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Important Announcement

Before travelling to, from or through Abu Dhabi Airport, please ensure that you are familiar with the regulations that apply to your trip. Depending on the nature of your journey, you will need to gather this information from a range of sources including but not limited to:

If you are arriving in the UAE, you will need to obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test result before your travel, issued no more than 96 hours prior to your arrival in the UAE. 

Upon arrival, all inbound passengers will have to undergo a mandatory COVID-19 PCR test at Abu Dhabi International Airport.


While in Abu Dhabi International Airport, you will need to wear a face-mask and disposable hand gloves. You will also need to adhere to social distancing measures at all times.


Please note: 


Travellers bear full responsibility for ensuring they comply with the requirements for their travel and neither the airport nor airline can be held responsible for any issues associated with non-compliance.

Frequently asked questions

DFS operates a free ‘buy on departure and collect on return’ service Available to all returning and transit passengers throughout T1 and T3, taking the weight out of your duty free couldn’t be easier. Simply shop, pay and fill-in a collection form, and our staff will have it ready for you on your return through Abu Dhabi International Airport.

For more information please contact 800 DFS (337)/+971 50 6127217 or email

This service service is available at Abu Dhabi International Airport terminals 1 and 3 and includes al products available from DFS. Normal customs allowances apply.

Yes. You are welcome to make use of any of our eight lounges subject to availability. Charges apply. For more information please visit our Airport Lounges page.

Yes. You are welcome to use the Terminal 1 lounges subject to availability. Charges apply if you haven’t received an invitation for a specific lounge.

You can exit Terminal 3 and follow the signs to Terminal 1 and the lounges. Please bear in mind that there is a 20 minute walk between the terminals, so allow plenty of time to ensure you don’t miss your flight.

Receiving flight status SMSes is free for UAE mobile subscribers.
Visit our Luggage Regulations page for information about liquids and gels restrictions for hand luggage and weight limits for bags you are checking in.
The UAE has strict policies in place and some medications available over the counter in other countries are banned. Make sure you are familiar with these rules by contacting your nearest UAE consulate or embassy. Read more by visiting our Customs page
You need to contact the counter of the visa for service and tourism at +971 (0) 2 505 2756, to provide you with the information.