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Al Maktoum Street, PO Box 119911 - Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Bus service Dubai - Abu Dhabi

by yvr

I notice a lot of old posts regarding bus service between the two cities but not much up todate info. Would just like some brief information regarding how often the buses run between the two cities and what the fare would be.

Re: Bus service Dubai - Abu Dhabi

by chizz

Hi there
This link will help your for the RTA bus:
The fare is around AED20 one way and takes 2hrs.
There are also smaller minibuses that are run by a company called Al Ghazal. The last time I took one was last year and they go from Al Ghubaiba Bus Station in Bur Dubai (opp. Carrefour), as does the RTA bus. The Al Ghazal buses depart from 6am (as I recall) and cost around AED20-25 one way. Take around 1.5hrs-2hrs. They seem to take off as soon as they fill up on the occasions I have taken them, but I've never waited long in the bus.
Hope someone can give you more up-to-date info for the Al Ghazal Bus.

Re: Bus service Dubai - Abu Dhabi

by chizz

RTA website states that the Al Ghazal buses cost AED15 one way - hope it's up to date...

Re: Bus service Dubai - Abu Dhabi

by yvr

Thanks Chizz for the information. I do appreciate it, saw the website also, but it may not be up to date but at least it gives one some idea of the transport.

Re: Bus service Dubai - Abu Dhabi

by Dan30

Dubai and Abu Dhabi bus services run I think ever 30 mins. Best place to catch the bus going to Abu Dhabi go to Bur Dubai bus station and buy your ticket from the office should cost around 25AED 30 AED 25 AED = 6.8 USD 30 AED = 8.2 USD.

Journey time should be 90 mins. Please also bear in mind when you arrive in Abu Dhabi you should not take White and Green taxi, their very old they have no metres. just take the metre taxis in Abu Dhabi.

Re: Bus service Dubai - Abu Dhabi

by yvr

Dan 30, thanks for your reply, I appreciate it.

Re: Bus service Dubai - Abu Dhabi

by Dan30

Anytime have lovely time in United Arab Emirates. IE Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Last thing.

Visit Abu Dhbai Mall in Abu Dhabi City it;s very big and very nice cool off in hot weather of Arabian Gulf.

Re: Bus service Dubai - Abu Dhabi

by yvr

Yes, I do plan to visit the malls, and as far as the heat goes, I will be there end of January so weather should be much cooler.

Travel Tips for Dubai

DAFFODILS_ A flower of Friendship in Duabi

by sapnaanu

WELCOME To the poetic garden of eternal friendship
We welcome you all to this beautiful world of friendship built upon love and trust. Lying aside with our motto this group is for people who forsake their homeland, family, friends and everything for the sake of earning money. This group gives aid to all the Indian expatriates living all over the world. This place can shoulder your tensions, worries and you can make this wonderful place to enjoy your present and cherish your past moments. We help you contact your beloved ones back home, giving you any kind of help and advise.
We have representatives all over middle east, later it will be appointed all over the world. We also arrange to send gifts and stuffs to your home. We don’t allow any religious, political discussions and anything, which disturbs the peace and harmony of the group.
So come on friends, let us all make this dream come true, let us all be more closer to our loved ones, let us all be there for each other when time demands. A real platform of love, care and togetherness in this virtual world.
Arts & Cultural Activities
With the intention of motivating group members skills, Daffodils group conduct writing contests during different occasions and festivals. Further, the entries are evaluated by prominent writers and declare awards to the winners. This activity has helped to motivate many of Group members to improve their skills as well it was an inspiration to them. Also, Group is planning to take more steps to improve the skills of Group members. Group has planned to start a Ghazal troop based on Dubai and a Film Band as good singers and actors are in Daffodils Group.
Charity Works
Daffodils Group aims at doing charity services also by a collective effort. Its efforts will be to include technical experts on various fields, legal advisors, medical experts etc. and ensure their active participation directly or indirectly among the group members. For member ship contact>>>>

"Smoke IN the water..." - Sheesha

by JessH

Sheesha (also known as "Hookah" or "Hubbly-bubbly"):
The traditional oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water.

Sheesha is tobacco mixed with molasses and various of fruit flavours. Some of the most popular flavours are Apple, Double-Apple, Strawberry, Banana, Grape, etc. My favourite is Mint (the smoke stays nice & cool.)

On top of the sticky & compacted tobacco mixture, a sheet of aluminium foil is placed. Then a few holes are punched through the foil & the glowing hot coals are placed on top.

When your sheesha "runs out" while you're smoking, you usually get a kind of scratchy, fruity coughing reflex in the back of your throat. Whenever you smoke for more than about half an hour you will usually have to add some fresh coal to keep your smoke thick & flavourful. If you're just not getting much white smoke, your coals probably aren't hot enough.

There are numerous sheesha cafes (small street cafes & in 5* hotels) where people gather to smoke & drink coffee or tea. Smoking sheesha can last 2 hours or more and is a very social occasion. The price of a sheesha varies according to the flavour & the prices are different in every cafe/restaurant. (the cheapest being Dhs 20.-)

You can buy your own sheesha in most shopping malls, with prices & quality ranging from cheap & cheerful to expensive, hand-decorated crystal glass & gold finish!
There's also a great selection of shishas in the Karama shopping strip, where they are sold with their very own padded carrying case! Tobacco can be bought in these shops, and also in many supermarkets.

I have 2 sheeshas at home, and love sitting in the garden with some friends. (the smoke also keeps the mosquitoes away!)
Some of my favourite Sheesha haunts?
> Kan Zaman by the Heritage Village.
> Elements at Wafi City Mall.

Shopping: Dubai's National Sport

by rachelleiris

Shopping is Dubai’s national sport.
(“Malling” is also synonymous to “we’re-not-really-buying-anything-

Suffice it to say… This shopping/ malling sport is not cheap. Tax-free, yes. But far from being free.

Shopping comes in very handy because after you have exhausted the must-do activities such as dune bashing, camel riding, desert safari, sky diving (if you're daring enough), fishing, bar hopping and some cultural tours, you are left with no choice but to shop, shop and shop till you drop. But just when you thought that you have overcome this shopping phase, you will catch yourself vulnerably giving-in to this sport – for the simple reason that another HUGE mall has just newly opened. (As if the current malls are still not huge enough!)

For a quick guide, here are some of the popular malls in dubai…
-- go to KARAMA: For good affordable finds.
-- go to SOUKS: For authentic and rare finds. Not to mention, discountable finds. You just got to learn how to haggle.
-- go to WAFI or BURJUMAN or MERCATO (plus a gazillion other choices): For outrageously expensive designer brands. We seriously just set foot in these malls for the aircon (and also a bit of food trips at the tried-and-tested foodcourts, haha!)

With all the fabulous & glaring stuff that each of the stores teasingly offers, I think it’s safe to say that you won’t go home empty-handed. Here's a shortlist of the most popular malls:

* Al Ghurair City (Deira): +971-4-2225222

* Burjuman Centre (Bur Dubai): +971-4-3520222

* Deira City Centre (Deira): +971-4-2951010

* Dubai Outlet Mall: +971-4-3679600

* Ibn Battuta Shopping Mall (Jebel Ali): +971-4-3621900/

* Karama Centre (Karama): +971-4-3374499

* Lamcy Plaza (Oud Metha): +971-4-3359999

* Magrudy's (Jumeira): +971-4-3444193

* Mall of the Emirates (Al Barsha): +971-4-4099000/

* Mercato Mall (Jumeirah): +971-4-3444161

* Reef Mall (Deira): +971-4-2242240

* Souk Madinat Jumeirah (Umm Suqeim): +971-4-3668888

* Wafi Mall (Umm Hurair): +971-4-3244555


by Siddha3th about BURJUMAN MALL

The marketing spiel tells us that BurJuman is 'a better class of shopping'. And the mall certainly lives up to that. We're talking more exclusive, high-end stuff here, especially among the clothing outlets. Due to this pricey nature, BurJuman doesn't attract the hordes like City Centre does. What's special about this place is the various special events they keep hosting - photography exhibits, cultural showcases and the coup de grace.. an annual Art & Music Festival. Paris Gallery - ideal for that last minute gift. Perfumes, timepieces, beauty products... these guys have it all.

Grand Electronics - being a VTer, you obviously love photography :) Well, Grand is the place you'll get the latest in digital and professional advanced cameras. Grand's the exclusive dealer for Nikon Cameras, and the sales staff here's a pretty helpful bunch.

Barista - hey, enough with the shopping. Let's get to the important stuff - eating! The sandwiches here are delicious.

overestimated airport and airline

by HolgerK

the airport is spacious and modern, but overestimated: long queues at check-in, long walkway from check-in to departure hall, long walkway to gates, narrow+crowded walkways from aircraft to baggage claim, long waiting for luggage, one crowded greeting area, traffic chaos at pick-up due to construction work and a duty free that might be big in area but has no greater selection than any other.
The airline might have set the standards only a few years ago, but business-class-seats and entertainment system have been surpassed by others, food in economy was quite dissapointing and the mostly english stewardesses have developed a certain arrogance towards their customers. But the departure lounge, in spite of dealing with masses and lacking a sufficient number of internet accesses, is fantastic!


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