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Abu Dhabi International Airport Code AUH

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LAT / LON 24°25'58"N / 54°39'3"E


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About Abu Dhabi International Airport Code

Abu Dhabi International Airport code is AUH. This IATA code is based on the name of the capital city Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) is situated at a height of 27 meters above sea level. 

About Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)

Located in the heart of the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi International Airport is a fine example of modern architecture bustling with unmatched luxuries and world-class amenities. It welcomes more than 20 million passengers every year making it the second largest airport in the United Arab Emirates after Dubai Airport. 

Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) came into existence after the country’s old airport (also known as Abu Dhabi International Airport) failed to keep up with the pace of an exponentially growing country. Since it was located on an island, it was hard to access for people from any part of the world. This is when Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the then ruler of Abu Dhabi, decided to build a new aviation hub. Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) is the only international airport in Abu Dhabi. 

This next-gen facility is flanked by two world-class runways and City Terminal with lounge and transport facilities. However, City Terminal closed its operations in 2019. Major airlines that operate from Abu Dhabi International Airport include Air Arabia, Air India, Air India Express, airBaltic, airblue, AnadoluJet, Azur Air, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, and EgyptAir.

The airport commenced its operations in 1982.

Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) Runway

Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) is serviced by two parallel asphalt runways: 13R/31L and 13L/31R. 

Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) Terminal

Spread across an area of over 8500 acres, Abu Dhabi International Airport has three passenger terminals: Terminal 1, Terminal 2, and Terminal 3. This facility has over 30 airlines operating to around 120 destinations in over 60 countries. 

Terminal 1

Terminal 1 is the oldest airport facility. It has both departure and arrival areas, jetbridges, check-in, arrival facilities, nine gates, and boarding gates. 

Terminal 2

Primarily used by low-cost carriers, this facility features 19 check-in counters and 3 boarding gates. 

Terminal 3

This is the newest airport terminal. It features duty-free shops and several food-court areas. 

City Terminal

There was a separate check-in facility for passengers called City Terminal at the city center. This facility has, however, closed. 

Nearest Airports to Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)

Bateen Airport : 29 km 

Dubai World Central – Al Maktoum International Airport : 97 km

Dubai International Airport : 135 km

Al Ain International Airport : 143 km

Sharjah International Airport : 153 km

Major Passenger Airlines Operating from Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)

Air Arabia

Air India 

Air India Express


Azur Air

Biman Bangladesh Airlines 


Etihad Airways


Gulf Air

Himalaya Airlines 



Kuwait Airways

Middle East Airlines 

Oman Air

Pakistan International Airlines 

Pegasus Airlines 

Qatar Airways 

Royal Jordanian



SriLankan Airlines

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
13R-31L 13,452 ft 148 ft Asphalt Yes
13L-31R 13,452 ft 197 ft Asphalt Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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