Airports: Vocabulary for Travel In Arabic In 2024

Embarking on a journey through the skies is an adventure filled with excitement and anticipation. Yet, amidst the hustle and bustle of airports, language barriers can sometimes create hurdles.

Fear not!

In this guide, we unravel the essential Arabic vocabulary for navigating airports with ease. From check-in to boarding and customs, equip yourself with the linguistic tools to glide seamlessly through Arabic-speaking terminals.

Let’s dive into the world of international travel, where every word is a passport to smoother journeys.

In the maze of terminals and gates, knowing the basic Arabic words for airport essentials can make your journey smoother and more enjoyable.



Let’s Go:

English Arabic  Pronunciation
AirportمطارMatar
PlaneطيارةTayirah
Flightرحلة جويةRehlah  Jawiya

Interacting with Airport Staff

The airport is a symphony of movement, with each member of the crew playing a crucial role in ensuring your journey takes flight.

English Arabic  Pronunciation
Air hostessمضيفة طيرانModeefat’ Tayaran
PilotطيّارTayar

Managing Travel Documents

In the realm of international travel, managing your travel documents efficiently is crucial for a smooth and hassle-free journey.

English Arabic  Pronunciation
Passportجواز السفرJawaz Al Safar
TicketتذكرةTadkira
VisaتأشيرةTashira
Travel Agencyوكالة سفرWikalat Safar

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Comfort and Convenience

In the world of air travel, comfort is paramount, and knowing how to navigate the amenities of the airport can enhance your journey.

English Arabic  Pronunciation
SeatمقعدMeq’ad
BaggageأمتعةAm’teah
Baggage Cartعربة الأمتعةArabat Al-Amteah
Baggage screeningفحص الأمتعةFahs Al-Amteah
Safety beltحزام الأمانHizamo Al-Aman
First classالدرجة الأولىAl-Darajato Al-Oula
Economy classالدرجة السياحيةAl-Daraja Al-Siyahia
Boarding gateبوابة الصعودBawabat al so’ood
Departur Gateبوابة المغادرةBawabat Al Moghadarah

Planning Your Journey

Whether you’re embarking on a one-way adventure or planning a return trip, knowing how to navigate the intricacies of ticketing and reservations is essential.

English Arabic  Pronunciation
One-way Ticketتذكرة ذهابTadhkirat dhahab
ReservationحجزHajz
Return Ticketتذكرة عودةTadhkirat Awdah

Exploring cultural connections

As you navigate the airport environment, you’ll encounter a tapestry of cultures and languages, each one adding depth and richness to your travel experience.

English Arabic  Pronunciation
TouristسائحSa’eh
Tourist Agencyوكالة سياحةWikalat Siahia

Navigating Customs and Duties

When traveling internationally, understanding customs procedures and duties is essential to ensure a smooth passage through border control.

English Arabic  Pronunciation
Duty freeسوق الحرةSouq Al Hura
CustomsالجمركAl jumruk
Customs Inspectionفحص الجماركFahs Al-Jumarak
Customs Dutyالرسوم الجمركيةAl Rusum Al jumrukia

In addition to the essential words and phrases for airport communication, here are some helpful phrases to assist you in getting to the airport, navigating through it, and departing from it:

EnglishArabicPronunciation
When is the flight time?متى موعد الرحلة؟   Mataa maweid alrihla?
I am in economy classأنا في الدرجة السياحية            Ana fee al daraja al siyahia
Where do I collect my luggage?أين أستلم حقائبي؟Ayna astalim haka’ibii?
Where do I find a trolley for my bags?أين أجد عربة لأضع حقائبي؟Ayna ajid araba li ada’ hakai’bi?
Help me with the luggage please.ساعدني بالحقائب لو سمحتSa’idni bil haqaib law smaht
When will the plane take off?متى ستقلع الطائرة؟ Mataa satoqli’ Al ta’ira?
Is there any delay?هل من تأخير؟Hal min ta’kheer?
When is the arrival time?متى موعد الوصول؟Mataa maw’id al wosool?

These phrases will prove invaluable as you navigate the airport environment, ensuring a smooth and stress-free travel experience.

From collecting your luggage to seeking assistance, mastering these phrases will empower you to communicate effectively and confidently during every stage of your journey.

Here’s a summarized table of the essential words and phrases for airport communication in Arabic:

English Arabic  Pronunciation
AirportمطارMatar
PlaneطيارةTayirah
Flightرحلة جويةRehlah  Jawiya
Air hostessمضيفة طيرانModeefat’ Tayaran
PilotطيّارTayar
Passportجواز السفرJawaz Al Safar
TicketتذكرةTadkira
VisaتأشيرةTashira
Travel Agencyوكالة سفرWikalat Safar
SeatمقعدMeq’ad
BaggageأمتعةAm’teah
Baggage Cartعربة الأمتعةArabat Al Am’teah
Baggage screeningفحص الأمتعةFahs Al  Am’teah
Safety beltحزام الأمانHizamo Al Aman
First classالدرجة الأولىAl Darajato Al Oula
Economy classالدرجة السياحيةAl Darajato Al Siyahia
Boarding gateبوابة الصعودBawabat al so’ood
Departur Gateبوابة المغادرةBawabat Al Moghadarah
One-way Ticketتذكره ذهابTadhkirat dhahab
ReservationحجزHajz
Return Ticketتذكرة عودهTadhkirat Awdah
One-way Ticketتذكره ذهابTadhkirat dhahab
ReservationحجزHajz
Return Ticketتذكرة عودهTadhkirat Awdah
TouristسائحSa’eh
Tourist Agencyوكالة سياحةWikalat Siahia
Duty freeسوق الحرةSouq Al Hura
CustomsالجمركAl jumruk
Customs Inspectionفحص الجماركFahs Al-Jumarak
Customs Dutyالرسوم الجمركيةAl Rusum Al jumrukia


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"Plane" in Arabic is ___________

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"Boarding gate" in Arabic is ___________

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"Baggage" in Arabic is ___________

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"Passport" in Arabic is ___________

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"Pilot" in Arabic is ___________

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Armed with this arsenal of essential Arabic vocabulary, navigating through Arabic-speaking airports becomes a breeze. From check-in counters to boarding gates, each word propels you closer to your destination with confidence and clarity.

Embrace the linguistic journey, where every word spoken is a step closer to unlocking the wonders of the world. So, spread your wings and embark on your next adventure, equipped with the power of language to transcend borders and cultures.

Happy travels!


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