Abu Dhabi International Airport

How and where to collect or drop off passengers
Passenger Guide

All you need to know about your airport experience

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Pick-Up and Drop-Off

Finding your way to the airport

Download a road map on the directions & maps page.

Where do I drop off a departing passenger?

If you know the passenger’s airline, class of travel and terminal of departure, find out the correct drop off point from the table below:

Class Terminal 1 Terminal 2 Terminal 3
Economy Outer lane in front of Terminal 1 between Entrances 2 and 4 OR lower curbside (clearly signposted). Outer lane in front of Terminal 2 only. Outer lane in front of Terminal 3 only.
First & Business In front of Entrance 4 in the outer lane of the upper curbside (clearly signposted).

Where do I meet an arriving passenger?

Before leaving for the airport, check the status of the flight so that you aren’t kept waiting in case of a delay.

Passengers arriving at Terminal 1 or 3 can be picked up from the main Arrivals Hall on the lower level, opposite the car park. Passengers arriving at Terminal 2 can be picked  up from the Arrivals Hall in Terminal 2.

Quick option - Drop Off and Pick Up

It is possible to pick up or drop off a passenger at the curbside in front of the terminal building provided you do not wait for an extended period of time.

For security reasons, vehicles should not be left unattended at any time. Any vehicle left unattended outside the terminals will be swiftly removed by the police. A charge is made for recovery.

If you’d prefer to park

Once you get to the airport, you can park your vehicle in the Short Term car park. Find out where to park here.

From the car park, follow the signs to enter the terminal building.

If you need to pick up or drop off at Terminal 2, you can catch a complimentary 5-minute shuttle from Short Term parking to the terminal. This leaves every 20 minutes.

A valet parking service is available at the upper curbside of Terminal 1 opposite Entrance 4 (outer lane). Charges apply.