Airports in UAE

A destination that boasts of extravagance and luxuries is apt to describe the dreamy United Arab Emirates or UAE. It is not only Dubai which is everyone's favourite in UAE but UAE also has many scenic cities like Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and the list continues. From stunning beaches to architectural buildings all of these cities are famed for their spectacular beauty.

Tourists also visit UAE to catch a glimpse of the world’s highest tower - Burj Khalifa. To add more, it is the mouth-watering delicacies such as shawarma, al harees, al machboos and the list goes on. With so much to do in UAE, tourists easily get tempted to visit it. Thanks to the numerous airports in UAE that have helped passengers to easily travel to UAE. So, go through the list of airports enumerated below.

All about the airports in UAE

Keeping in mind the air travel picture, UAE is lined with a total of 9 airports. All of these airports are known for their magnificent architecture, facilities and performance. The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority takes care of all the airport-related things in UAE.

Here is a list of the 9 airports in the UAE:

  • Abu Dhabi International Airport
  • Bateen Airport
  • Al Ain Airport
  • Dalma Airport
  • Fujairah International Airport
  • Dubai International Airport
  • Sir Bani Yas Airport
  • Ras Al Khaimah Airport
  • Sharjah International Airport

However, IndiGo operates only three airports - Abu Dhabi International Airport, Dubai International Airport and Sharjah International Airport. A detailed overview of the three airports is described below.

1. Abu Dhabi International Airport

The Abu Dhabi International Airport is located in the capital of UAE, Abu Dhabi. It is ranked as the second-largest airport in UAE, after the Dubai International Airport. The Abu Dhabi Government is solely responsible for looking after everything related to the Abu Dhabi International Airport. The airport is located about 30 km downtown in Abu Dhabi.

On tracing the history of Abu Dhabi International Airport, we get to know that the planning for the airport started in 1974. Until then, the Al Bateen Airport was the only international airport serving the Abu Dhabi region. Over the years, the construction of the airport was finally completed and the Abu Dhabi International Airport started its full-fledged journey in 1982. The airport is said to offer flights to as many as 120 destinations.

The airport is spread over an area of 8,500 acres and has 3 terminals and 2 runways. Terminal 3 is the latest addition which has all the facilities like eateries, bus facility, duty-free shops and a lot more. The Airports Council International even awarded the Abu Dhabi International Airport with the 2nd best airport in the Middle East in the Airport Service Quality Award.

A detailed overview of the airport can be fetched from our Abu Dhabi Airport page.

  • Airport address: Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
  • Airport code: AUH

Popular IndiGo flights to Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi International Airport is one of the major hubs for IndiGo. Many Indian cities also offer flights to Abu Dhabi, some of which have been listed below:

  • Delhi: There’s a direct flight on the Delhi to Abu Dhabi route, and the time taken is 4 hours and 20 minutes.
  • Hyderabad: The total time that the flight from Hyderabad to Abu Dhabi takes is 8 hours and 45 minutes.
  • Mumbai: With both direct and connecting flights from Mumbai to Abu Dhabi, passengers are given the option to book flights depending on their choice.

2. Dubai International Airport

Famed as UAE’s largest airport, the Dubai International Airport is one of the top-class airports that traveller love visiting. Luxury is synonymous with the Dubai International Airport. According to world rankings, this airport is also the 19th busiest airport in the world. The airport is located about 5 km away from Dubai’s city centre and is easily accessible through buses, metro, taxi, etc.

The airport initially opened in1960, however, the inauguration of the Dubai International Airport was done in 1966. And soon, a number of airlines including IndiGo started offering flights to the famed Dubai International Airport. With constant expansion schemes to make the airport even more equipped, the Dubai International Airport underwent several renovations. Now, the airport has 3 terminals and can handle as many as 66 million passengers annually.

Offering international flights to different destinations across the world, the Dubai International Airport has wide connectivity to provide. Besides, the presence of premium brand outlets and facilities like free Wi-Fi, kids zones, duty-free shopping, etc in the airport premises add to the highlights of the airport. Passengers can also relax and unwind at the luxurious lounges before boarding their flights.

Visit our Dubai Airport page to get additional details about the airport.

  • Airport Address: Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • Airport code: DXB

Popular IndiGo flights to Dubai

  • Ahmedabad: Ahmedabad has a direct IndiGo flight to Dubai. Passengers booking the Ahmedabad to Dubai air ticket with IndiGo can arrive in Dubai in just 3 hours and 25 minutes.
  • Bengaluru: IndiGo has no direct flight on the Bengaluru to Dubai route. The connecting flight from Bengaluru to Dubai takes at least 7 hours and 55 minutes to arrive at the destination.
  • Delhi: The direct flight from Delhi to Dubai takes at least 4 hours to traverse the aerial distance.
  • Mumbai: A number of IndiGo flights operate on the Mumbai to Dubai route. There are two direct flights too which offer passengers the flexibility to book flights according to their convenience.

3. Sharjah International Airport

The hidden gem of UAE, Sharjah is the home to Sharjah International Airport. It is located about 13 km from the city of Sharjah. It ranks third in the list of airports in UAE and has also been ranked as the third-largest airport in the Middle East. The construction of the airport started in the 1970s and it was opened for public use in 1976. The airport was also used by the Royal Air Force of Sharjah.

The airport has its in-house mosque. Moreover, facilities like currency exchange centres, prayer rooms, banking services that are available at the airport make passengers easily consider booking air tickets to the Sharjah International Airport. The airport is equipped with a single terminal and is spread over an area of 125,000 sq. metres. There are taxis and buses available at the airport for passengers to enjoy a hassle-free transfer.

For the complete lowdown of the airport, visit our Sharjah Airport page.

  • Airport address: Sharjah - United Arab Emirates
  • Airport code: SHJ

Popular IndiGo flights to Sharjah

  • Lucknow: With a non-stop IndiGo flight from Lucknow to Sharjah, passengers can arrive at the Sharjah airport in just 4 hours and 35 minutes.
  • Mumbai: IndiGo offers both direct and connecting flights from Mumbai to Sharjah. There are two non-stop flights on this route and several connecting flights.
  • Hyderabad: The direct flight from Hyderabad to Sharjah takes a total of 4 hours and 5 minutes to arrive at the destination.
  • Amritsar: Another Indian city that offers a non-stop IndiGo flight to Sharjah is Amritsar. The time taken by the IndiGo flight to arrive at the Sharjah Airport from Amritsar is 3 hours and 55 minutes.

4. Ras Al Khaimah Airport

Ras Al Khaimah International Airport is a key transportation hub in the United Arab Emirates, situated in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. Serving both domestic and international travellers, the airport has steadily grown in importance. RKT offers a modern and efficient passenger experience, with a range of amenities including duty-free shopping, dining options, and car rental services. Its strategic location, just 18 kilometres from the city centre, makes it a convenient choice for travellers exploring the northern UAE. With a focus on cargo operations and passenger comfort, Ras Al Khaimah International Airport plays a vital role in the region's aviation landscape.

For the complete lowdown of the airport, visit our Ras Al Khaimah International Airport page.

  • Airport address: Al Mathloothah - Ras Al Khaimah
  • Airport code: RKT

Popular IndiGo flights to Ras Al Khaimah

  • Mumbai: Mumbai has a direct IndiGo flight to Ras Al Khaimah. Passengers booking a non-stop Mumbai to Ras Al Khaimah flight with IndiGo will arrive in just 3 hours and 10 minutes. 
  • Delhi: If you are booking flights to Ras Al Khaimah then you have to connect either from Hyderabad or Mumbai. The flight may take approximately 10 hours more or less. 
  • Hyderabad: Hyderabad has direct and connecting flights to Ras Al Khaimah. If you are flying from Hyderabad, you can layover at Mumbai.
  • Chennai: There are several flights from Chennai to Ras Al Khaimah with layover at Hyderabad. The shortest flight time may take approximately 7.5 hours.

Things to do in UAE

  • Visit Dubai for an unparalleled travel experience: From housing the world’s tallest building to the underwater zoo, Dubai has no dearth of things to offer. The city is lined with a number of mesmerizing fountains, aquariums, plush malls and a lot more. So, make sure to visit UAE’s pride and travellers’ favourite destination in Dubai.
  • Come closer to Arab culture at Sharjah: Sharjah is quite famous for the prevalence of the Arab culture in the region. Tourists can visit the Sharjah Art Museum or even offer prayer at religious places in Sharjah to witness the glory of Arabic culture.
  • Enjoy sand dune bashing at Ras Al-Khaimah: To witness the exotic view of sand dunes and experience the thrill of sand dune bashing, make sure to visit Ras Al-Khaimah in UAE. Tourists can also enjoy the fun of ziplining in the Hajar mountains in Ras Al-Khaimah.
  • Visa and Immigration: Indian citizens require UAE visas for tourism, work, business or residency. UAE visas also provide Dubai Golden visa. To know more about Ras Al Khaimah visa, you can visit our website.

With this extensive network of airports in the UAE, travelling to this jewel of the Middle East has become a lot easier. So, give your trip an amazing start with 6E services at these airports in UAE.

FAQs about airports in UAE

Which is the best airport in UAE?

Dubai International Airport is the best airport in UAE.

How many airports in UAE have flights offered by IndiGo?

IndiGo operates 3 airports in the UAE.

Which is the closest airport to Sharjah in UAE?

Sharjah International Airport is closest to Sharjah in UAE.

What is the famous food of UAE?

Some of the famous foods of the UAE are shawarma, al harees, al machboos, etc.

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