New Arrivals Hall

Launched in 2013, our new Arrival Hall enhances passenger and visitor flow at Abu Dhabi International Airport. This in turn creates capacity for us to partner with new airlines and increase the number of destinations reachable from the airport.

The Arrivals Hall not only makes the airport more efficient, but allows our passengers to access transport services quicker than before.  

Convenient pick-ups

Once in the Arrivals Hall, passengers can access parking, taxis and limousines within just 20 metres, compared to the previous distance of 140 metres, due to the recently completed passenger tunnel. Visitors to Terminals 1 and 3 can either collect arriving passengers from new entrances located on the lower level using the quick drive-by lane, or park in the allocated car parks and walk into the new Arrivals Hall to greet family and friends. 


The Arrivals Hall is located on the lower levels of Terminals 1 and 3.

Enhancing airport capacity

The new Arrivals Hall is a key component of the airport’s Capacity Enhancement Programme, which further includes:

  • A new passenger tunnel at Terminal 1
  • A new immigration system configuration
  • Nine additional aircraft hard stands
  • 20 new Bus Gates.
  • Upgrade of the South Runway
  • Complete segregation of Arrival and departure levels