Abu Dhabi’s new terminal: a symbol of the commitment to support sustainable economic development

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Abu Dhabi's airport tends to play second fiddle to Dubai International and arguably to Doha as well in the public perception, and a large part of the reason for that is the long delay to its Midfield terminal - the main one presently lacking the air bridges that are de rigueur at its peer airports.

The state-of-the-art new terminal is now scheduled to open in Nov-2023, coinciding with the global COP climate in Dubai. It should assist in efforts to diversify the oil and carbon-related economy across the UAE as a whole.

A great deal of emphasis has been placed on sustainability, as one might expect, but also on 'seamless' travel, aided by biometric technology.

There are also a few hints of luxury of course. Well, this is the UAE isn't it?

Meanwhile, the airport continues to benefit from its designation as a US border control immigration facility, the only one in the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

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