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Abu Dhabi overview

When is the best time to fly to Abu Dhabi?

The best time to book flights to Abu Dhabi is from November to February when it's hot but temperatures are reasonable. Visiting Abu Dhabi from March to October is not recommended as the area can see temperatures reach 38-40 degrees Celsius, which can be uncomfortable even for the locals. It is generally easier to find cheap flights to Abu Dhabi and cheaper accommodation during the hotter months when there are less tourists around. If you can cope with the heat, you should be able to find a cheap flight at this time, especially during school holidays. Visit Abu Dhabi in January for the annual festival. It's a cultural event and a great occasion for everyone to enjoy.

Abu Dhabi overview

Exciting Abu Dhabi is the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. Book a flight to Abu Dhabi to experience this diverse, multicultural city which is home to some of the world's tallest buildings such as the ADIA Tower, the Landmark, Hilton Tower and the Emirates Palace. The city also has parks and gardens which are ideal places to go, relax and have a picnic. All the family can enjoy visiting Heritage Park that has a historical Watch Tower providing panoramic views. This modern city has been planned with tourists in mind having open spaces, boulevards and busy shopping precincts that can be found in Airport Road, Sheikh Zayed Street and Khalifa Street. How about spending a day in one of Abu Dhabi's football or cricket stadiums where you can mix with the friendly locals? Motor racing enthusiasts from all over the world travel to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marine Circuit, to see Formula 1 racing which takes place in late November or early December. Take a stroll down the Corniche, a four mile promenade to have a coffee, a snack and watch the world go by. There's also a huge choice of restaurants that serve Ethiopian, Middle Eastern and European food. The kids will love a day at Yas Island, a water world theme park with thrilling slides, ravines and wave machines.

Getting around Abu Dhabi

Getting around the city is no problem. Travellers taking a flight into Abu Dhabi can use local buses which run frequently and are the easiest way to see what this fantastic destination has to offer. Taxis are quite cheap compared to many other countries. Why not arrange a hire taxi and guide for a day? A friendly taxi driver will be more than willing to take you to famous landmarks, shopping malls, parks, cafes and restaurants.

Getting from the Airport to the City

It's about a 30-minute journey from Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) to the city centre. There are a number of public transport options available, the cheapest of which is by bus. Many hotels do provide their guests with free inter-terminal shuttle services. There's also car hire 24 hours a day which can be arranged at the airport. Jump into a taxi, however do agree a price before setting off, as fares can vary.

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How much do things cost in Abu Dhabi?

Taxi - fixed fee
£ 0.62
1 mile taxi journey
£ 0.48
Petrol (1 litre)
£ 0.35
One-way ticket (local transport)
£ 0.36
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
£ 39.23
Pair of Nike trainers
£ 50.09
Large bottle of water
£ 0.33
Bottle of wine
£ 8.89
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
£ 1.78
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
£ 0.28
Meal at McDonald's or similar
£ 4.44
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
£ 0.20
How much does a beer cost in Abu Dhabi?
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
£ 1
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
£ 2
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
£ 5
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
£ 5

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More information about Abu Dhabi

  • Choose from world-renowned leisure facilities, luxurious spas, designer golf courses, chic hotels, and shopping malls.
  • Six-kilometres long, the Abu Dhabi Corniche is dotted with public parks, brought to life with extravagant fountains.
  • Enjoy year-round sunshine and pristine beaches in one of the most luxurious holiday destinations in the world.
  • With state-of-the-art business tourism, Abu Dhabi is a number one business destination - a real land of opportunity
  • Discover the famous Marina Mall, with a shark-infested aquarium at its centre.
  • Booking a shopping trip to Abu Dhabi? The malls and souks offer local and global handicrafts, and without sales tax.
  • Get the most from your holiday and venture to the stunning Hajar Mountain for a panoramic view of the desert.
  • For the fit, jogging, cycling, and even roller-blading are fantastic ways to experience the Abu Dhabi seafront.
  • Flying from the UK to Abu Dhabi is easy; flights to Abu Dhabi leave from many airports in the UK and Europe.

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