Please note that some published services and schedules may be subject to change. If the idea is to spend the night in the public area, consider a plan B in case the stay inside the airport is only allowed for those who are about to board.
Spending the night at the airport
A very busy airport throughout the day and the night, it is relatively small for the amount of passengers going through it. Beyond that, there are a lot of stuff to do and visit. It is noisy and pretty cold, so have earplugs and warm clothes if you are going to spend the night inside the enclosure.
Where to rest: There are not many places for resting, but you can find reclinable chairs next to the boarding gates of Terminal 3. Another option (by paying or through a credit card that provides the service) is to use one of the VIP lounges, some of which are open 24 hours a day. However, keep in mind that the maximum stay is usually 4 hours. In Terminal 1, on the other hand, there is a hotel, and another alternative is linked to terminals 1 and 3.
Baggage: There is a luggage storage office in the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 1.
Eating and drinking: Options open around the clock inside the three terminals.
Restrooms: Showers inside the VIP lounges and next to gates 32 and 37.
Wi-Fi: Free and unlimited.
Other services available around the clock: ATMs, currency exchange bureaus, duty-free stores, prayer rooms, children's play area, medical clinic, pharmacies, baby changing facilities.
In the Departures area of Terminal 1 is situated the Abu Dhabi Airport Hotel. On the other hand, the Premier Inn Abu Dhabi International Airport has direct access to terminals 1 and 3. Some alternatives nearby are:
Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island (5.8 km/3.6 miles)
W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island (6.1 km/3.8 miles)
Centro Yas Island by Rotana (6.4 km/4 miles)
Yas Island Rotana Abu Dhabi (6.4 km/4 miles)
Staybridge Suites Yas Island Abu Dhabi (6.5 km/4 miles)