Flights to Abu Dhabi

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The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak may impact travel to Abu Dhabi. Current restrictions to Abu Dhabi are based on United Arab Emirates travel restrictions.
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CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Los Angeles TO Abu Dhabi

Los Angeles (LAX) to Dubai (DXB)

Typically, flights to Abu Dhabi from Los Angeles are cheaper when flying from Los Angeles to Dubai Intl, which has an average price of $933

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO ABU DHABI FROM LOS ANGELESApril20% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Abu Dhabi costs on average just $805 in April
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO ABU DHABI FROM LOS ANGELESJune50% more expensiveIt costs about $1,517 for flights to Abu Dhabi from Los Angeles in June
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO ABU DHABI FROM LOS ANGELESDecember229% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Abu Dhabi from Los Angeles in December than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Abu Dhabi?

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Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is a hot spot year-round for tourists who want to hit the beach. It also boasts a wealth of history and culture that is ripe for exploring. Summer is the slowest time for tourism, as temperatures can get up to 110 degrees Fahrenheit and only dip down to 90 degrees Fahrenheit at night. There are deals for flights and hotels during summer, but the weather can be very uncomfortable. If you can’t handle the heat, try visiting during another time. Fall is busier with tourists, and temperatures are still warm with highs from 82 – 106 degrees Fahrenheit, so be sure you are prepared for the heat by hydrating and using sunscreen. Winter is the most popular time of year for tourists to visit. Temperature highs range from 74 – 82 degrees Fahrenheit, however, with the comfortable weather come higher prices on flights and hotels as well as much bigger crowds. Spring can also be busy, more so in March and April. The weather is warm, with highs from 82 – 106 degrees Fahrenheit. Rain is almost never an issue in Abu Dhabi, so enjoy the dry weather and don’t forget to pack sunglasses and a hat.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Abu Dhabi?

$118 is the cheapest deal found on momondo in the last two weeks for a flight to Abu Dhabi. This flight is from Muscat and is 85% cheaper than most flights to Abu Dhabi. To find the cheapest price to Abu Dhabi from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Abu Dhabi?

In general, March is the cheapest month to fly from United States to Abu Dhabi. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around $839. If you aren’t able to travel during the month of March, then book flights to Abu Dhabi from United States during February instead. Flights to Abu Dhabi in February, while not as cheap as those in March, still average around $870.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Abu Dhabi?

The best time to book a flight to Abu Dhabi from United States is 45 days out, which is when prices tend to be around $995. However, in the past 72 hours, people saw flights from United States for as low as $576.

What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Abu Dhabi?

The cheapest day to depart on your flight to Abu Dhabi is on a Monday when prices can be found for as low as $900. This is often the case because there is less demand to fly during this day of the week. The most expensive day to fly to Abu Dhabi is Sunday, with ticket prices averaging around $1,095.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Abu Dhabi?

According to our data, the cheapest time of day to fly to Abu Dhabi is in the afternoon. momondo users have found flights departing from United States to Abu Dhabi in the afternoon for as low as $717. Keep in mind that these prices may fluctuate based on what airline you choose and the time of year you plan to travel. In contrast, the most expensive time of day to depart to Abu Dhabi is in the morning when prices are around $1,026.

Is there an alternative airport near Abu Dhabi?

Abu Dhabi Intl Airport, Dubai Al Maktoum Intl Airport, Al Ain Airport, Dubai Intl Airport or Sharjah Airport can be an alternative airport used for travel to Abu Dhabi.

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Abu Dhabi?

Sharjah Airport has an average price of $488 per person and is typically the cheapest airport to fly into when visiting Abu Dhabi. This average price does vary based on departure city. Try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool to find the cheapest flight.


What are the current travel restrictions for Abu Dhabi?

Currently, United Arab Emirates travel restrictions include travel to Abu Dhabi.

Entry restrictions

The United Arab Emirates has restricted the entry of most non-residents. However, there is a separate set of regulations specifically for entering Dubai, which was announced on June 21 and is now in effect for Dubai residents and visitors.

Entry requirements

Travelers must meet entry visa requirements to visit the UAE. UAE nationals are exempt from doing the COVID‑19 PCR test prior to departing from the country of origin to Dubai. They will be tested on arrival in Dubai. Traveling to Dubai. Travel requirements for Dubai residents: Depending on travelers' UAE visa, they need to apply to either the GDRFA or ICA for approval to return. Travelers who are Dubai residence visa holders must have return approval from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA). Travelers holding a visa from any other emirate outside of Dubai, you must obtain entry permission from the Federal Authority. All passengers arriving to Dubai from any point of origin (including GCC countries) must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure. Negative COVID-19 certificates must be printed in English or Arabic. No hand written, SMS or digital certificates will be accepted. Children under the age of 12 and passengers with a severe or moderate disability are exempt from the PCR test. The UAE government has specified designated laboratories. All travelers can either use the recommended laboratories in the list or any trusted and certified laboratories in your country of origin to get your COVID‑19 PCR test. However, travelers flying from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh must get their certificate from one of the labs listed in the designated laboratories document to be accepted on the flight. Upon arrival, all travelers must download and register their details on the COVID-19 DXB App (iOS)-(Android). Travelers must have a medical travel insurance with international coverage that covers COVID-19 before traveling. Travelers will need to sign a declaration to bear all costs of quarantine and treatment and complete a Health Declaration Form before departure confirming they are not displaying COVID-19 symptoms. Before visitors fly to Dubai, they will also be required to complete a Health Declaration Form and a Quarantine Form. Both forms need to be printed, completed and handed over to Dubai Health Authority staff on arrival. Travelers may also be required to undertake a a further COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai and will have to isolate pending the result of the COVID-19 PCR test. Passport holders from certain countries including the US, Canada, and the UK may be able to receive a tourist visa on arrival in Dubai, typically valid for 30 days. To see more information on this and other regulations for travel to Dubai, check this page. Traveling to Abu Dhabi: Depending on flight origin, test must be carried out between 48, 72 or 96 hours ahead of flight departure time. Travelers to Abu Dhabi from the 'green' list of countries, regions and territories will be required to present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 96 hours prior to their departure. Traveling from Dubai to Abu Dhabi: Tourists arriving to Abu Dhabi by land via other emirates, from countries included on the 'green' list will be allowed entry to Abu Dhabi after presenting a negative PCR test, valid for 48 hours. Visitors coming in from other destinations who wish to enter Abu Dhabi through neighboring emirates will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result within 48 hours of receiving the examination, in addition to undergoing a quarantine period in Abu Dhabi if they have been in the UAE for less than 10 days (quarantine period requirement depends on the number of days spent in the UAE prior to entry into Abu Dhabi). Traveling to Sharjah: Travelers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 96 hours prior to travel. Visitors and tourist must have an international medical insurance and a local UAE Mobile Number starting with 050, 056, 057 or 058 for PCR track and trace purposes. Without a UAE Mobile Number, passengers will not be allowed into the UAE. Telecom providers have booths in the Arrival PCR Testing Zones, so that a UAE SIM Card can be purchased, if needed. Travelers are required to download ALHOSN app.

Quarantine requirements

Stringent entry restrictions remain in place upon arrival at all airports in the UAE which may include, but are not limited to, a Health Authority COVID-19 PCR test on arrival, mandatory quarantine period, usually via self-isolation at a private address if suitable, or a hotel or Government facility, for at least 14 days, and follow up testing before you are able to complete quarantine. Once any quarantine period is complete you must continue to comply with all measures put in place by the UAE authorities to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Abu Dhabi Quarantine Requirements: Travelers from one of the 'green' countries, regions and territories will be exempt from the quarantine period. Upon arrival, they will need to take a second test and self-isolate until the results of this test are received. All travelers will need to take a PCR test on day 6 for those staying for 6 days or more, and on day 12 for those staying for 12 days or more. For travelers entering from destinations not on the 'green' list, procedures include the following: Upon arrival to Abu Dhabi, medical authorities will conduct another PCR test after they have are disembarked from their flight. Following the PCR test, travelers will then need to register under the quarantine system. they will be provided with an electronic wristband, which they will need to wear throughout the ten-day quarantine period. The health authorities will evaluate the most appropriate location for their quarantine. This may be their home, a hotel, or accommodation provided by medical authorities. All travelers will need to take a PCR test on day 6 for those staying for 6 days or more, and on day 12 for those staying for 12 days or more. Should they receive a negative result, 10 days after their arrival into Abu Dhabi, the electronic wristband will be removed by medical authorities, and they can finish their quarantine period. Travelers entering Abu Dhabi who have participated in the UAE voluntary COVID19 vaccination program or have participated in the third phase of clinical vaccination research or who have obtained a mark in the ‘Al Hosn App’ are exempt from quarantine on arrival in Abu Dhabi. Sharjah Quarantine Requirements: Travelers will have to undergo another PCR test upon arrival at Sharjah Airport regardless of their earlier negative report. All incoming travelers are subject to self-isolation at their residence until the results of their PCR test are notified. In case the result is negative, the self-isolation period will end. In case of a positive case of PCR test, the period of medical isolation is 14 days, with travelers or their sponsors bearing the expenses of treatment and isolation.

Transiting rules

Travelers transiting in Dubai from Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, North Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK or US are not required to present a COVID‑19 PCR test certificate unless it is mandated by the country of origin or final destination. Travelers transiting in Dubai from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chile, Cote d’lvoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia or Zimbabwe must have a negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate that is valid for 96 hours from the date of test, as well as any requirements for their final destination. Travelers transiting through Abu Dhabi or Sharjah must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 96 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates.

If you are planning to travel to Abu Dhabi at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

Abu Dhabi Intl flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Abu Dhabi Intl found recently by users on momondo
Qatar Airways
Nov 12
ORD7:30 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
17h 50m
1 stop
AUH1:20 pmAbu Dhabi Intl
Nov 21
AUH12:50 amAbu Dhabi Intl
19h 05m
1 stop
ORD7:55 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Qatar Airways
Jun 25
ORD9:25 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
17h 55m
1 stop
AUH3:20 pmAbu Dhabi Intl
Jul 12
AUH1:20 pmAbu Dhabi Intl
23h 55m
1 stop
ORD1:15 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Qatar Airways
Jul 9
ORD9:25 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
17h 55m
1 stop
AUH3:20 pmAbu Dhabi Intl
Aug 2
AUH1:20 pmAbu Dhabi Intl
23h 55m
1 stop
ORD1:15 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
Qatar Airways
Aug 1
JFK9:00 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
19h 20m
1 stop
AUH4:20 pmAbu Dhabi Intl
Aug 17
AUH1:50 amAbu Dhabi Intl
23h 55m
1 stop
JFK1:45 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
Qatar Airways
Nov 10
IAD2:05 pmWashington Dulles Intl
24h 15m
1 stop
AUH2:20 pmAbu Dhabi Intl
Nov 21
AUH12:50 amAbu Dhabi Intl
19h 00m
1 stop
IAD7:50 pmWashington Dulles Intl
Qatar Airways
Oct 26
JFK9:00 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
30h 50m
1 stop
AUH3:50 amAbu Dhabi Intl
Nov 6
AUH7:25 pmAbu Dhabi Intl
17h 10m
1 stop
JFK11:35 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Abu Dhabi Intl

If you're looking for one-way flights to Abu Dhabi, view some of our deals below.
Qatar Airways
Jul 11
ORD9:25 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
17h 55m
1 stop
AUH3:20 pmAbu Dhabi Intl
Qatar Airways
Jul 9
ORD9:25 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
17h 55m
1 stop
AUH3:20 pmAbu Dhabi Intl
Multiple Airlines
Jun 20
JFK2:05 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
23h 05m
2 stops
AUH1:10 pmAbu Dhabi Intl

Which airlines fly to Abu Dhabi?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Abu Dhabi

You can fly direct to Abu Dhabi from major U.S. cities with Etihad Airways. Many other airlines, including Lufthansa, Delta, and American Airlines offer flights with one or more stops.


How to get from the airport to Abu Dhabi city center?

Below you will find all the airports in Abu Dhabi along with the distance from the city center

Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)

Abu Dhabi International Airport is located 19 miles east of the city, and offers many means of transportation to get you into the city.

Taxis

Hail a taxi outside of any terminal for around 75.00 AED. There are both regular and luxury taxis available, the cost difference is only around 5.00 AED, but you might appreciate the extra baggage space and plush seats of the luxury taxis. The trip to downtown will take you 30 – 35 minutes.

Buses

Look for the green and white A1 bus to take you to the city center. It stops outside of Terminals 1 and 2. The fare is 4.00 AED one-way. Hop on and ride for about 45 minutes before getting off at Al Zahiyah.

Car rentals

Car rentals are available at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Be sure to look for the best deals on car rentals with momondo.


How to get around in Abu Dhabi?

It’s possible to explore parts of Abu Dhabi on foot, but if you plan on covering a lot of ground, it’s best to stay out of the heat by using Abu Dhabi transportation with air conditioning.

Buses

There are 14 routes that cover the city of Abu Dhabi and will take you to all the major tourist spots. One ride costs 2.00 AED, but you can purchase an Orja pass for 30.00 AED that is good for a week and allows unlimited travel. Buy passes at kiosks by the bus stations.

Taxis

It’s common to take a taxi in Abu Dhabi as they are affordable and abundant. Taxis can be hailed anywhere it’s safe to stop, just look for the silver car with a yellow top, or they can be booked ahead of time over the TransAD hotline. Fares start at 4.00 AED plus 1.60 AED per mile. You will need cash as taxis do not accept credit cards. Be warned that fares do go up between the hours of 10:00 pm and 6:00 am.

Car rentals

For those who want to explore Abu Dhabi by car, there are plenty of rental options at the airport and at many hotels. To drive in the United Arab Emirates, you must have an international driving license prior to arriving. Parking fees are relatively cheap, at 3.00 AED per hour for up to 4 hours in premium spots, or 2.00 AED per hour for up to 24 hours. Parking is free on Fridays and holidays.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Abu Dhabi?

US citizens with a US passport that is valid for more than 6 months do not need to obtain a visa prior to entry to the UAE if the duration of their visit will be less than 1 month. For foreign nationals, please check the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates website.


Additional info and tips about visiting Abu Dhabi

Things to do and places of interest in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is a winter destination for anyone looking to get away from the cold. However, the city is much more than just sun and surf. Here some of the best things to do while in Abu Dhabi.

  • Tour the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates. It can hold up to 40,000 worshippers and is a celebration of Islamic architecture.
  • The world’s largest indoor theme park, Ferrari World, is also home to the world’s fastest roller-coaster. The theme park is a must for any adrenaline junkie.
  • The Louvre Abu Dhabi is the only branch of the Louvre outside France. Opened in November of 2017, the museum has 23 art galleries with over 600 permanent art pieces to view.
  • Visit Abu Dhabi’s oldest building, Qasr Al-Hosn. The 1793-dated palace was built as a residence for the ruling family, and has been turned into a museum tracking the history and culture of Abu Dhabi.
  • Take a boat tour around the city and get a new perspective. Some tours offer snorkeling and beach time, while others take you out during the sunset to enjoy the view of the city.
  • Take a trip to the Abu Dhabi Falcon hospital, a working veterinary hospital that gives visitors an up-close look at birds of prey, and the chance to feed and hold the birds. The hospital also has a museum attached that is dedicated to the history of falconry.

Tips and tricks for visiting Abu Dhabi

It’s a good idea to wear long, loose clothing, both as a way to fend off the heat and to respect the local culture.

Tipping is not expected as a service charge is added to restaurant and hotel bills. However, if the service is exceptional, a tip of 10% – 15% is graciously accepted.



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