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A new aviation era


Terminal A stands as a founding pillar in support to the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, the roadmap set to guide the Emirate towards a diversified economy and a sustainable future.
As bolstering the capital's tourism is central to this vision, the newest Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminal A holds a strategic and crucial role in attracting, receiving and welcoming global and regional tourists.

Groundbreaking architecture


Simply awe-inspiring


  • Longest single standing arch - 180 meters
  • One dome of 52 meters high covering the entire terminal 
  • One of the biggest vaults in the world. The size of 21 football fields
  • Largest baggage handling system in the world


Doubled capacity

Abu Dhabi International airport Terminal A has been designed in line with the UAE Economic Vision 2030 of welcoming 45 million tourists yearly by 2030, hence doubling the current passengers traffic:


  • 45M yearly PAX. Double the current airport capacity
  • One terminal of 700,000 SQM
  • Accommodating 11,000 PAX/hour
  • $3bn project
  • 65 aircraft gates


A luxury retail offer

Terminal A is outfitted with modern amenities designed to elevate the comfort of travelers. Covering a core space of 28,500 sqm, visitors can access premium lounges, spas, and over 160 shopping and dining venues. An array of luxury shops awaits for luxury and fashion lovers.
  • Balenciaga

  • Bottega Veneta

  • Breitling

  • Bvlgari

  • Cartier

  • Coach

  • Fendi

  • Gucci 

  • Hermès

  • Hublot

  • IWC Schaffhausen

  • Longine

  • Piaget

  • Tag Heuer

  • Tiffany

  • ....and many more

Awarded sustainability

The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) has recognized Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminal A by awarding it a prestigious 3 Pearl Design Rating under the Estidama Pearl Building Rating System. The design of the Terminal is notably climate-responsive, with a façade specifically tailored to the region's conditions. Additionally, it incorporates advanced energy and water systems to minimize consumption. Notably, it also features Abu Dhabi’s largest solar-powered car park.

We are environment champions


Attention and respect to the environment is rooted in our company and recently translated into facts: we have been the first OOH company in the world awarded with the RE100 certificate. Moreover, our endeavors to reach net-zero emissions were recognized by major non-financial rating agencies:



Passengers' profile and demographics


A global network


Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminal A has a wide network of connections and partnerships:


  • 28 operating airlines
  • over 119 destinations around the globe