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About Abu Dhabi International Airport

Abu Dhabi International Airport, which was built in 1960 in the Al Bateen Region of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, was moved to its current location in 1982 with the development and growth of the city. When the expansion project initiated at the airport in 2005 was completed in 2009, the free trade zone and two new terminal buildings were opened. Abu Dhabi International Airport, which has succeeded in becoming one of the most modern airports of the world, hosts a trade center and a hotel. Every year, 26 million passengers fly from Abu Dhabi International Airport to 60 different countries on six continents.

Getting to the City Center from Abu Dhabi International Airport

Abu Dhabi International Airport is 30 kilometers east of the city center. You can easily reach the city center by shuttle bus, city bus or taxi. You can also rent a car from companies located in the city center and at the airport.

Airport Shuttle

Some airline companies flying to Abu Dhabi International Airport offer a free 24-hour shuttle service which you can benefit to go both to the airport and the city center.

City Bus

You can reach the city by taking buses A1, which depart from the airport every 40 minutes.

Taxi

Taxi is one of the alternatives that can be considered to reach the city. The most common means of transport in Abu Dhabi is taxi. However, since demand is high, you can wait for a long time under heat. Almost all the taxis accept credit cards. If you are traveling for business purposes, buying a voucher may be beneficial.

Car Rental

Renting a car is one of the most reasonable options for transportation in Abu Dhabi. Because the United Arab Emirates is a fortunate country in terms of oil reserves, oil prices are quite low. If you want to take advantage of this, it is possible to find many car rental offices in the city center and at the airport.

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2017
Getting to Abu Dhabi International Airport from the City Center

Abu Dhabi International Airport is 30 kilometers in the east of the city center. The city center is easily reached by shuttle, city bus or taxi. You can also rent a car from the offices of car rental companies located in the city center and at the airport.

Airport Shuttle

You can make benefit of the 24-hour shuttle service to go to the airport. You can easily get to the airport from the city center with services arranged according to flight departure times.

City Bus

In the United Arab Emirates, especially in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, public transport is quite inadequate. However, you can still try buses A1. You can use this option to get to the airport from the city center.

Taxi

The most common means of transportation in Abu Dhabi are taxis. Because of the inadequate public transportation, the public prefer the taxi. Taxi prices are also reasonable because the country is rich in oil reserves. You can consider the taxi option to reach the airport.

Private Car

It is one of the easiest ways to get to the airport. Abu Dhabi has wide, high standard urban roads. Traffic density is experienced at certain hours in the city center. You can easily reach the airport by connecting to the E20 and E22 motorway from the city center with your private car.

Airport Information

Abu Dhabi Airport offers you many options. If you like, you can spend your time in cafés and restaurants such as Mc Donalds, O'Brien's, Panapolis, Illy Espressamante or you can enjoy duty free shopping. You can evaluate your time in spa and massage rooms until your flight is up, and you can make your business negotiations in the exclusive VIP lounges.

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2017

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Which are the alternative airports to Abu Dhabi International Airport?

You can use Al Maktoum Intl. Airport as an alternative to Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Which airlines fly to Abu Dhabi International Airport?

Etihad Airways, Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, Qatar Airways, Egyptair, Gulf Air, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, Royal Jordanian, IndiGo, Wizz Air Malta, Pakistan International, Vistara, Air India, British Airways, Srilankan Airlines, Air India Express, Air France, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Kam Air, Turkish Airlines, Pegasus, Biman Bangladesh Airlines fly to Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Which airlines have direct flights from which cities to Abu Dhabi International Airport?

Etihad Airways, Egyptair, Royal Jordanian, Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, IndiGo organizes direct flights from the cities of Male, Cairo, Amman, Manila, Jeddah, Kuwait, Chennai, Sohag, Casablanca, Thiruvananthapuram, Tashkent, Kolkata, Kochi, Milan, Mumbai, Tbilisi, Kozhikode to Abu Dhabi International Airport.

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