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Abu Dhabi International Airport
Abu Dhabi airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the world in terms of passengers (+34% in Q1:2008), new airline operators, and infrastructural development as per www.wikipedia.com. Abu Dhabi’s Airport is currently undergoing major expansion (master plan development of US$6.8 billion).
People coming to find a job in Abu Dhabi or work in Abu Dhabi should know that Abu Dhabi’s airport is the second largest in the UAE, serving 6.9 million passengers in 2007. Etihad Airways which is the second largest UAE airlines after Emirates Airlines is dominating its terminal spaces.
A new terminal at the airport is planned to be launched later this year. Once completed, the airport’s three terminals are expected to accommodate an approximate capacity of 12 million passengers per annum by the end of 2011. A new Midfield Development work situated between the two runways has also started on a major new passenger terminal which will take the airport’s passengers capacity to more than 20 million per year upon completion.
Full Airport Name: Abu Dhabi International Airport
Airport Code: AUH
Country Code: 971
Telephone: (02) 575 7500
Time Zone: GMT + 4
Location: 32km (20 miles) east of Abu Dhabi.
Whether you are coming to find a job in Abu Dhabi, start a business in Abu Dhabi, visit Abu Dhabi or live in Abu Dhabi it is imperative that you ar familiar with the UAE Visa Laws.
Visa regulations and costs are subject to change and should always be checked with your travel agent or nearest UAE embassy before traveling (see Useful Addresses for contact details). The entry visa is usually valid for 60 days and you can renew it for 30 further days. Do not overstay your visa as this will result in detention and fines. It is possible to be in Abu Dhabi using different types of visa (i.e.: AGCC for citizens, AGCC for residence, Citizens of Western Europe and Pacific Rim, Entry Service Permit, Visit Visa, Tourist Visa, Multiple Entry Visa, German Citizens, US Citizens, etc…)
Nationals of the following Countries do not require Visas to enter the UAE:
Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Vatican.
Should your country not be listed above, please check with your nearest UAE Embassy/Consulate for any updates (details mentioned below).
Customs clearance in the UAE is speedy and well-organized. Personal belongings do not require customs duties, but being an Islamic country, travelers are not allowed to bring into the UAE any potentially offensive printed documents, CDs or films. All personal imports of such materials are checked at customs and if found inappropriate, will be confiscated.
One can purchase cigarettes, cigars, tobacco within limits but spirits and wine can only be purchased by non-Muslims. Also travelers are not allowed to bring alcohol into the UAE if they are travelling by land.