"My Golden Years - My Travel Days - The Best Moments of My Life". Welcome to KM Cheng-Travel Journal. After retirement, I have developed a passion in travelling. I hope by blogging, I could share my travel experiences with friends. My travel journal will include travel tips, information on cost of hostels & transportation, air tickets and photos of places I visited. It is my desire to visit major UNESCO world heritage sites. Enjoy reading and please feel free to leave comments.
Sunday, January 21, 2018
D-9 Abu Dhabi Corniche, Marina Mall, Etihard Square, Qasr Al Hosn, Eihard Towers - Abu Dhabi, UAE 2018
Day 9 - Tuesday 16th Jan 2018 - a day trip (14hrs) by bus from Dubai to Abu Dhabi and visit the touristy places of this capital of United Arab Emirates.
I had earlier via Hostelworld booked a backpacker hostel in Abu Dhabi but a week before my departure to Dubai, I was informed by their management that they were closing their business operation in Abu Dhabi hence my January booking was cancelled last minute. As the backpacker hostel I intended to stay in Dubai was under the same management, I was offered to stay in their Dubai hostel without any additional charge. As a result of this development, I had to resort to doing a day trip to Abu Dhabi instead of a 3 nights stay ! Despite this set back, I still show up in Abu Dhabi and went away with high spirit after seeing the two "gem" of Abu Dhabi ie the Emirates Palace Hotel & Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque !
Bus from Al Ghubaiba station, Dubai to Abu Dhabi Main Bus Terminal - 25dhm one way (approx. 2 hrs).
1) Our bus from Dubai about to arrive at the Abu Dhabi Main Bus Terminal
2) Abu Dhabi Main Bus Terminal - bought a Hafilat Travel Easy non-refundable day card (20dhm) from the Bus terminal counter for my city bus rides to various tourist attractions served by the Abu Dhabi transport authority; each bus ride costs 2 dhm & a total of 6 bus rides were used on this day trip from 09.30 > 05.30.
3) Abu Dhabi Corniche - the weather was hazy during the morning at the time of my visit
4) Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi
5) Etihad Square
6) Qasr Al Hosn (closed for renovation)
7) A mosque in Abu Dhabi city center
8) Sky scrappers & high rise commercial buildings in downtown Abu Dhabi center