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Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)

مطار أبو ظبي الدولي (Abu Dhabi International Airport) is located 32 kilometers (20 mi) east of the capital of the United Arab Emirates. To reach the city of Abu Dhabi from the airport, travel west on Airport Road to Khaleej Al Arabi Street.

Operated by Abu Dhabi Airports Company, this facility is the country’s second largest airport after Dubai International Airport, and one of the fastest growing in the world. Currently, 37 airlines operate from here, serving over nine million passengers a year. Terminal 3, which opened in early 2009, has increased the airport’s capacity to over 12 million passengers a year. The IATA code for Abu Dhabi International Airport is AUH.

Transportation to City Center

Your options for getting to the city include a bus, taxi, and rental car. The bus is the cheapest option, while a taxi is the fastest.


Public bus route 901 departs from the arrivals halls of Terminals 1 and 2 about every hour. Air-conditioned buses take passengers to the city center 24 hours a day. The trip takes about 40 minutes and costs Dh3 (3 Dirhams). 

Etihad Airways provides its passengers free shuttle buses to the center of Abu Dhabi, as well as to Dubai. Several nearby hotels provide complimentary airport shuttles to their guests.


Taxi stands and limos are located outside the arrivals halls of Terminals 1 and 2. The trip into Abu Dhabi should cost about Dh70 to Dh80.

Car Rental

Look for car rental desks at Skypark Plaza, the Terminal 1 car park.

Budget www.budget-uae.com
Dollar www.dollaruae.com 
Europcar  www.europcar.com
Hertz  www.hertzuae.com
Payless www.paylesscar.com
Thrifty Car Rental www.thriftyuae.com

Airport Amenities

Cafés, snack bars, and fast food establishments throughout the airport offer a variety of dining choices. Shops sell books and newspapers, jewelry, clothing and accessories, perfume and cosmetics, sweets, gifts, and travel essentials. Information desks, ATMs, and six airport lounges are located throughout the airport. Additional facilities include: 

  • Post office: Terminal 1, ground floor
  • Fitness center: airport hotel
  • Business center: airport hotel
  • Medical clinic: Terminal 1, transit hall
  • Pharmacy: Terminal 1, ground floor
  • Nursing/infant care room: ladies’ washroom, Terminal 1, ground floor

Airport Hotels

Abu Dhabi Airport Hotel www.abudhabiairporthotel.com

Airport Contact Information

Abu Dhabi International Airport

PO Box 94449
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: [971] (2) 505 5555
Web: www.abudhabiairport.ae