Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Abu Dhabi to Dubai
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The average direct flight takes 9h 35m, covering a distance of 116 km.
There are 14 (direct) flights between Abu Dhabi and Dubai per week, averaging 2 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Air India (AED 779) and Multiple Airlines (AED 782), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Air India (AED 1,418) and Multiple Airlines (AED 1,532).
Nepal Airlines (2 times daily) is the most frequent flyer on this route.
From Abu Dhabi to Dubai, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Dubai back to Abu Dhabi , the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Saturday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Abu Dhabi you will be using Abu Dhabi Intl, often referred to as Abu Dhabi Airport. You will be landing at Dubai Intl, also known as Dubai Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Loaded passengers quickly with so many issues at the airport"
Cons: "No thought to seating and how they change and scatter families in different places not too far from each other. Plus seats were confirmed."
Cons: "Veg Biryani instead of pasta plz"
Cons: "It was too hot in the cabin. The flight attendants were mostly inattentive. At one point three of them were feeding a baby to the exclusion of all of their duties to the rest of the passengers."
Pros: "On the 15th. Nov during my flight to India, I have made an online check in though did not receive an e ticket. I arrived the airport 70 min before the flight. The crew on the check in counter refused to issue me a ticket and insisted that I have missed my plane abd I need to purchase a new ticket. They even refused to check if I have made an online chick in. The gulf air online system, did not show me that I have made an online checkin. Unfortunately, the problem was solved by asking someone who work in the airport ( not gulf airlines representative) to check if I have made and online check in and to issue me a ticket to pass through the security control"
Pros: "I' not sure which flight this relates to. I've taken economy and business class and clearly the business class is better but economy is fine. The crew were good in both classes and whilst the food in business was better I didn't have a problem in economy either."
Cons: "Check in was fine and very friendly but boarding could be better particularly in business. At Heathrow it was a bit chaotic as all classes seemed to be mixed up so it was difficult for priority passengers such as disabled to get through everyone crowded up to the desks and the same applied for business class as well. The IFE wasn't too bad but it could be better. Bahrain airport is a mess and the boarding gates seem to be more like corridors with seats in them so it's difficult again when they call for business class passengers as unless you are already at the front you have to try to work your way through. I believe the airport is being rebuilt. If so then things will probably improve. I'm not sure why there needs to be 2 security checks within a few yards of each other when transiting between flights. they don't have this problem in Doha."
Cons: "Not lied to me about my extra being payed from Bahrain to Kenya because it was only payed to Dubai which is now causing me a lot of stress my flight from Dubai to Nairobi was cancelled while i was there without my knowledge"
Pros: "Wheel service was excellent"
Pros: "Pleasant crew."
Cons: "Need better food"
Cons: "Return flights delayed. Delay same as flight time so not great."
Cons: "the bouth"
Pros: "Clean airplane and friendly crew"
Cons: "No Problem"
Pros: "Friendly and helpful flight crew Good food Free movies to warch"
Pros: "The plane was super new and the flight was smooth and really great. The food was yummie."
Cons: "My luggage did not arrive at the airport in Istnabul and I hope I will get it back."
Pros: "Food was pretty good"
Cons: "The aircraft left an hr late with passengers waiting on board ..no alcohol on the flight which to be fair I knew was their policy..Then they couldnt get the doors open at the destination Airport leaving us onboard for 45 minuutes at the gate..I also found the cabin unbearably hot with no individual air con controls..the crew were also nowhere to be seen most of the flight so had to get up frequently for water and inconveniencing the passenger next to me"
Cons: "Have to wait along time to get the tickets of the connection"
Cons: "Bahrain airport"
Pros: "Crew were very friendly, aircraft were very comfortable compared to other economic airway companies"
Cons: "Bahrain airport,"
Pros: "Service. Crew - the on board "chef" was particularly attentive."
Cons: "IFE very limited. Take a good book - or two. Old A330, but well maintained."
Pros: "The flight was on time and everyone from the ground crew to cabin crew were making sure to secure an on time performance. Checking in and boarding was swift. The flight was short and sweet. De-boarding was quick and taken back to the terminal in a bus."
Cons: "The cabin crew looked sad. Not a single one of them had a smile on their face. There was no welcome when I got on the aircraft, I was not woken up for food and was not asked later if I wanted something to eat."
Pros: "Excellent new Dreamliner. Seat very comfortable"
Cons: "Extremely poor movie/TV choices Crew didn't smile much!"
Pros: "The crew are amazing and very needful if asked"
Cons: "The chairs are old and not comfortable at all. The entertainment system does not work well (Sound) and not clear. The head phones are old and the crew collect them way before landing"
Pros: "how convenient it is"
Pros: "The price was excellent, the (A330) plane was in good clean condition, they provided with blankets, pillows and headphones. The food was better than most airlines I have travelled on and the entertainment was okay but not as good I would have wanted. Overall, I would say 4 stars all round."
Cons: "Entertainment could have had more on offer, the plane was generally cold, an on-board wifi on their major (A330) planes would have been helpful and upgrades to their short haul planes would be good too."
Cons: "Food was not so great. Could have been better"
Cons: "There was some delay."
Cons: "No communication with passengers about flight delay and subsequent change. We were told the plane would wait for us, but found out they had left with half the flight being left stranded. Awesome."
Pros: "Speed of the boarding pass counters. And the price."
Cons: "The plane seats are really bad"
Pros: "Bording was ok."
Cons: "Too much security checks"
Pros: "People, culture and peace"
Cons: "Traffic and crowd"
Pros: "Everyone was professional and helpful"
Cons: "Paying for the weight of each bag instead of the free 2 bag international allowance was absurd."
Pros: "Service and comfort"
Cons: "Paying for the weight of each bag instead of the free 2 bag international allowance was absurd."
Cons: "The Food choices"
Pros: "Food and the crew"
Cons: "The air sucks in the flight"
Pros: "More movies And good food Pls have working charges of iPhone on Bahrain airport"
Pros: "The air hostess"
Cons: "The delay"
Pros: "The flight attendants were very polite, service was great. The plane was very clean and movie selection was good as well. Lots of leg room as well, I enjoyed my flight."
Pros: "Gap between both flights was tight.But very helpful ground crew & flight crew"
Cons: "The journey was too short to give any proper rating"
Pros: "Every thing"
Pros: "i like the smile of the staff"
Cons: "The flight delayed for more than two our. I bought another ticket (one way) to manamah with Oman Air for $230. I called gulfair to refund the ticket but they asked me to contact Kayak. Please do the nessasry Regards Fahad"
Pros: "Everything went well."
Pros: "Great staff and service. Non-pretentious unlike other tegional carriers!"
Pros: "كانت رحلة عادية سعرها غال جدا بالمقارنةبالخدمة المقدمة و المسافة و الزمن للرحلة"
Cons: "Flight was overbooked and I was forced to delay 24hrs for the next available seat."
Pros: "I Had best filght gulf air"
Cons: "I dont have visa but i have best experiance in your country"
Pros: "Timing and service"
Cons: "Everything about the flight"
Pros: "On time flying, entertainment"
Cons: "The custurd sandwich, they could have just simply serve cheddar cheese sandwich. He kids meal was very good though"
Cons: "They rejected my Covid test, even though I was negative, what a sham"
Pros: "Flight timings were perfect , crew was friendly"
Cons: "Boarding was slow and not easy"
Pros: "Clean airpot"
Cons: "Difficult to board at Multan"
Pros: "on time"
Cons: "limited seat space"
Pros: "New Isb Airport"
Cons: "PIA Plane and staff hospitality Food was old Seats were torn and no comfort No multimedia No Internet No AC was on whilst plane was still on runway"
Pros: "The food entertainment professionalism extre ordinary crew members"
Pros: "The only airline has direct flight to Kuala Lumpur and Dhaka"
Cons: "Very old air plain, not clean very dirty , no entertainment whatsoever , extremely low class service."
Pros: "Short flgiht"
Cons: "Old Plane and running late -poor facilities at airports"
Pros: "For a domestic flight from Karachi to Lahore, they use a 9-seater row. Good from check in to arrival, baggage out within 5 minutes."
Cons: "No online checkin. BEWARE: flight from a mid-sized domestic city (750k population) had its flight cancelled - I got no notice (Kayak sent me an alert), no offer to rebook, and they couldn’t even handle a refund. Crazy"
Cons: "PIA needs to have a lounge after security at Karachi airport and different boarding times so business class passengers are not waiting in the queue to board and get to seats. Crew was downright rude at times. I was travelling with a 2 year old who was not badly behaved and yet instead of helping or asking if I needed anything, the crew behaved as if they were doing me a great favour when asked for something."
Pros: "Crew service was good enough."
Cons: "Boarding service was just rubbish."
Cons: "Food wasn't as expected"
Cons: "At Washington Dulles airport the whole staff was really rude and unprofessional. I had only one hand carry and it was 9 kg. I requested them that I can buy a bag and can divide the stuff in two bags. But supervisor who seemed Indian was really racist and he kept insisting that we are flying in 5 minutes. Either you have to pay penalty for this hand carry or you can cancel your flight. I have never ever seen this kind of behavior from anyone specially from a supervisor. I ended up paying $300 extra for only 2 kg extra weight in my hand carry. I would recommend my whole family and friends not to choose this airline anymore."
Cons: "There was no information given that pia does not have online check in. The food was horrible on pia. The connecting flight had no vegetarian option for people with dietary restrictions.9"
Cons: "Had I known that the second segment of the flight is Pakistan international airlines I would have never booked the flight on kayak. Very dangerous and third class airline. The sight should clearly show all the details when u search for the flights. As it was showing all flights on Etihad. Will never make reservation on kayak again"
Pros: "less crowd"
Pros: "Crew was courteous and food was good. Plane was clean."
Cons: "The checkin process at the Lahore Airport was horrific. Probably won't fly out of there again. The queues were a joke. Most passengers were cutting queues with the help of officials they had bribed. Shockingly one airport staff member checked in five passengers in front of me who weren't even At the airport. This lot was issued boarding passes and luggage tags without a problems. An immigration officer also stamped their passports without a question. No wonder Pakistan is and will always be a third world country. Despite the excessive airline and airport staff the simple process took me over an hour. I only got my turn after arguing and pleading my case with the airline staff repeatedly. Seriously this is the worst airport to fly out off!! You have been warned. Use Lahore airport at your own risk!!"
Cons: "Disembarked through stairs despite tunnel available, seems the front gates of plane did not open. Also they transported the passengers in normal coasters not through airport bus"
Pros: "I like the comfartability of flight"
Cons: "everythimg was good"
Cons: "Social distancing no middle seat precautions"
Pros: "Crew were excellent"
Cons: "Though I paid extra baggage charges at JFK , traveling all the way to Ranchi. At Delhi I was asked again to pay for the baggage, I had to call the supervisor to stress my point, even after showing the receipt which had stamped as 'IXR' for Ranchi"
Pros: "The seat could have been bit more spacious. The ground staff at New York were not cooperative."
Cons: "In flight crew needs to learn some manner not all but few crews were rude."
Pros: "It was a nice flight, everything went well good food , service"
Pros: "Friendly crew. Good food! We left in time and arrived early!"
Cons: "Chair backs leaned way back making it hard for the person behind. Touch screens and options on chairback screens dodn’t work great."
Cons: "Entertainment system was not working throughout the flight"
Pros: "Crew and food were good. Toilets were clean. No complaints"
Cons: "Headphones were not working properly."
Cons: "1. Had to check out baggage in Delhi, instead of through checkin to final destination 2. one of the baggage was lost 3. took 45 mins to check in at the air india counter for seating and my seat was separate from my child 4. audio was not working for the entertainment"
Cons: "Air India randomly reassigned seats that we had selected while booking. Even after paying for new seat assignment (we were traveling with young kids so wanted to be together), they did not assign us the new seats due to a ‘system glitch’. My wife spent upwards of 3 hrs on phone for such a simple task. Very bad!!!"
Pros: "Nothing is organized and over all very worse airline experience. No respect to customers"
Cons: "Almost everything I disliked. Crew were not accommodating and helpful. Need better service training on how to treat customers."
Pros: "The landing was good"
Cons: "Dirty plane, dirty blankets, entertainment system didn't work on most seats.... The crew couldn't be bothered..."
Pros: "Staff was doing their job dutifully! Arrival at Chicago quite convenient."
Cons: "Unless AirIndia improves it’s carrier it’s question of time! >50% TVs were nonfunctional! Seat covers are torn at places! Food just ok but ordinary! Overall, one is unimpressed!"
Pros: "Fast check in and arrival on time."
Cons: "No entertainment."
Cons: "Crew folks are like bus conductors, bad food, screens dont work, seats not clean, junk in front pouches."
Pros: "Meals are hot are sumptuous"
Cons: "I have flown several times lately on AirIndia. One of the Toilets in the back of the plane has been perpetually out of service. You then have to cross over the pantry area to go to the other side to use the other toilet. Is there ever an attempt to fix it ? I wonder."
Cons: "My screen did not work even after repeated restarts"
Pros: "crew was friendly"
Cons: "Boarding was not good, 2 1/2 hour boarding delay and there were not apologetic, the plane was not good, maintained in poor conditions, food was mediocre, remote controls for TV was not working and crew did not do anything about it."
Pros: "Service ...the tall clean shaven gentleman was very courteous and patient...even with people who behaved over entitled and over demanding..."
Cons: "-plane is aged -one curved long nose (diamond stud pierced) lady stewardess was oversmart and deliberately skipped two rows without offering coffee. Very inconsiderate and eventually her peers had to take care of that when they actually came to collect cups! -lady announcer could not announce landing properly twice! Could not read basic English at all!"
Pros: "Food and in flight service on Delhi-JFK sector"
Cons: "All others"
Cons: "Entertainment system wasn’t operational. Spent 14 hours flight without any entertainment system"
Pros: "Food was good and everything was on time."
Cons: "Food was good and the service is mediocre. Flight crew did not bother to check with us for anything. They did not bother to answer any questions. Their interactions were borderline rude. Three of us Travelled together and in flight entertainment was broke for all three monitors. One of the food trays was broken and it was circus trying to eat all the stuff in our lap. Flight crew didn't bother to help and neither did they give us any extra time to finish our meals."
Cons: "Poor customer service, non working entertainment systems, no one care when complained."
Cons: "Entertainment system was down for 90% of the passengers. The aircraft was very old and some of the seats were held together by duct tape !! The staff was polite but quite inept at hospitality. Will not be flying air India"
Pros: "Food was really good!"
Cons: "Seats not comfortable and again a broken tray table!"
Cons: "1) At the check in I requested to add my frequent flier miles to my account and gave my card as well. Still she could not do that. after that I asked whilr back to NY, nobody could help me. 2) My seat # was different from the one i requested. staff is not courteous. 3) Air hostess first make arrangement for their resting place in Bussiness class seats and eat before serving to the customers. Very poor service"
Pros: "The service."
Pros: "The flight was on time. I didnt lose any bags."
Cons: "Everything else. Entertainment system was not working, food was ok. Old , filthy seat covers. Cabin started to give you a feeling that you are flying in a trash bin after a few hours into the journey. Not many options for drinks. Crew non attentive and callous. It really needs a facelift considering it is representing the country in some ways when operating abroad."
Pros: "On time travel."
Cons: "Hygiene condition of aircraft."
Pros: "There were no line no priority during boarding from Abu Dhabi also most people have difficulty during up and down by stair, no jetway."
Pros: "Everything seemed to work out. Boarding and service was efficient... Plane though a bit older 777-300ER, was still Pleasant enough."
Cons: "Lunch, supper and pre-landing snack served. Bit better than United direct flight. Food was decent and Service was efficient. The staff was polite."
Pros: "Service was good. Plane was on time with no issues."
Cons: "Plane is too old with seats cracks and some entertainment systems not working. Seats don’t recline easily."
Pros: "I like the food , the crew was good"
Cons: "Screen was not working"
Pros: "Needed more frequency of food and juice"
Cons: "There was a technical snag and delayed the flight by 2.30 hrs. Reached late by that much time. It was bad"
Cons: "bad service as usual"
Cons: "Tv was not working. Even after buzzing 25times for assistance crew doesn't come. Crew not courteous. Crew are seen only during meal time."
Pros: "Flight was on time. I saved almost 12 hours in travel time."
Cons: "Checking and baggage drop off took 2 hours at Delhi airport. I would have missed the flight if not helped by airport staff. There server was down. They issue boarding pass at one counter and do baggage check in at another. You have carry your bags to get them scanned. Airlines staff at airport were so slow as if they had no clue what they had to do."
Cons: "Schedule and timing of flight"
Pros: "Courteous crew"
Cons: "Being told the wrong gate by the Air India staff in the air India lounge. Flight was delayed also!"
Pros: "Service good"
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "Service was very good"
Cons: "Trays are broken"
Cons: "Food Tv was broken Boarding strategy was poor Flight wAs 5h late"
Pros: "Food was okay not that great this time. Flight attendant was nice & helpful. Media operations & entertainment was good."
Cons: "Bathrooms were not cleaned. Customers messed them up and there was flood in the bathroom which was not cleaned."
Pros: "Inflight crew was very professional and helpful."
Cons: "1. Flight going over was late - approx. six hours in the plane before it took off - that is understandable if there are technical problems. However, the flight coming back was late too and this was not communicated to the passengers in the waiting area. Waiting area @ gate 66 terminal 2 Mumbai airport was extremely cold. There were older folks & little kids trying to stay warm - nothing was done about this inspite of communicating it to the staff . 2. Flight from Mumbai to Newark - one bathroom was out of order from the time the flight took off. Another bathroom was totally trashed with paper & paper balls and water on the floor - wanted to take a picture and send it to higher authorities. Entertainment - map application was not working. Streaming movies/shows was constantly interrupted."
Pros: "Courtesy and crew."
Cons: "Plane interior not in a state of good repair. Seats are busted. Entertainment system did not work and couldn't watch movies or shows. Reading lights were out. Bathroom supplies ran out. Food was very poorly furnished and bread provided was cold."
Cons: "Bad service and seats. Very uncomfortable with seats/desks broken."
Cons: "No through check in. We weren't allowed to transfer internally and were diverted to the external check in counter and even there the flight was "not yet open" which meant we had to sit around for a while for the flight to open so we could check in !!!!!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed"
Cons: "What a smelly plane! Clean it!"
Pros: "Poor crew service"
Cons: "Handling customer boarding process better"
Cons: "Food is disgusting, take off was terrible (not sure if was pilot or just a super old and terrible plane). They decided to go through all of our bags again as we went up stairs to board the plane. Of my hundreds of flights I have never seen something this idiotic and redundant. Completely ridiculous to open up every single passenger’s bag before allowing them to take their seat. And this happened an hour AFTER departure time, making me and half the plane miss connecting flights. Never book through them, pay the extra to save yourself the headache. They didn’t care that they made us spend an extra $1000 to rebook international flights, just a “we understand this inconveniences you” completely ridiculous."
Pros: "Most things went smoothly. Crew was friendly."
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable."
Pros: "Absolutely horrible! The airline canceled my flight and would not refund my money. My credit card company is disputing it now. I’ll never use this airline again and recommend you do the same..."
Cons: "They canceled my flight and kept my money!"
Pros: "I got the emergency exit door seat which I feel very comfortable. Departure on time, Arrival on early than scheduled."
Cons: "First of all, The ground staff not having proper coordination at Doha Air Port. Safety induction very Poor, all demo equipment's was dirty and damaged. Another seat not really that good. Compare to other International flight this one extremely POOR. No Quality food, No Entertainment. The ONLY Flight not recommended for international travel. AIR INDIA is ok for travel."
Cons: "not satisfactory from any angel!"
Cons: "Boarding wasn't comfortable"
Airlines flying from Abu Dhabi to Dubai have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Abu Dhabi to Dubai
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Abu Dhabi to Dubai
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Abu Dhabi to Dubai
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Abu Dhabi to Dubai
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