Travelling to Abu Dhabi

More carriers than ever are flying to the award-winning Abu Dhabi International Airport. The emirate has a well-planned road system and getting around is easy. Taxis are reasonably priced and can be flagged down or booked, with public transport buses being modern, air-conditioned, reliable, and cost-effective. You can also drive yourself, with fantastic infrastructure featuring well-marked roads in English and Arabic.

Obtaining visas

If you’re planning to visit the UAE, you may be required to apply for a visa, even if you’re just transiting through Abu Dhabi. Explore the country we call home for up to 96 hours with a UAE Transit Visa or stay for up to 90 days with a UAE Tourist Visa. You can apply for your UAE visa quickly and easily online.


Booking flights

With more than 50 airlines flying to and from some 102 destinations in over 56 countries, Abu Dhabi International Airport has been recognised by the World Airport Awards more than once, with the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ accolade going to this airport several times.

The home of Etihad Airways – the national airline of the United Arab Emirates – Terminal 3 welcomes travellers to plush Etihad lounges and an award-winning concierge-style check-in. Impressive retail is managed by DFS, the world’s largest luxury retailer, and is complemented by upmarket restaurants and cafés.

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