Frequently asked questions

While restrictions apply for the carriage of liquids and gels in hand luggage, exceptions are made for medications and special food (e.g., baby food and diet foods) that you may need during the flight. These articles may be carried outside the re-sealable plastic bag (see Luggage Regulations), but they must be separately inspected at the security check. In cases of doubt, our security staff may require you to prove that you require these products during the flight, so it is a good idea to have a doctors’ prescription with you if applicable.

The airport is 38 km (21 miles) south east of Abu Dhabi city. Three highways lead from the city centre to the airport: Khaleej Al Arabi (road number 30), Sheikh Rashid Al Maktoum Street (road number 2), and Salam Street (road number 8). These highways all merge into one main highway which leads directly to Abu Dhabi International Airport.

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All car rental offices are open 24 hours a day. They are located in Skypark Plaza, opposite Terminal 3, just a short walk from Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.
Read information on public transport. If you are an Etihad passenger in any class of travel, visit our Etihad Chauffer & Coach page.
Yes. Find out about drop-off and pick-up options here.
Abu Dhabi International Airport operates a strict no smoking policy at the airport in all public areas but there are private smoking lounges in all three terminals. Find out more by using our Shop, Dine, Unwind tool that will show you where to go in your terminal.
Tours can be arranged. If you would like to have a tour of the airport for yourself or as part of a group, contact the Abu Dhabi Airports Company press office at +971 (0)2 5053 128.