Airport Transit, Abu Dhabi Airport Transit, Abu Dhabi Departures

Airport Transit, Abu Dhabi Airport Transit, Abu Dhabi Departures

Top things to do while transiting through Abu Dhabi International Airport. How Transiting Through Abu Dhabi Airport Can Make You 2.7 Million Dollars Richer!!

Airport Transit, Abu Dhabi Airport Transit, Abu Dhabi Departures
Midfield Abu Dhabi Airport. Image Courtesy: adac.ae

In this travel mini tips series, lets look at the Airport Transit, Abu Dhabi Airport Transit, Abu Dhabi Departures. 

Usually Abu Dhabi airport allows upto 4 hours of ‘visa-free’ transfers/transit and few passengers (based on their nationality) are required to get a ‘transit visa’ if transit time is in access of 4 hours. However, if you are travelling on Etihad Airways (Abu Dhabi’s National Airline) different rules ‘may’ apply. You must check with your airline while booking.

Airport Transit, Abu Dhabi Airport Transit, Abu Dhabi Departures
Abu Dhabi Airport waiting lounges. Image: adac.ae

Your airline should be able to arrange your transit visa for you prior to your trip. Please check with your airline well ahead of your scheduled journey to ensure this is possible. (If not, visit Immigration & Visas page to find out how you can apply for a transit/visit visa).







What you can do while at the airport?

  • Abu Dhabi airport wifi is one of the best, fastest and unlimited. Connecting your gadgets are easy and quick.
  • If your transit time is much longer requiring a hotel stay then abu dhabi airport transit hotel is one of the best option. Alternatively you can also search for hotel abu dhabi airport or AUH hotels while planning your trip.
Airport Transit, Abu Dhabi Airport Transit, Abu Dhabi Departures
Abu Dhabi Airports. Image: alemco.e
  • When you intend to explore city there are plenty of readily available airport door to door taxi. Follow exit signs and then go to airport transfer shuttle or go to transportation gate (public buses, taxis, limousines etc.). There is airport cab company where taxis are chauffeur driven and taxis are like London Taxis with high ceiling. Just search for taxi airport transfer if need be. There are also bus from Abu Dhabi airport to Dubai but you should be very careful about this option due to time constrain. Abu Dhabi to Dubai is between 1.5 to 2 hour each direction and so time could be a constrain.
  • The most iconic thing related to Abu Dhabi airport still remain the ‘Big Ticket’ raffle draw. Passengers can buy tickets ranging from Aed 150 to 500 and win anything from luxury cars to upto Aed 10 Million (USD 2.7 Million). Yep! its massive, simple and genuine.






  • Unwind and relax in a reclining seat specially designed for passengers comfort during transit.
Airport Transit, Abu Dhabi Airport Transit, Abu Dhabi Departures
Abu Dhabi Airports Lounges






  • Check in at the Airport Hotel and catch up on lost sleep or unwind in a comfortable surrounding.
  • Enjoy a wide selection of international and Middle Eastern shopping brands at Terminal 1 or Terminal 3’s world class Duty Free shops.
  • Purchase your favorite magazine, newspaper or book and unwind in a café. Browse bookshops and restaurants here.
  • Make use of the free Internet kiosks.

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