Abu Dhabi Transportation

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    Getting to Abu Dhabi from Dubai.

    by IreneMcKay Updated Jun 13, 2015

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    Frequent buses leave from Al Ghubhaiba Bus Station. A ticket costs 25 AED one way. Journey time is around 2 hours. The journey was comfortable and perfectly pleasant. Getting back from Abu Dhabi was more problematic, however, with very long queues for the buses. In the end we took a bus to Ibn Battuta and boarded the metro from there.

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    Terminal 4 (Midfield Terminal) under construction

    by machomikemd Written Jun 13, 2015

    The competition between Dubai and Abu Dhabi of having bigger and better airports is currently underway as Dubai is Made a New International Airport in the Jebel Ali Area, Abu Dhabi is currently contricting the Midfield Terminal (Terminal 4) that lies between two runways and is scheduled to be finished in 2017 and hopefully I will have a chance to go inside that terminal when it is completed. You can see and take pictures of it while landing or leaving abu dhabi airport by using a powerful ultra zoom optical camera.

    According to wikipedia:

    Upon completion in 2017, the Midfield Terminal will increase the airport’s passenger capacity to more than 25 million per year, with options for this to double in capacity to 50 million.[10] An additional facility is under consideration that would take the capacity to 80 million.

    The expansion master plan projects include a third 4,100 m (13,500 ft) parallel runway, 2,000 m (6,562 ft) from the existing runways, a new 110 m (360 ft) tower between the two runways with the new Air Traffic Control centre, enhanced cargo and maintenance facilities, and other commercial developments on the land immediately adjacent to and north of the airport.

    Having a total of 34 square kilometres (13 sq mi) of vast land area, the ambitious project will provide a home base for the UAE's national carrier, Etihad Airways, which will be a major user of new cargo facilities with an ultimate handling capacity of around two million tonnes of freight a year. Close to the new cargo facilities, land has been allocated for commercial activities, business parks, and property developments. Aircraft maintenance facilities will continue to be concentrated on the south side of the existing airport. The plan sets aside land for the growth of other operators such as Royal Jet and Abu Dhabi Aviation.

    Among other aspects of the project, when completed, are the design of remote aircraft stands complete with airfield ground lighting and hydrant fuel.

    The general exterior of the terminal resembles that of the new terminal built at Mumbai Airport because it was designed by the same architect, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

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    Etihad

    by machomikemd Written Jun 12, 2015

    Etihad is the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates and is one of two international Airlines of the UAE (the other is the Larger and More Known Emirates, owned by the Emirate of Dubai). It name in Arabic Meand Union. Eithad, Emirates and Quatar Airways are now more popular than many European and American Airlines as they have a very generous baggage allowance for passengers like allowing two 30 kilos (66 pounds) check in bags for travel to the americas, instead of only the standard two 22 kilos (44 pounds) allowance and one 30 (66 pounds) kilos allowance for a check in bag going to europe or asia or africa or australia instead of the standard 22 kilos (44 pounds).

    Besides the generous baggage allowance, they have state of the art inflight entairtainment systen with touch screen lcd's, free toiletries for long travel (a comfy sock, tooth brush and tooth paste and a eye mask) even for economy class passengers and don't forget the prices as they are cheaper to fly than other carriers like Delta, United, Lufthansa, Air France, KLM, etc.

    Eithad is based at the Abu Dhabi Airport Terminal 3 and The airline operates more than 1,000 flights per week to over 120 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas, with a fleet of 117 Airbus and Boeing Planes and they partly own some Airlines as well like Virgin Australia and Alitalia and Air Serbia and Jet Airways, etc and has code share with many airlines.

    I tried riding their new A 380 flight to London and their Boeing 777 and A 340 to Paris and Abu Dhabi.

    The only disadvantage of Eithad is that they only have their own Airline Rewards club of which you cannot transfer miles to other airlines like in One World Alliance or the Sky Team.

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    Abu Dhabi International Airport

    by machomikemd Updated May 28, 2015

    The United Arab Emirates is such an astounding country, where can you see two major international airports of one country that lie on the same road (E 11 road, known as the shiekh maktoum road in Abu Dhabi and Shiekh Zayed Road in Dubai) and only 134 kilometers (83 miles) apart that have 2 national carriers (Etihad for Abu Dhabi and Emirates for Dubai) that makes both these airports as their main hubs of operation. Only in the UAE where the Abu Dhabi International Airport and the Dubai International Airport is connected by one long highway!

    The Abu Dhabi International Airport lies 28 kilometers away from Downtown Abu Dhabi City is is nearer to Yas Island. It is 134 kilometers away (about a two hour drive) from Dubai International Airport. The airport is the second largest in the UAE. and airport consists of three terminals. You can see the airport from far away at the E 11 road if you have a really powerful optical zoom camera or landing on it via the airplane of which I did Both.
    I will have a separate tip on the duty free and restaurants area of the Airport which I recently revisited.

    address: Sheik Maktoum Bin Rashid Rd - Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

    according to wikipedia:

    The airport is the second largest in the UAE, serving over 10 million passengers in 2010. It has three operational passenger terminals – Terminal 1 (297,000 m2 or 3,200,000 sq ft), Terminal 2 (336,000 m2 or 3,620,000 sq ft), and Terminal 3 (405,000 m2 or 4,360,000 sq ft). Its terminal spaces are dominated by Etihad Airways, which is the United Arab Emirates' second largest air carrier after Emirates.

    The new Terminal 3, a AED 1 billion (US$270 million) interim facility, was designed to allow for the airport's passenger growth before the planned opening of the new Midfield Terminal in 2014. Used predominantly by Etihad Airways, the terminal boosted the airport's seven million passenger per year capacity to 12 million. It also added 10 new gates, two of which are Airbus A380 compatible.[1]

    abu dhabi airport taken from my zoom camera inside lots of shops and food courts planes
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    Gulf Air

    by uglyscot Written Sep 7, 2013

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    We were going to Abu Dhabi to attend a wedding, but this coincided with people returning after the Eid Ramadan holiday, and the opening of the schools. We could not find any airlines [Emirates, Fly Dubai, Etihad etc ] to fly us from Khartoum to Abu Dhabi. One of our party could only get Business Class on Egypt air, which meant 4 or 7 hour transit times. We were luckier and managed to get the last two Business Class tickets on Gulf Air- at a lower price than any of the other airlines wanted for Economy. We flew to Bahrain and had two hours transit before flying to Abu Dhabi.
    The sheer comfort, luxury and pampering was bliss. Who cared about an extra hour or two . On the short 55 minute flight to Abu Dhabi we were the only passengers in Business Class and were treated like lords. The section was spacious , and I was amazed, and delighted, to find my seat was giving me a back massage.
    Way to go.

    Lots of space in new Business Class sit back, relax and enjoy the massage
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    Abu Dhabi via Van or Car

    by machomikemd Written Aug 15, 2013

    again most of the visitors and tourists going to Abu Dhabi are coming from dubai as there are not many tourist going directly to Abu Dhabi as it is only recently that the Abu Dhabi Government is promoting the Emirate as a tourist destination. Many of the tourist from Dubai flock to Abu Dhabi via the big tour buses or via small tour vans and private tour vans and cars. like in dubai, the speed limit in Abu Dhabi is 120 kilometers per hour with a speed alarm installed in each vehicle to warn you of you exceeding the speed limit, but most drivers here speed to more then 140 kilometers per hour just the same.

    unless you have a friend here or in dubai that is willing to tour you around abu dhabi for free, then you either rent a car or take the tour in going to abu dhabi.

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    Traffic Signs and Roads in Abu Dhabi, UAE

    by TrendsetterME Written Jul 5, 2013

    "Abu Dhabi" has a great traffic and roads system, both written in English and Arabic sothat its even easy for foreigners to drive and find out thier direction to go ...

    Road safety in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi has steadily improved since 2009 with the number of casualties falling despite an ever growing population. The five-laned "E11" highway between Dubai and Abu Dhabi is the country's heaviest-traveled route and the 130-km journey can be covered in two hours. While there is a national speed limit of 120 km/h, it is allowed to speed up to 140km/h, yet this is often wildly exceeded by some drivers.

    Abu Dhabi streets parallel to the Airport road and lying on its right side are even numbered with Airport road being the 2nd Street and then progress to 2-4-6 etc. Similarly Abu Dhabi roads parallel to the Airport road and lying on its left side are even numbered with Airport road being the 2nd Street and then progress to 22-24-26 etc.

    So, once you get the main idea of the numbering of the roads, its easy to reach anywhere even you drive forurself ... Enjoy ... :)

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    Abu Dhabi Int Airport, UAE

    by TrendsetterME Updated Jul 1, 2013

    Several times I have been thru the "Abu Dhabi International Airport".

    As I was landing and staying it was ok, but in older times, the transit area in which you wait for hours for your next flight and connection, was such small and less on seats, just a few duty free shops and several kiosks for dining area ...

    But than the airport had one of the fastest growing airports in the world in terms of passengers, new airline operators and infrastructural development. Meaning now, it has a great and huge transit area with lots of comfy chairs, many shops, well lit high-tech walking areas, much more faster check-in and luggage delivery services which makes us travelers happier ... :)

    Here on my "Travelogue" you can see more photos of this great architecture .. :
    Travelogue

    And each time I think that its a "hidden competition" between Emirates and Dubai Airport and Etihad and Abu Dhabi Airport ... One airport builds a new part, and than also the other airport, Emirates gets a larger fleet and also the Etihad ... As said, its a competition of the two cities and emirates in UAE as far as I can see, but thats good for us passangers to have more and better service all the times as on ground in airports and also in airplanes ...

    Have a "Nice Journey" ... :)

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  • Airport Taxi

    by audi2111 Written Apr 6, 2012

    Once you arrive, you can take a metered taxi from the ground floor and this will cost about 60dhs to the city centre. Alternatively, treat yourself to a Audi,BMW or a Merc for about 90dhs (fixed rate posted outside). I would recommend the limo if money isn't too much of an issue.

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    Public bus

    by Stroller Updated Feb 22, 2012

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    Public bus (they should call it coach I suppose as it's a long distance trip) was my best way to go to Abu Dhabi. It costs only 20 AED to go there from Dubai and 15 AED to come back. The bus has air conditioning (as all other public buses). It takes 1 hour and 40 minutes to get to the Grand Mosque. For me, the Grand Mosque is a must-see or even the only must-see in Abu Dhabi. So you should definitely not miss it. You should ask the driver to drop you there on the way, otherwise you'll have to take a taxi to come back from the city. The public bus can take 50 minutes to come here from downtown Abu Dhabi. Although it's dirt cheap (1 AED to go anythere by public bus in Abu Dhabi), it's not worth the time.

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    Bus Service in Abu Dhabi

    by zuyao Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Bus service is available in Abu Dhabi to other nearby towns. Bus routes are confusing but the price is cheap. Buses are air-conditioned and are fairly comfortable. But note they are not high on hygiene level and the crowd can sometimes be quite unsettling. Always reconfirm with the driver before boarding the bus to make sure you are not on the wrong one. Most drivers speak some English so it won't be too difficult. Signs are almost all in Arabic. Anyway, it's a cheap way to travel. The main bus station in Abu Dhabi is situated on East Road in the Al Wahda area. You can also catch the Emirates Express from here to Dubai. Some bus routes:
    500 - Ruwais (At 10am & 1pm to Dalma Jetty & Jebel Dhanna too)
    700 - Al Ain
    900 - Sila

    The taxi station is located next to the main bus station. From here you can take taxis to Dubai and other parts of the Abu Dhabi emirate.

    Abu Dhabi Main Bus Station Tarif bus station - rest area
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    Abu Dhabi from Heathrow

    by ligaya Written Feb 5, 2011

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    Been there once, was amazing experience for me as i travelled alone but never felt alone since i met some friendly people inside the airport.. that was my first time travelling via Ethihad airlines...love the airport, very clean and people are friendly.

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    New Abu Dhabi Air Traffic Control Tower

    by Ewingjr98 Written Nov 19, 2010

    The sleek, modern, curving air traffic control tower at Abu Dhabi International is part of the airport's $6.8 billion expansion project. The tower, design by French company Aeroport de Paris Ingenierie, has a price tag of $109 million and is scheduled to open in 2010 (though when I visited in October 2010, its opening still seemed to be a ways in the future).

    The tower stands 110 meters high--the tallest in the region--and is located at the midpoint between the two major runways. The tower allows the airport to expand operations to handle about 70 flights per hour, and is one of the first steps to construction of the new Midfield Terminal which is expected to open in 2015. Once the projects are complete the airport will be able to safely and efficiently handle 20 million passengers per year.

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    Abu Dhabi International Airport

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 15, 2010

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    Abu Dhabi Airport is the world's fastest growing airport, primarily because it is the hub of Etihad Airways, the world's fastest growing airline. The airport is currently undergoing some $6B worth of construction in order to expand the capacity to handle about 12 million passengers per year.

    The airport has a great duty free area with numerous shops selling everything from luxury goods to candy. Upstairs from the duty free shops you will find several restaurants including an English pub.

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    Etihad Airlines

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 1, 2010

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    Etihad, which translates into union or united, is the fastest growing airline in the history of aviation. It started operations in 2003 as the official airline of the UAE, and it made an US $8 billion aircraft purchase less than a year later. In 2008 Etihad made the largest single aircraft purchase in aviation history when it bought 2005 aircraft.

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