Al Bateen Executive Airport was built in the 1960s. By 1970, it became Abu Dhabi's first international airport and the first main airport in the UAE capital. In 1982, the current Abu Dhabi International Airport was opened 32km outside the city. Al Bateen Executive Airport continued to operate as a military air base up until 2008. Since 2008, the airport has operated under Abu Dhabi Airports as an executive jet facility, focusing on private jets with fast and efficient turnarounds without holding patterns or slot restrictions and short taxi times.
In March 2011, Munawala has been established and began offering a range of exclusive services to all visiting aircrafts and within the first two years of operation the new FBO was ranked in the top five best FBO’s around the world.
Currently, the airport has a stand up capacity for up to 50 aircraft and its luxury facilities are designed to meet the highest international standards thus constantly aiming to provide more for its valued customers.