Terminal A, also known as Midfield Terminal Building, at Abu Dhabi International Airport.


Abu Dhabi’s new terminal to open in November 2023

Travelers will finally be able to step inside the Midfield Terminal Building or Terminal A at Abu Dhabi International Airport when it opens in November 2023.

Audiences worldwide were only able to take a peek inside the newly constructed airport when it was featured for the first time in Tom Cruise’s latest movie Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One. According to Abu Dhabi Airports, the state-of-the-art Terminal A will finally welcome travelers starting in early November. ALSO READ: Tom Cruise says Abu Dhabi ‘biggest film set ever’

“As Abu Dhabi’s new gateway to the world, Terminal A is an embodiment of Abu Dhabi Airports’ commitment to support the emirate’s sustainable economic development. The opening of the facility, which is on par with the largest and grandest on our planet, turns over a new page in Abu Dhabi’s 55-year aviation history,” said Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports.

Covering 742,000 square meters of built-up area, Terminal A is among the largest airport terminals in the world and will significantly increase Abu Dhabi International Airport’s passenger and cargo capacity.

Once operational, the new terminal will accommodate up to 45 million passengers per year, be able to process 11,000 travellers per hour and operate 79 aircraft at any given time.

The imposing and memorable architecture of Terminal A has won international design awards and adds an architectural landmark to Abu Dhabi’s cityscape. Blending modern, lightweight aesthetics with functional brilliance, the building’s glass exterior maximises natural light while creating a monumental civic space inside the terminal.

The building features energy-efficient lighting and advanced heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems. It also incorporated sustainable materials in its construction. The roof of Terminal A’s car park has a fully integrated solar photovoltaic system that powers a three-megawatt plant. ICA/Expat Media


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