Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)
Situated 32 kilometers (20 miles) east of the United Arab Emirates’ capital, Abu Dhabi International Airport is the country’s only international airport. 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 world’s fastest growing. It offers more than 40 airlines providing service to over 120 destinations in more than 60 countries. Terminal 3, which opened in early 2009, has increased the airport’s capacity to over 12 million passengers a year.
IATA Code: AUH
ICAO Code: OMAA
Time Zone: Gulf Standard Time (GST); GMT/UTC +4 hours
Owner: Holding Company ADQ
Operator: Abu Dhabi Airports Company
Opened: January 2, 1982
Address: Airport Road, 38811 Abu Dhabi, UAE
Phone:  (2) 505 5555
A variety of retailers, restaurants, cafés, and snack bars provide options for shopping and dining. Additional amenities include:
- Post office;
- Fitness center;
- Conference facility;
- Medical clinic;
- Pharmacy; and
Two hotels are available at the airport: Aerotel and Premier Inn Hotel. Several others are within a short walk or drive from the airport.
Abu Dhabi Airport Hotel Guide
Premier Inn Hotel
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.
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.
Look for car rental desks at Skypark Plaza, the Terminal 1 car park.
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