AUH OMAA Abu Dhabi International Airport – Slots, Ground Handling & Aircraft Services

An operational guide including slots, ground handling and other aircraft services for operating to Abu Dhabi International Airport ( AUH /  OMAA ) Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Learn more on how to apply for a landing permit in Abu Dhabi here.

All information listed below is provided by Ramjet Aviation Support.

General Operational Information:

All Air Operators shall submit APP (Advanced Passenger Process) for all passengers, including inbound/outbound/transit/transfer passengers and crew in advance.

The Air Operators shall take measures that the boarding directive received from UAE Government are followed.

For any questions or queries, you are recommended to contact API-UAE call center at – for registering carrier in API UAE portal, kindly visit this link.

As per GCAA, it is mandatory for all foreign operators to register their fleet details with GCAA and obtain the GCAP number.

Upon completing successful registration, each operator will be assigned a unique number prefixed with “GCAP” e.g. GCAPXYZ0117.

This registration number shall be included in Item 18 of the flight plan under the designator RMK / . For more information, kindly contact

The following fuel types are available at AUH, OMAA; AVGAS 100LL, AVTUR Jet A1 – provided by ADNOC. Fuel uplifting is available 24/7.

Tech-stops are possible for General Aviation aircraft. For larger aircraft, the decision will be made by the slot coordinator.

You can also find more contact information and documents on the UAE Civil Aviation Authority by visiting the CAA section in the  United Arab Emirates Country Page.

Airport & Custom Hours:

AUH, OMAA airport is one of the major airports in the United Arab Emirates – it serves the capital of the country, Abu Dhabi.

The airport is operating for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The customs and immigration facilities are also available 24/7.

Aircraft Services:

Ramjet Aviation Support can provide all kind of trip support for flights operating to Dubai International Airport. These services include;

  • Landing permit (traffic landing or technical landing)
  • Slots (only for GA flights)
  • Ground handling services (aircraft, passenger, cargo)
  • Catering services
  • Fuel services
  • Hotel accommodation for crew and passengers
  • Transportation for crew and passengers (airport-hotel-airport)

On top of these services, Ramjet also provides dedicated supervisory services at the airport.

Their staff is well-experienced in all areas of airport operation such as passenger terminal, ramp and cargo warehouse.

Their staff will also be present at the airport to coordinate all the operational requirements for all types of flight operations.

Slots & PPR:

Slots are mandatory when operating to AUH, OMAA airport. Slot coordination of OMAA airport is carried out through Airport Coordination Australia (ACA).

A slot confirmation is mandatory for obtaining the landing permit. In the case of General Aviation flights, slots are NOT required.

There are no specific peak periods at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Peak periods depend on the traffic at a particular time – once the slot is approved, the aircraft can be operated according to the approved slot time.

The lead time for the processing of permits is 72 hours for all kinds of operations. As for General Aviation flights, the permit can be obtained on short notice, when applying through an FBO.

If the CAA requires further information or documents to support the permit application, it may take more time depending upon the availability of such information provided by the operator/customer.

FBO Facilities:

At AUH, OMAA airport – there is only one dedicated FBO facility that is operated by the Royal Jet Group.

Executive lounges are available for VVIP PAX. All the facilities operate 24/7.

Visas, Customs & Immigration:

The crew can enter the country using GENDEC – and will have a valid stay for 07 days.

The crew must have a valid crew ID with the expiration date printed on it, valid passport and the crew should be in uniform while at the immigration desk.

European, United States and Russian nationalities receive VISA on arrival in the United Arab Emirates.

Furthermore, for more information on the visa requirements for the United Arab Emirates, kindly visit this website.

Finally, for any further inquiries or if you would require services at Dubai International Airport – kindly contact Ramjet Aviation Support

You can also read more about the story behind RamJet Aviation Support joining Flock here! This blog talks about their discounted prices, special offers and the services they provide throughout the United Arab Emirates!

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