Best location to base myself
I am moving to Abu Dhabi on my own starting in March. My work location is Electra Street (that I am led to beleive is an extremely congested area).
I have seen accomodation in the Etihad Towers and this seems to have all of the facilities I would want, especially being on my own, but I am concerned that I am giving myself a terrible commute to work.
Does anyone know how long it would take me to get across the city in rush hour? Also I have heard that they are building a tunnel from the Towers to Downtown but I don't know when it will be completed.
Appreciate any help anyone can give me......
Regarding the commute to town from the Etihad Towers, on a good run it can be as quick as 20 mins but in rush hour it would be more like 45min to 1hr.
We've not heard about a tunnel? Unless you mean the under-pass section of road on Salam Street which is currently under construction and shouldn't be too much longer. However this is only a short part of the total journey from Al Raha area to Downtown.
There are plenty of hotel apartments near downtown (Vision Towers, Rotana Maha Arjan, Vision Twin Towers and more) that provide similar all inclusive accommodation to Etihad Towers.
Perhaps our readers will be able to pass on some experiences of living in the different areas for you. Also post your question on our Facebook page
where you will hopefully get some more feedback from Abu Dhabi Expats.
Best of luck.