Experience the city of sand and glass with flights to Abu Dhabi

When to find the cheapest flights to Abu Dhabi

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Swissoutbound: 26-Aug-2019
1 stop (20h40m)
Swiss
Swissreturn: 03-Sep-2019
1 stop (32h)
Swiss
Gulf Airoutbound: 26-Oct-2019
1 stop (10h40m)
Gulf Air
Gulf Airreturn: 04-Nov-2019
1 stop (15h20m)
Gulf Air
Middle East Airlinesoutbound: 05-Nov-2019
1 stop (18h30m)
Middle East Airlines
Middle East Airlinesreturn: 07-Nov-2019
1 stop (17h15m)
Middle East Airlines
KLMoutbound: 05-Nov-2019
1 stop (31h25m)
KLM
KLMreturn: 07-Nov-2019
2 stops (20h45m)
KLM
Emiratesoutbound: 15-Sep-2019
1 stop (15h30m)
Emirates
Emiratesreturn: 25-Sep-2019
1 stop (14h25m)
Emirates
Turkish Airlinesoutbound: 11-Mar-2020
1 stop (10h15m)
Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlinesreturn: 15-Mar-2020
1 stop (11h55m)
Turkish Airlines
KLMoutbound: 31-Oct-2019
1 stop (10h10m)
KLM
KLMreturn: 07-Nov-2019
1 stop (10h20m)
KLM
Swissoutbound: 31-Oct-2019
1 stop (20h20m)
Swiss
Swissreturn: 07-Nov-2019
1 stop (19h25m)
Swiss
Etihad Airwaysoutbound: 31-Oct-2019
direct (6h55m)
Etihad Airways
Etihad Airwaysreturn: 07-Nov-2019
direct (8h05m)
Etihad Airways
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Abu Dhabi guide: how to get there, what to see

Distance from Abu Dhabi city centre
7 mi
18 mi

Flights to Abu Dhabi: practical information

Cheap airlines to Abu Dhabi

Planning a holiday in Abu Dhabi? This ultra-modern city is waiting. Find cheap flights to Abu Dhabi with British Airways, Etihad Airways, Oman Air, Qatar Airways and others to Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH). Few fly direct but generally flights with one stopover are cheapest.

When to book flights to Abu Dhabi

If you can't take the desert heat, best not to buy flights to Abu Dhabi in summer. The weather is coolest from November to April with average daily highs of 30°C. That being said, it's peak season with peak season prices for both hotels and flights so book your trip early.

  • Peak season: November to April.
  • Low season: July, August when the heat is insufferable.

Flight duration

Direct flights to Abu Dhabi take at least 7 hours from London.

Experience Abu Dhabi: what to see, what to do

Modern and chic, Abu Dhabi is catching up with Dubai and attracting tourists from around the world to its skyscrapers, lush gardens, gigantic shopping malls and wide promenades. It may not have many historical sights and monuments but in attractions, it certainly doesn't lack.

Essentials in Abu Dhabi

Khalifa Park: By far one of the best parks in the UAE, Khalifa Park is home to an aquarium, museum, formal gardens, parks and more. It's located near the Grand Mosque and should not be missed.

Camel Racing: For something more unusual, head to the Camel Racing Track on Thursdays and Fridays during the winter. Watch the races and then visit the paddocks to meet the star camels.

Dune Bashing: What fun would it be to visit the desert and not go dune bashing? Head out in an SUV and ride up and down the dunes (not recommended for those who get carsick).

Find more information on Visit Abu Dhabi.

Accommodations in Abu Dhabi

Hotels in Abu Dhabi used to be considered budget compared to hotels in Dubai but this is far from the truth these days. Hotels prices are just as expensive here, many catering solely to high-rolling clients and those with business on their agendas. Most hotels today include amenities like pools, restaurants and the usual hotel amenities.

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The iconic French museum, the Louvre, plans to open a sister museum in Abu Dhabi, which is set to open in 2015. Art lovers, this one's for you!

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Emiratesoutbound: 15-Sep-2019
1 stop (15h30m)
Emirates
Emiratesreturn: 25-Sep-2019
1 stop (14h25m)
Emirates
Turkish Airlinesoutbound: 11-Mar-2020
1 stop (10h15m)
Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlinesreturn: 15-Mar-2020
1 stop (11h55m)
Turkish Airlines