As part of a landmark global promotion that launched yesterday, Etihad Airways is inviting travellers flying through Abu Dhabi to enjoy a free stopover in the capital of the UAE.
Abu Dhabi is a myriad of experiences and appeals to every type of traveller. It is a diverse city that offers tourists the opportunity to explore cultural highlights, resplendent architecture, world-class theme parks as well as beautiful beaches and desert landscapes. The city satisfies everyone from solo travellers looking to explore, to families and couples who wish to have a one-of-a-kind experience, making it the perfect destination for a holiday within a holiday.
The offer entails two free nights of hotel accommodation in Abu Dhabi for all guests booking flights to and from all Etihad destinations via Abu Dhabi. Guests can choose from a range of 15 hotels located across the city including the five-star Intercontinental Abu Dhabi and Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, as well as the Courtyard by Marriott WTC, Crowne Plaza and Radisson Blu.
The free Abu Dhabi stopover promotion is available for bookings online through etihad.com or via a travel agent from 10 April to 15 June 2019, for flights between 21 April and 15 July 2019.
A 48- hour free UAE transit visa will be available at the time of arrival and applicable for guests with a confirmed onward journey and can be extended up to 96 hours at an extra cost.
Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer Etihad Aviation Group, said: “The number of visitors to Abu Dhabi continues to grow every year, and this incredible promotion allows us to showcase our extraordinary home to more visitors worldwide. Guests will be welcomed with traditional Arabian hospitality, and will enjoy a modern infrastructure, multi-cultural society, and the many unique attractions the city, and wider emirate, have to offer.”
The merits of a stopover are beyond creating two holiday experiences out of one and can even help with combating jetlag, adjusting to the local time zone and reaching the final destination refreshed.
Etihad guests booking online should select a multi-city flight and will be directed to the stopover booking page once the booking is confirmed. Guests then have the option to choose a hotel package with one of the many hotel partners operating this promotion.