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London to Abu Dhabi flights

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Departure Mon, 02 Nov Return Sun, 08 Nov
LON London
AUH Abu Dhabi
return from £280
Departure Sat, 14 Nov Return Tue, 17 Nov
LON London
AUH Abu Dhabi
return from £283
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Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 4.78 AED
British Pound Sterling United Arab Emirates Dirham
1 AED = 0.21 GBP
Last checked on 21 October 2020
Train
Local, one-way ticket
85%

Trains in Abu Dhabi are 85% cheaper than in London.

London
£2.8
Abu Dhabi
£0.42
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
65%

A meal in Abu Dhabi is 65% cheaper than a meal in London.

London
£15
Abu Dhabi
£5.27
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
16%

A taxi fare in Abu Dhabi is 16% cheaper than in London.

London
£3
Abu Dhabi
£2.53
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
29%

Coffee is 29% more expensive in Abu Dhabi than in London.

London
£3.01
Abu Dhabi
£3.87
London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
Abu Dhabi airports
  • ( Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)
    How far from city centre: 1 miles
  • ( Bateen (AZI)
    How far from city centre: 1 miles
  • ( Al Dhafra Ab (DHF)
    How far from city centre: 1 miles
K Distance: 3400 miles

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Useful information for the flight from London to Abu Dhabi

How long is the flight from London to Abu Dhabi?

A direct flight from London to Abu Dhabi usually takes about 7 hours to cover the 3,400 mile distance. The connecting flight duration from London to Abu Dhabi typically takes about 9 hours based on the flight path and stopover destination.

What are the most common stopovers?

The most common stopovers for trips from London to Abu Dhabi include Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO), Orly Airport (ORY), Bahrain International Airport (BAH), and Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG).

What documentation do I need to fly to Abu Dhabi from London?

If you’re holding a British passport, you can obtain a visitor’s visa upon arrival in Abu Dhabi. This visa allows you to stay in the United Arab Emirates for up to 30 days. Visitors from the EU and many other nationalities can obtain visas on arrival or visa-free entry to the UAE.

Is there a time change from London to Abu Dhabi?

The time difference between London and Abu Dhabi is 4 hours. The time zone in Abu Dhabi is Gulf Standard Time (GST). There is no Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Abu Dhabi.

Which airlines fly from London to Abu Dhabi?

Several major airlines offer passenger services from London to Abu Dhabi. These include:

  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, a leading global airline.
  • Turkish Airlines, Turkey's national airline.
  • Pegasus Airlines, a low-cost airline in Turkey.
  • British Airways, the UK's national air operator.
  • Etihad Airways, one of the largest airlines in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Gulf Air, Bahrain's national airline.

How to find cheap flights from London to Abu Dhabi

Whether you are on a business trip or on family holidays, finding discount airfares to Abu Dhabi is simple and quick with Opodo. Just enter your journey details in Opodo's powerful search engine and it will display a wide range of search results with the best deals on international and domestic flights to Abu Dhabi. You can choose from plenty of search options including prices, airlines, and airports to help you select the perfect flight to Abu Dhabi.

When are the best times to fly from London to Abu Dhabi

  • December through March is the busiest time to travel to Abu Dhabi. The weather is mild and comfortable, excellent for desert safaris and other outdoor activities. It's recommended to book your flight tickets well in advance if you're planning city breaks during this period.
  • April is the beginning of spring and one of the most popular times to explore this vibrant city. The temperature ranges between 25°C to 30°C during these months, ideal for sightseeing. Springtime also brings several sporting events and cultural festivals.
  • June to September is considered the cheapest time to go to Abu Dhabi, with hot weather and manageable crowds. Enjoy great discounts on hotel and flight bookings during this time of the year.

Airports in London

London has several major airports offering flights to Abu Dhabi: London Heathrow Airport (LHR), London City Airport (LCY) and London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

Useful information about London Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport is 14 miles south-west of Central London.

How to get to the airport:

  • By train: Heathrow Express, about 15 minutes.
  • By bus/coach: frequent services; journey varies between 35 to 70 minutes.
  • By taxi: travel time around an hour.

Services: open 24/7, Wi-Fi access, medical assistance, child care, lounges, duty-free shops, forex services, banks, cafés, and restaurants.

Useful information about London City Airport

London City Airport is about 7 miles from the city centre.

How to get to the airport:

  • By train: DLR, about 22 minutes.
  • By bus: bus numbers 473 and 474, journey time approximately an hour.
  • By taxi: around 30 minutes.

Services: open 24/7; free Wi-Fi, medical facilities, baby care, lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, left luggage options, wide range of restaurants and cafés.

Useful information about London Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport is located 25 miles south of the city centre.

How to get to the airport:

  • By train: 30 minutes from London Victoria station.
  • By coach: frequent departures from various locations in Central London; takes about an hour.
  • By taxi: travel time varies between 60 to 90 minutes.

Services: open 24/7, Wi-Fi access, medical assistance, child care, duty-free shops, currency exchange, banks, many restaurants, and cafés.

Airports in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi has one major airport offering flight services to London: Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH).

Useful information about Abu Dhabi International Airport

Abu Dhabi International Airport is 20 miles east of the city centre.

How to get from the airport to the city:

  • By bus: A1 bus; runs every 30 minutes or hour, travel time around 45 minutes.
  • By taxi: takes about 30 to 35 minutes, available 24 hours.

Services: open 24/7; free Wi-Fi, business centre, showers, duty-free shops, restaurants, ATMs, and a VIP lounge.

What to do and visit in Abu Dhabi

  • Take a tour of the iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
  • Get your dose of adrenaline with a visit to Ferrari World.
  • Take a boat ride to enjoy the stunning views of the city's glittering skyscrapers.
  • Visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi, a branch of the legendary French art museum.

Frequent asked questions about flights from London to Abu Dhabi

Is it safe to travel from London to Abu Dhabi during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions United Arab Emirates may apply when travelling from London. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from London to Abu Dhabi at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from London to Abu Dhabi is 280£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Abu Dhabi expensive to visit compared to London?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Abu Dhabi costs an average of 2.53 GBP, 16% cheaper than London, with a fare of 3.00 GBP, while train tickets costs 85% less in Abu Dhabi: 0.42 GBP against 2.80 GBP in London. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 5.26 GBP in Abu Dhabi, 65% less than the 15.00 GBP in London. The price of the coffee is around 28% more expensive in Abu Dhabi, with an average of 3.86 GBP , while in London the coffee costs 3.01 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from London to Abu Dhabi?
The most popular months to book a trip from London to Abu Dhabi are December, October and November, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from London to Abu Dhabi?
The best time of the year to go to Abu Dhabi when flying from London depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, December is the top 1º month to fly to Abu Dhabi from London in terms of searches from our customer, followed by April and October. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, June, May and September are the months with less volume of searchs for the route London -  Abu Dhabi.
What is the cheapest price for a flight from London to Abu Dhabi?
The total flight time between London and Abu Dhabi is of around 09:43 hours on average, considering an average distance of 7,235 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
How is the weather in Abu Dhabi compared to London?
While in London the temperatures can reach an average of 29.01 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 9.0 mm ,Abu Dhabi's temperatures can go up to 45.91 ºC during the hot season, with 0.4 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around 12.72 ºC in Abu Dhabi, compared to the -3.09 ºC average degrees reported in London. During the winter period, London can register 6.0 mm precipitation, while Abu Dhabi have an average of 1.6 mm rain level.
Which airports have flights between London and Abu Dhabi?
The main airport route flying between London and Abu Dhabi is: Heathrow (LHR) to Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH). This route is covered by the following airline(s): Etihad Airways. British Airways. Air Seychelles.

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