I'm flying Etihad Airways to Melbourne and I've a 14 hours layover at Abu dhabi... can i stay inside the airport without a transit visa? what all one can do at the airport. there is no clarity.. some say that as long as you are inside the airport terminal you don't require a transit visa... while some say you need a transit visa if your layover is more than 10 hours. pls help. JAck
You need transit visa only if you want to go out from the airport to the city. If you stay in airport, you will be in a transit zone without passing the boarder. In this case you no need to have transit visa.
However, for 14 hours you may see a lot of interesting things in a city. More information about visas you may find there: http://www.abudhabiairport.ae/english/airport-information/check-in-and-passport-control/immigration-and-visas.aspx