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Need help regarding transport abu dhabi to dubai

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Need help regarding transport abu dhabi to dubai

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My husband and I are flying Dublin to abu dhabi in august . Flying with Eithad but have booked our ticket on a code share through aer Lingus. We are spending our week on holidays in dubai and presumed we could book the Eithad coach to dubai. I called aer Lingus they said to contact Eithad so I did. The Eithad person was so rude on the phone and said we are not entitled to it because we booked through aer Lingus even though we will be flying on the Eithad flight same as everyone else , I offered to pay and she said I can't that it's a free service only for Eithad customers. Now I don't have a clew how to get to dubai as there seems to be no public transport from abu dhabi airport and I have no idea how much a taxi will cost us ? Anyone any experience ?

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1. Re: Need help regarding transport abu dhabi to dubai

A few thoughts, in no particular order:

- you may be able to just turn up at the bus stop with your boarding passes from the incoming flight. They ask you to book in advance to guarantee a seat and so they know how many to expect

- a taxi will cost around 40 euro depending on where in Dubai you're going. Just jump in a airport taxi

- ask Aer Lingus for your Etihad booking reference and enter it here: https:/… so bypassing the call centre

- make a stink on social media (FB/twitter); the Gulf airlines are all over social media and pretty responsive

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2. Re: Need help regarding transport abu dhabi to dubai

Just a small correction

A taxi from Abu Dhabi airport to Dubai will cost around 300 dirham

A taxi from the Etihad coach station in Dubai to your hotel will cost between 30 and 50 dirham depending on which hotel you are staying at.

I agree with the above and would just book the coach on line via the Etihad web site using your booking reference

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3. Re: Need help regarding transport abu dhabi to dubai

Sorry to get pedantic about taxi fares, but because AD airport is on the Dubai side of town, it's less than 120km to Downtown Dubai, so around Dhs 220, which is just over 40 euro. The airport taxis are shiny black Merc Vito minivans with leather seats and smart peak-capped drivers.

From my home near AD Corniche to my office in Media City, I usually pay around 260 because there isn't the 20 Dhs fee for starting at the airport.

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4. Re: Need help regarding transport abu dhabi to dubai

My fault - I read it too quickly to see the euro reference and thought you meant dirham.

So 40 dirham would be too low but if converted to euros it will be around 40

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5. Re: Need help regarding transport abu dhabi to dubai

Sorry to get even more pedantic, the aiport offers a fixed fare or run on the meter. The last time I used AUH to Dubai fixed fare was 250 dirhams (approx. 50 Euro)

The Etihad bus is bookable in advance or just turn up and join it with the Boarding Pass you have. I have often booked with BMI and the Boarding pass at Heathrow is an Etihad one . If all else fails they only charge you 80 dirhams anyway.

here is the latest link to help

etihad.com/en-ae/…

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6. Re: Need help regarding transport abu dhabi to dubai

Thank you all for your responses the Eithad centre I called said I can't even pay for the bus that it's game over since I booked with aer Lingus which is silly they sold the ticket to aer Lingus in the first place to travel on their plane makes no sense . Taxi seems perfectly fine I just panicked at first after the call thought it would cost a lot more in taxi and I suppose when I check in in Dublin I could very well get an Eithad boarding pass and if so that's problem solved 😊 3 weeks to go cannot wait first trip to dubai and long awaited

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