Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Abu Dhabi
MEA, KLM and Oman Air have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to Abu Dhabi Intl. Confirm policies on booking site.
Etihad Airways and Alitalia do not allow booking a middle seat on flights to Abu Dhabi Intl.
|Flights from Melbourne||13h 45m|
The cheapest airline ticket to Abu Dhabi from Australia in the last 72 hours was $1,103 one-way, and $2,054 round-trip on the route from Brisbane to Abu Dhabi. The most popular route is from Melbourne to Abu Dhabi and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $2,059 round-trip.
In general from Australia, Alitalia, Aer Lingus and Etihad Airways fly the most to Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi Airport is 28 kilometres from the centre of Abu Dhabi. View on map.
Abu Dhabi is served by Abu Dhabi Intl Airport, also commonly referred to as Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Intl, Abu Dhabi Intl Airport, or simply Abu Dhabi Airport. The airport code is AUH.
The recommended public transport for tourists is the bus service. You can find stops outside Terminals 1 and 2 which are indicated by the blue and white signs. There are a number of different services that run to and from the airport, stopping at various points throughout the city, including the Al Rahba Hospital and the central Old Fish Market on Al Nasr. Tickets cost approximately 4 AED (1.60 AUD).
Australian passport holders do technically require a visa to enter the United Arab Emirates (UAE), however, you will not need to arrange this before your arrival. Instead, you just need to disembark from your flight to Abu Dhabi and a 30-day single-entry visa will be added to your passport and stamped free of charge when you pass through immigration.
You can pick up some of the local currency, United Arab Emirates Dirham, at the Abu Dhabi Airport from one of the numerous currency exchange services throughout. Companies include Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, the Al Falah Exchange Company, and the global company Travelex. Alternatively, there are foreign card ATMs available in the Arrivals Area that can be used 24h.
The Abu Dhabi International Airport is the second largest airport in the United Arab Emirates after Dubai, and one of the biggest transit airports in the world. It is therefore recommended that you give yourself plenty of time to cross the airport. As it can be very busy during peak traffic times, it is also recommended that you give plenty of time to pass through processes such as baggage claims, immigration, and security.
There are two main airport hotels at the airport. The Aerotel is located inside Terminal 1 and is more suitable for those in transit. The Premier Inn Hotel can be accessed from Terminal 1 or 3 from the Skypark retail corridor, in the public area. Alternatively, if you just need a power-nap, you can find GoSleep sleeping pods in the upper level of Terminal 3.
KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights to Abu Dhabi.
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Abu Dhabi is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.
Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Abu Dhabi with an airline and back with another airline.
Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Abu Dhabi up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "no -all that was amazing was the complete idiocy of ana"
Cons: "virtually everything was a unacceptable starting with the gate staff ..."
Pros: "The attentions to the passangers are much more friendly than the ones offered today by the american and european airlines, which are today getting more and more cold and unfriendly."
Cons: "The second food service."
Pros: "Crew is responsive to requests, and very polite."
Cons: "Cabin temperature was 81F during the night, making it too hot to sleep."
Pros: "The crew was excellent & seats were comfortable"
Cons: "Better boarding procedures. JAL is better."
Pros: "The entertainment options were great, the food was great, the staff was friendly and helpful."
Cons: "It took a while for them to serve the first meal and I don't know that there was a need for a second meal. I would have preferred to sleep."
Cons: "Narita to Honolulu sector has not enough food for breakfast noting Honolulu airport has got nothing to offer!!!"
Pros: "Crew was amazing"
Cons: "The boarding"
Cons: "Movie catalog needs to be expanded"
Pros: "The crew was not amazing and the plane was ok. Our flight to LAX NH106 was delayed 6 hours. We slept in the airline lounge and given minimal compensation."
Cons: "Place the passengers in a hotel rather than have us us crammed in a lounge where you can hear angry passengers arguing."
Pros: "Staff was great!"
Cons: "Food wasn’t the best."
Cons: "Seats are way too small, incredibly uncomfortable to the point of painful ness. More luggage space"
Pros: "We asked for the seafood meal option. Great food and we were served before regular meal service. The ANA staff was unfailingly polite and helpful. The economy class seats were surprisingly comfortable and the entertainment options were well-rounded. We hope to fly on ANA again!"
Pros: "Overall the service was good."
Cons: "ANA flight attendants were not very well versed in the English language. Very hard to communicate our needs."
Pros: "Great service, on time."
Cons: "Seats were designed for Japanese folks. Nothing like being stuffed into a center seat with narrow seats."
Pros: "Food and services"
Pros: "Flight attendants were incredible!"
Pros: "Very smooth boarding process and excellent, lovely flight attendants"
Pros: "Service and the fact that flight was not full provided for a better experience. Staff was super friendly and attentive. The films were new and tv was big! Food was ok."
Pros: "From start to Finish from ticketing to baggage claim we received Premier Customer Service !!!!"
Pros: "Service and food were great."
Cons: "That I was listed as standby when I went to check in; I eventually got my ticket and my preferred seat selection."
Cons: "Sitting space"
Pros: "Sturdy seat cushion for long flight, good food selection, and plenty of current movies to keep one occupied for hours. Over 8 hours of lights out for sleeping."
Pros: "The flight was extremely comfortable. Entertainment was 10 on a scale of 1 to 10."
Cons: "Only one entrance into the plane. I was in the last row. Had to walk the length of the plane. Having a second entrance could rapidly reduce boarding time."
Pros: "This was my first time flying ANA (LAX to Haneda and back) and I have to admit it was surprisingly great. I am a pretty tall guy and found the room for my feet in economy to be more than adequate even though i found myself in a middle seat both flights. The flight attendants were extremely attentive, even as my flights were both overnight/red-eyes. The selection of movies available at each seat was pretty good and included your standard Hollywood stuff along with a decent selection of Japanese film, television, and various documentaries. Whether or not subtitles are available for non-Japanese speakers for Japanese language media was kind of hit and miss (I actually did browse around quite a bit), but I was impressed nonetheless. I would warn some western based travelers that they may not find the food to be all that appetizing. I chose the Japanese style option both flights (rice, miso, salad, fish), however I know that had I had any of my family members along for the flight they would have gone with the international option and they probably wouldn't have enjoyed it all that much."
Pros: "Timely departure/arrival, great flight crew, good food, excellent ride, clean cabin."
Pros: "on time"
Pros: "The flight attendants were very helpful."
Cons: "It is a very long flight."
Pros: "Pleasant stewardesses"
Cons: "Expensive lunches, no entertainment unless you pay"
Pros: "Excellent food. Very nice service."
Pros: "Comfortable seats and leg room, especially for Economy. Staff was very helping and friendly. Entertainment selection provided enough options to find something of interest. Flight crew was outstanding keeping the flight punctual."
Cons: "Limited food and drink options, and was disappointed when both things I tried to order from the first meal serving were out of stock."
Pros: "Customer service and food!"
Pros: "Service was great, food was decent. Bumpy ride though, plane felt "old"."
Cons: "Everything was good. Only thing I could say is the plane felt outdated."
Pros: "Great airline!"
Cons: "some of the gates can be long walk"
Pros: "Flight crew was friendly, quick to respond to questions, and very helpful. I was able to switch seats even though the flight was full. The food was fine but the menu for the return flight looked better still."
Cons: "The flight was 100% full. I took a redeye flight hoping to sleep a bit on the plane but I ended up not sleeping much. I am happy to take ANA on my return flight, which is not redeye. Also I will be happy to fly ANA again, but I would not take a redeye flight on any airline unless I was in business or first class which I cannot reasonably afford at the moment."
Pros: "Excellent check in experience. Lots of leg room in Economy class. Meals were well prepared and tasty."
Pros: "Flight was good"
Cons: "Signage at Honolulu airport is unclear - -difficult to navigate TSA check, find connecting gate"
Pros: "Great service. Crew are kind and friendly!"
Cons: "No individual air conditioning. Centralized AC got hot. Old plane 777 Once I got to lax, there were no guide on getting to domestic connecting flight (united). After getting pampered with awesome ANA service, you get slapped with horrible united customer service."
Cons: "Very nice services"
Pros: "Wish there was more movies in English"
Pros: "The food was excellent and the flight attendants were courteous and thoughtful."
Cons: "I slept through a meal."
Pros: "I flew from ORD to Tokyo and DEL to Tokyo. The flight was clean food was really good. What I like the most about ANA is the leg space in basic economy. The flight from Delhi to Tokyo was brand new 787-9 :)."
Cons: "The only gripe for me would be the movie selection. There are not that many choices."
Pros: "Everything about my flight was wonderful. The staff was always extremely helpful and happy. The plane was new and comfortable. Meals were good. Flight was on time. Everything went as best as it could."
Pros: "Great movies!!"
Cons: "Terrible seats- difficult to find s confirtsble position."
Pros: "very good service comfortable seat"
Pros: "Smooth operations, friendly crew, clean plane, free booze in coach!"
Cons: "Nothing really when flying coach. Second meal now like a box lunch instead of full meal. Cost cutting I guess. Seats are small but not as bad as United domestic. No major complaints."
Pros: "food , service"
Pros: "Rather new plane; tight, hard, uncomfortable seat architecture. I'm 6 feet tall and 160 pounds -- probably about the 'ideal size' for design. Least comfortable long flight I've had in a very long time."
Pros: "Early arrival. Crew very good."
Cons: "Lack of seating choice. Standby tickets issued at Dulles 15 hrs ahead of flight. Tight transfer time."
Pros: "Excellent crew and great food."
Pros: "Crew was terrific. Great service. New aircraft are comfortable too."
Cons: "Food. Meals are of poor quality. Bland in taste and rubbery texture."
Pros: "Amazing staff, clean plane, good food, comfortable seats in business"
Cons: "Plane was very warm. Uncomfortably warm Movie selection was boring. Too many Marvel films which was ridiculous."
Cons: "Cleaning of bathrooms"
Pros: "Qatar is the BEST First Class airline in the world."
Cons: "Everything was amazing!"
Pros: "The crew was polite and professional. The seat was as comfortable as it could be for economy."
Cons: "No complains. Qatar has always been my preferred airline."
Pros: "Friendly crew (didn’t go above or beyond but polite and accommodated to simple requests). Plenty of meals/snacks and drinks offered."
Cons: "The seats barely recline backward which really meant I was basically upright trying to sleep for 14 hours on one leg and 6 hours on the next. My luggage was lost, despite being promised it would be delivered that day I had to wait 24 hours."
Cons: "Thank for everything it is excellent"
Pros: "The Crew were excellent, friendly, professional and attentative."
Cons: "We checked in seven and a half hours before this flight as we had just flown from Melbourne Australia to Qatar landing that same day at 0435am in the morning with this flight being delayed from 805 am to 12 noon then to find that we had been allocated the last row right at the toilets. Horrible."
Pros: "Seats are great!"
Cons: "The food options were not that good this time."
Pros: "The Flight from Arusha was so convenient in the timing and it was perfect and on-time."
Cons: "Nothing. Everything was perfect"
Pros: "Nice new plane. Good seats. Good seat space between you and person in front of you."
Pros: "Excellent food, service and comfortable seats."
Pros: "i like the service of qa. its amazing."
Cons: "none at all"
Pros: "In-flight crew was excellent."
Pros: "Polite crew, food was pretty good."
Cons: "Did not have the duty free item I pre-ordered. I asked the crew 4 times about it, four times because they said that they would check but they never got back to me to tell me that it was out of stock; until I pressed the issue."
Pros: "great service from flight attendnants."
Cons: "Old aircraft for flight from Doha to Nairobi, no personal entertainment etc."
Pros: "Just that the food is quite small but the variety is OK."
Pros: "They do their job well"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "The food was very poor"
Pros: "Superb service. Excellent quality of food. Flexible dining time. World’s best business class!"
Cons: "More shower stalls in the business class lounge."
Cons: "One restroom was out of service"
Cons: "Seat to LA was broken"
Pros: "All good"
Cons: "The employees were not motivated to work. Food was scarce and I was left starving the whole flight. On a 16 hour flight, there should be more food and beverage service other than the 2 times the attendants served us. How can we stay hydrated if we aren't being given any liquids?"
Pros: "Generally courteous in-flight staff"
Cons: "Checking in, they asked for certain number of miles to upgrade. I offered it. Then at the last minute they came and said their system didn't accept American moles. For a daily if their system, they denied service to passenger. This is the second time with them. Last time when another airline missed connection and this time a ticket that I purchased. Doubt if I would, again."
Cons: "Food was awful and two out of four family members have been sick. One on each flight"
Pros: "Everything was perfect! From boarding the flight, decor, hospitality, clean, comfortable and my special meal selection was always right. The flight attendants greeted me before meals and insured me that they received my meal order."
Pros: "Everything else"
Cons: "Too much air condition... cold!!"
Pros: "First time I got ice cream on a plane"
Cons: "Low calorie meals were horrible."
Pros: "Great on board bar"
Pros: "Over all it was a good experience"
Cons: "IEvery thing was fine."
Pros: "Boarding, the welcome on board, the food choice and quality were all excellent. The seat was comfortable and I got a few hours sleep. The entertainment screen was big and clear, and the choice of films was good."
Cons: "The choice of films and tv programmes, was good, but before watching each one i chose, I had to endure a couple off minutes of an advert- the same one every time."
Cons: "It was all good"
Cons: "I was seated between two overweight/obese passengers and as such was very uncomfortable throughout the long-haul flight. There was very little room to move as their body habitus spilt over onto my seating area and occupied the arm space. There needs to be serious consideration to make it mandatory for overweight/obese passengers to purchase two seats to accommodate their size."
Pros: "Much of your service is excellent!"
Cons: "Although the very well crafted advertisement for Qatar at beginning of watching each movie is partially beautiful, I personally find it a bit offensive as a woman the clear emphasis on "my son, this watch and all that is mine will be yours", my daughter, your highest moment will be to get married. My disturbance with what I experience as sexist, worsened each time I saw this. Luckily I learnt how to fast forward, but the sexism of this left me disturbed. so although in reality much of your service is excellent, this advertising of a sexist world view was too disturbing to ignore. I hope my comments are helpful to you in considering that many women in the world now expect their fathers to consider passing on a fair share of their resources to their daughters as well."
Pros: "Nice flight attendants, frequent fluid services."
Cons: "There was no Wifi in the plane."
Pros: "The food on foreign airlines is so much better than on american airlines (they even offer something in economy class on short local flights)."
Cons: "The seat spacing on the 70-minute flisght was a little cramped - it would be even worse for a taller person than I (at 5'10")."
Pros: "Staff courtesy"
Pros: "Pleasant crew"
Cons: "Crowded flight, late departure."
Cons: "Check in crew in Lahore ganged up against me and wanted to extort £200 for taking me laptop on board along with my hand carry. No where in the world has an airline ever asked me for this, and I fly a fair bit. Since I didn't allow them to extort me, they forced me to throw away my brand new Delsey hand carry at the airport. I had no cover as they threatened to if load my luggage and not let me fly home. Not a 5 start airline from any angle. Will never use Qatar again!!! This was my first and last flight with them."
Pros: "On time, clean and joyful"
Pros: "When we flew into Melbourne it was not a happy experience. Seats were cramped and arm rests wouldn't raise. The flight out, even though on the same model plane, was better. There was more room and we could raise the arm rests. For a 13+ hour flight that makes a big difference."
Cons: "Because the tickets listed the same type of plane in both the bad and not so bad flight, it is very hard to know what we're going to get. I'd love to be able to plan to avoid the bad experience, but if they use the same plane in two configurations, there isn't enough information to do so."
Pros: "Food came out 1 am melb time ,2 hours after departure ."
Pros: "Roomy seats & clean appearance and modern cabin."
Cons: "This is an isolated experience on Qatar but a couple of the crew members had poor attitudes. One flight attendant talked down to passengers during boarding and while serving. Another flight attendant acted as if if she was being inconvenienced when asked for water. The seat did not function properly. It would recline on its own which caused constant adjustment throughout the flight."
Pros: "Timing n service n crew r nice n friendly"
Cons: "Older airplane"
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Food and price of ticket"
Pros: "Top notch service by Qatar airline. They accommodated us. We don't eat beef or chicken and didn't know you could request vegetarian online before flight. They found a fish meal and informed us to apply for meal online."
Cons: "Seats too close. Person in front was in our lap almost."
Pros: "did not get the flight,because of no not given correct notice"
Cons: "don't know,flight missed..virgi s fault 100%"
Cons: "Better comfort and services"
Cons: "You expect more from business class"
Cons: "Bathroom s were dirty"
Cons: "The vegetarian meal selected came in as vegan meal. This happened for both onward and return journey. The regular meal provided to passengers were better than the vegetarian meal selected"
Pros: "La atención es excelente y la comida a bordo muy buena. El abordaje y entrega de maletas sin problema."
Cons: "Foid is really bad. Need to work in time.1 hours and 15 min lat to fly from lax"
Pros: "On time, drop off to home in Mercedes!"
Cons: "Worst food i ever had in flight..please organize goid caterers"
Pros: "All services"
Pros: "Quick boarding, minimum queues."
Cons: "Everything. What an absolute joke of an airline. 1) Flight attendant spilt a half a bottle of water on me and didn’t even apologise 2) Same tv shows and movies as 5 months ago. 3) no eye shades 4) entertainment turned off around 20-25 mins before landing and all headseats collected 5) staff"
Pros: "The flight entertainment system was fantastic."
Cons: "The flight had onboard wifi which was awesome to be able to be online during the flight but it did lack the level of service expected. Everything on the flight was fantastic except the wifi which kept dropping out"
Pros: "Super easy"
Cons: "There wasn’t no Harry Potter films"
Cons: "Overall cabin is too cold"
Pros: "I like it"
Pros: "Staff were nice"
Cons: "Seats didn’t work. Both seats couldn’t recline. Not nice on a 13hr flight! Gluten free meal was very average. Poor entertainment compared to other airlines."
Cons: "Same issues as my trip to Chicago, but this was a shorter duration so issues not as problematic"
Cons: "Boarding smooth"
Pros: "Prompt departures and arrivals"
Cons: "Lack of leg space and the food"
Pros: "Food and entertainment library was good"
Cons: "If your someone with mild restless leg syndrome, go business class or the leg room package or you will be miserable."
Cons: "I asked for dental kit but they did not give me any."
Pros: "Upgraded with miles for the long leg Melb to Abu Dhabi. Flat beds tight both length and width for me at 6ft 3inches. I slept fitfully for 7 hours. Food seemed better than my last experience of their business class."
Cons: "Seats still narrow and firm. Rather noisy, a 777, appreciated my Bose quiet comforts..."
Cons: "I have checked my baggage allowance for this trip when I first paid and it was 2 checked in bags. However, I had to pay additional 185 Euros for adding my second checked in bag."
Cons: "The restrooms were not clean and stinky."
Pros: "I liked the flight from abhudhabi to hyderabad"
Cons: "On board staff not responding not friendly"
Pros: "Goodbye excellent"
Cons: "Thé cancelled m'y ticket. When I reach Séoul air port they have to call tout airseychelles.com and rebook ticket do I have to run With air hôtesse to the plane to catch it.lots of stress"
Cons: "Ground agent at Melbourne manager says "sorry, you can't carry your CPAP machine. When I said that there were no questions when I carried it from NY to Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi to Melbourne two weeks ago, he says that the policy was changed last week. Gave a hell of a bad time but finally allowed. These people don't know the policies and just harass customers."
Cons: "Though happy there was kids meal provided seeing pasta in all 3 meals not very appetizing. Sweet side dish were mediocre at best. There were no snack available or provided for kids except the meal box. When requested milk for my kid some milk from flask was given which I was not comfortable giving to my son.. there were other issues but my sons comfort was the most Concerning"
Pros: "Every thing is perfect"
Cons: "One of the flights ran out of blankets. It was freezing in the cabin"
Cons: "Boarding process,"
Cons: "plane was an older model a bit noisy inside"
Pros: "Selection of movie and TV shows could have been better"
Cons: "Selection of movies could be better"
Pros: "Amenities package with toothpaste and brush."
Pros: "all things like"
Pros: "Perhaps since it is in the shadow of Emirates, Etihad has been neglected. It is a truly outstanding airline."
Cons: "No frequent flyer sharing with Delta, unlike its partner Alitalia."
Cons: "Nothing not to like."
Cons: "Call center"
Cons: "They took a lot of time for check in .. although i made the online check-in"
Pros: "Lots of legroom!"
Pros: "Courtesy of employees"
Cons: "Nothing to complain about."
Cons: "5 hours of delay , change in gate ."
Pros: "Great Headrest Neck Pillow Comfy Headphones Large Toilets"
Pros: "I really are very satisfied."
Pros: "When one country allows the same size of lagguage one way .The other way down the other country doesn't allow in the last moment. They do not understand how inconvenient it would be for the travelers to adjust the lagguage ."
Cons: "It was difficult to leave planned lagguage in dust bin."
Pros: "short flights"
Airlines flying to Abu Dhabi have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Abu Dhabi
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Abu Dhabi
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Abu Dhabi
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to Abu Dhabi
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights to Abu Dhabi