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How to reach Dubai from Abu Dhabi

DistanceBy AirBy RoadBy TrainBy Sea
Abu Dhabi to DubaiN/A1.0 hours3.0 hoursN/AN/A

Abu Dhabi mainly attracts tourist for a swim in its shimmering waters, kitesurfing, mangrove forests, rich in Arabia’s Islamic culture, strong heritage, architectural wonders which astound, breathtaking dunes, and some the most luxurious hotel accommodations, white water beaches, splendid natural view and mainly a Golf hub.

Abu Dhabi is blessed with beautiful beaches and a vast spread of the desert. Travelers can enjoy its weather and beauty all year. Golf is the main game of Abu Dhabi which can be enjoyed in the big and sprawling golf courses.

The following transport and routes ideas can get a fair view that how to reach Dubai from Abu Dhabi:

By Air:

The best way to reach Dubai from Abu Dhabi is by air. Etihad Airways, Air France, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Indigo, Air India express, Spice Jet, Jet Airways, Air blue, Egyptair etc. are the most frequent flyers services from Abu Dhabi to Dubai. The main gateway of the airline in Abu Dhabi is Abu Dhabi airport. The calculated flying distance between Abu Dhabi and Dubai is approximately 65 miles which is equal to 105 km.

It can take 1 hour to reach the Dubai International airport. In Dubai International Airport, you can take any taxi, cab or hire car to reach the Dubai city. The airport is approximately 15 km from Dubai main city. It can take 15 minutes to reach the destination. The flight takes less time than the other mode of transport to reach Dubai from Abu Dhabi.

By Rail:

There is no direct rail facility from Abu Dhabi to Dubai.

By road:

Dubai and Abu Dhabi are connected via road; there are various roads by which one can reach to Dubai from Abu Dhabi and vice-versa.

Car: One of the cheapest and full enjoyable ways to visit Dubai is by road. You can ride with your car or hire a car for the trip. If you want to go by a car, the driving distance from Abu Dhabi to Dubai is 125.24 km. If you ride your car with an average speed of 112km/h it takes 1 hour 07 minutes, it is very enjoyable mode of transport because you can enjoy the scenery, natural beauty, fabulous weather, a stable journey and an incredible trip with your loved ones is sure to make it memorable.

Bus: One of the cheapest and luxurious ways to visit Dubai is by bus, a fabulous air conditioned bus journey, comfortable and safe. It is a one-stop journey by bus. The lack of to many bus stop makes the trip very good and uninterrupted. You can find on time bus services from Abu Dhabi to Dubai and take less time.

The starting point of the buses is Al Wahda, Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station. From this place, all buses go to different destinations. All buses going towards Dubai will stop at destination point Bur Dubai, Al Ghubaiba Bus station.

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