Arriving in Riyadh

Book your flights to Riyadh and get ready to discover a way of life that it is truly unique to this part of the world and will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Plan Your Riyadh Holiday

Those who are lucky enough to travel to Riyadh will experience first-hand the lifestyle and culture of the city that has maintained its traditional way of life and yet attained a cosmopolitan character. Experience the desert on a tour of the dunes or even take part in dune bashing, carried out in 4x4 SUVs. Visit the Al-Dir’iyyah, once the home of Saudi royalty with stunning surroundings or for something a little more modern, visit Kingdom Centre, an architecturally impressive skyscraper.

Riyadh experiences some very hot days during the summer months and some extremely cold nights during the winters. Book your tickets to Riyadh avoiding these times of year if possible. Cheap hotels in Riyadh, however, are easier to find during these quieter times of the year. To ensure you get the flight you want, we recommend booking in advance and don’t forget that quality flights deals to Riyadh can be found in the Deals section of our website.

Flying from New Zealand

Book your flights from New Zealand to destinations all over the world with Etihad Airways to experience an outstanding service that addresses your every need.

Major Airports in New Zealand

International flights from New Zealand are available from the country’s largest airport, Auckland Airport (AKL). There are two passenger terminals, the Domestic Terminal and the International Terminal, with free bus services in-between and passenger parking. Many services are available, including foreign exchange and banking, medical services, and shops and restaurants.

From Christchurch, international flights leave Christchurch International Airport (CHC). The airport has two terminals; one on the ground level and the new level 1 terminal. Take advantage of the duty free and restaurants while you wait.

Airport Transportation in New Zealand

From Auckland, you have the option of taking a bus to Auckland Airport, which takes approximately 40 minutes from the city centre. There is no train to Auckland Airport, but you can take a taxi if you prefer. During morning or evening rush hours, be sure to allow at least an hour for travel.

You can take a taxi to Christchurch Airport and take advantage of the Drop-Off Zone on the ground floor. The airport is 12km from Christchurch City centre.

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Interested in Riyadh? Consider 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.

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