Abu Dhabi International Airport Midfield Terminal is designed to be the largest, virtually pleasing and architecturally magnificent structure in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. An X-shaped terminal architectural plan was devised after a broad analysis of all the needs of the new airport. The design has 39 gates with a capability to expand up to 49.
The mid terminal complex will have an area of 630,000 m². It will include approximately 18,000 m² of dedicated space for passenger facilities and duty-free retail stores. International restaurants and cafes will be located in approximately 10,000 m². Also, an area of 27,500 m² will be dedicated for an airline hospitality lounge, a museum exhibiting heritage and culture and a transit hotel.