Travel to the UAE has never
been easier since it is now
one of the most popular tourist
destinations in the world. Most
of the leading airlines of the
world fly into the UAE, but
you can also travel by road
or sea. The vast majority of
visitors take advantage of the
excellent deals on offer through
a number of tour operators.
The national airlines Gulf Air
and Emirates Airlines offer
a comprehensive air service
to the UAE's six international
airports at Abu Dhabi, Al Ain,
Dubai, Sharjah, Ras al-Khaimah
40 passenger carriers operate
scheduled flights to Abu Dhabi
from approximately 90 destinations
world-wide. Major international
carriers include Air France,
Air India, British Airways,
KLM, Lufthansa, PIA, Britannia,
and China Airlines.
facilities are superb and include
an award-winning 3200-square-metre
duty free shop, a 19-suite airport
hotel, a golf course 400 metres
from the terminal, a gym, VIP
lounges, a tourist information
centre, car hire, travel agency,
hotel reservation, bank, bureau
de change, internet access and
a 24-hour business centre. Raffles
for Dh500,000 cash are commonplace
at the airport and there is
alcohol for sale on arrival.
Dhabi airport is situated on
the mainland, 35km (22 miles)
east of the city. The journey
to the city centre should take
about 45 minutes, depending
on the traffic.
and Al Ghazal taxis (purple
and white luxury saloons) can
be pre-booked or picked-up at
the airport. Fares are approximately
Dh70. Orange and white airport
taxis charge approximately Dh40
to the city centre. Many hotels
run an airport shuttle service.
the return journey, Gulf Air
passengers can check in at a
city terminal opposite the Beach
Rotana hotel, up to 12 hours
before their departure time.
There is a 24-hour courtesy
shuttle service every half hour
from the city terminal to the
services run from the airport
to the bus station on East Rd
approximately every 20 minutes.
The fare is Dh3.Note
that there is no left luggage
facility at Abu Dhabi airport.
From London to Abu Dhabi flight
times are 6 hours 35 minutes,
to Dubai 7 hours; from Frankfurt
to Dubai 6 hours; from Hong
King to Dubai 8 hours, from
Los Angeles 19 hours 55 minutes,
from Toronto 14 hours 10 minutes,
from Sydney 16 hours 15 minutes.
It takes 4 hours to fly from
Nairobi to Dubai.
You do not have to pay departure
tax at any of the UAEs