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The easiest way is indeed a taxi, and yes, that price sounds about right, although it's a regular metered fare so the exact cost will vary. Not every taxi will be willing to up and off to Abu Dhabi on a lark though, but the airport taxi stand can sort one out if you ask, or you can call and book a cab. As for safe, well... most UAE cabbies drive fairly ...


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Well. That was fairly painless. ONTC does not provide a service between Abu Dhabi and Muscat. From Dubai to Muscat, busses leave at 7:30, 15:30 and 23:00, arriving at, respectively, 13:40, 21:35 and 5:00 (the next day). The price is quoted at 5.500, which probably means 5.5, which is about 11 euros, one way. I got this from the horse's mouth, ONTC ...


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Taxis are that cheap in Dubai, and in general the public transport system is one of the best in the middle east. Your options for Dubai - Abu Dhabi: Public Transport (routes, timetables, etc. available at this website). The first bus to Abu Dhabi leaves at 5 AM and the journey takes about 90 minutes given the traffic conditions. Careem - this comes to ...


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A UK passport is valid for a visa on arrival without cost - as stated plainly at the UAE Embassy website. You need to make sure you have a few blank pages (you'll get a stamp); and your passport is valid for more than 6 months. Ferrari World is around 12 kilometers from the airport; travel time (depending on traffic) can take between 15 and 40 minutes. It ...


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This link has options available from sleeping on the floor in T3 (probably not what you'd consider quality sleep) to lounges to conventional hotels. Airport Hotels Abu Dhabi Airport Hotel - Location: inside the airport - Terminal 1 Transit Hall, on the right side just after the Departure Immigration Hall. Day rooms are offered from 6am - 6pm. ...


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I chose the sleeping pods to sleep for 5 hours! They were good but was disgusted that the price you pay doesn't include a blanket and a pillow! £8 for a blanket! We already paid £43 and thought we would get comfort. So if your thinking if the sleeping pod get a blanket and pillow off the plane because they put the air conditioning on so it's cold!!!!!


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I ended up with in a similar situation in Abu Dhabi last year. An earlier delayed flight had resulted in me missing my connection. The airline wouldn't provide a hotel room because it was day time, but my body clock was saying it was the middle of the night and I didn't want to adjust to Gulf time. The airport is pretty spacious, or seemed so last May, ...


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If you can purchase all three flights as one ticket, your luggage will definitely be checked all the way to Auckland, and you will most probably get all your boarding passes at JNB. If you don't, you can pick them up at transfer desks along the way in Abu Dhabi or Sydney; you will definitely not need to go through Immigration or Customs at any point along ...


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Yes, the carrier will protect you onto the next available flight. (I assume this was all booked on one ticket—that is to say, you paid for all flights at one time in a single transaction to form a single contract with the company.) Again the carrier will accommodate you at their expense. Long delays at AUH pre-clearance were common until recently, so you ...


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Your bag will be through-checked from Las Vegas to Abu Dhabi without needing to be claimed and re-checked. AA and Etihad work together closely on travel between the USA and the Gulf.


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On the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in London site, I found the following: UK Citizens - Visit Visa Citizens of the UK (with right of abode in the UK) will be granted a free of charge visit visa on arrival in the UAE. No application in advance of travel is necessary. Please note that your passport will be stamped for 30 days upon arrival. If ...


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The only hotel for which you don't need a visa is the airport hotel. For the hotel you are referring to, you will need a transit visa. The good news is, Etihad can arrange these for you very easily. Once you have your reservation, contact your Etihad airlines office and they will arrange for a visa for your traveling party. Make sure you contact them well ...


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I just moved home from Abu Dhabi. It depends on what you're looking for. There are heaps of nice restaurants and shops. The best/cheapest way to do this is the Big Bus Tour. I know it sounds hokey, but it's the best way to get around town to lots of places. Take a cab to Marina Mall (driver will know it), then you'll see lines of the big busses "City ...


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Yes you can. Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 are adjacent to each other. The odd terminal is Terminal 2, which is a few kilometers away.


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Yes it will, because your flight (although a code share) is flown by one carrier Etihad - I am also willing to bet it has a 4 digit flight number. Once you arrive in Abu Dhabi you will spend time at the transit lounge and board your next flight. At check-in, you will definitely be given two boarding passes Johannesburg - Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi - Sydney; and ...


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The only real problem is if you are creating a ruckus or some other disturbance and the hotel has to call in the local authorities. Otherwise, as long as you keep your PDA in check, you will have no problems in Dubai. Keep in mind that some hotels are more tolerant than others to unmarried couples.


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You should not have a problem, but you should make absolutely sure you carry proof of your further travel with you. Your visa is free - but you still have to abide by the normal rules for visa on arrival which is three months validity on your passport; however as you are traveling onward this may be waived as you would probably be considered a transit ...


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You need transit visa only if you want to go out from the airport to the city. If you stay in airport, you will be in a transit zone without passing the boarder. In this case you no need to have transit visa. However, for 14 hours you may see a lot of interesting things in a city. More information about visas you may find there: ...



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