Here are some tips to keep your airport journey stress-free.
Before checking in for your flight, make sure you are not carrying:
- Bags belonging to other people
- Any items that do not belong to you
- Any items that are wrapped (eg. gifts) of which you have no knowledge of the contents.
All your checked baggage will be screened by airport security, so make sure that you haven't packed any prohibited items before checking in.
Tips for security checks after check-in
After you have checked in, you will pass through a security check-point before you enter passport control. This need not be a stressful experience. These tips will help you to be more prepared.
- If you’ve been drinking water/juice etc, throw the bottle away before you get to airport security, as you won’t be allowed to take it in with you.
- In line with international regulations, if you are taking liquids or gels in your hand luggage, remember that you may only take containers of 100ml or less, and they must all fit into a one litre resealable plastic bag. If you don’t comply with these regulations, your liquids could be confiscated. Read more about this in Luggage Regulations.
- All hand luggage will be X-ray screened and you will pass through a metal detector.
- You could be asked to place your mobile phone, keys and metal objects in a tray to go through the scanner, so make sure these are easily accessible, together with your liquids and gels.
- You will be asked to pull out your laptop to put through the scanner.
- You will probably be asked to remove your belt and shoes and possibly your jacket as well, before going through security. Wearing shoes that are easily removed will make things simpler for you.
- Pushchairs and walking aids will be X-ray screened.
- Wheelchairs will be thoroughly searched.
- If you are taking prescription medications or syringes with you, each item should be in its original container and you should carry the prescription with you.
As the first initiative of its kind in the UAE, Abu Dhabi International Airport now offers dedicated counters with automatic doors to allow for more discreet security checks in order to protect the diginity of our veiled female passengers.