How to survive a long layover in Abu Dhabi
Where is Abu Dhabi?
Let’s talk about the Abu Dhabi International Airport
Do you need a Visa to explore Abu Dhabi?
There are ATMs in the Abu Dhabi International Airport
Taxis and transport in Abu Dhabi
What to do in Abu Dhabi with a 4-10 hour layover.
Go to the marina, look at expensive boats and drink coffee.
Drop some serious coin at Yas Mall
Is Abu Dhabi safe for female travellers?
If you’re looking for hotels in Abu Dhabi here’s a few simple options;
Treat yourself at the Emirate Palace Hotel Abu Dhabi
Super nice, clean and affordable options over in the city at Grand Millennium Al Wahda
Nice and close to the Abu Dhabi International Airport. Perk it’s really cheap!
What to wear when enjoying a layover in Abu Dhabi
It’s most likely going to be hot. Or super warm at the least. Which will be 110% different to the climate controlled conditions on the plane and in the airport. The UAE is, fashionably speaking a very conservative country. I’m sure by now you’ve got your flight outfit sorted. Most likely what you’re wearing on the flight will be acceptable, unless you wear elephant pants. In which case you’ll need to consider taking with you;
A small, yet useful backpack for all your things
I love the Kelty bags for this exact reason. Lots of pockets and a hidden laptop sleeve.
Comfortable travel shoes
TOMS are great for this. Easy to wear, super cute and when you buy a pair they donate a pair.
A nice, compact camera
The new-ish Cannon 740 supershot is perfect for photos of your coffees and the Mosque.
What was I expecting to experience in Abu Dhabi?
Would you do a long lay over in Abu Dhabi?
If you’re flying with Etihad you might be eligible to do an extended lay over, as in a few days, for no extra air fare. You might even get to take advantage of the airlines complimentary hotels. The best thing to do is check with the airline.
If you do end up having a shorter, not hotel layover let me know what you got up to.
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