WE ARE VISITING FRIENDS IN ABU DHABI IN DECEMBER AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE LEAST EXPENSIVE WAY TO GET FROM DUBAI AIRPORT TO THE CORNICHE IN ABU DHABI. WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO GO TO A DESERT DINNER, DEPENDING ON THE COST. WOULD YOU RECOMMEND ONE FOR US IN ABU DHABI?
A. AND M. JOBBINS. KURRI KURRI
Your best option is to take the metro from Dubai's International Airport to the Al Ghubaiba Metro station. This station is on the green line so you'll need to change from the airport train, on the blue line, at Union Square. From Al Ghubaiba metro station make your way to the Al Ghubaiba Bus Station, just a couple of blocks away. Apart from a break between 1-5am buses depart from there for Abu Dhabi about every 20 minutes. The trip takes just over two hours, the buses are airconditioned and very comfortable, and keep in mind that the back seats are for men only. From the bus terminal in Abu Dhabi you should catch a taxi to your friends' residence. The Evening Desert Safari and Dinner from Get Your Guide getyourguide.com gets good reviews. After a pick-up from your hotel about 3:30pm, you'll be taken to a camel farm and out for a spot of four-wheel-drive dune bashing – hold on tight – before trying an Arab shisha, a water pipe, and sitting down for a barbecue dinner under the stars with live entertainment, and look inconspicuous or you might be invited onto the floor by the belly dancer. The price is $129 a person.