The United Arab Emirates is a country known for its skyscrapers and world class architecture. The country has made huge investments in the areas of infrastructure for constructing outstanding ports and airports for promoting trade, tourism and business. Some of the airports located in various parts of the UAE include Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al Ain Airport, Military Airport, Bateen Airport, Sharjah International Airport, Dubai International Airport, Al Dhafra Military Airport, Fujairah International Airport and Ras Al Khaimah Airport. There are two major airlines available at the UAE airports viz. Etihad Airways and Emirates Airlines. Etihad Airways, the national airline, is based in Abu Dhabi which is one of the rapidly growing airlines across the world. On the other hand, Emirates Airlines is headquartered in Dubai which is the 8th largest airline across the globe.
There are a number of facilities available at the UAE based airports such as airport hotels, prayer rooms, sleeping pods, VIP terminal, airport lounges, toilets, parking services, showers, remote check-ins, smoking areas, travels services, baggage services, business services, newspapers and magazines, banking services, post offices, spa, shopping services, medical help, fast track service, hire a car service, internet, telephone, meeting and assisting services and others. The Abu Dhabi International Airport is situated in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE. It was established in 1968 and was earlier called Al Bateen Airport. It is built in the shape of donut or satellite and consists of 2 cargo terminals, 2 parallel runways, 24 aircraft stands and 5 belts for baggage claims. This airport can cover 90 countries with 40 passenger airlines. Golf course, health club and VIP lounge are some of the unique facilities available here.
Dubai International Airport is one of the UAE airports with impeccable architecture. It is also called as the aviation hub of the Middle East. It consists of 3 terminals, out of which third terminal is considered as the most luxurious and also, it has 2 runways. Free spa treatment is one of the specialities of this airport. Dubai World Central is one of the largest and busiest airports on the earth. Situated in New Dubai, it has one runway of 4.5 km long. It consists of 3 terminals, 5 runways and 16 cargo terminals. Founded in 1977, Sharjah International Airport is situated 10 km away from City Centre at Sharjah. It is like a gateway of travel for visiting various places in the UAE. It has one runway and 1 passenger terminal. ATMs, money exchange centers, food courts, high speed internet and many other amenities are available at the airports.
Founded in the year 1976, Ras AI Khaimah International Airport is a civilian airport. It is a major hub for travellers from Europe, Africa, Indian Subcontinent and Middle East. Fujairah International Airport which is also abbreviated as FIA offers excellent services to the travellers. Its location brings a lot of advantages as it is very near to Dubai. It has several facilities such as lounges, mystique, check-in counters and others, to name a few. It has one runway, one cargo terminal and one passenger terminal. To ensure the safety of passengers, the police force of the UAE, civil aviation authority, airport agencies, airlines and immigration authority work together to make the journey of travellers as pleasant and comfortable as possible. To comply with the security policies, some guidelines have been formulated related to prohibited items, liquids, gels, check-point regulations and others. To make the journey stress free, there are certain things that passengers should follow. For instance, they cannot take drinks such as juice, water etc. along with them which should be thrown out prior to the security check.