abu-dhabi-roadmapAs of 7th April until 6th June 2013, Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) will be diverting entry and exit roads leading to Abu Dhabi International Airport. During this period, alternative roads to the terminals will be open and entry to both terminals for all drop-offs, and arriving and departing travelers, will be temporarily moved to the lower levels.

As of 7th April until 6th June 2013, Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) will be diverting entry and exit roads leading to Abu Dhabi International Airport. During this period, alternative roads to the terminals will be open and entry to both terminals for all drop-offs, and arriving and departing travelers, will be temporarily moved to the lower levels.

All passengers and visitors coming to the airport to drop off or pick up passengers are advised to take routes as directed near the airport and to park in the airport’s car parks, and then proceed to the lower level gates for Terminals 1 and 3. ADAC will offer all visitors free parking for the first hour at all of its car park facilities throughout the duration of this diversion. All visitors are advised to check the new alternative routes to and from the airport towards Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Yas Island.

The purpose of this temporary road closure, and the route diversion leading to Abu Dhabi International Airport, is to facilitate the completion of the new travelers’ tunnel.   The tunnel will connect the departure terminal to the arrivals’ hall (currently under construction) and will enable travelers to access parking, taxis and limousines just 20 metres from the customs lounge, minimizing significantly the distance from the current 140 meter.

The construction of this tunnel and the expansion of the arrivals lounge will enable ADAC to progress in its development works towards developing the airport’s infrastructure and expanding its capacity, further accommodating the increasing number of passengers.

The capacity enhancement plan will also include the expansion of the baggage handling system, the creation of 20 new departure gates, a new business lounge, and a new gateway for the A380.  In addition, the northern runway will be updated and nine new aircraft parking spaces will be created.

Detailed map: http://www.adac.ae/english/media/English-Map_tcm8-8502.pdf