Al Bateen Executive Airport

Al Bateen Executive Airport (ABEA) in is the only exclusive business aviation airport in the MENA region, as well as the region’s first to receive three ISO and OHSAS certifications. The airport offers 24/7 services with no slot restrictions.

050. Al Bateen Executive Airport Summary

Did you know?

  • Al Bateen offers services 24/7
  • It has no slot restrictions
  • The first airport in the region receiving 3 ISO and OHSAS certifications.

The airport’s operations began in the 1960s, serving as the UAE capital’s main international airport until AUH was opened in 1982.

ABEA was then transformed into a military air base which operated from 1983-2008, before Abu Dhabi Airports took over operations and transformed it into a world-class executive facility, providing best-in-class services to all of its guests.

Airport data:

  • Stand capacity for up to 30 private jets
  • Optimum runway length: 3202 meters
  • Fast and efficient turnarounds
  • No holding patterns
  • Short taxiing times
  • Ideal technical and fuel stop location
  • Spacious and secure hangar and apron parking
  • Strategic location in the heart of Abu Dhabi, within reach of major businesses and leisure facilities:
    • five minute drive from the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)
    • 15 minute drive from the Yas Island Formula One race track
    • 50 minute drive to Dubai.

Airport advancements

To cater to increasing private aviation demands, the airport has undergone several infrastructure and service enhancements in recent years, including: 

  1. A new VVIP facility- 2200 SQM
  2. Apron enhancements
  3. Renewal of runway
  4. Internal road and landscaping upgrades
  5. New fuel farm
  6. Terminal and lounge improvements
  7. Hangar upgrades
  8. Free zone benefits
  9. Airfield upgrades, including the acquisition of new equipment, improvements to the terminal, landside access and parking
  10. Airside aircraft parking space
  11. New hangars for aircraft parking and maintenance

The airport’s maintenance and repair facilities have also been upgraded to meet increased demands at any time.

Catering services:

The ‘Executive Gourmet’ catering facility, part of Gate Gourmet, provides catering services to meet the tailored requirements of passengers. The 770sqm on-site kitchen, which is staffed 24/7 with highly trained chefs, produces gourmet meals from the highest quality ingredients.

Award-winning Company

Since 2006 Abu Dhabi Airports has been receiving numerous prestigious awards from prominent international and local organizations in acknowledgement of its operational excellence, as well as marketing, training and corporate responsibility initiatives.

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