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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.


Abu Dhabi flight deals found on momondo

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23 Jan
Chicago O'Hare Intl airport
37h 50m
1 Stop
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl airport
SWISS
AUH
30 Jan
Abu Dhabi Intl airport
39h 10m
2 Stops
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl airport
693 USD
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ORD
02 Feb
Chicago O'Hare Intl airport
37h 50m
1 Stop
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl airport
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AUH
09 Feb
Abu Dhabi Intl airport
38h 51m
2 Stops
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl airport
693 USD
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IAD
06 Nov
Washington Dulles Intl airport
16h 15m
1 Stop
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl airport
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AUH
14 Nov
Abu Dhabi Intl airport
19h 30m
1 Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl airport
694 USD
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IAD
17 Feb
Washington Dulles Intl airport
16h 15m
1 Stop
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl airport
SWISS
AUH
29 Feb
Abu Dhabi Intl airport
19h 30m
1 Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl airport
694 USD
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IAD
02 Mar
Washington Dulles Intl airport
16h 15m
1 Stop
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl airport
SWISS
AUH
08 Mar
Abu Dhabi Intl airport
19h 30m
1 Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl airport
694 USD
Air Canada
Air Canada
IAD
19 Jan
Washington Dulles Intl airport
30h 40m
2 Stops
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl airport
Air Canada
AUH
26 Jan
Abu Dhabi Intl airport
19h 30m
1 Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl airport
695 USD
Etihad Airways
Etihad Airways
JFK
09 Nov
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
12h 40m
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl airport
Etihad Airways
AUH
14 Nov
Abu Dhabi Intl airport
14h 40m
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
840 USD
Etihad Airways
Etihad Airways
JFK
27 Oct
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
12h 40m
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl airport
Etihad Airways
AUH
03 Nov
Abu Dhabi Intl airport
14h 40m
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
855 USD
Etihad Airways
Etihad Airways
ORD
01 Nov
Chicago O'Hare Intl airport
13h 25m
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl airport
Etihad Airways
AUH
06 Nov
Abu Dhabi Intl airport
15h 15m
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl airport
855 USD
Etihad Airways
Etihad Airways
ORD
05 Dec
Chicago O'Hare Intl airport
13h 25m
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl airport
Etihad Airways
AUH
07 Dec
Abu Dhabi Intl airport
15h 15m
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl airport
1,125 USD
SWISS
SWISS
IAD
06 Nov
Washington Dulles Intl airport
16h 15m
1 Stop
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl airport
SWISS
AUH
14 Nov
Abu Dhabi Intl airport
19h 30m
1 Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl airport
694 USD
SWISS
SWISS
IAD
17 Feb
Washington Dulles Intl airport
16h 15m
1 Stop
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl airport
SWISS
AUH
29 Feb
Abu Dhabi Intl airport
19h 30m
1 Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl airport
694 USD

Which is the cheapest airline for flights to Abu Dhabi?

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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 Intl
17 mi from 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.


Popular routes to Abu Dhabi

Most frequently searched flights to Abu Dhabi along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Cairo to Abu Dhabi Flights
Fastest flight time
3h 15m
Cheapest price
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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.


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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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