Abu Dhabi, Arabic Abu Zaby, city and capital of Abu Dhabi emirate, one of the United Arab Emirates (formerly Trucial States, or Trucial Oman), and the national capital of that federation. The city occupies most of a small triangular island of the same name, just off the Persian Gulf coast and connected to the mainland by a short bridge. Abu Dhabi was formerly an undeveloped town of only local importance, but the emirate’s oil revenues enabled it to evolve into a modern city with a fully developed infrastructure.
Dubai is the largest and most populous city in the UAE. There are approximately 2,780,000 residents from over 200 nationalities, plus countless tourists and traders on any given day! The state-of-the-art technology and infrastructure, tax-free living and a strategic location in the centre of the major trading continents, make Dubai the ideal to place to do business. The by-product of this is a dynamic prosperity—the reason that Dubai is one of the leading luxury holiday destinations in the world! Extravagance abounds in this captivating city-state. There is a rich Arabic culture that underpins local life in the city, but all are welcome and encouraged to explore and enjoy Dubai to the absolute fullest.
How to reach Abu Dhabi by flight:
The best way to reach Abu Dhabi is by air. Abu Dhabi airport is the second busiest airport in UAE after Dubai airport, offering great connectivity from almost all parts of the world. Etihad Airways, with its base in Abu Dhabi, has last mile connectivity from a large number of places. One can also reach Abu Dhabi through other emirates like Dubai or Sharjah.
How to reach Abu Dhabi by road:
One can take any metered taxi from the streets of Dubai or any other place in U.A.E and ask to go to Abu Dhabi. The approximate cost of visiting the city from Dubai is AE250 while a taxi in Abu Dhabi until Dubai will charge around AED200.
How to reach Abu Dhabi by bus:
The Emirates Express, jointly operated by Abu Dhabi and Dubai Municipalities, connects the city with other Emirates. Regular bus services plies between the two cities taking around two hours. The bus service by Dubais RTA charges AED25 from Dubai to Abu Dhabi and AED15 on the return journey. However, Abu Dhabi transport buses charges AED15 each way.
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