Arriving in Dubai

Book your flights to Dubai with Etihad Airways and get ready to enjoy the exciting local fusion of tourist paradise and commercial hub.

Plan Your Dubai Holiday

The reasons to travel to Dubai are myriad and focus on primarily commerce and relaxation. People come for the desert, the extravagant collection of shopping malls, the souks, the golden beaches, the museums, the contemporary attractions and for Dubai’s reputation as “place to do business” in the Arabian Gulf. In 2010 Dubai was the 7th most visited city in the world.

The climate in Dubai is a subtropical desert with scattered humidity throughout the year. During the off-peak season, especially in July and August, temperatures swell and at times can exceed 45 degrees. Travellers seeking cheap hotels in Dubai should attempt to arrive during the off-peak season, but should be prepared for very warm temperatures. If you wish to experience the full range of diverse activities that are available, we recommend that you book your tickets to Dubai as soon as you can and travel in the peak season. We additionally advise that you consult our Deals section to find the best flight deals to Dubai all year-round.

Arrive in Dubai in just 45 minutes!

While we don’t fly direct to Dubai, getting there is quick and simple with our complimentary coach service from Abu Dhabi available to all Etihad Airways guests. If you are flying Diamond First Class or Pearl Business Class, you can either use our luxury Etihad Express coaches or book a chauffeur to take you to Dubai, absolutely free.

Flying from Colombo

Book your flights from Colombo to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and know that you will be entertained with all the latest interactive technology. With games, television shows and films, you won’t be short of things to do.

Major Airports in Colombo

Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) is the major airport in Colombo and is located 35 km north of the city. As the main hub airport for Sri Lanka it handles a large number of passengers. It is being redeveloped by local government, including the construction of an entirely new runway and the addition of a modern shopping mall and restaurants, as the popularity of Sri Lanka as a destination continues to rise.

Airport Transportation in Colombo

Buses to Bandaranaike International Airport are available every 15 minutes from the main bus station. These are operated by the airport itself. There is also public transportation from various points in the city. You can get a taxi to Bandaranaike International Airport, which are run by the airport’s own taxi service. Some of the taxis are air-conditioned and are available on request. There is no train to Bandaranaike International Airport but there is a station less than 1 km away from the airport.

Choose Etihad Airways, the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates, for flights from Colombo to Dubai on which you will be travelling in comfort and style. 

Etihad Office in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level 26, East Tower, World Trade Centre
Colombo 01
+94 11 4766500
cmbtkt@etihad.ae
8.30 am-5 pm (Mon-Fri), 9 am-1 pm (Sat & public holidays)

Etihad Offices in United Arab Emirates

Madinat Zayed
Ahmed Jumaa Al Za-aabee Bldg, Muroor Road
Opposite Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre
Ground Floor
+971 2 6177754
9 am - 9 pm (Sat - Thu)
Etihad Airways, Head Office - Abu Dhabi, UAE
P.O.Box 35566
Head Office, Khalifa City A
+971 2 511 0000
Abu Dhabi Mall
Etihad Airways
Ground Floor, East Tower
Abu Dhabi Mall
+971 2 644 4490
9 am-9 pm (Sat-Thu)
Armed Forces Officers Club
Armed Forces Officers Club
+971 2 4415226
9am-2pm and 5pm-8pm (Sat-Thu)
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Shk Tanoon Building, Zayed Bin Sultan Street
P.O. Box: 15555
+971 3 766 6100
aantkt@etihad.ae
09 am - 08 pm (Sat-Thu)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Chelsea Tower Apartment Building (Near Mashreq Bank)
Sheikh Zayed Road
P.O.Box 72522
N/A as the calls are transferred to the Global Call Center
dubaitkt@etihad.ae
9 am - 8 pm (Sat-Thu)
Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi Mall
Ground Floor
East Tower
Abu Dhabi Mall
+971 2 644 4490
ffang@etihad.ae
9 am - 9 pm (Sat - Thu)
Etihad Holidays shop, Al Wahda Mall
Al Wahda Mall
1st floor
Next to Dome Café
+971 2 443 7389
10 am - 10 pm (Sat - Fri)
Etihad Holidays shop, Marina Mall
Marina Mall
1st floor,
Snow Dome area
+971 2 617 0125
10 am - 10 pm (Sat - Fri)
Etihad Holidays shop, Khalidiya Mall
Khalidiya Mall
1st floor
Next to Lulu Entrance
+971 2 635 4955
10 am - 10 pm (Sat - Fri)
Etihad Holidays shop, Bawadi Mall
Bawadi Mall
Ground Floor,
Entrance 3 (Carrefour Entrance)
+971 3 784 0228
10 am - 10 pm (Sat - Fri)
Etihad Holidays shop, Dubai Marina Mall
Dubai Marina Mall
Promenade Level
+971 4 399 7956
10 am - 10 pm (Sat - Fri)
Etihad Holidays shop, Al Hilal Bank
Al Hilal Bank, Corniche
The Mall Branch,
Al Sahel Tower
+971 2 635 9916
9am - 5pm (Sun - Thu)
Etihad Plaza Retail Shop
Etihad Plaza Retail Shop
Block C11 Next to Mugg & Beans Coffee Shop
P.O. BOX 35566
00971 02 511 1966
avillaruz@etihad.ae
Saturday-Friday: 11:00AM -1900 PM