Information & Facts
Al Ghazal Taxis are readily available outside the arrivals hall
and rates are fixed for trips to the city centre, costing around 70
dirhams. The journey from the airport to Abu Dhabi takes
approximately 30 to 35 minutes.
There are many parking options at Abu Dhabi International
Airport: short-term parking is conveniently located near the
terminal and costs AED 10 per hour, daily parking is available for
rates ranging from AED 800 for four days to AED 1,190 for a week,
and long-term parking is charged at AED 120 per day (the long-term
lot is serviced by free shuttles to the terminals.
Car rental companies represented at the airport include Thrifty,
Avis, Budget and Europcar.
Taxis are readily available (rates are fixed for trips to the
city centre) while bus 901 goes to the city and stops outside
Arrivals at terminal 1 and 2. It operates on an hourly basis,
24-hours a day and a single ticket costs 3 dirhams. Limousine taxis
are located outside the Arrival halls of Terminals 1 and 2. Two
major companies operate from the airport, namely Fast and National
Taxi companies. CityHoppa runs shuttle vans and private cars from
the airport to Abu Dhabi city centre.
(0)2 575 7500 (Main switchboard).
The City Terminal offers a business centre with Internet access;
showers; ATMs; a duty free shop; restaurants and a VIP lounge.
First class and business class passengers can use the terminal for
free; economy class passenger fees range from 25 to 70 dirhams.
Facilities at the airport itself include duty free shops, a meet
and assist service, a VIP lounge, pharmacy, medical service, ATMs,
bureaux de change, restaurants and cafés, a business centre and
post office. Facilities for the disabled are good.
Arabic is the official language of the Emirates, but
English is widely used.
The currency of the United Arab Emirates is the Dirham (AED),
which is divided into 100 fils. There are no currency regulations
in the UAE and all major currencies are readily exchanged at banks
and large hotels. The Dirham is fixed against the US Dollar. The
best exchange rates are found at private moneychangers who operate
throughout the territory, particularly in the more popular souks
(markets) and shopping centres. Most major credit cards are
accepted, as are travellers cheques (best carried in US Dollars or
Pounds Sterling). ATMs are common throughout the UAE. Banking hours
are generally Saturday to Thursday from 8am to 1pm, but some are
also open between 4pm and 8.30pm.
Abu Dhabi Airport has a city terminal where passengers can check
in up to 12 hours before a flight, and then be shuttled to the
actual airport. The 3 terminals at the airport are within walking
distance of each other.
Local time in the UAE is GMT +4.