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Check-in information


Make your travel experience easier with a little planning ahead.

On the day of your flight, arrive at the airport early to give yourself plenty of time to complete the necessary checks and procedures.
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Abu Dhabi International Airport

Check-in times
Check-in opens 4 hours prior to scheduled departure time. Check-in for Economy Class closes 60 minutes prior to scheduled departure time. Check-in for Business Class closes 45 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.

Check-in for the US flights
Check-in for all flights to the US will close 2 hours before departure for guests who are commencing their journey in Abu Dhabi. The US Preclearance facility at Abu Dhabi closes for acceptance 60 minutes before departure.

At the crossroads of east and west, Abu Dhabi International Airport is one of the fastest growing airport hubs in the world.

It boasts of the latest technological advancements, upholds the strictest international safety standards and welcomes you with the warmest Arabian hospitality.

Terminal 1 entrance at Abu Dhabi International Airport

Our exclusive purpose-built terminal designed to offer you the Etihad experience you’ve become familiar with, on air and on ground.

Our warm welcome begins long before your flight takes off and lasts for a long time after you have landed.

Terminal 3 in Abu Dhabi International Airport

This ultra-modern terminal complex features the Midfield Terminal Building, one of the most architecturally impressive structures in the Middle East and the third largest airport terminal in the world. The building will offer exclusive entertainment, vibrant landmark lounges, modern guest rooms, world-class cuisine, and an up market duty free area with high end retail outlets and designer brands from all over the world.

With 65 aircraft gates, the terminal will have the capacity to process 8,500 guests per hour and more than 30 million passengers per year. Surrounded by modern facilities, this spectacular and stylish terminal will become the ultimate experience and primary gateway for our guests.

Midfield Terminal Complex concept art

Pay by card at the airport

Make your payment quickly and simply when you pay by card at our check-in counters.

The following airports no longer accept cash as a form of payment, so please make sure you have a valid credit or debit card with you. Cash payments may incur a service charge in the limited airports where cash is accepted.

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  • Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS)
  • Abu Dhabi City Terminal (UAE)
  • Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (UAE)
  • Beijing, China (PEK)
  • Brisbane, Australia (BNE)
  • Brussels, Belgium (BRU)
  • Chengdu, China (CTU)
  • Chicago, United States (ORD)
  • Dublin, Ireland (DUB)
  • Dusseldorf, Germany (DUS)
  • Edinburgh, Scotland (EDI)
  • Frankfurt, Germany (FRA)
  • Geneva, Switzerland (GVA)
  • Hong Kong, China (HKG)
  • London, England (LHR)
  • Los Angeles, United States (LAX) 
  • Manchester, England (MAN)
  • Melbourne, Australia (MEL)
  • Munich, Germany (MUC)
  • Nagoya, Japan (NGO)
  • Narita, Japan (NRT)
  • New York, United States (JFK)
  • Perth, Australia (PER)
  • Shanghai, China (PVG)
  • Sydney, Australia (SYD)
  • Toronto, Canada (YYZ)
  • Washington, United States (IAD)
  • Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH)