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 Sao Paulo

The next time you need to fly from Sao Paulo Brazil, it is wise to rely on Etihad Airways. Thanks to top-quality service, every step of your trip will be a breeze, from the time you book your flight to the time you receive your luggage at your final destination.

Sao Paulo’s Major Airport

When flying out of Sao Paulo, a passenger will travel through the Guarulhos–Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport, GRU. Previously known as Cumbica Airport, the airport was renamed after the former Governor André Franco Montoro in 2001. A number of its amenities are shared with the São Paulo Air Force Base of the Brazilian Air Force.

When it comes to transporting passengers, aircraft operations, and cargo handling, the grand facility has been ranked Number One in Brazil. GRU is also the busiest airport in the nation. As an added bonus, the Tropic of Capricorn goes directly through the southern tip of the airport.

There are immediate plans to spend millions remodeling the Guarulhos International Airport in preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, as well as the Summer Olympics in 2016. The preparations include the construction of new taxiways, as well as constructing a new passenger terminal. The new terminal will add another 12 million passenger capacity to the 17 million that exists now. Meanwhile, the main runways will be widened to access the new Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-8. Even the parking terminals will be expanded.

Airport Transportation in Sao Paulo

When you need to get to Guarulhos International Airport, you can take the facility’s own highway. The Rodovia Hélio Smidt Highway connects GRU to two other main highways, Presidente Dutra Highway and Ayrton Senna Highway. A Guarulhos resident can easily access the Rodovia Hélio Smidt Highway from Monteiro Lobato Avenue.

A passenger can also take advantage of Airport Bus Service, as well as the taxi stands located outside of each terminal.

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

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