Al Ain International Airport Guide (AAN)

Airport info
Code: AAN
Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Al Ain International Airport is located 18km (12 miles) northwest of Al Ain in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +971
+971 2 505 5000
Timezone: GMT ++04:00

Al Ain International Airport is the only international airport serving the United Arab Emirates’ city of Al Ain, which is a short distance to the southeast of the airport. Our Al Ain International Airport guide includes information on terminal facilities, public transportation options and nearby hotels, as well as airport contact details.

Airport news

There are plans to further expand all aspects of the airport's facilities including doubling the size of both the departure lounge and check in area.


There is one information desk in the main terminal building.

Driving directions

From central Al Ain, take the northbound Hazzaa Bin Sultan Street (138th street) right up until the end of the road. Here, turn left onto the westbound Al Etihad Street (111th street) which leads directly to the airport.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus:Bus number 496 connects Al Ain airport with the town centre, stopping at Al Ain Town Square and Al Ain Mall (journey time: 30 minutes; fare: AED2). For further information, contact the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (tel: +971 2 8008 8888;

Taxi:Al Ghazal Taxis operates a fixed-rate service to the centre of Al Ain. Speak to the staff at the airport’s information desk for assistance with booking an official taxi. Alternatively, contact the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (tel: +971 2 8008 8888;

Terminal facilities


Banking, bureau de change services and ATM facilities can be found in the terminal building.


Public telephones are located throughout Al Ain International Airport.


There are two restaurants and a 24-hour café within the terminal building.


Shops at Al Ain International Airport include a duty-free complex selling a range of goods, including branded souvenirs, perfumes and confectionary items.


Luggage trolleys can be utilised in the arrivals area, free of charge.


A medical centre is located in the main terminal building. Outside the terminal, there is a picnic area and children's playground in the airport's landscaped gardens.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

There are no business or conference facilities at Al Ain International Airport. Passengers requiring these services will need to travel to one of the city centre hotels, such as the Al Ain Rotana (tel: +971 3 754 5111;

Disabled facilities

The terminal building is accessible to wheelchair users and houses disabled toilet facilities.

Car parking

Long- and short-term parking options are available immediately outside the terminal building.

Car rental

There are no car hire companies at Al Ain International Airport. However, international car hire operators are represented in Al Ain city centre and it is possible to pre-book a car to be delivered to the airport. Hertz is one international car hire chain present in Al Ain, though cars must be picked up directly from its city centre office.


There are no hotels at Al Ain International Airport; the majority of the international brands are situated in the city centre. 

Al Ain Rotana

+971 3 754 5111

Situated in central Al Ain, the Al Ain Rotana hotel boasts a good range of dining options, leisure facilities and business services. Free parking is available to guests.

Sheikh Zayed Road, PO Box 1210, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Ayla Hotel Al Ain

+971 3 761 0111

Equipped with a ballroom, the Al Ain hotel offers a variety of room types and suites. Its central location provides a convenient base for the numerous shopping and entertainment options in the city.

P.O Box 86990, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Al Massa Hotel Al Ain

+971 3 763 9003

Located a little way from Al Ain’s main street, in more quiet and relaxed surrounds, the Al Massa Al Ain offers a laundry service, Wi-Fi access and event and meeting facilities, along with spacious, modern rooms.

Al Massa Hotel, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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