Accessing UAE Airports – World Aviation Safety Summit 2017

Accessing UAE Airports

Accessing UAE Airports – World Aviation Safety Summit 2017: Planning an operation to the UAE? Here’s a quick guide to accessing all the major airports. 

The World Safety Aviation Summit takes place in Dubai from April 11-12 and will see thought leaders from all over the globe travel to the UAE to discuss critical safety issues to better manage risks and threats that impact international aviation professionals worldwide. Here’s our quick guide to vital operational information for the UAE’s main airports.

Dubai International Airport
  • IATA: DXB
  • ICAO: OMDB
  • Latitude / longitude: N 25° 15.2′ E 55° 21.9′
  • Magnetic variation: 1.4°E
  • Elevation: 62′
  • Fuel: 100LL, Jet A-1
  • Time Zone Info: GMT+4:00 no DST

Operational Information 

  • Private flights require landing permits but not overflight permits
  • Non-scheduled commercial flights require landing but not overflight permits
  • Slot approval requested 24-hours in advance is preferable to attain desired slots
  • Peak hours: AM hour from 0100z – 0700z & 1700z – 2200z
  • The best opportunity for arrival and departure slots is between 1000Z – 1400Z
  • Overnight parking can be difficult to obtain for medium and wide body aircraft non-scheduled operators
  • Parking is subject to availability
Al Maktoum International Airport
  • IATA: DWC
  • ICAO: OMDW
  • N 24° 55.1′ E 55° 10.5′
  • Magnetic variation: 1.4°E
  • Elevation: 171′
  • Fuel: Jet A-1
  • Time Zone Info: GMT+4:00 no DST

Operational Information

  • Private flights require landing permits but not overflight permits
  • Non-scheduled commercial flights require landing but not overflight permits
  • Slot approval requested 24 hours in advance is preferable to attain desired slots
  • Peak hours: AM 0100z – 0700z & PM 1700z – 2000z (times can vary)
  • Parking is subject to availability, approval is generally provided for all aircraft types
Abu Dhabi International Airport
  • IATA: AUH
  • ICAO: OMAA
  • Latitude / longitude: N24-26.0 / E054-39.1
  • Elevation: 88 feet
  • Magnetic variation: 02° E
  • Fuel types: Jet A1 and Avgas
  • Time zone: UTC +4

Operational Information

  • Overflight permits are not required for private and non-scheduled flights
  • Landing permits are required for private and non-scheduled flights
  • PPR and slots are not required
  • There are no parking restrictions
Sharjah International Airport
  • IATA Code: SHJ
  • ICAO: OMSJ
  • Latitude / longitude:  25-19-42.9597N / 055-31-01.9217E
  • Elevation: 111 feet
  • Magnetic variation: 2 E
  • Fuel types: JET A1 and AVGAS

Operational Information

  • Fuel should be requested 48 hours prior to arrival or departure
  • Landing permits are required for private flights, overflight permits are not
  • Landing permits are required for non-scheduled flights, overflight permits are not
  • There are no parking restrictions

For more information on operations to the UAE, contact dxb@uas.aero