Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) has announced today that the refurbishment of Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Terminal 1 has been completed.
The project was carried out over ten months as part of the programme to expand the airport capacity and meet the anticipated traffic growth. The refurbishment was also designed to deliver a high-quality facility with upgraded services in line with the airport’s Terminal 3 offering.
Terminal 1 now has new entry gates and a newly designed passport control area, with 40% more counters to ensure speedy processing of travel documents. A new area for First and Business Class passengers was also created with brand new security screening facilities.
There are now 18 Immigration Department counters in the arrival area and 16 for departures, as well as designated counters and E-gates for travellers with special needs.
Eng Ahmed Al Haddabi, ADAC’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “We are constantly striving to elevate the travel experience and ensure clients, whether passengers or airlines, enjoy a unique journey.
“The refurbishment works were carried out in phases, taking into consideration the peak hours to ensure travellers’ safety, convenience and comfort over the last ten months, and to provide ADAC with a short-term solution to cater for the expected traffic growth at the capital’s airport in the coming few years,” he added.
The renovated terminal also offers passengers an “enhanced” shopping and dining experience, with a new layout of the retail and food & beverage space which now incorporates 27 outlets. The airport’s hotel and hospitality lounges have also been refurbished and are available to all passengers upon request.