The new route has been added for customer convenience…

Does the very thought of driving two hours from Dubai and Abu Dhabi and back again fill you with dread? Well, leave the car at home, save yourself the Dhs200 taxi fee, and hop on board the public bus.

For those of you who work, or have plans at either Mussafah in Abu Dhabi, or it’s surrounding area, consider this new bus and bus route added in by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) – E102.

For those of you travellers who visit the capital of Abu Dhabi on a regular basis, yes, there is already the Intercity E101 bus from the Ibn Battuta Metro Station in Dubai to Abu Dhabi, but this bus heads directly to the Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station.

The Intercity E102 bus will depart from Ibn Battuta Metro Station just like the E101, but it’s final drop off point will be Mussafah Shabiya Bus Station.

For those of you who aren’t too familiar with the areas in Abu Dhabi, Mussafah is located about 15 minutes away from the Grand Mosque, and a few minutes away from Dalma Mall.

Not only is the new bus service convenient, but it will also help save time for those who work in the areas surrounding the Mussafah drop off point by the E102 bus route.

Here are the details for the E102 bus route: 

To Abu Dhabi: On weekdays, the Intercity E102 first bus is at 4.28am and every hour that follows with the last bus at 10.28pm. On weekends, the first bus is at 5.28am and every hour that follows with the last bus at 10.28pm.

To Dubai: On weekdays, the first journey from Abu Dhabi is in the morning is at 6.30am and every hour that follows with the last bus at 11.30pm (or 12.30am past midnight the following day). On weekends, the first bus is at 7.30am and every hour that follows with the last bus at 11.30pm (or 12.30am past midnight the following day).

The fare for the E102 bus route is Dhs25 per trip and you can pay for it using your Nol Card.

Plan your trip accordingly as the E102 bus route takes about an hour and 45 minutes one way and of course, this depends on traffic.

It does sound like a lot of time and we can’t wait for the Hyperloop to open in 2020, but in the meantime, just think of how much reading, or work you can get done on the commute.

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