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 ...
Yes 7 to 8 hours is plenty of time to visit and have dinner in nearby
places, Also there is a recommendation from official Abu dhabi
Airport guide and places to see in short interval:
Because I have been an Etihad frequent Flyer for the past 4 years, ...
According to the Dubai authorities, the Jumeirah Mosque is "the only mosque in Dubai which is open to the public and dedicated to receiving non-Muslim guests." (At least insofar as going inside is concerned, I can't speak to the grounds, and you can certainly see mosques from the outside around the city.)
They operate a tour most days:
The Sheikh ...
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 $110 ...
You can leave the airport only with a Transit Visa. Refer to these links
Also, Etihad airways is also providing for transit visa. Refer to ...
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 ...
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!!!!!
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.
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.
From @Newton's comment (to whom credit):
I am an American and I was asked to turn my laptop and tablet on when traveling from Pakistan to Qatar. The tablet was broken (hence couldn't be powered on) so they did some extra checks on it and gave it back to me.
If this example was following standard policy, security should be able to verify your laptop is a ...
Yes, use of AirBnB in UAE is both safe and common.
I am mostly concerned if ladies can walk freely (unlike Saudia)
This question has nothing to do with AirBnB and is a separate question in its own right, however just for the sake of completeness: Yes, ladies can and do walk freely in the tourist/shopping areas in the UAE.
There's no prohibition on transiting through the UAE with alcohol; non-Muslim visitors can even bring in 4 liters past customs. It's even sold on board your Etihad flight and in the duty free in Abu Dhabi. You will have no problem, provided that the duty free places your purchase in one of the plastic security bags (otherwise you would be limited to carrying ...
The short answer is yes you can avoid flying the second leg of the Gdansk-Mumbai journey. Now, if you have checked-in luggage then that luggage will end up either flying to Mumbai, or being disembarked from the plane and left in Abu Dhabi once the airline realises you are not on the Abu Dhabi-Mumbai flight. So if you do this make sure you have only carry-on ...
The following info is from Timatic, the database used by airlines:
For your wife:
VISA NOT REQUIRED
For Abu Dhabi:
VISA NOT REQUIRED
For Sri Lanka:
Visa required, except for Nationals of Bulgaria can obtain a
visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 30 days.
So, your wife needs no visas at all.
All international passengers arriving at Abu Dhabi airport have to go through security once. After that you can check your next airline on the screen or printed boarding pass which terminal to go.
There would be only 1 security when you will be entering and after passing there would be no additional security again
Going from Dubai to Abu Dhabi is fine on a UAE visa because they are both constituent parts of the UAE, However it is certainly forbidden to work in the UAE on a tourist visa. If i remember correctly it must also be annotated on the Visa itself.
However you can apply for work permit while you are in UAE on a tourist visa and if granted, your status will be ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 are ...
You cannot walk into the embassy and request a visa (of any type) without a corresponding sponsor in Saudi Arabia. The visa process is entirely electronic; where the authorization is issued online.
So, your business associates have to apply for your business visit visa; once it is approved, they will send you a printout of the approval from the MOFA visa ...
Are you on Economy and is this layover during the day , then most likely they will not give you anything at all.
Airlines give you hotel rooms only for overnight layovers more than 8 hours
I would feel lucky if they give me some snacks for such a layover.
Story is different if you are flying First or Business and in that case you wouldnt be asking this ...
According to this post, most of the taxis should be equipped with a credit card terminal :
Then, based on my recent experience, it is pretty random. While most taxis should be equipped, I found that credit card is randomly accepted. I haven't checked why, maybe they fear fraud ...
Here are your visa requirements:
Hamburg - Istanbul; None, you will get stamped exit on your Schengen visa.
Istanbul - Bahrain; If you are departing from the same airport, none. If you are departing from different airports then you will need a visa for Turkey. Indian nationals can apply for an e-visa online at https://www.evisa.gov.tr
Bahrain - New Delhi (...
Since you ask whether it is possible at all, this is more of a travel topic (how to do this would be relevant for Expatriates).
It is not possible to "convert" visas at all. You can obtain another visa; your previous visa might remain valid or be canceled. So your option is to get a new visa.
Generally it is not possible to obtain a visa for a country ...
Abu Dhabi / Yas Island
According to my recent experience, confirmed by information obtained at hotel desk and among few taxi drivers -- there is no way to pay for taxi via credit card in Abu Dhabi. At least not among taxis serving my place, i.e. Yas Island.
The same area wasn't covered by Uber in the moment of writing this (March 2017).
The only way to ...
I recently travelled Ahmedabad to Los Angeles. They did 3 security check ins on Abu Dhabi airport - don't know why. :)
I have to also clear CBP Customs for US also in the Abu Dhabi Airport. I wish this could be less time wasting but we don't want to negotiate with security too, as good cosmopolitan.