Oneworld member British Airways is having a huge sale for flight to Emirati capital Abu Dhabi. All of the flights have a layover in London-Heathrow, but include a free checked bag up to 23kg and meal service on long haul segments. The cheapest tickets are available from Dublin, Ireland at €300 for a roundtrip, but a lot of other European airports are available at just a few bucks more.
British Airways offers this low fare from the following airports:
- Dublin at €300
- Luxembourg at €310
- Helsinki at €317
- Bologna at €321
- Amsterdam at €328
- Milan at €326
- Toulouse at €331
- Nice at €330
- Lisbon at €328
- Brussels at €333
- Marseille at €334
- London at €340
- Paris at €340
- Barcelona at €362
- Madrid at €373
- Stockholm at €397
British Airways’ A320 family planes handle inner European flights to London-Heathrow. During BA’s summer flight plan, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner finds its way to Abu Dhabi on a daily basis. A Boeing 777 is advertised during winter months.
Search & Book
Fare rules determine a sales period until December 6, 2019 and a travel period from January 10th until June 30th, 2020. A minimum stay of at least one Sunday applies along with a maximum stay of one year. Availability is pretty good in February & March 2020.
Google Flights will help you find suiting flight dates (instructions). You can use the dates you’ve found to buy at the lowest fare, mostly available on ba.com. You can double check by entering the dates in our flight search. Some OTAs might offer an even cheaper price.
British Airways issues long haul tickets from London to Abu Dhabi in booking class O. Mileage earnings without tier bonuses are limited to 25% of your travel distance in most Oneworld frequent flyer programs.
Information & Tips for United Arab Emirates
Visa & Entry
Most European citizens may enter the United Arab Emirates without a visa and with their passports only to stay there as tourists as well as for business(without work) or visiting purposes for a maximum period of 90 days within 180 days.
Best Time to Visit
In April and May, the temperatures in the UAE are around 30 °C and can even climb to just close to 40 °C. You usually don’t have to expect less than 25°C, so you can always bring your bathing suit. In June, July and August, 40°C are standard. The most pleasant travel months are December, January, and February when temperatures rarely climb above 25°C.
You should know that the United Arab Emirates is a Muslim country. This means that Ramadan, the month of fasting, is strictly celebrated. There usually are no drinks and no food during the day, at least not in public. When booking offers during this period, you should keep that in mind.
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Information & Tips for Abu Dhabi
Although overshadowed by much more famous Dubai, Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Like its northern neighbour (the cities are roughly 70 minutes apart by car), the Emirati government didn’t hesitate toi invest billions in petrol dollars to make Abu Dhabi an attractive city, for tourists in citizens alike. Among it sights is the huge and splendid Sheikh Zayed mosque and the luxurious Emirates Palace hotel. The Ferrari World theme park is famous for its breath taking high speed roller coasters.
Best time to visit
Abu Dhabu reaches temperatures of up to 45° in summer, and even in winter, the weather is hot. The best time to travel is from November to March when temperatures are comparatively low.
From the airport to the city
Abu Dhabi Int’l airport is home to Etihad Airlines and offers numerous international nonstop services as a result. Five bus lines connect the airport to different parts of the city center, costing 4 AED (roughly €1) while taking up to 45 minutes. Since a lot of flights depart late in the evening, these buses run 24 hours, seven days a week. Further, Etihad Airways offers shuttle bus services to Dubai and Al Ain. A Taxi downtown is much more expensive, as you can expect to pay up to AED 80 (approx. €20) for a trip to the city center.
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