Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 25 April 2019

Abu Dhabi airport to carry out evacuation drill

One-hour drill is not expected to affect normal operations

The ceiling of Abu Dhabi airport, said to be designed like a palm tree against the sky. Courtesy Abu Dhabi Airports
The ceiling of Abu Dhabi airport, said to be designed like a palm tree against the sky. Courtesy Abu Dhabi Airports

Abu Dhabi airport will hold a one-hour evacuation exercise on Thursday morning.

The drill will take place in the terminal one departure area from 9am to 10am, but airport operations will continue as normal.

It aims to assess the readiness of emergency response agencies in the event of a crisis, Abu Dhabi Airports said.

The operation is being run in accordance with requirements from the UAE Civil Defence.

Meanwhile, work is continuing on the airport's Midfield Terminal. The new building is expected to open towards the end of next year and when complete, Etihad Airways is expected to move there.

Dubai airline Emirates and Etihad last week denied a media report stating that the former is considering taking over the Abu Dhabi airline.

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