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Abu Dhabi International Airport, opened in 1982, is one of the busiest in the United Arab Emirates. It operates with numerous international flights around the globe.
Official Website: abudhabiairport.ae
Number of Terminals - 3 - Terminals 1, 2 and 3, open 24 hours a day. A complimentary shuttle service travels between terminals 1 and 2 every 15 minutes. Terminal 3 is found next to Terminal 1.
Annual passenger traffic: 24.5 million passengers went through it in 2016.
Tel: +971 2505 5555. Information counters on the ground floor and level 1 of the terminals.
The airport is located 32 km (20 miles) to the southeast of Abu Dhabi.See Map
Car rental offices are located in Skypark Plaza, opposite Terminal 3, and operate 24 hours a day.
Avis (Tel +971 2599 8826 / 8827)
Budget (Tel +971 2575 8808)
Dollar (Tel +971 2599 8949)
Europcar (Tel +971 2599 8959)
Fast (Tel +971 2575 7137)
Hertz (Tel +971 8004 3789)
Payless (Tel +971 2599 8977)
Thrifty (Tel +971 2599 8989)
Bus - Line A1 (Tel +971 8008 8888) stops in all terminals and runs to Al Zahiyah, in the city centre, with a journey time of about 45 minutes. It departs every 40 min., 24 hours a day. Other stops include Zayed Sport City, Al Sarafat, Al Mushrif, Al Wahda and Al Danah. Other buses serving the airport are: 490 - Al Mafraq Hospital, Baniyas Court, Sultan Mosque, Al Yahar North Park, Souq, Tawam, UAE University, Al Jahli Park, Al Shiekha Slama Mosque, Al Ain; 211 - Al Rahba, Al Shahama, Al Bahya, Al Raha Beach, Shakhbout City, Mohamed Bin Zayed City, Dalma Mall; 240 - Al Rahba, Shahama, Al Bahya, Shwameikh, Baniyas, Al Mafraq, Al Wathba; X81 - Mussafah, Tarif, Ruwais.
On the other hand, Etihad Airways passengers benefit from courtesy transfers to and from Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al-Ain.
Timetables and fares
Taxi - Metered cabs available 24 hours a day outside the Arrivals Halls. The trip to downtown Abu Dhabi takes around 35-50 minutes. More information: Tel +971 600 535 353.
There are air-conditioned, multi-storey facilities located close to each terminal and connected through pedestrian walkways. All of them have short- and long-term spaces. At the curbside of terminals 1 and 3 there are also valet parking services, next to the Departure Halls (Tel +971 2505 2528). Rates
Inform your airline or travel agent about your particular needs at the time of your booking or at least 48 hours prior to your departure. The terminals are equipped with ramps, lifts and adapted toilets, and there are designated spaces in the parking lots. Taxis and electric vehicles for people with reduced mobility are also available.
Latest updates: June 17, 2019