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In the Persian Gulf and capital of both the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and of the United Arab Emirates, within which it is the largest city after Dubai.

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How can I use the public buses in Abu Dhabi from/to the airport and inside the city?

How can I use the public buses in Abu Dhabi from/to the airport and inside the city?
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Can I pass through Abu Dhabi airport with phiseptone while traveling to the Philippines?

Can I pass through Abu Dhabi airport with my controlled drug (phiseptone) while traveling to the Philippines? Also can I enter the Philippines with this medication?
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Resting in Abu Dhabi airport

Me and my friend are traveling from JFK to COK and have an 8-ish hour layover at Abu Dhabi. I would prefer to sleep for jet lag reasons. Any recommendations for lounges or sleeping areas?
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Staying overnight in Abu Dhabi airport

I'm flying from JFK to COK through AUH. My flight is with Etihad and has an 8-hour layover in Abu Dhabi. I didn't know about their free stopover program, and it seems like the layover is too short to ...
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Transit at Abu Dhabi International Airport without a UAE visa

After researching for couple of hours and also skimming through similar questions on this website, the question is: can a person transfer at Abu Dhabi International Airport without a visa, given that: ...
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Connecting flight from Pakistan to Abu Dhabi to Thailand

I have a connecting flight from Pakistan to Thailand. My stay is in Abu Dhabi for 3.5 hours. I will land in Abu Dhabi at terminal A and my next flight is from terminal T3. Do I need a transit visa? ...
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Visa Requirement for Transit in Abu Dhabi with Short Layover

I'm an Indian traveler who will be flying to Canada via Abu Dhabi. I have a layover of 4 hours in Abu Dhabi and during this time, I need to change terminals from T1 to T3 and recheck my bags. I also ...
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Traveling/transiting UAE with controlled medication?

Could anyone clarify if tourists need to obtain pre-approval from UAE ministry of health to travel with controlled medication (narcotics, tranquilizers, etc.)? I will be transiting through Abu Dhabi (...
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Carrying contraceptives in Abu Dhabi

Can me and my girlfriend (not married) carry on our hand luggages some condoms and a morning after pill in Abu Dhabi or we could face some troubles with local authorities? I heard that in this emirate ...
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Situation where visa was not required for a connecting airport but delay or issues with the airlines visa to be now required

I will be travelling to Indianapolis International Airport (IND) from Kolkata International Airport (CCU) and in fact this will be my first solo international flight journey and also the first one ...
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Duration of a transit visa in Abu Dhabi

I hold an Azerbaijani passaport. I have a flight from Baku to Abu Dhabi arriving at 13:05 on 12 June. My onward flight from Abu Dhabi to Belgrade leaves about 50 hours later, on 14 June at 13:45. Is ...
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Do I need a transit visa if I'm flying through Abu Dhabi Airport with Wizz Air?

I am an Indian citizen and I have a resident permit in the Schengen Area. I am traveling to Abu Dhabi Airport soon. I am arriving on Air India and departing on WizzAir Abu Dhabi 5W7043. I have a 13 ...
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Friends girlfriend's parents preventing her from returning to UK from the UAE (Abu-Dhabi)

Background: A friend's long term girlfriend (4+ years) studied in this country and has since worked a couple of jobs. She is a German/UAE dual national. I was apparently mistaken about her being a ...
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Abu Dhabi Airport: transit visa

I am citizen of Uzbekistan and I do not have any type of UAE visa. I plan to fly Samarkand,Uzbekistan(SKD)-Abu Dhabi,UAE(AUH)-Tashkent,Uzbekistan(TAS) by Wizz Air Abu Dhabi. Transit time in Abu Dhabi (...
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Do we have to pay for a visa to get into Abu Dhabi during a layover of 16hrs en route to Australia from Norway?

Do we have to purchase a Visa into Abu Dhabi during a layover of 16hrs en route to Sydney? I am Australian and the Wife and Kids hold Norwegian Passports.
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Etihad refusing to board at AUH despite being medically fit to fly, airport police called and now being detained (Updated 2022-06-03 with resolution)

This is happening to a very good friend of mine. He, his wife, and his 2-year-old son are stuck at the Abu Dhabi airport. Here is a succinct description. The family flew out of Islamabad on Etihad ...
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Can I take prescribed psychotropic Controlled drugs to UAE?

I got a job in the UAE and even have my visa. But I have been prescribed a psychotropic drug called Rexipra which has been marked as a banned/controlled drug in the UAE. I searched online and found ...
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Flight connection at Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH)

I am holder of passport of Uzbekistan. I plan to fly via Abu Dhabi airport (AUH). Two flights are served by the same airline - Wizz Air Abu Dhabi. I am flying without checked baggage, so I do not need ...
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What is the process of going from Dubai Airport to Abu Dhabi? [duplicate]

I am travelling to Abu Dhabi for a job but I have never been outside my country. My questions are: How hard is it to reach departure location from Dubai airport to Abu Dhabi airport? I saw in youtube ...
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Carrying Liquor from Heathrow to Bangalore via Abu Dhabi

I am travelling to Bangalore via Abu Dhabi from London. Can i get liquor from duty free shop in Heathrow? Will it be confiscated in Abu Dhabi?
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Leisure/single long-visit visa Dubai

I'm in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on a visit visa. It was written in my visa the area is Dubai. I got a job in Abu Dhabi since I entered in this area of the UAE and they applied 3 times for a work visa. It was ...
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Shared taxi from Abu Dhabi to Dubai

Does anyone know of a shared taxi service for weekend round trips from Abu Dhabi to Dubai? Something for a daily commute from Dubai to Abu Dhabi would be helpful too. A private taxi would be AED 200-...
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What's the easiest (and ideally safest) way to get from Dubai to Abu Dhabi?

I shall be visiting and staying with some friends in Dubai, and want to take a day trip out to visit another group of friends in Abu Dhabi. Without hiring/driving a car, what's the easiest way to get ...
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Transit Visa of Abu dhabi to travel Dubai

I am Indian passport holder and If I get a 48 hours UAE transit visa from Etihad, for Abu dhabi airport. Can I go to Dubai Emirates for sight seeing and return back to Abu dhabi airport for travel to ...
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I arrive in Abu Dhabi at 1 am and have 9 hours layover, what is there to do at this time in the morning?

I will arrive at the airport around 1 am and I've got 9 hours to kill, or lets say 7 before I go back to the airport. What is there to do at this time in the morning?
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Al Dhabi Lounge (Plaza Premium lounge) Abu Dhabi breakfast at around 6:30 am?

Will there be food/breakfast at Al Dhabi in early morning? I hear the snacks are all day but breakfast has particular timings.
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Is it ok to hug in Abu Dhabi airport? [duplicate]

I’m visiting my girlfriend who moved to Abu Dhabi for work. Is it ok to hug when we meet at the airport or is it something we should avoid? We are not married and it’s my first time in UAE, so I ...
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Is renting with AirBnB in Abu- Dhabi safe?

Is renting in Abu Dhabi trough AirBnB safe for a family (i.e. renters)? I am mostly concerned if ladies can walk freely (unlike Saudia), and also is it safe for ladies travelling alone?
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Checking baggage to final destination on multiple-city booking

I have booked Moscow-Abu Dhabi-Cairo flights with Etihad Airlines. Both legs are in one booking. Both flights are 24 hours apart and were booked as multi-city. I planned to stay in UAE for a day but ...
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Do Sri Lankans need a transit visa for a 14-hour layover in Abu Dhabi?

I'm travelling from the USA to Sri Lanka via Abu Dhabi. I hold a Sri Lankan passport and I have a layover in Abu Dhabi for 14 hours and 30 minutes. I'm planning to remain inside the airport. Do I need ...
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Travelling to Abu Dhabi with a passport close to the expiration date

We are thinking of traveling to Abu Dhabi next month but I just realized my Italian passport will expire in three months. Is this a problem? I know in many countries you cannot go in with a passport ...
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Transit for Israeli passport holders in Abu Dhabi

Could I have a problem boarding an Alitalia and Etihad Airways flight with an Israeli passport if I pass through Abu Dhabi airport?
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Converting family visa (Abu Dhabi) to work visa (Dubai) without exiting the country [closed]

I’m currently staying and working in Dubai. Is it possible to convert my Abu Dhabi family visa (sponsored by spouse) to Dubai work visa without exiting Dubai?
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Transit at Bahrain for Indian Citizen

I have an Indian Passport with valid Schengen Visa. I booked my return flight from Hamburg to Delhi via kiwi.com. Now it's a long multi flight ticket - Hamburg (Pegasus) - Istanbul (Pegasus) - ...
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Can Mosques in the UAE be Visited by Non-Muslims?

Which mosques can be visited by non-Muslims in Abu Dhabi and Dubai? Are foreigners and non-Muslims restricted to certain times? What about certain dates? Are the different restrictions for visiting ...
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From Abu Dhabi airport to center of Dubai via public transport [closed]

What is considerably the best option (if any) to travel from Abu Dhabi International Airport to center of Dubai, if public transport is the only option (so: no taxi and no rent-a-car option)? I know ...
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Can I drop the connecting flight of an international multi-stop journey and board a flight to a different destination?

I have a ticket to Mumbai from Gdansk (Poland) via Abu Dhabi (Etihad airways). Can I go to Muscat instead of going Mumbai if I book one ticket from Abu Dhabi to Muscat (I have Oman Visa)?
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Any cab corporation accepting credit cards in Abu Dhabi and Dubai?

I'm located in one of Yas Island's hotels in Abu Dhabi. I took some taxi trips so far, but I was quite surprised that in such modern country (as I understand, UAE is) none of the taxis / taxi ...
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Is 7.5 hours between flights in Abu Dhabi enough to visit the city?

I found a couple of similar questions, but no one that really answered my question (e.g. Transiting in Abu Dhabi (UK passport) for 20 hours, is this itinerary possible?, Can I leave Abu Dhabi airport ...
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8 hours in Abu Dhabi [closed]

My 12 year old daughter and I have 8 hours between flights in Abu Dhabi in 2 weeks arriving at 5:45am. Is it worth leaving the airport to have a quick look around and what would people suggest?
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Do Bulgarians or Sri Lankans need transit visas for Serbia or Abu Dhabi?

I'm a Sri Lankan citizen with a Bulgarian wife and a Bulgarian residence card for family members. I work in Germany and so additionally have a German residence permit. My wife and I are going from ...
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Do I have to go through security twice when transferring between Terminals 1 and 3 at Abu Dhabi airport?

I am traveling from Beirut, Lebanon to Incheon, South Korea via Abu Dhabi. The itinerary says that I have to go from T1 to T3 for my transit. The maps I have downloaded say I have to go through ...
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What facilities do Etihad Airways offer for a long layover in Abu Dhabi?

I am travelling from Düsseldorf, Germany to Dhaka, Bangladesh by Etihad Airways. My transit is in Abu Dhabi and transit time is seven hours. Will I get any hotel room or any kind of facility? I ...
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14 hours layover at Abu dhabi [closed]

I'm flying Etihad Airways to Brisbane and I've a 14 hours layover at Abu dhabi from 7:30 am - 10:00 pm. Any suggestions on what to do with all that time. I do not need transit visa.
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Abu Dhabi to Muscat?

I will be traveling from Abu Dhabi to Muscat in February this year but I can't find any conclusive information as to whether direct connections (that are not flights) between the two cities exist and ...
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American woman getting Saudi visa in Abu Dhabi

I am traveling to Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia. My business associates in Saudi Arabia suggest that I pick up my visa for Saudi Arabia at the Saudi embassy in Abu Dhabi. I am an American female, 42 ...
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Sleeping options for ~9 hour stop over at Abu Dhabi International airport

A long trip I will be taking in the future has a stop over of approximately 9 hours at Abu Dhabi International airport, from about midnight through to 9am. Specifically I am interested in the best ...
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Can I leave Abu Dhabi airport while on a transit?

I am traveling from Pakistan to Bangkok on Etihad Airways. I have a transit at Abu Dhabi of 12 hours. Can I go out of the airport to spend the time in Abu Dhabi? I am holding a Pakistani passport. It ...
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Laptop with no battery at Abu Dhabi airport security check

I have a Lenovo X61T laptop that has no battery, and the power cable is broken and doesn't show the "charging" light on the laptop when I plug it in. I am traveling from Beirut, Lebanon to Incheon, ...
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Is a transit visa required at Abu Dhabi airport for South African citizens?

We are SA citizens traveling with Etihad Airlines. We have a 10 hour layover on our way back to SA from Thailand and I would like to book into one of the express hotels situated opposite the terminal ...