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Abu Dhabi International (AUH) Airport

Abu Dhabi International AUH Airport Overview

Abu Dhabi International Airport AUH - gateway to the Emirate of Abu Dhabi - is one of the world's fastest-growing airports in terms of passenger count and development of its infrastructure. The Airport's advanced CAT IIIB classification allows for safe landings during periods of dense fog. Skytrax has given Abu Dhabi Airport a 3-star rating, and World Airports awarded it "Best Middle East Airport " in 2012 & 2013.

AUH Airport is located 32 miles from the center of Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Three highways merge into E10 just before the airport approach: Highways 30, 2 and 8.

With two very long runways, and an estimated 16 million passengers served yearly,  Abu Dhabi International is hub for Etihad Airways, and is served by many other airlines, particularly Emirates, offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe. 
New international flights: Currently Jetway operates 18 weekly direct flights to Mumbai.  Kenya Airways offers 3 weekly flights to Nairobi.
New Domestic Flights: RAK Airways offers domestic flights to Ras Al Khaimah (RKT) Airport, while Rotana Jet offers flights to Al Ain (AAN) Airport.

On-Airport Hotels:  Abu Dhabi Airport Hotel' (tel. 971 (0)2 5757377; /fax 458) with 30 rooms & a small mosque is located inside Terminal 1 (right side, just after Departure Immigration Hall). Booking can be done at T1 or T2 ticket counters. Advantage: no need to go through passport control when transiting later to another flight.  Disadvantage: no hourly rates & fills up quickly.
The Premier Inn Hotel across from Terminal 3 has access to both Terminals 1 & 3, and offers meeting, entertainment & catering facilities.

Abu Dhabi International Airport has presently three passenger terminals - T1, T2 & T3.

Future Airport Developments: The new Terminal 3 is intended to be an interim terminal until the Midfield Terminal Complex (MTC), which is to become the Airport's center-piece and built between two runways, will be operational by 2017, cover 700,000 sq.meters, will double capacity from 15 to 30M passengers, and is to house Etihad Airlines..  The broader Midfield Complex will include cargo & catering facilities, utilities & related infrastructure.





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