Yes 7 to 8 hours is plenty of time to visit and have dinner in nearby
places, Also there is a recommendation from official Abu dhabi
Airport guide and places to see in short interval:
Because I have been an Etihad frequent Flyer for the past 4 years, ...
A UK passport is valid for a visa on arrival without cost - as stated plainly at the UAE Embassy website. You need to make sure you have a few blank pages (you'll get a stamp); and your passport is valid for more than 6 months.
Ferrari World is around 12 kilometers from the airport; travel time (depending on traffic) can take between 15 and 40 minutes. It ...
Preclearance can only be used when you are flying nonstop from the preclearance airport to the US. So you won't go through preclearance in Abu Dhabi. And Manchester doesn't have preclearance, so you will clear US immigration and customs when you arrive in Chicago.
I chose the sleeping pods to sleep for 5 hours! They were good but was disgusted that the price you pay doesn't include a blanket and a pillow! £8 for a blanket! We already paid £43 and thought we would get comfort. So if your thinking if the sleeping pod get a blanket and pillow off the plane because they put the air conditioning on so it's cold!!!!!
This link has options available from sleeping on the floor in T3 (probably not what you'd consider quality sleep) to lounges to conventional hotels.
Abu Dhabi Airport Hotel - Location: inside the airport - Terminal 1 Transit Hall, on the right side just after the Departure Immigration Hall. Day rooms are offered from 6am - 6pm.
I think I found the answer. Most airport has this facility where you can drop-off (store) your carry one and pick it up before flight. There is usually a fee for it.
This links is for Heathrow Airport 9 pounds/day
This link is for Abu Dhabi Airport 20 durham/day
Etihad states that they interline baggage with Turkish Airlines, among many others, so as long as you are on a single booking, your baggage will be transferred for you. You will not need to go through immigration or recheck your bags at AUH.
Yes I do believe it is, now that the situation there has improved. You are advised to present yourself at US Customs and Immigration at least sixty minutes before departure of your onward service.
No, you will arrive as a domestic flight. (In principle US Customs and Immigration have the power to inspect you again, but usually they will not.)
Not for an ...
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....
Yes, the carrier will protect you onto the next available flight. (I assume this was all booked on one ticket—that is to say, you paid for all flights at one time in a single transaction to form a single contract with the company.)
Again the carrier will accommodate you at their expense. Long delays at AUH pre-clearance were common until recently, so you are ...
The general rule is that you can expect your luggage to be checked in all the way if:
1) Same airline, same booking OR
2) Different airlines, same booking OR
3) Same airline, different bookings
To allay doubts, just call the airline(s).
I ended up with in a similar situation in Abu Dhabi last year. An earlier delayed flight had resulted in me missing my connection. The airline wouldn't provide a hotel room because it was day time, but my body clock was saying it was the middle of the night and I didn't want to adjust to Gulf time. The airport is pretty spacious, or seemed so last May, ...
If you bought the tickets together, then typically yes, the luggage will be transferred for you. If you bought the tickets separately from two different airlines, then typically no. If you are just changing planes within the same airline, always yes.
No, you won't need a transit visa, since your layover is under 24 hours.
National South Africa (ZA)
Transit United Arab Emirates (AE)
Destination South Africa (ZA)
TWOV (Transit Without Visa):
Visa required, except for Holders of confirmed onward tickets for a max. transit time of 24 hours.
You should be fine. Abu Dhabi is all one huge terminal connected internally. Transfer security and pre-clearance can sometimes be crowded and take a long time, but Etihad typically holds the departing flight in such cases to wait for people.
Because you clear immigration and customs in Abu Dhabi, the flight arrives into the U.S. as a domestic flight, so ...
Courtesy of Emirates, UAE's largest airline, and its Timatic tool, the information used by airlines for passenger entry requirements, you would be able to Transit Without Visa (added emphasis mine).
Destination - France (FR)
Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid for a ...
I just moved home from Abu Dhabi. It depends on what you're looking for. There are heaps of nice restaurants and shops. The best/cheapest way to do this is the Big Bus Tour. I know it sounds hokey, but it's the best way to get around town to lots of places.
Take a cab to Marina Mall (driver will know it), then you'll see lines of the big buses "City Tour". ...
I travelled in July-2017 and my transit time was 8 hrs 5 min.
There was No Visa needed. I stayed inside the terminal for the entire time.
DO NOT rely on Etihad agents as some of the agents told me that I needed a Visa if my stay is more than 8 hrs.