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A new aviation era


Zayed International 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 terminal 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

Zayed International 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

Zayed International 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 Zayed International 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


Zayed International has a wide network of connections and partnerships:


  • 28 operating airlines
  • over 119 destinations around the globe