Written on 7th November 2017

Abu Dhabi Stopovers with Etihad Airways

Its more than a stopover it’s a holiday.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a holiday within your holiday? Or a relaxing break after a tiring business trip? Stopover in Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways and let us show you a great time with our range of stopover options including 2-for-1 deals on stays and activities. From its rich culture and heritage to its unique desert landscapes, stunning beaches and shopping malls - Abu Dhabi is filled with breathtaking experiences. Whatever experiences you prefer, Etihad Airways has stopover options to suit your needs.

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Abu Dhabi 2-for-1 Stopover

As our Economy Class guest, extend your time away with a two-night stay at any of our participating hotels in Abu Dhabi and the second night’s accommodation is on us! We have a range of over 60 hotels to choose from in Abu Dhabi as well as 2-for-1 deals on a wide range of activities. Plus, enjoy 24 hour check-in and check-out at a number of hotels.

Abu Dhabi Transit Stopover

Got between six and 12 hours transit time at Abu Dhabi International Airport? Choose to play a round of golf or lounge by the pool for only USD 40. Enjoy a round of nine holes at Yas Links Abu Dhabi Golf Course, Par 3, including golf club rental, or enjoy a full day's access to the pool with a free soft drink per person.

The Residence Stopover

Fly on The Residence and be treated to two free nights at the Khaleej Suite at Emirates Palace.

Abu Dhabi Premium Stopover

Our Business Class guests can enjoy a free night’s stay in a 5-star hotel in Abu Dhabi, while those travelling in First Class will be treated to two free nights at a range of 5-star hotels. There are eight hotels to choose from in Abu Dhabi and 2-for-1 deals on activities.

Islamic City Stopover

This stopover option is for our Muslim guests travelling for Hajj or Umrah. Spend time in Abu Dhabi with great rates at alcohol-free 4-star and 5-star hotels. We have ladies-only tours conducted by licensed female Hala Guest Guides. All activities and accommodation have the values of Muslim-friendly travel in mind.


Booking your stopover is easy.

Step 1:

Book your Etihad Airways ticket through The Appointment Group. Economy Class bookings are eligible for all stopovers except the Premium stopover. The Residence, First and Business Class bookings are eligible for all stopover options.

Step 2:

Book your stopover package at etihad.com stopovers. If you are booking the Premium Stopover or The Residence Stopover packages, fill in the hotel booking form at etihad.com premium stopovers. You will be contacted within 48 hours to book your free stay. At hotel check-in, you will need to show your Etihad boarding pass and your booking confirmation. For those booking Abu Dhabi 2-for-1 Stopovers through our participating Etihad Airways Partners, visit the stopover page on their websites after booking your flight ticket.