Amman is the capital city of Jordan, and it has a population of over 2.8 million. Serving this large population is the Queen Alia International Airport, located about 20 miles from the city center, and the Amman City Airport in East Amman. Cheap flights from Amman can be found using Orbitz.com, and international flights will likely depart from the Queen Alia Airport. The smaller Amman City Airport only handles military and domestic flights, with some routes available to nearby countries. Some of the air carriers operating out of the Queen Alia Airport include British Airways, Lufthansa, Royal Jordanian and Austrian Airlines.
Parking is available at the airport on both a short-term and long-term basis. The long-term car park is a guarded area off the access road, with space for 680 vehicles. Transportation is provided from the lot to the terminal by shuttle van every 10 minutes. There are four short-term parks available near the terminals.
Transportation to the airport is provided by taxi service or public bus service. The taxis are metered, with costs of around $28 for the approximately 25-minute ride from the city to the airport. The buses are considerably less costly, with fares of around $2 for the 35-minute ride from city center.
For those looking to have a meal before leaving on one of the available cheap flights from Amman, 32 North at the Grand Hyatt Amman serves a delicious breakfast buffet featuring omelets and waffles. For a more traditional meal, Diwan Shahrayar in the Le Royal Hotel Amman offers several traditional Arabic favorites.
Abu Dhabi International Airport is the main airport that serves the capital of the United Arab Emirates. It is located 21 miles southeast of the city and comprises three terminals with complimentary shuttle services between them. If you are looking to book cheap flights to Abu Dhabi, check Orbitz.com as it can search many airlines to find tickets that will fit your budget. Although terminal space in Abu Dhabi airport is dominated by Etihad Airways, over 30 airlines serve the airport, including Air Berlin and British Airways.
The public 901 bus runs every 40 minutes from the airport to the city center 24 hours a day. The bus fare is just 3 AED and the trip takes about 45 minutes. There are also metered taxis available outside Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. If you would like to drive, the six rental car companies operating from the airport are located in Skypark parking across from Terminal 3. You can book your rental car from Orbitz.com in advance at bargain rates for a fuss-free transit to the city upon arrival.
Abu Dhabi has a hot, arid climate. During the summer months from June through September, average high temperatures reach into the 100s. From November to March, temperatures are considerably lower with average highs in the 70s. There is very little precipitation with an average of just four inches per year.
Abu Dhabi is home to the world's largest indoor theme park, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, boasting the world's fastest roller coaster. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque offers tours for visitors to view its 82 domes, over 1,000 columns, gilded gold chandeliers and the world's largest hand-knotted carpet. The Emirates Palace hotel is also a famous Abu Dhabi landmark. If you are planning a trip to explore these marvels, check Orbitz.com for cheap flights to Abu Dhabi.
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