Good evening! Please could anybody advise me if when a flight is booked on Etihad from Manchester to Abu Dhabi with a coach Etihad transfer to Dubai marina mall, if it is possible to collect luggage at Abu Dhabi and get a taxi independently or do Etihad check-in luggage straight through to the coach transfer. We are obviously wanting to pay the cheaper flight but do not want to sit round waiting for a coach as we are travelling with young children. This is a little bizarre but it is over £100 cheaper if we book Etihad to Dubai (with the pain coach transfer) rather than the same flight to Abu Dhabi! we are staying on the palm so are quite happy to fly into Dubai or Abu Dhabi. Can anyone advise me please on the drive time to The Palm from AUH?
Thank you in advance - any advise greatly appreciated!