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Fly from Shanghai to Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways

Book flights from Shanghai to Abu Dhabi with Etihad and travel from China’s central coast to the heart of the UAE’s dazzling capital.

Prepare for the trip of a lifetime when you visit. Start with unforgettable thrills at Yas Island, home of high-octane theme parks and the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix racing circuit. Then experience world-class art exhibitions and architecture at the unique Louvre Abu Dhabi. You can also relax with a chilled out stroll along the Corniche for amazing shore-side views.

PVG to AUH: flight facts

Flight time 9hrs 30mins

The shortest flight from Shanghai to Abu Dhabi takes around nine-and-a-half hours.

Flight distance 4,091 miles

A direct flight with Etihad from PVG to AUH covers 4,091 miles (6,584 kilometres).

Your flight from Shanghai to Abu Dhabi

Etihad’s Shanghai to Abu Dhabi flights take off from Pudong International Airport (PVG) and first head west over China. You’ll then continue past southern Asia, before crossing the Gulf of Oman and coming in to land at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), gateway to the magical UAE.

*Aircraft, cabins and services may vary by route and flight. You can check this when you search for your flight. This page was last updated Sept 2019.

Flying from Shanghai to Abu Dhabi: FAQs

How do I get from Abu Dhabi International Airport to the city?

Abu Dhabi International Airport is situated about 19 miles (30 kilometres) to the east of the city centre. Taxis can do the journey in around 20 to 30 minutes, while a bus ride will take you about 40 minutes, dependent on the traffic. Etihad’s own airport transfer services are the best option for new arrivals in the city.

What’s the weather like in Abu Dhabi?

Abu Dhabi is lucky enough to have a gloriously warm climate, with average temperatures reaching 35°C in July and August and 33°C in June and September. January and February are the coolest months, with an average temperature of 19°C. There is very little rainfall in Abu Dhabi, while December and January have the highest relative humidity.

Top tips for Shanghai to Abu Dhabi

mosque abu dhabi

Visit the stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

No trip from Shanghai to Abu Dhabi is complete without a visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. This landmark is a genuine sight to behold, with dozens of marble domes, hundreds of pillars and four minarets – or towers – that stand more than 350 feet tall. Visitors can take a free 45-minute guided tour. Prayer times change on a daily basis. When you visit, remember to dress respectfully and modestly.

inside the lourve in abu dhabi

See artistic treasures

If you enjoy visits to Shanghai’s China Art Museum, you’ll love the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Its galleries are home to a spectacular collection of artwork, from ancient Egyptian statues to paintings by Picasso. The museum building itself is another guaranteed talking point, having been designed by renowned architect Jean Nouvel. You’ll find this attraction in Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Cultural District.

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