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Welcome to Abu Dhabi Airport

The airport is 20 miles (32km) east of Abu Dhabi.

Information & Facts

Airport Taxis

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.

Car Parking

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

Car rental companies represented at the airport include Thrifty, Avis, Budget and Europcar.

City Transfers

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).

Departure Tax
30 dirhams.

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.

Terminal Transfers

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.
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