There is a five lane highway between Dubai and Abu Dhabi with a speed limit of 120km/hr. It is going to take you approximately 1.5 hours. Check the complete directions from Dubai to Abu Dhabi as a guide. If you do not own a car, you can avail the services of a car rental. Some of the most famous ones are
- Arabian adventures
- Hertz car hire
Another good handy option is to flag down a taxi and ask to go to Abu Dhabi. It will take you around 2 hours and will cost upto 250 dhs.
The bus service between Dubai and Abu Dhabi The Emirates Express operates daily from 5 30 am till 11 30 pm with a period of 45 minutes between each bus. It takes around 2 hours from Dubai to Abu Dhabi by bus and between Abu Dhabi and cost around 15 Dirhams. The buses leave from Al Ghubaiba station in Bur Dubai (opposite Carrefour Shopping) in Dubai. This is a cheap and convenient way to travel. The buses are air conditioned and comfortable enough.
If you want a bus from the airport, do contact your airline as most good airlines like ETIHAD (the national airline of UAE) offer complementary shuttle services between Dubai international Airport and Abu Dhabi coinciding with plane timings.
Take a flight:
It is of course the easiest way to travel. However it surely is going to cost you more bucks than the other modes. Also, you have to register in advance before the flight. The flight from Dubai International airport to Abu Dhabi is going to take you around 45 minutes.The airlines that provide this service are
- British Airways