Travelling from

Dubai and Northern Emirates

We’ve made it simple to travel from Dubai or any other emirate to Abu Dhabi airport – giving you one less thing to think about before you fly. And with flexible fares, global COVID-19 wellness insurance and PCR testing included, why would you want to fly from anywhere else? 

We've got you covered when you
fly from Abu Dhabi

·       Transport to and from Abu Dhabi airport

Flexible fares and the option to
change your flight for free 

COVID-19 PCR testing included
from Abu Dhabi 

Global COVID-19
wellness insurance cover

Etihad Wellness Ambassadors and
Wellness kits on board

Up to 50kg of baggage on one-way trips from Abu Dhabi to selected destinations

Quarantine-free arrivals into Abu Dhabi

You can fly to Abu Dhabi if you are a UAE national or resident, or if you are eligible for a visa on arrival. If you’re travelling from select countries you’re taking part in the National Vaccination Programme in the UAE, you’ll be exempt from quarantine requirements when you arrive.

Unless you are exempt, you will be required to self-isolate at home or your hotel for 10 days and wear a medically approved wristband when you arrive in Abu Dhabi.

Quarantine guidelines in Abu Dhabi

Arriving in Abu Dhabi and travelling to other emirates

If you are travelling to Dubai or another emirate via Abu Dhabi as a tourist, your visa must be issued in Abu Dhabi – Dubai tourist visas will not be accepted. When you arrive, you will simply need to follow the quarantine rules of that emirate. You will only be permitted to travel to another emirate by Etihad Chauffeur, Etihad Express Coach or Airport Taxi.

If for any reason you are unable to travel this way, you will be required to follow standard Abu Dhabi quarantine guidelines.

Transport to and from the airport

economy guest couple facemask

Etihad Chauffeur

Use our complimentary Etihad Chauffeur service to travel to and from Abu Dhabi airport from Dubai and Northern Emirates.

Our Etihad Chauffeur service is available for all First and Business guests travelling anywhere on our network.

Please book at least 12 hours ahead of your flight. 

etihad bus coach

Complimentary coach services

Etihad Coach is a free service available for all guests and travels between Mazaya Shopping Centre and Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Please book your spot on the Etihad Coach at least 24 hours in advance. Enter your details below to book quickly and easily online now.

COVID-19 PCR testing included

COVID-19 PCR testing is included with all flights from Abu Dhabi between 1 October 2020 and 31 March 2021. Excludes flights to China.

Simply book your flight and visit any Life Dx authorized sample collection facility in the UAE before you fly. If you’re travelling in Business or First, you can arrange your PCR test to be collected directly from your home.

The process is simple    

  • Book a flight with Etihad Airways
  • Depending on where you are flying to or from, arrange a test between 48 and 96 hours ahead of your flight departure time at
  • You can also call 600 551 636 or email
  • When you receive your negative test result, you’re fit to fly – print your results and present them at check-in

If you are flying to China, you will be required to arrange a COVID-19 PCR test at an approved SEHA clinic. This is not included in your ticket due to the specialist testing required. 

Read more

Flight Search panel loading...