Welcome !

Our purpose-built terminal

Welcome to Terminal 3, our purpose-built terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport. It’s been designed to offer you the Etihad experience you’ve become accustomed to in the air and on the ground. Terminal 3 is located right next to Terminal 1, and the airport itself is accessible from Abu Dhabi and Dubai or Al Ain with our complimentary coach service.


Flights departing to:

Almaty / Dusseldorf / Larnaca / New York / Astana / Frankfurt / London / Paris / Athens / Geneva / Maldives / Peshawar / Bahrain / Islamabad / Manchester / Riyadh / Bangkok / Istanbul / Manila / Seoul / Beijing / Jakarta / Melbourne / Seychelles / Brussels / Jeddah / Milan / Sydney / Changi / Johannesburg / Minsk / Tokyo / Chengdu / Karachi / Mumbai / Toronto / Chicago / Kochi / Munich / Dammam / Kuala Lumpur / Muscat / Doha / Kuwait / Nagoya / Dublin / Lahore / New Delhi

Inspiration from the ground up

Opened in spring 2009, Terminal 3 is designed to feel like a luxury hotel rather than an airport. And it’s only for you.

Our unique brand of Inspired Service includes your very own concierge to welcome you on arrival, dedicated desks to speed up check-in and a boutique Duty Free stocked with the world's most sought-after brands.

Connecting at Abu Dhabi International Airport

As Abu Dhabi is our hub, there are many opportunities to stop over in the UAE capital while you're en route between two other cities. Whether it's to see friends and family or take advantage of some of the attractive hotel packages we offer, stopovers can be on just one-way journeys or on return trips.

Abu Dhabi is an ideal place to break a journey with a stopover because of unique geographical position as a gateway between east and west, its state-of-the-airport and the range of things to do in the capital.

Guests connecting between flights at Abu Dhabi International Airport can use the facilities in Terminal 1 and Terminal 3, Etihad's purpose-built terminal which opened in spring 2009.

Dining and Younger guests

Assisting children
We’re always finding new ways to make flying a memorable experience for young guests.

Designated family check-in with stickers and colourful boarding passes to keep children engaged.

Unaccompanied Minors Lounge access and strollers available on request.
Family Room in our Business and First Class Lounges, with a children’s menu, books, games, toys and TV.

Dining and resting
Need a latte, a hearty meal or even a night in a five-star hotel? We have it all.

Abu Dhabi Airport’s Terminal 3 offers cafés, bars and restaurants. With sandwich bars, cafés, fast food, restaurants and even an English pub, you are well catered for.

A luxury airport hotel is available for guests in transit.

Checking-in at Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Terminal 3 - your options

Web check-in

Be the first to choose your seat and avoid airport queues by checking in online between 24 hours and 2 hours before you fly.

Fly with Etihad and enjoy a hassle-free journey by checking in online from 24 hours to 2 hours before departure.

With a few simple clicks, choose your preferred seat, check yourself in and print your own boarding pass, ready to present upon arrival at the Bag Drop counter at the airport.

• Be the first to choose your seat.
• Avoid the airport check-in queues.
• Spend more time in our luxurious airport lounges, with Six Senses Spa, at Abu Dhabi International Airport*
• Shop to your heart’s content in the Duty Free.

*Available for First and Business Class Guests

City check-in

Check in at the city terminals anytime between 24 and 5 hours prior to your flight. By checking in early, you get a chance to choose your seats and you can relax without cumbersome luggage to worry about.

Please note that the city check-in service is currently unavailable to our US-bound Guests, Guests with reduced mobility, Unaccompanied Minors and Guests traveling on staff tickets.

Abu Dhabi city check-in

Located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi City Terminal is an easy drive from any part of the capital. Open 24 hours of the day and every day of the week. Leave your baggage at the facility, collect your boarding pass and leave the rest to us.

• Allows you to check in for your flight between 24-5 hours before departure.
• An AED 30 fee is applicable per passenger, adult or child, traveling in Economy Class. Infants below the age of two are not charged.

Dubai City Check-in

Located on Sheikh Zayed Road, close to Etihad’s Dubai office, this facility offers a free, round-the-clock check-in service: collect your boarding pass and leave the rest to us.

• Allows you to check in for your flight between 24-5 hours before departure.

If you are an Economy Class Guest, you may use one of our complimentary coaches to take you to Abu Dhabi International Airport. First and Business Class Guests can use our complimentary Etihad Chauffeur service.

Check-in at the Etihad counters

Check-in opens 4 hours before the scheduled time of departure.

To ensure a stress-free passage through Departures, ensure you are at the check-in counter at least 90 minutes before your flight departure time and at the departure gate 45 minutes before your flight.

Check-in closing times:
• For Economy Class Guests, check-in closes 60 minutes prior to departure.
• For our First and Business Class Guests, check-in closes 45 minutes prior to departure, except for Guests travelling to the US, for whom check-in closes 60 minutes before the flight.