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Abu Dhabi

Discover Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is the largest of the seven emirates and the capital of the United Arab Emirates. In recent years Abu Dhabi city has made a remarkable transition from a little-known coastal town with a long tradition of pearling to a modern metropolis.

From cultural excursions, archaeological sites and wildlife sanctuaries to thrilling adventures and golf facilities, the emirate of Abu Dhabi has with more than 200 islands something to offer for everyone.

It is approximately 2 hours drive from Dubai (depending on location and traffic).

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Rubʿ Al-Khali – The Empty Quarter

Liwa Oasis is located around 200 km south-west of Abu Dhabi on the northern edge of the Rub’ Al Khali Desert (The Empty Quarter). The 100 km long oasis is almost the only life-giving place in the otherwise almost uninhabited and hostile desert, which can be reached on the roads E12 and E62, both of which continue on the E11 towards Abu Dhabi.

Tel Moreeb (Arabic for ‘scary hill’) is the highest dune at Liwa oasis and one of the highest sand dunes in the world. The dune is almost 300 metres high and the 50 degree incline to the top makes it a prime destination for motor sports lovers. Every year in winter, the region’s best four wheel drivers and quad bikers compete in the Moreeb Hill Climb event.

The magnificent Qasr Al Sarab is a luxurious five-star resort at Liwa oasis, where you can experience lots of desert activities, like camel trekking, falconry shows and camp fire barbecues.

Getting here from the other emirates

By Car

From Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah take the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road E311.

By Public Bus

There are several inter-emirate and intercity buses provided by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), which go to Abu Dhabi. NOL cards or paper tickets are required (passengers must check with the ticket vending office).

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By Airline Coach

From Dubai

If you have an economy flight booked with Emirates Airline or Etihad Airways, you can get a complimentary shuttle service between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Pickup is for Emirates passengers from outside of Arrivals at Terminal 3, Dubai International Airport and drop-off in Abu Dhabi is in front of the Emirates Downtown Office at Khalidiya Corniche.

Etihad passengers are picked up from the Etihad Travel Mall in Downtown Dubai and drop-off is at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Please book in advance with the airlines to ensure you get a place on the coach.

By Helicopter

From Dubai

If you want to arrive in the capital in style, then take a helicopter.

helidubai offers a range of tailor-made flights with pick-up from their helipad located close to Dubai Festival City and drop-off at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.

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