: www.booking.com and Agoda. Both of them had very similar prices during our trip, but www.agoda.com was slightly cheaper because of their rewards program.
If you are looking for better cancellation policies and customer service then Booking.com is probably better for you.
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