Abu Dhabi International Airport

Tips if you’re waiting in transit for less than 4 hours
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All you need to know about your airport experience

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Less than 4 hours

You won’t run out of things to do if you have a wait of less than 4 hours between flights at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Will I need a UAE visa?

You won’t require a UAE transit visa if you are staying in the airport for a period of four hours or less.

What can I do?

  • Relax in a reclining seat designed specifically for your comfort during transit hours.
  • Take a refreshing shower, watch TV or enjoy 5-star food at the Al Reem Lounge or Al Dhabi Lounge, even if you’re not flying First or Business Class. Find out about what these lounges offer and their reasonable walk-in rates.
  • Check in to the Airport Hotel and catch up on lost sleep.
  • Browse a wide selection of international and Middle Eastern brands at Terminal 1 or Terminal 3’s world class Duty Free shops.
  • Buy your favourite magazine, newspaper or book and relax in a café. Browse our bookshops and restaurants here.
  • Enjoy the free WiFi connection available anywhere in the airport or make use of the free Internet kiosks.