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Fly from Abu Dhabi to Cairo with Etihad Airways

Book flights from Abu Dhabi to Cairo to enjoy a seamless journey between these two vibrant and intriguing capitals.

Whether you’re admiring the Great Pyramids at the Giza Necropolis, immersing yourself in Cairo culture at the Khan el-Khalili bazaar or learning about the country at the Egyptian Museum, you’ll fall in love when you visit this spirited city.

AUH to CAI: flight facts

Flight time 4hrs 20mins

Our quickest direct flight from Abu Dhabi to Cairo takes around four hours and 20 minutes.

Flight distance 1,485 miles

A direct flight from Abu Dhabi to Cairo with Etihad is 1,485 miles (2,390 kilometres).

Your flight from Abu Dhabi to Cairo

Your journey from Abu Dhabi to Cairo will start at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) and take you over the Middle East.

You’ll fly west towards northeast Africa and land at Cairo International Airport (CAI).

*Number and location of stops may vary depending on the flight you select. Search for your flight to see what options are available.

Flying from Abu Dhabi to Cairo: FAQs

Which airport is closest to the pyramids in Egypt?

Cairo International Airport (CAI) is the closest airport to the iconic Giza pyramids. The pyramids are in the Governorate of Giza, part of the vast city of Cairo.

Visitors need to cross the River Nile to get from the airport to the pyramids, travelling through the city centre.

Is Cairo easy to get around?

The quickest and simplest way to get around Cairo is by metro train. On the road, Egypt’s capital can experience high volumes of traffic.

Built below the streets of Cairo, the metro network is highly efficient, clean and affordable. Buses and private taxis are also available, as is the Nile river taxi.

Top tips for Abu Dhabi to Cairo

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Explore the Great Pyramid

A few miles outside the centre of Cairo is the iconic Giza Necropolis. Just as no visit to Abu Dhabi is complete without visiting Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a trip to Egypt must include the pyramids – especially the Great Pyramid of Giza itself.

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Eat like an Egyptian

Shawarma is a popular snack in Abu Dhabi and Cairo alike. If you’re looking to sample more of the local cuisine, you’ll love the eateries of downtown Cairo. Enjoy moreish falafel and other traditional Egyptian dishes.

The best of Cairo

Discover more about incredible city of Cairo with our online magazine, Atlas.

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