Sleeping inside or in nearby hotels (AUH)

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Possibility to spend the night at Abu Dhabi airport (AUH), if open 24 hours. Services available, places to rest (free resting zones), or look for the list of nearby hotels and vip lounges.

Overnight layover guide. Sleeping facilities in the public zone or boarding area

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all regular services and hours may be subject to change. Thus, if the idea is to spend the night in the public area, consider a plan B in case the stay inside the airport is only allowed for those who are close to boarding.
Abu Dhabi airport (AUH)
Spending the night at the airport

A very busy airport throughout the day and the night, it is relatively small for the amount of passengers going through it. Beyond that, there are a lot of stuff to do and visit. It is noisy and pretty cold, so have earplugs and warm clothes if you are going to spend the night inside the enclosure.

Where to rest: There are not many places for resting, but you can find reclinable chairs next to the boarding gates of Terminal 3. Another option (by paying or through a credit card that provides the service) is to use one of the VIP lounges, most of which are open 24 hours a day. However, keep in mind that the maximum stay is usually 4 hours. In Terminal 1, on the other hand, there is a hotel, and another alternative is linked to terminals 1 and 3.

Baggage: There is a luggage storage office in the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 1.

Eating and drinking: Options open around the clock inside the three terminals.

Restrooms: Showers inside the VIP lounges and next to gates 32 and 37.

Wi-Fi: Free and unlimited.

Other services available around the clock: ATMs, currency exchange bureaus, duty-free stores, prayer rooms, children's play area, medical clinic, pharmacies, baby changing facilities.

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Nearby Hotels

In the Departures area of Terminal 1 is situated the Aerotel. On the other hand, the Premier Inn Abu Dhabi International Airport has direct access to terminals 1 and 3. Some alternatives nearby are:

Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi (6.1 km/3.8 miles)
Centro Yas Island by Rotana (6.4 km/4 miles)
Yas Island Rotana (6.4 km/4 miles)
Staybridge Suites Yas Island Abu Dhabi (6.5 km/4 miles)
Crowne Plaza Yas Island (6.5 km/4 miles)

Latest updates: June 17, 2019

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