Question: What’s the best way to travel between Dubai and Abu Dhabi? Doug W
The distance between the two Emirates is less than 100 miles, and even though the UAE is hyperactive in terms of aviation, there are no flights between the two.
Instead, the main links are the E100 and E101 buses.
They are perfectly comfortable and are run fairly reliably by the Dubai Roads & Transport Authority.
The E100 starts from the Al Ghubaiba bus station, fairly centrally located on the west side of Dubai Creek, and a five-minute walk from Al Ghubaiba Marine Station — handy if you are crossing the creek from the heart of Dubai.
Buses run four times an hour during the day.
Al Ghubaiba Metro station is also close to the bus station. But if you are accessing the bus on Dubai’s excellent Metro, then the E101 service from Ibn Battuta Metro station is a better bet; you avoid possible traffic congestion, and join the bus on the outskirts of town.
The journey to Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station takes 95 minutes from here, about 45 minutes shorter than the journey from Al Ghubaiba in central Dubai. There are three buses an hour. The bus station in Abu Dhabi is well located, with loads of cheap and efficient taxis waiting to take you to your final destination.
The one-way fare for either bus is 25 dirhams, or about £5.
To pay, you should buy a rechargeable Nol Red Ticket, which can also be used on the Dubai Metro.
EASY ACCESS: Dubai has good bus facilities