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List of airports in Dubai and UAE

Monday 18 February 2019 (UAE)   

Airports in Dubai and the UAE

List of all Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and other UAE airports, aerodromes, and airfields with IATA and ICAO (CCCC) codes, locations, information.


  • Emirates Flight Information Region (FIR) ICAO 4 letter code is OMAE.
  • SPB is an acronym for Sea Plane Base (Seaplane Base) i.e. water landing areas such as Dubai Creek, Yas Island Channel.
  • Google maps by co-ordinates Latitude, Longitude: www.google.com/maps/place/24.2840004+52.5803986.
  • ICAO 4 letter codes for the UAE start with OM (letter O is for most Middle East countries). Codes confirmed directly with an ICAO directory unless otherwise noted (e.g. OM10 for Yas Island SPB).
  • ICAO * indicates that the station is not connected to the AFTN.

List of Dubai airports








Airport name IATA code ICAO code  AIRAC  Location Capacity www Notes
Al Maktoum International Airport1 DWC OMDW   Dubai World Central     Commercial
Dubai Creek SPB ?DCG     Dubai Creek     Seawings
Dubai International Airport DXB OMDB 2009-06 Al Garhoud, Deira     Commercial
Jebel Ali International Airport2 JXB OMJA*2 2012-09 Jebel Ali     See DWC
Jebel Ali Seaplane Base (SPB) ?DJH     ? 24°59'20 N, 055°01'26 E     Seawings
Minhad Military Airbase NHD OMDM 2009-06 secret (Dubailand, shhhh ...)     Military
Skydiving Dubai       Dubai Marina, Al Sufouh     Private
Etihad Airways bus stop in Dubai XNB     EY office, Sheikh Zayed Rd      

List of Abu Dhabi airports








Airport name IATA code ICAO code AIRAC Location Capacity www Notes
Abu Dhabi city              
Abu Dhabi International Airport AUH OMAA 2017-12       Commercial
Al Bateen Executive Airport AZI OMAD 2017-12 Abu Dhabi Island      
Al Dhafra Air Base DHF OMAM 2017-12 Mussafah     Military
Yas Island SPB3 ?AYM OM103   ?24°27'52''N, 54°36'37''E     Seawings
Abu Dhabi emirate              
Al Ain International Airport AAN OMAL 2017-12 Al Ain city     Commercial
Arzanah Island Airport   OMAR* 2017-12 Arzanah Island      
Delma Airport (Dalma) ?ZDY OMDL* 2009-06       Domestic
Das Island Airport   OMAS* 2009-06       Private
Jebel Dhana Airport   OMAJ* 2009-06        
Sir Bani Yas Island Airport ?XSB OMBY* 2009-06 Sir Baniyas Island     Domestic
Zirku Island Airport   OMAZ* 2009-06        

List of UAE airports, other








Airport name IATA code ICAO code AIRAC Location Capacity www Notes
Emirates FIR (not an airport)   OMAE 2009-06        
Ajman emirate              
Ajman International Airport QAJ     Al Manamah     planned
Fujairah emirate              
Fujairah International Airport FJR OMFJ 2009-06       Commercial
Ras Al Khaimah emirate (RAK)              
Ras Al Khaimah International RKT OMRK 2009-06       Commercial
Al Jazeirah (Aviation Club, RAK)   OMRJ 2017-12 near Al Hamra Mall      
Al Saqr Airfield   OMRS* 2017-12 near Khouzam (Kuzam)      
Sharjah emirate              
Sharjah International Airport SHJ OMSJ 2009-06       Commercial
Umm Al Quwain emirate (UAQ)              
Umm Al Quwain Airport ?QIW OMUQ* 2009-06       Proposed

Unsorted entries

Airport name IATA code ICAO code AIRAC Location Capacity www Notes
ABK4   OMBK4 2017-12        
?Abu Al Abyad   ?OMBT          
?Abu Dhabi Northeast   ?OM11          
Al Hamra Airbase (aux)   OMAH* 2017-12       Military
Al Yasat   OMAY* 2017-12        
Asab airfield, closed?   OMAC* 2017-12        
Buhasa airfield, not used?   OMAB* 2017-12        
?Falaj Hazza (Falej Haaza)   ?OMZA          
?Futaysi   OMAF* 2009-06        
Liwa (AB, Air Base?)   OMLW* 2017-12 No information     Military
Qaffaya (?Al Qaffy?)   OMQF* 2009-06        
Qarnayn (?Quarmain?)   OMAQ* 2009-06        
Qusaiwera Air Base (Qasaweera)   OMQS* 2017-12       Military
?Ras Khumais (Khumays)   ?OMRM          
?Ras Sumeira Airport              
Safran Air Base   OMSM* 2009-06       Military
Sas Al Nakhl Air Base (Nakheel)   OMNK* 2009-06       Military
??Al Forsan Helipad   ??OMNK          
Sir Abu Nair (Bu Na'ir)   OMSN* 2009-06        
Sweihan   OMAW* 2017-12       Military
  1. Previous names for Al Maktoum International Airport were:
    • Dubai World Central International Airport (DWC) - renamed as Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC).
    • Jebel Ali International Airport (JXB or DWC) - renamed as Dubai World Central Airport (DWC).
  2. JXB was a (possibly unofficial) 3 letter code for DWC when it was originally named Jebel Ali International Airport. OMJA was the ICAO code given for "Jebel Ali International". Reference: 10 Sep 2012 AFI OPMET DB Catalogue (page 58), also 29 Aug 2010 catalogue (page 48).
  3. Yas Island SPB is the channel between Yas Island and Abu Dhabi mainland.
    • Several sources list "Yas Island Airport". The listing is for either the SPB, or for the airport on Sir Bani Yas Island (different from Yas Island). There is no airport on Yas Island itself (as of Dec 2017).
    • ICAO 4 letter code OM10 for Yas Island not confirmed directly with ICAO, unknown where it originates from. Do not assume it is a valid code.
  4. ABK listed in ICAO locator directory DOC 7910 with 4 letter code OMBK but no further information supplied or found regarding location or existence. Also in GCAA location list (AIP section Gen 2.4) but also with no further information.
    • [Check] Might be for Total ABK (Total Abu Bukhoosh) offshore oil and gas development (Abu Al Bukhoosh Oil Field) and Khuff gas project flight operations? Helicopters (several helipads at ABK oil field)? Falcon Aviation? Reference www.total.com/en/united-arab-emirates. Not an island, only offshore drilling platforms, north of Das Island and Umm Sheif oil field, on border with Iran.
    • It is not Kabri Dar Airport (Kebri Dar in Ethiopia, IATA 3 letter code ABK, ICAO code HAKD).
  5. Unused.

Errors or unusual airport information

  • Bettina Airport: unusual spelling occasionally seen for Al Bateen Airport.
  • DFA: given as 3 letter IATA code for Al Dhafra Air Base. Error. Correct code is DHF. DFA is not a known airport code.
  • DNATA airport: doesn't exist. Appears in some lists with airport code XGD which is for Gaoua Airport in Burkina Faso. Also given as a code for Arendal-Gullknapp Airport (ENGK ICAO code, no IATA code) in Norway but that looks like an error.
  • Nadia International Airport: error, doesn't exist. Is not an airport in the UAE (or anywhere else that we could find) but appears in some lists with airport codes AUH and OMAA, which are for Abu Dhabi International Airport.
  • XNB: bus stop on Sheikh Zayed Rd for Etihad Airways coach from Dubai to Abu Dhabi Airport.

Most errors seem to originate from the page "answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=182498", which has an IATA list dated 19 Dec 2006 with Bettina, DFA, XGD, Nadia Airport.

Airport notes

Al Hamra Airbase

  • Also seen as Al Hamra Aux, both names have same ICAO code (OMAH).

Al Jazeirah (Al Jazira, Al Jazirah) (OMRJ)

  • Aerodrome for Al Jazirah Aviation Club in RAK.
  • GPS co-ordinates 25°39'55.0"N 55°46'27.0"E (25.665278, 55.774167).
  • GCAA ICAO Doc 7910 listing AIRAC Oct and Dec 2017. Not in 2009 list.

Al Saqr Airfield (OMRS)

  • ICAO administrative contact Jazira Aviation Club.
  • GPS co-ordinates 25°45'10.0"N 55°57'34.0"E (25.752778, 55.959444).
  • ICAO code OM01 also seen (but not in ICAO or GCAA document). OMRS correct according to 2009-2017 directories.

Arzanah Island Airport

  • Not related to Arzanah property development by Mubadala.
  • ? Latitude, 24.7805004, Longitude 52.5598984, runway 13438 ft

Asab Airfield (OMAC)

  • Some sources say this airfield is closed. It is still in ICAO and GCAA list of UAE aerodromes from 07 Dec 2017 AIRAC, but with no further information.
  • GPS coordinates given as (original sources unknown) 23°17'53"N, 54°13'18"E (23.298048, 54.221668) and 23°17'53.2"N 54°13'18.1"E (23.298100, 54.221699) are for the Asab oil field near the Liwa region, operated by ADNOC.
  • Not related to Assab International Airport (also Asaab or Assab Air Base) in Eritrea, or Ali Al Salem Air Base (AASAB) in Kuwait. However, from 2015 or 2016, the UAE began to use Assab Air Base in Eritrea as a military base.

Buhasa Airfield (Bu Hasa)

  • Services the Bu Hasa oilfield on mainland Abu Dhabi, Western Region. Airfield is still used? Looks abandoned on Google Maps. Is still in GCAA ICAO list from 07 Dec 2017.
  • GPS coordinates 23°35'59.0"N 53°22'46.0"E (23.599722, 53.379444). About 30 km west of Madinat Zayed.

Das Island Airport

  • Possible name change: Wikipedia says Das Island Airport will be renamed as Oeon Airport in 2016 as a result of an ownership change (edit date 13 Apr 2015). No independent confirmation found, no reference given, other sources are copied from Wikipedia, or unreliable and possibly copied by Wikipedia.
    • Oeon is peculiar sounding word, it does not refer to anything obvious in Arabic or English.
    • There was no change of ownership of the airport or the operator in 2015 (or in 2016), Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO, not ADMOC). As of Dec 2017, ADMA-OPCO website still refers to "Das Island Airport".
    • In Oct 2016, ADNOC said they would consolidate the two entities Zakum Development Company (ZADCO) and Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) into a new organisation with changes in ownership structure (although ultimately still majority or 100% owned by the Abu Dhabi Government). Merger expected to be completed by 2018. New name is or will be ADNOC Offshore. No mention of any name change for Das Island Airport, or anything else related to Oeon Airport. References:
      • www.adnoc.ae/en/news-and-media/press-releases/2016/adnoc-announces-plans-to-consolidate-adma-opco-and-zadco
      • www.ogj.com/articles/2016/10/merger-of-adma-opco-zadco-due-by-2018.html
      • www.adnoc.ae/en/adnoc-offshore/who-we-are/about-adnoc-offshore
  • Das Island expansion project to reclaim land for new or expanded airport runway and terminal facilities, and other infrastructure. References:
    • www.nmdc.com/site/projectDetails/13 (undated).
    • www.vanoord.com/news/2010-van-oord-develop-das-island-abu-dhabi-adnoc (Oct 2010 to Dec 2011).
    • www.besix.com/en/projects/das-island (2011-2012).
    • WS Atkins, "Airports" 30/08/2009, Das Island Airport terminal concept design.
  • [Check] Runway details: One runway, width 30m (98ft), length 1078m (3537ft), status open, lighting yes, surface asphalt.

Jebel Ali International Airport (OMJA), renamed as Al Maktoum International Airport (OMDW)

  • Sep 2012 AIRAC included ICAO code OMJA but not OMDW. AIRAC 03 Apr 2014 included OMDW, but OMJA no longer listed.

Jebel Dhana Airport (Dhanna, Danna, Danah)

  • Near Ruwais.

Qasawerah, Qasahriwah, Qasarsomethingwaht ...

  • Qusaiwera OMQS*, presumably for Qusaiwera Air Base (Qusaweira, Qusahwira, Qasawera, Qusahwira, Qseewrah?) under construction 2012-2015 (approx), Google Maps 22°46'34.9"N 55°03'47.7"E or 22.776362, 55.063255.
  • New listing in Location Indicators AIRAC date 07 Dec 2017? Not AIRAC date 12 Oct 2017.

Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RAK) (Ras Al Khaymah)

Sas Al Nakhl Air Base (Sas Al Nakhil, Sas Al Nakheel)

Sir Bani Yas Island Airport (also Sir Baniyas Island)

  • Not to be confused with Yas Island SPB or airport.

Yas Island Airport or SPB (SeaPlane Base)

  • The channel between Yas Island and Abu Dhabi mainland is used for sea plane tours, hence the Yas Island SPB listing.
  • However, someone somewhere got Sir Bani Yas Island mixed up with Yas Island (near Abu Dhabi city, home of the F1 Grand Prix circuit) and now several websites with UAE airport listings have a separate entry for Yas Island but with location co-ordinates for the airport on Sir Bani Yas Island. Error co-ordinates given for Yas Island Airport as Latitude 24.2840004, Longitude 52.5803986 are for Sir Bani Yas Airport.
  • There is no airport on Yas Island itself, and unlikely to be one, especially as Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) is about 10 min drive from Yas Island.

Zirku Island Airport (Zirku Airport)

  • Latitude 24.8624916, Longitude 53.0771408, Runway 13937 ft.

Helipads, heliports, or helicopter landing pads

A comprehensive list not given. Many tall buildings have a helipad, there are also many ground locations with designated helicopter landing zones.

  • Burj Al Arab helipad, also serves (haha ... groan) as a tennis court.
  • The World Islands, helipad on Schumacher Island (Greenland Island).

ICAO 4 letter codes

CCCC code is the same as ICAO 4 letter code?


  • DOC-7910-Edition-132.pdf Jun 2009 edition (page 219). DOC 7910 is an ICAO publication listing Location Indicators.
  • www.gcaa.gov.ae/aip/current/AIRACs/2017-P07/html/eAIP/GEN-2.4-en-GB.html, table of UAE ICAO location indicators from ICAO Doc 7910, AIRAC date 07 Dec 2017.
    • One new location added (compared to AIRAC date 12 Oct 2017) for Qasariwah (OMQS).

Aviation and UAE acronyms, abbreviations, and definitions

  • ADMA-OPCO: Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company.
  • ADNOC: Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.
  • AFTN: Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication Network.
  • AIRAC: Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control.
  • AIS: Aeronautical Information Services.
  • [?] CCCC: Staff Communications.
  • FIR: Flight Information Region.
  • GCAA: (UAE) General Civil Aviation Authority.
  • IATA: International Air Transport Association.
  • ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization.
  • OPMET: Operational Meteorological (operational aeronautical meteorological data or information).
  • SPB: Sea Plane Base.
  • ZADCO: Zakum Development Company.

References for aviation acronyms

  • www.faa.gov/jobs/abbreviations/


  • Parent category - Dubai, Dubai transport, UAE airports?
  • Child pages - airports
  • Related pages - Emirates Airline, FlyDubai.

Other headings: best airports (DXB T1 and T3, AUH), busiest airports (DXB then AUH a far second), jobs, map.


  • ICAO document 7910 for 4 letter airport codes.
Last update Friday 12-Jan-2018. Page development 1H 2T 3D 4L 5C.
Related pages
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  • www.gcaa.gov.ae - UAE General Civil Aviation Authority official website, in Arabic and English.
  • www.uae-icao.gov.ae - official website of the UAE Delegation to the ICAO, in Arabic and English.
  • www.icao.int - International Civil Aviation official website.


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