Getting there & away
The bus station is off the Al-Murabba (coffeepot) roundabout opposite the Lulu Centre. Large Al Ghazal buses (751 6565) run from Al-Ain to Abu Dhabi (Dh10, 2¼ hours) every 30 minutes from 6am to 10.30pm. Al Ghazal also runs minibuses to Dubai (Dh20, 1½ hours) every hour from 6.30am to 11.30pm.
Oman’s bus company ONTC (708 522, 590 046) runs buses to and from the Ruwi station in Muscat (OR3.600, five hours) via Sohar. These leave Buraimi daily at 1pm and 5pm. On Wednesday and Saturday there’s an extra service at 7am. There’s also a daily service to Salalah at 5pm. The buses leave from the front of Saeed al-Shamsi Trading on the left-hand side of the main street in Buraimi, just over the Al-Ain border.
Al-AinAirport (785 5555) is approximately 20km from the centre.