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Looking to fly to Samui in July via Abu Dhabi. The flight connection time in Abu Dhabi is 1 hour 20 mins and arrives around 7am. Ignoring flight delays and assuming all is on time, I am wondering if this is enough time. I usually always fly to the USA and I know immigration takes an age and security is intense but not too bad and can be through that in 15 mins. However being a foreign airport I have never been to and being my first time travelling without parents I am a little nervous. Do i follow transit signs or signs for security. I have read reports online saying you do security at your flight gate however surely this can't be true. Sorry if I seem panicky just as I'm sure you are aware the thought of being stuck in an airport is quite daunting for someone flying without their family for the first time!

I will be in Terminal 3 arrival and departure

Any help would be truly appreciated


Edited: 8:33 am, February 16, 2014
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You could also try the Air forum. Link below .....


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I didn't realise there was one, thanks!

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No need to worry or panic. It will be smooth, believe me.

If you hold a direct boarding pass to the destination you don't have to clear the security here. Follow the transit.

Now Abu Dhabi has USA customs clearnce here. If you have more time at the Abu Dhabi Airport, you can even clear your customs here.


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