After finishing runners-up in 2011, Abu Dhabi International Airport went one better this year and picked up
the award for Best Airport in the Middle East at the 2012 World Airport Awards held at the Passenger Terminal EXPO in Vienna.
"This has been a successful 12-months for Abu Dhabi International Airport, and after achieving the 4-Star Airport
status they have now established their position as the passenger's favourite airport in the Middle East with this award"
said Edward Plaisted, Chairman of SKYTRAX.
Eng. Ahmad Al Haddabi, Chief Executive Officer at Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), commented "We are extremely proud and honoured
that Abu Dhabi International Airport has succeeded in becoming the Best Airport in the Middle East, while also increasing its Skytrax
rating to a 4-star airport, the first in the Middle East. These accolades acknowledge to the world the hard work and dedication of the
whole airport team and demonstrate our commitment to delivering excellence and top quality service. With this award, we stay true to
our vision of becoming the world’s leading airports group. We remain committed to driving sustainable growth in Abu Dhabi International
Airport and we will continue to deliver the best services to our customers to ensure we see more similar awards in years to come."
Last years winner, Dubai International Airport secured 2nd place this year, with Bahrain International Airport
in 3rd. Doha International Airport in Qatar was 4th with the top-5 completed by Muscat International Airport in Oman.
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