Cheap Flights to Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi overview

When is the best time to book a flight to Abu-Dhabi?

Peak season:

November to February is the busiest time of the year, the weather isn’t too hot that it’s uncomfortable but it’s hot enough to draw in the crowds. Cheap flights to Abu-Dhabi can be difficult to find over these months and you are best to book well in advance to secure any saving on your flight tickets. There is an annual event in January which will increase the prices of flights to Abu-Dhabi and accommodation, but also sees more tourists visit, making the city very crowded.  

Off Season:

March to October brings extreme high temperatures that even the locals struggle to deal with, however it also offers the cheapest flights to Abu-Dhabi so if you can deal with the heat you can find a good deal on flight tickets. Even though the crowds are smaller it can still be hard to find cheap flights to Abu-Dhabi during this off season so make sure you secure your flight tickets in advance.

When is the best time to book a flight to Abu-Dhabi?

Your best bet is to book your flights to Abu-Dhabi as soon as you’ve decided that’s where you want to visit. January and February typically offer the cheapest flights to Abu-Dhabi but you’ll still need to book well in advance for the best offers. During any event or festival, flight tickets will be more expensive even if you preplan slightly. Make sure to book a window seat when booking your flights to Abu-Dhabi for stunning views as you approach. Remember that as Abu-Dhabi is a Muslim country, you should do a bit of homework on how to behave when you get there so as not to offend any of the locals.

How long is the flight to Abu-Dhabi?

Flights from London to Abu-Dhabi: 7 hours 10 minutes

Flights from Manchester to Abu-Dhabi: 7 hours 20 minutes

Flights from Birmingham to Abu-Dhabi: 8 hours 40 minutes

Flights from Glasgow to Abu-Dhabi: 11 hours 05 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Abu-Dhabi?

There are a few airlines that operate direct flights to Abu-Dhabi, with the main three being Qatar Airways, British Airways and Etihad. British Airways do provide complimentary food and snacks onboard which you can take better advantage of during long-haul flights, but Qatar and Etihad provide an extremely high level of comfort and service throughout their flights to Abu-Dhabi. Deciding which airline to use will come down to either price or comfort, whichever one you prefer.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

An economic and reliable option to get you into the city centre is the public bus service. You’ll want to get the A1 bus from the airport and then get off whenever you either reach your destination or arrive at the centre. You could opt to hire a car however if you are only really going to drive to your hotel and back then this isn’t really worth the hassle. When you are figuring out your accommodation you should ask if they provide airport transfers as this will make your transition smoother after your flights to Abu-Dhabi. Lastly you could choose to get a taxi, they are a lot more expensive than the bus but if there a couple of you to split the fare then it can work out quite reasonable.

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Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike shoes
Rp 1251437.89
Pair of jeans
Rp 855032.17
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
Rp 33744.05
A dozen eggs
Rp 31939.98
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
Rp 33949.81
Loaf of white bread
Rp 14890.49
3 course meal for 2
Rp 633729.73
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
Rp 4009.31
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
Rp 108639.38
Meal at McDonald's or similar
Rp 90532.82
How much does transport cost in Abu Dhabi?
Taxi - fixed fee
Rp 12675
One-way ticket (local transport)
Rp 7243
Petrol (1 litre)
Rp 6421
1 km taxi journey
Rp 7243

International departures to Abu Dhabi