Flights to Abu Dhabi

Flights to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and is the largest of the UAE’s seven emirates. The Emirate of Abu Dhabi owns 95% of the UAE’s oil production and this affluence is reflected in the opulent lifestyles of the locals. The population of Abu Dhabi is made up of 90% expats.

The main airport in Abu Dhabi is the Abu Dhabi International Airport.

  • 33 km to central Abu Dhabi
  • A taxi ride to central Abu Dhabi costs around RM78 (AED65.17) and takes about 30 minutes

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Best Time to Visit Abu Dhabi

The winter months from December through March have the best temperatures for sightseeing in Abu Dhabi, averaging around 21°C.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

What to see in Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is one of the world’s largest mosques and can fit almost 40,000 worshippers. The highly recommended “Sunset Tour” happens at 4.30 pm daily (except on Fridays).

Al Ain is a collection of UNESCO world heritage sites that include six Al Ain Oases and archaeological sites of Bida bint Saud, Hafeet and Hili. Collectively, they make up one of the world’s oldest continually inhabited settlements.

Visiting the Hili Archaeological Park will give a glimpse into the prehistoric cultures that existed before the modern age. The centrepiece of the park is the historic Hili Grand Tomb, dating to about 2000 BCE.

An excursion to the desert near Abu Dhabi allows you to experience centuries-old traditions like camel herding and falconry.

What to eat in Abu Dhabi

Apart from the traditional Shawarma (grilled meat), biryani and curries, the cosmopolitan city of Abu Dhabi offers decadent luxuries like gold leaf cappuccino and a wide variety of international food.

Day trips from Abu Dhabi

If you have more time to spare, visit the metropolis of Dubai, only 1.5 hours away by car.

Or, head to Yas Island by bus and have an action-packed day visiting the world’s first Ferrari theme park and UAE’s first water theme park.

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Airports near Abu Dhabi

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