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Plan your Abu Dhabi stopover

Transform one trip into two with a stunning stopover in Abu Dhabi. You can call luxurious hotels home, experience world-famous theme parks, relax on perfectly pristine beaches and so much more!

By choosing Abu Dhabi as your stopover destination with Etihad you can make extraordinary savings. Get discounts on dining, savings whilst shopping and you can even get hotel rooms totally free! Whether you’re looking for a cultured city break or a relaxing beach paradise, Abu Dhabi is for you.

Explore all the packages available with Etihad Airways below and plan your Abu Dhabi stopover.


Save on premium hotels

The Best of Abu Dhabi stopover package allows you to stay in premium hotels across the city with up to 40% off the room rate. Live a life of luxury for up to six nights at four and five star hotels across the emirate.

Stopover on us

If you’re staying for one or two nights you can get a stopover on us! Enjoy free accommodation at a range of three and four star hotels across the city and make the most of your trip to Abu Dhabi.

Book your stopover

How to book

Step 1

Book a multi-city flight with Etihad Airways in Economy, Business or First which connects through Abu Dhabi.

Step 2

Enter your name and booking reference or ticket number into the Etihad Airways stopover platform to check availability of hotels and the offers you’re eligible for.

Step 3

Choose your hotel and room, await your hotel voucher via email then countdown to your awesome Abu Dhabi stopover.

Extraordinary Abu Dhabi

Save this summer

When you’re in Abu Dhabi your boarding pass doubles up as the Extraordinary Abu Dhabi Pass. Get exclusive deals and discounts at restaurants, beaches, theme parks and so much more! All you need to do is present your Etihad Airways boarding pass at participating outlets to save during your trip.


Stopover FAQs

An Abu Dhabi visit visa is free of charge upon arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport for citizens from most countries, however, it is advised to check out our visa information page for more detailed information.

As of 26 February 2022, you no longer need a test before you fly to Abu Dhabi if you are fully vaccinated.

If you are not fully vaccinated, you must present a negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours, or a COVID-19 recovery certificate. Your recovery certificate must be dated within 30 days of departure and have a QR code. Children under 12 are exempt.

It is now no longer mandatory to take a PCR test upon arrival in Abu Dhabi International Airport.

However, the testing facility remains at the airport for any visitors that wish to take a PCR test to activate their Green Pass in Al Hosn app and facilitate access to Abu Dhabi's public places and tourist attractions. The cost of this PCR test is AED 40.

There is no need to re-test whilst in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi International Airport is conveniently located close to some of the city’s most popular attractions.

Yas Island, home to attractions such as Ferrari World, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Waterworld and Warner Bros. World™ is under 10km away and takes around 10 - 15 minutes by car.

The main city is around 32 km away and takes 20 - 30 minutes by car.

Those looking to go further afield to the oasis city of Al Ain should expect a 90 minute journey from the airport.


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