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Flying into Beautiful Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is the capital and second largest city in the United Arab Emirates. Visitors will enjoy activities including bartering in the souks, relaxing on the beach, and smoking shisha on a yacht. Traditionally, travelers have struggled to find the perfect flight to this desert oasis. With direct flights, 24-hour facilities, and a contemporary airport, flying to Abu Dhabi has never been easier.
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When Should I Book a Flight?

A silver dhow floating in waves of golden sand will greet those flying into Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH). The second largest airport in the region, AUH is serviced by popular airlines such as Etihad Airways, American Airlines, and British Airways. You will find direct flights to 112 cities, including your favorite international hubs.

Snag the cheapest airfare by booking your flight for summer. Hotel prices are also reduced, so travelers visiting Abu Dhabi during this time will get the best deals.

Avoid holidays and school breaks for cheap tickets. If you are willing to fly into neighboring Dubai, you can double your chances of finding low-priced airline tickets.

How Should I Travel to and from the Airport?

There are several options for airport transportation. Don’t forget to check with your hotel about free shuttle service.

Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel to and from the airport. Look for the green and white A1 bus outside Terminals 1, 2, and 3 of Arrivals. Blue and white signs mark the bus stops. This service runs every forty minutes, 24 hours a day.  The fare is 4 AED each way and travel time to Abu Dhabi is around 45 minutes based on traffic.

Taxi stands are clearly marked and metered taxi service is available from all terminals. The meter starts at 25 AED and passengers will pay 1.6 AED for each kilometer. If you want more than a ride from the airport, ask the driver about daily taxi and guide services.

AUH houses familiar rental car companies whose offices are open around the clock.

What Hotels Are Nearby?

Park Inn by Radisson is a short, 15-minute drive from the airport. This hotel offers guests 24-hour room service and free high-speed internet. Enjoy a delicious breakfast with the option to sit indoors or outdoors. In the evening, take in views of the Arabian Gulf as you lounge by the crystal clear pool. The hotel shuttle takes guests to popular attractions and to the airport.

A little over 10 minutes from the airport is Yas Viceroy, a hotel known for luxury accommodation. Rooms include floor-to-ceiling windows offering a spectacular view of Abu Dhabi. Rejuvenate in the rain shower or deep soaking tub, standard in each bathroom.  Or head to one of the six international restaurants for a culinary adventure.

What Nearby Cities Can I Visit?

If you flew with Etihad Airways, the airline offers free coach shuttle service to Dubai. Those flying with other airlines will pay 80 AED per person, per way. Book coach service at least 24 hours in advance. The chance to see two awesome cities in one trip is well worth the two-hour ride.

Abu Dhabi is also the perfect hub for visiting several nearby cities including Mumbai, India; Muscat, Oman; or Doha, Qatar. Use Hipmunk’s simple search feature to compare flight prices of various locations. Savvy travelers use the close-proximity to get cheap plane tickets for quick visits to dream destinations.

Any More Travel Tips?

The Abu Dhabi International Airport provides all the amenities of a small city. You will find toilets, showers and sleeping pods for travelers spending an extended time in the airport. Buy cold medicine, pain pills and personal care items at the airport pharmacy. Duty-free shopping gives travelers the best deals on wine – something they can't buy in Abu Dhabi.

Take advantage of the on-site ATM and currency exchange. If you want to be proactive, stop by the post office and send postcards to loved ones before you even leave the airport. Take notice of the praying rooms in each terminal, characteristic of the national culture.

After a long flight, opt for one of the many available spa services. You will feel relaxed and rejuvenated when you enter the city and officially start your vacation.

Those flying into Abu Dhabi will appreciate the care that goes into making sure travelers have everything they need for a successful visit. With access to the Middle East literally at your fingertips, Abu Dhabi is a choice destination for the smart traveler.