I flew on Etihad Airways to get to Paris earlier this year and now on my return to Melbourne I wish to stop over in Abu Dhabi. I am trying to work out how much time to spend there in mid May depending on my budget and the costs.
Can you please suggest a few cheap places to stay? I could not find anything on booking.com for less than about AUD$50. Also, if I stay at the airport or near the airport, is it easy to get into the city and see the major sites or is a city location better? Please give me a few suggestions if possible.
Where should I get currency? Should I exchange euros in France for AED or in AED airport? Or can I use my Australian debit card in Abu Dhabi to pay for the local currency? I am currently using a traveller card with euros loaded on it which I got from the bnk and keep topping up from my account.
Finally what are my options for getting into the city from the airport? Taxi I suppose is the most expensive. Is there a train or bus which are cheaper?
Last question! What kind of entry/ticket costs can I expect in Abu Dhabi? I mainly like to visit cultural places and see old architecture ad the sea side.