Abu Dhabi airport: Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)

Abu Dhabi International Airport

Abu Dhabi Airport has three terminals connected by shuttle busses. In 2012 a new terminal, situated between the two runways and therefore called the Midfield Terminal, will be operational.

Airport codes

IATA airport code: AUH
ICAO airport code: OMAA


Local transport


There's no train connection with Abu Dhabi Airport.

Car and bus

Abu Dhabi Airport is situated 32 kilometers east of the city center. The airport is easily accessible by rental car. From the city three roads lead in the direction of the airport: Khaleej Al Arabi (road number 30), Sheikh Rashid Al Maktoum Street (road number 2) and Salam Street (road number 8). The way to the airport is clearly signposted along all these roads.

The regular bus service 901 leaves every 40 minutes from the airport to Abu Dhabi. A ticket costs 3 dirham and the bus takes about 5 quarters of an hour to reach the terminus near the old fish market on Al Nasr Street.

There are also express busses from Etihad Airways to Dubai, Al Ain and Sharjah. These busses are free for those travelling with Etihad Airways.

Car rental Abu Dhabi Airport

You can find the counter for car rental companies in Skypark Plaza opposite Terminal 3. Six rental companies are present at Abu Dhabi Airport: Budget, Dollar, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Payless. You can also book a rental car in advance using the service provided by EasyTerra; they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.


Outside the Arrivals hall there are many taxis of two companies, Fast and National. Both charge a fixed rate for a trip to Abu Dhabi and other destinations. Count about 70 dirham for a trip to Abu Dhabi; travel time takes well over 30 minutes.

Airport Parking

Parking lots and the Sky Park parking garage for short to medium-term parking (max. 7 days) can be found outside Terminals 1 and 3. If you want to park your car at the airport for more than 7 days you are referred to the parking lot near Terminal 2.




On the airport grounds lies the Abu Dhabi International Airport Hotel (Tel. +971(0)2 575 7377). It's a small hotel (30 rooms), but equipped with all facilities, including a restaurant, children's playroom, sauna, fitness center and a business center. There are no other hotels near the airport; the nearest hotels are in Abu Dhabi, including Al Maha Rotana Suites (Tel. +971(0)2 610 6666), Grand Continental Flamingo Hotel (Tel. +971(0)2 690 4000) and Le Meridien Abu Dhabi (Tel. 971(0)2 644 6666). For more hotels and to book online, you can go to Booking.com. They offer a large range of hotels at competitive internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

At Abu Dhabi Airport there are various places to eat and drink. The restaurants offer Arab and international dishes. There's also a large shopping center where you can find duty-free shops as well as many specialized shops, ranging from Arab souvenirs and specialties to international designer brands.


In the Arrivals Hall you can find lockers and a counter to deposit baggage. Near the baggage claim area there's a counter for lost and found items (Tel. +971(0)2 505 2771).


In all terminals you can find information desks for inquiries about the airport, flight schedules and airport services. You can also ask questions to employees walking around. The Tourist Office has a counter in the Arrivals Hall.


The business center of the Abu Dhabi Airport Hotel offers basic facilities such as faxing, copying and internet access. To rent meeting space or conference rooms you have to turn to the nearby Abu Dhabi Airport Golf Club (Tel. +971(0)2 575 8040) or the hotels in Abu Dhabi (see Hotels). Abu Dhabi Airport also has four VIP lounges (plus two lounges only open to important guests or upon request). 

Disabled facilities

Abu Dhabi Airport has excellent accessibility for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps, adapted elevators and toilets, and also low-hanging telephones. For assistance call +971(0)2 575 7466.

Other services

You can find banks, exchange offices and ATM's scattered around the terminals. There's a First Aid station in Terminal 1 (Tel. +971(0)2 5053661). There's also a small mosque in the Airport Hotel.




Abu Dhabi International Airport
P.O. Box 20
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +971(0)2 505 5555
Fax:  +971(0)2 575 8300
Email: via contact form

Airport codes

IATA airport code: AUH
ICAO airport code: OMAA