Global airport information

Here’s everything you need to know to make your journey through our worldwide airports quick and easy, like where and when to check in.

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Terminal and check-in times

Check-in times are shown in hours and minutes before the departure of your flight.

Travelling to and from Abu Dhabi

We’re proud to call Abu Dhabi our home. The capital of the UAE and the crossroads between East and West, from here, so much of the world is within easy reach.

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Check-in times

Check-in opens four hours before your scheduled departure time. If you’re travelling in Economy, check-in closes 60 minutes ahead of your flight, or 45 minutes if you’re flying in Business or First.

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US flights

Flying to the US? Check-in will close two hours before your departure time, and you should arrive at the US preclearance facility 60 minutes before your flight.

If you land in Zayed International Airport, head to Gate F and a shuttle bus will take you to the US preclearance facility.

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Use the e-gates

Register to use the e-border gates in Abu Dhabi to save time at immigration. This is subject to visa requirements.

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Drop your bags and go

Checked in online? Simply drop your bags and use the time you’ve saved to shop, dine or unwind.

Customs in Abu Dhabi

If you need to declare anything to customs, including the disclosure of cash, you access all customs services online at

Welcome to Zayed International Airport

We’ve moved to our new home. Zayed International Airport is more than just a new beginning; it’s a gateway to Abu Dhabi and the world, the bridge that connects continents, cultures and aspirations. Our new home.

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Airport services

Meet & Assist

Fast track through the airport with Meet & Assist.

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Airport transfers

Get to and from the airport
quickly and easily.

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Airport lounges

Unwind before your flight or freshen up when you land 

See our lounges

Check in online

Save time at the airport and
check in online.

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Priority access

Skip the queues with Priority Access

Fast track through the airport with Priority Access. Skip the queues with dedicated check-in counters and priority boarding, and save time when you land too – your bags will be first on the baggage belt so you can simply grab and go.

Priority Access costs US $40 worldwide.

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Ways to pay at the airport

We recommend that you use a credit or debit card for payments at the airport. Some airports no longer accept cash and you may be charged a cash-handling fee at the limited number of airports where cash is accepted.

These airports do not accept cash payments:

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS)
  • Beijing, China (PEK)
  • Brussels, Belgium (BRU)
  • Chicago, United States (ORD)
  • Dublin, Ireland (DUB)
  • Frankfurt, Germany (FRA)
  • Geneva, Switzerland (GVA)
  • London, England (LHR)
  • Manchester, England (MAN)
  • Melbourne, Australia (MEL)
  • Moscow, Russia (SVO)
  • Munich, Germany (MUC)
  • Narita, Japan (NRT)
  • New York, United States (JFK)
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia (LED)
  • Shanghai, China (PVG)
  • Sydney, Australia (SYD)
  • Toronto, Canada (YYZ)
  • Vienna, Austria (VIE)
  • Washington, United States (IAD)
  • Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH)