Let a luxury Qatar Airways flight carry you to the fascinating emirate of Abu Dhabi, a destination that is steeped in history and culture and is brimming with magnificent architecture. Arrive ready to explore this amazing city after a 5-star journey where you can enjoy the latest in-flight entertainment and movies and delicious, freshly prepared cuisine. We can’t wait to welcome you on board our award-winning long haul service, with luxury flights from Johannesburg to Abu Dhabi with Qatar Airways.
Abu Dhabi is one of the largest emirates in the UAE and the federal capital. This vibrant city has lots to offer both tourists and business travellers including amazing cultural and historical landmarks, which include the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Mosque and the sun-soaked, waterfront Corniche. Alongside traditional attractions, Abu Dhabi offers a variety of modern, luxury experiences and is home to several upscale shopping malls and high-end hotels.
The Rainbow Nation’s capital is served by Johannesburg International Airport – an airport with a reputation for excellence. Also known as OR Tambo International Airport, it is named after Oliver Reginald Tambo, a leading anti-apartheid politician.
The airport, despite being the largest in South Africa, is friendly and efficient, offering visitors a pleasant and smooth departure point. Passengers flying from Johannesburg with Qatar Airways will find the process to be smooth, professional and quick, making the airport a great departure point for both business and leisure travellers.
Transportation and parking
Public transport to and from the airport is excellent. The high-speed Gautrain runs between the airport, Malboro and Sandton and takes between 10-15 minutes.
The Magic Bus operates regular services to and from Sun City and other major locations in the city. The airport Shuttle services Airport Link and EZ Shuttle provide door-to-door shuttle services from city destinations to the airport.
Official taxis operate from key locations in the city, with a journey time of approximately 30 minutes to the airport, depending on departure point and the traffic conditions (be aware that early morning and evening rush hour traffic in the city can be very congested, so if you are travelling during this period allow extra time for your journey).
There are plenty of car parks offering both short and long-term parking around the airport, including an underground facility as well as outdoor and covered areas. Bus links are available from the furthest car parks to the terminal.
Arriving at Johannesburg
Passengers flying from Johannesburg with Qatar Airways will depart from Terminal A. It is important to ensure that you arrive at the correct terminal, as there are currently six in operation at the airport.
Terminals A1 and A2 are for International passengers. Because of the size of the airport, it is important to allow plenty of time before your plane is due to depart, so ensure you arrive at the terminal at least two hours before your flight is due to depart.
Facilities and amenities
The airport has exceptionally good facilities, ranging from a large retail area and food court to conference and business facilities. Wireless internet access is available in international departure areas, and there is also an on-site post office and mobile phone hire available.
Food outlets include cafés and juice bars, steak houses and fast food restaurants, and a wide-ranging retail sector includes everything from travel accessories and luxury goods through to jewellery, clothing and Duty Free.
Book a flight to Abu Dhabi and you’ll discover one of the most forward-thinking and progressive cities in the Middle East. This powerhouse of culture and commerce offers visitors plenty of attractions, entertainment and sights to remember.
The real jewel in Abu Dhabi’s crown has to be the fabulous Sheikh Zayed Mosque, which was inspired by the principle of ‘uniting the world’ and was constructed by a truly international team of artisans, craftspeople and designers.
Book a flight to Abu Dhabi with Qatar Airways and you too can discover everything this city has to offer.
For families with young children, a visit to Khalifa Park makes a great day out, while a trip to Marina Island to see the tallest flagpole in the world should be on everyone’s ‘to do’ list.
Any trip to Abu Dhabi has to include a trip to Ferrari World, a centre dedicated to this iconic motor car.
The Corniche is part of Abu Dhabi's spectacular waterfront. This walkway stretches for 6 kilometres from the Breakwater near the Marina Shopping Mall to just outside Mina Zayed port.
The Heritage Village is a reminder of Abu Dhabi’s past as a simple fishing village. Replicas of traditional buildings, craft stalls and a beautiful sandy beach make this an interesting and pleasant change from the concrete and steel of downtown Abu Dhabi.
Flights to Abu Dhabi with Qatar Airways land at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure.
Before you fly to Abu Dhabi please check the visa and passport requirements.
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