Abu Dhabi Airport Guide to Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)

Terminals Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH)

Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH) is located about 30 km from Abu Dhabi city centre. Getting there takes about 25 minutes by car and a bit longer with public transport. AUH Airport has 3 passenger Terminals, Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 well connected through a Shuttle bus:


Terminal 1

This passenger terminal is divided in 2: Terminal 1A and Terminal 1B. It is a new passenger building with an Arrivals area (baggage area, passport control) and Departure area (check-in counters, security check) leading to the gate area, with concessions in the center and 5 gateways leading to Gates 2 - 12.

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Terminal 2

Has an entrance to the departure area, with ticketing & check-in counters, security check, duty-fre area, transit area, business class lounge and access to gates 23-25. The Arrivals area is located on the left of the entrance, with the passport control, prayer rooms and baggage area, and in front of it the passenger pickup area.

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Terminal 3

It has the Arrivals area with the gates 2-9, the Passport control, the baggage claim and on the Departures area two separate entrances: one for business class, the other to the ticketing & check-in counters, leading to the services and facilities area and the gate area E2-E9. 

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City Terminal

This is a very special service. Abu Dhabi counts with a City Terminal, which is basically a building in the Abu Dhabi downtown where passengers can do the check-in in advance if they wish so. The City Terminal disposes of lounges and transport services, and passengers who have made the check-in can arrive at Abu Dhabi Airport 1 hour before their flight.



Abu Dhabi Airport Terminals have a wide number of services and facilities. A part from several restaurants, cafeterias, dutty free shops, ATM’s, Currency exchange, Wifi access the airport offers many other services and facilities such as:

- Lost luggage
- Baggage Services
- Airport Lounges
- Parking services
- Prayer rooms
- Sleeping pods
- Smoking areas
- Showers
- VIP Terminal
- Fast track service
- Post office
- Spa
- Travel services
- VIP services
- Shopping Services

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