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Al Ain International Airport

The Al Ain International Airport was opened in March 31st 1994, as Abu Dhabi’s second international airport. The airport is located 13km (8 miles) north-west of the city centre and is positioned at latitude 24° 16 N, 55° 36 E.

Al Ain International Airport Facilities

The Al Ain Int. Airport has one runway 4km (2.5 miles) long, five passenger aircrafts parking areas and two parking areas for cargo planes. The airport’s terminal contains duty free shops, money exchanges, restaurants, public telephones, postal services, and a medical center. The airport is used by a total of eight airlines (Gulf Air, Pakistan International Airlines, Alia Royal Jordanian, Egypt Air, MTE Donavia, Qatar Airways, Krasnoyarsk Fras Air and Uralinteravia) and the airport does not contain any business or conference facilities.

Facilities for Disabled Travellers

The terminal building is accessible to wheelchair users; there are disabled toilets.

Transportation from the Al Ain International Airport

Though rent a car companies aren't present at the airport, a few car rental companies in the center of the city will drop-off a rented car at the airport for you to collect. Alternatively, individuals can choice to ride the Al Ain Municipality airport bus for around Dhs. 5 (US$ 1.25) or either to hire a fixed-rate Al Ghazal Transport taxi for Dhs. 40 (US$ 11).

Conference and Business Facilities in Al Ain International Airport

There are no business or conference facilities at the airport; the nearest facilities are located in the city centre hotels. The Al Ain Rotana (tel: (03) 751 5111) has two meeting rooms and a ballroom, which can accommodate up to 500 delegates. The Hilton International Al Ain (tel: (03) 768 6666) has a business and conference centre, while the InterContinental Al Ain (tel: (03) 768 6686) has a fully equipped business centre and conference rooms.

Hotels and Accommodations

The Al Ain International Airport does not contain a hotel. The nearest hotels to the Airport are Al Ain Rotana, Hilton Al Ain and InterContinental Hotel Al Ain.

Money and communications

A bank and bureau de change, ATM and public telephones are located in the main terminal building.

Eating and drinking

There are two restaurants and a coffee shop; the self-service cafeteria is open 24 hours.


There are also shops, including a duty-free complex.


Trolleys are available in Arrivals, free of charge.

Other facilities

There is a medical centre located in the main terminal building. There is a picnic area and children’s playground in the airport’s landscaped gardens.

Future Plans

An expansion plan is currently under way, including the extension of the terminal building, cargo, catering facilities, and duty free areas.

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