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Abu Dhabi or Dubai???

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Abu Dhabi or Dubai???

Hi, I am going to the UAE for a week holidays next week. I am flying into AD, but I am not sure whether I should stay there or go to Dubai, which I am familiar with. Any suggestions?

Also, where do local people hang around/meet in the evening in AD?

Despite being Ramadan I know that in Dubai, most locals will go/meet at the hotel bars along the Marina in the evening, but I know nothing about Abu Dhabi. Any advice?

Finally, if I decide to go to Dubai, does the bus from Abu Dhabi, stops anywhere near the Grosvenor House hotel in the Dubai Marina ? Many thanks for all you advice.

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1. Re: Abu Dhabi or Dubai???

I would say local people and the arab expat groups hang out at cafes and definitely the malls!! And many might go to the Suhoor tents.

I can't provide unbiased comment on dubai or AD since I am more familiar with AD. It depends on what you are looking for and how you like to travel.

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2. Re: Abu Dhabi or Dubai???

The question whether to visit Dubai or Abu Dhabi is among our top questions (see the top right of this forum page when viewed on a PC browser). You are a little more likely to meet the local Emirati people in Abu Dhabi than in Dubai, but generally and in Ramadan especially their focus is on family and religion.

If you get the Emirates Express public service coach from Abu Dhabi to Dubai you need to know that it goes from Abu Dhabi central bus depot (in the centre of town near Al Wahda Mall) and it stops at Al Ghubaiba bus station in Deira, Dubai. It does not stop at Dubai Marina.

If you are flying with Etihad then you can get their coach service to Dubai, you can book it beforehand. They have two different locations for pick-up/drop-off in Dubai and one of those is at the Marina. Check the Etihad website or with your travel agent for more details.


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