|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 9% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||September||Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop|
|Average price||£360||Average for round-trip flights in May 2022|
|Round-trip from||£157||From London to Abu Dhabi Intl|
|One-way from||£8||One-way flight from London to Abu Dhabi Intl (AUH)|
Information is based on travel restrictions from United Kingdom to Abu Dhabi Intl
Most visitors from United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Abu Dhabi Intl.
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to Abu Dhabi Intl.
Visitors from United Kingdom are not required to quarantine after entering Abu Dhabi Intl.
Returning to United Kingdom from Abu Dhabi Intl
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Abu Dhabi Intl are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering United Kingdom.
Visitors from Abu Dhabi Intl are not required to quarantine after entering United Kingdom.
LON - DXB
£378 - £671
24 - 41 °C
0 - 8 mm
November to February is the busiest time of the year, the weather isn’t too hot that it’s uncomfortable but it’s hot enough to draw in the crowds. Cheap flights to Abu-Dhabi can be difficult to find over these months and you are best to book well in advance to secure any saving on your flight tickets. There is an annual event in January which will increase the prices of flights to Abu-Dhabi and accommodation, but also sees more tourists visit, making the city very crowded.
March to October brings extreme high temperatures that even the locals struggle to deal with, however it also offers the cheapest flights to Abu-Dhabi so if you can deal with the heat you can find a good deal on flight tickets. Even though the crowds are smaller it can still be hard to find cheap flights to Abu-Dhabi during this off season so make sure you secure your flight tickets in advance.
Your best bet is to book your flights to Abu-Dhabi as soon as you’ve decided that’s where you want to visit. January and February typically offer the cheapest flights to Abu-Dhabi but you’ll still need to book well in advance for the best offers. During any event or festival, flight tickets will be more expensive even if you preplan slightly. Make sure to book a window seat when booking your flights to Abu-Dhabi for stunning views as you approach. Remember that as Abu-Dhabi is a Muslim country, you should do a bit of homework on how to behave when you get there so as not to offend any of the locals.
Flights from London to Abu-Dhabi: 7 hours 10 minutes
Flights from Manchester to Abu-Dhabi: 7 hours 20 minutes
Flights from Birmingham to Abu-Dhabi: 8 hours 40 minutes
Flights from Glasgow to Abu-Dhabi: 11 hours 05 minutes
There are a few airlines that operate direct flights to Abu-Dhabi, with the main three being Qatar Airways, British Airways and Etihad. British Airways do provide complimentary food and snacks onboard which you can take better advantage of during long-haul flights, but Qatar and Etihad provide an extremely high level of comfort and service throughout their flights to Abu-Dhabi. Deciding which airline to use will come down to either price or comfort, whichever one you prefer.
An economic and reliable option to get you into the city centre is the public bus service. You’ll want to get the A1 bus from the airport and then get off whenever you either reach your destination or arrive at the centre. You could opt to hire a car however if you are only really going to drive to your hotel and back then this isn’t really worth the hassle. When you are figuring out your accommodation you should ask if they provide airport transfers as this will make your transition smoother after your flights to Abu-Dhabi. Lastly you could choose to get a taxi, they are a lot more expensive than the bus but if there a couple of you to split the fare then it can work out quite reasonable.
Abu Dhabi International Airport is the second biggest in the United Arab Emirates, after Dubai International.
It was also the first airport in the Middle East to receive regulatory approval for enhanced low-visibility operators. This classification is expected to minimise delays as a result of fog and sand storms, and has only been given to a select number of airports across the world.
There are currently three terminals at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Terminals 1 and 2 handle most of the traffic, and Terminal 3 is the more luxurious Etihad Terminal. Thanks to a direct highway that feeds into the city, transfers into Abu Dhabi are generally quick and painless, even in the heat and traffic congestion of a busy summer’s day.
Abu Dhabi International Airport is an often chaotic introduction to the modern metropolis of Abu Dhabi and its many attractions, although with the development of Terminal 3, Etihad passengers (at least) are assured a most comfortable experience.
Travellers will need to book flights to Abu Dhabi Intl (AUH) if they wish to fly to Abu Dhabi. The Abu Dhabi airport is 17.4 mi from the city centre.