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Sneak Peek: Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Impressive Terminal A

The UAE media were given an unprecedented peek of Abu Dhabi International Airport's Terminal A on Monday, September 18.

On Monday, September 18, UAE media were offered an exclusive preview of Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Terminal A, a state-of-the-art facility set to begin operations in early November.

Terminal A, covering an expansive 742,000 square meters, is one of the world’s largest airport terminals, featuring impressive architecture that merges tradition and modernity. 

Inspired by undulating sand dunes, the building’s shape embodies the concept of a “pearl in the desert.”

Design Features:

The terminal’s long, curved roof resembling a shell and abundant natural light and green spaces create a sense of space and openness. 

High, symmetrical ceilings and discreetly placed columns and arches enhance the interior’s spacious and lightweight feel.

Cutting-Edge Technologies:

Terminal A has the latest airport management technologies, including interconnected biometric systems, for a seamless passenger experience. 

It features self-service kiosks, streamlined security checkpoints, and advanced baggage handling systems.

Luxurious Amenities:

The terminal offers world-class amenities such as luxurious lounges, relaxation zones, and spa facilities for travelers to unwind before or after their flights. 

Various retail and food and beverage outlets cater to diverse tastes and preferences.

Reports suggest that Etihad Airways, Wizz Air, and Air Arabia Abu Dhabi will relocate to Terminal A.

Operational Readiness Trials:

In September, Abu Dhabi Airport conducted its largest live trial and testing exercise to ensure the readiness of Terminal A. 

This included trials for check-in and baggage, security screening, boarding gates, immigration, and customs processes. 

Volunteers tested the speed and accuracy of immigration procedures, and boarding and departure processes were assessed to ensure readiness in communicating flight information changes.

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