The new building houses all of the key passenger facilities together with souvenir shops, restaurants and offices on a mezzanine level. It also features tourist information services and passport border control counters.
Traditional Arabic ornaments, colours, and shapes, combined with modern architectural elements, define the building’s distinctive style which celebrates the UAE’s cultural heritage and pays tribute to its long maritime history.
The roof design is a distinctive lattice structure, taking the ghaf, the country’s national tree, as inspiration, while wooden features inside reflect traditional dhow sailing vessels.
The new terminal is a testament to Abu Dhabi's commitment to providing world class infrastructure and services to support its growing tourism sector.
H E Ali Majed Al MansooriChairman of Abu Dhabi Airports
design a permanent home for expanding Crusie Terminal operations in Abu Dhabi, catering for circa 3000 passengers
expand Abu Dhabi’s tourism sector and reinforce its position as a major global destination
attract more shipping lines to choose Abu Dhabi as their homeport
convert an existing stucture into a modern, sustainable facility
a major landmark building for cruise tourism in the Arabian Gulf
the first permanent cruise ship terminal in the region that provides integrated facilities with international airport passenger check-in capabilities
a dramatic re-use of an existing structure overlaid with modern materials and fittings providing a high quality user experience