IFATC at home - Abu Dhabi (OMAA) [Statues: Closed]

Hello everyone! Welcome to the IFATC at home Thread for Abu Dhabi (OMAA)


Abu Dhabi International Airport is the sole capital of the United Arab Emirates.

About the airport

The airport, located 30.6 km east of the city, is the second largest in the UAE. Serving around 20 million passengers in 2014. It has three operational passenger terminals: Terminal 1 (divided into Terminals 1A and 1B), Terminal 2, Terminal 3. Abu Dhabi International Airport is spread over an area of 3,400 hectares 8,500 acres. Its terminal spaces are dominated by Etihad Airways, the country’s second flag carrier airline, and the second-largest airline in the UAE after Emirates. More than 30 airlines offer service to over 120 destinations in more than 60 countries.



About the city

Abu Dhabi, in Arabic: أَبُو ظَبْيٍ‎ also called as Abū Ẓaby is the capital and the second-most populous city of the United Arab Emirates after Dubai. The city of Abu Dhabi is located on an island on the Central West Coast. Most of the city and the Emirate reside on the mainland connected to the rest of the country. As of 2020, Abu Dhabi’s urban area had an estimated population of 1.48 million, out of 2.9 million in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, as of 2016.

Abu Dhabi houses local and federal government offices and is the home of the United Arab Emirates Government) and the Supreme Petroleum Council. The city is home to the President of the UAE, who is a member of the Al Nahyan family. Abu Dhabi’s rapid development and, coupled with the massive oil and gas reserves and production and relatively high average income, have transformed it into a large, developed metropolis. It is the country’s center of, and a major and commerce center. Abu Dhabi accounts for about two-thirds of the roughly $400 billion UAE economy.


Sunday, July 19th is selected as IFATC at home, Therefore I wanted to represent Abu Dhabi the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and give ATC coverage there, so people can see the beauty of Abu Dhabi. I wanted to show you all of the how beautiful landscape around Abu Dhabi

There will not be ATC the whole day, but most of the day. As being the only person to control the airport. I will try to be as much as possible, so people can experience the Emirati culture as much during the day (:




Runway length
13R - 31L 13,464
13L - 31R 13,461

Here are some of my all-time favorite routes to OMAA

Short-haul routes to Abu Dhabi

OEJN-OMAA | A321-200 or A319-100 | 2:30

VABB-OMAA | A321-200 | 2:40

OLBA-OMAA | A321-200 | 3:00

HECA-OMAA | A321-200 or A330-300 | 3:10

OJAI-OMAA | 787-8 or A321-200 | 2:35

Medium-haul flights to Abu Dhabi

LEBL-OMAA | 787-10 | 6:00 This one is for you @MatthewSwift

EHAM-OMAA | 787-10 | 6:00

EGLL-OMAA | A380-800 | 6:25

LFPG-OMAA | 777-300ER | 6:00

VTBS-OMAA | 777-300ER | 5:30

Long haul flights to Abu Dhabi

KJFK-OMAA | A380-800 or 777-300ER | 12:15

RKSI-OMAA | A380-800 or 787-10 | 9:35

YSSY-OMAA | 777-300ER | 14:15

RJAA-OMAA | 787-10 | 11:25

Go for it and do KLAX-OMAA! | 777-300ER | 16:00


Thank you for viewing this! hope to you all at Abu Dhabi on Sunday (:


I like the thread!

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Thanks! Appreciate it!


I swear I thought Dubai was the capital of the UAE.


But it’s not. It’s the 2nd largest Emirate in the UAE.

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good to know.

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Hello everyone! Tomrrow as you might know is IFATC at home, so for OMAA I will be open



I’ll let you guys know if I’m open for more than that (:

Thank you! Hope to see you guys tomorrow!


Hello everyone! OMAA is now open for the day!

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I will be dropping by later on!

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Cool! I will be arriving in aprox 5 hours! :)

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