"Umra trip by Road from Abu Dhabi or Dubai" Abu Dhabi Favorite Tip by JPatel

Abu Dhabi General: 19 reviews and 56 photos

Favorite thing: Hi Friend

Regarding Umra Visa its free from KSA, approach any of agents 2-weeks before travel, further you will be asked for vacination from central hospital.

Take English to Arabic book along with you, as at every point you may need it, further be prepared to have arabic food on way as Indian food is rarely found but you can find Pakastanis hotels at both Makkah & Madinah city.

Border is exactly 358km from Abu Dhabi on rout you find ADNOC fuelling station at average every 50km, It may take 30min each at UAE & Saudi Emigaration & customs clearance.

On Saudi side on entry you find one or two petrol stations then there is 1 bunk every 100km for next 400kms then bunks are available every 10-20kms & even fuel is dam cheap.

Prefer to apply removable abrasive paint on front to avoide damage due to sand storms, it should be easily peeled off once your journey is complete.

It is more advisable to have a friend who can speak arabic & can assist you in driving,

Carry spare tyre, towing belt to pull out of sand dunes, AC overhauled, battery jump wires,

On an average food costs you around 10-15 rials max, UAE currency is readily accepted at every corner of Saudi, you can find many money exchanges in cities but are not proffasinally managed.

For SAFETY I would advise to enter Saudi during Day from UAE, as first strech of 300km road in 2way with no central dividers & lots of heavy trailers are hauling at good speed as there are no radar check on this streach.

For route map & Hotel check on www.map24.com web site.

Happy Journey my Friend,

Even pray for me,

J Patel

Fondest memory: Cool Green & freely flowing traffic, lots of open space, no conjustions

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  • Written Aug 31, 2008
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