Abu Dhabi Airport Reviews
Abu Dhabi Airport Reviews
Abu Dhabi International Airport (Arabic: مطار أبو ظبي الدولي) (IATA: AUH, ICAO: OMAA) is an airport in Abu Dhabi emirate, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the world in terms of passengers (+34% in Q1:2008), new airline operators, and infrastructural development. The airport is now undergoing a AED 25 billion (US$6.8 billion) expansion. As of January 2012, 53 airlines offered service to 85 destinations in 49 countries.
The airport, about 25-30 kilometres from Abu Dhabi city, is the second largest in the UAE, serving over 12 million passengers in 2010. It has three operational passenger terminals – Terminal 1 and it is divided into Terminal 1A and Terminal 1B, Terminal 2, Terminal 3. Abu Dhabi International Airport is spread over an area of 60 square kilometres (15,000 acres). Its terminal spaces are dominated by Etihad Airways, which is the United Arab Emirates’ second largest air carrier after Emirates.
The new Terminal 3, a AED 1 billion (US$270 million) interim facility, was designed to allow for the airport’s passenger growth before the planned opening of the new Midfield Terminal on July 17, 2017. Used predominantly by Etihad Airways, the terminal boosted the airport’s seven million passenger per year capacity to 12 million. It also added 10 new gates, two of which are Airbus A380 compatible.
ATMs / Cash Machines – Available Landside and in the Transit Area. Location: Terminal 1, Terminal 1A, Terminal 2
Business Center – Offers telephone, fax and internet access. Location: Terminal 1 Transit Hall, in the Airport Hotel. Rate: AED 15 per 30 minutes
Car Rentals – Budget • Dollar • Europcar • Hertz • Thrifty • Payless. Location: SkyPark Plaza, opposite Terminal 3 – you can walk from Terminal 1 or 3 and take the inter-terminal shuttle from Terminal 2. Hours: open 24 hours
Children’s Play Area – Yes. Location: unknown.
Currency Exchange – There are 16 foreign exchange offices (Forex). Locations: Terminal 1 Arrivals Hall, Terminal 1 Departures Hall (Gate 1), Terminal 1 Transit Area (Gate 5 and 6), Terminal 2 Arrivals Hall, Terminal 2 Landside in the National Bank of Abu Dhabi. Hours: open 24 hours
Food / Restaurants – There are 24-hour food concessions at this airport. Names and locations are unknown.
Golf Course – Located a short drive (7 minutes) from the airport, the Al Ghazal Golf Course is considered one of the finest sand golf courses in the world. If you have a 3-5 hour transit, you can play 9 or 18 holes.
Information Desk – info not available
Luggage Storage / Lockers – info not available
Prayer Rooms – available in all terminals (landside and airside).
Showers – Showers are available in the Al Reem and Al Dhabi lounges.
Smoking Room – Designated smoking areas are located within the Transit and Satellite areas in the Smoking Room, Piano Bar and selected sections of cafes.
Internet – Free WiFi is available at the Abu Dhabi Airport. Connect to the “ADAC Free Wireless” network. Additionally, there are 50 free internet kiosks located in the Departure Lounges of all three terminals.
Airport opening hours:
Open 24 hours
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