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When to fly

The best time get a flight to Abu Dhabi is from November through to February when it's hot, although not too hot and is a great time for golf enthusiast to visit and watch the Abu Dhabi Golf Championships. Since 2006, the event has grown hugely in popularity and is now globally recognised as one of the largest events on the European Tour. Around 82,000 fans attend the sporting spectacle every January to watch the intense 27 hole course competition.

March to October in the United Arab Emirates can see temperatures often reaching 38-40 degrees Celsius which can be uncomfortable even for the locals. You will find cheap flights to Abu Dhabi during the hotter months when there are less tourists around. If you can cope with the heat, you should be able to get a good deal especially during school holidays. Classical fine art lovers book flights to Abu Dhabi in January for the annual festival. The festival unites some of the greatest musicians, performers and artists from the East and West and is a cultural event and a great occasion for everyone to enjoy.

Why visit

Book a flight to Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. A flight there will bring you in a 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. Using local buses which run frequently is 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.

Travelling to the city from the airport

Once your flight to Abu Dhabi lands at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) it's about a 30-minute journey 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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Useful information about Abu Dhabi

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Avg temperature for this monthAbu Dhabi24.2 °CSource: World Weather Online
Average monthly rainfall inAbu Dhabi5.2 mmSource: World Weather Online
Average flight duration toAbu Dhabi6 hrs 50 mins
Currency exchange rate inAbu Dhabiد.إ1.00 = £0.18Source: Open Exchange Rates
Airlines flying toAbu DhabiAer Lingus, British Airways and Swiss
Deals on flights toAbu Dhabi1674
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Cheapest flights offer toAbu Dhabi£355
Avg flight deal toAbu Dhabi£722

 How much do things cost in Abu Dhabi?

  • Small bottle of water (0.33 litre): £0.20
  • Pair of jeans: £46.40
  • Cheap meal: £4.81
  • Local draught beer (0.5 litre): £5.26
  • Loaf of white bread: £0.79
  • Imported beer (0.33 litre): £4.99
  • Bottle of wine: £8.62
  • 3 course meal for 2: £27.23
  • Taxi - fixed fee: £0.64
  • Bottle of beer (imported beer): £1.38