Stopover and enjoy your 1st night free with a 2nd night at a fantastic rate!*

Stopover and enjoy your first night free

Fly via our home Abu Dhabi and experience a vibrant city with international restaurants, golden beaches, exceptional leisure facilities, first-class hotels and so much more.

While here, take advantage of some superb accommodation choices with our compliments: enjoy the first night free, and the second night at a great rate.

On the way, you will be cocooned in a world of private luxury in our First Class, where you can enjoy inspired fine dining in our Mezoon Grille, with restaurant-quality cuisine prepared by your very own Chef. There’s also a spacious, fully-flat bed and on-demand service from your Food & Beverage Manager in Business Class. Guests traveling in Economy Class can enjoy over 650 hours of on-demand entertainment, deeper reclining seats and a choice of 3 meal options and café service. 

So stopover in our home, Abu Dhabi, with one of our partners, and enjoy your first night free, with rates for your second night starting from these great prices:

3 Stars Hotels Starting from  
Ibis Abu Dhabi Gate Hotel 3* 34.00 USD
Centro Capital Centre by Rotan 3* 38.00 USD
Centro Al Manhal by Rotana 3* 43.00 USD
Centro Yas Island by Rotana 3* 43.00 USD
Premier Inn Abu Dhabi International Airport 3* 58.00 USD


4 Stars Hotels

Starting from  

Al Maha Arjan by Rotana 4*

48.00 USD

Al Rawda Arjan by Rotana 4*

48.00 USD

Hala Arjan by Rotana 4*

48.00 USD

City Seasons Al Hamra Hotel 4*

51.00 USD

Crowne Plaza Yas Island 4* 

51.00 USD

Mafraq Hotel Abu Dhabi 4*

51.00 USD

Yas Island Rotana 4*

51.00 USD

Sands Hotel Abu Dhabi 4*

55.00 USD

Aloft Hotel Abu Dhabi 4*

58.00 USD

Hotel Novotel Abu Dhabi Gate 4*

58.00 USD

Traders Qaryat Al Beri Hotel 4*

62.00 USD

One to One Hotel – The Village 4*

68.00 USD

Radisson Blu Yas Island 4*

71.00 USD

5 Stars Hotels

Starting from  

Park Rotana Hotel 5*

51.00 USD

Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana 5*

54.00 USD

The Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi 5*

54.00 USD

Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi Hotel 5*

61.00 USD

Millennium Hotel Abu Dhabi 5*

77.00 USD

InterContinental Abu Dhabi Hotel 5*

82.00 USD

Crowne Plaza Hotel Abu Dhabi 5*

82.00 USD

Hilton Capital Grand Hotel Abu Dhabi 5*

85.00 USD

Hyatt Capital Gate 5*

85.00 USD

Hotel Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche 5*

89.00 USD

Al Raha Beach Hotel 5*

90.00 USD

Hilton Hotel Abu Dhabi  5*

99.00 USD

Shangri La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri 5*

121.00 USD

Dusit Thani Hotel 5*

124.00 USD

Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa 5*

128.00 USD

Grand Millennium Hotel Al Wahda 5*

131.00 USD

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi Corniche 5*

136.00 USD

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers 5*

138.00 USD

Rosewood Hotel Abu Dhabi 5*

191.00 USD

The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi 5*

221.00 USD

The Emirates Palace 5*

254.00 USD

Dubai City Hotels

Starting from  

Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel 4*

162.00 USD

Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers 5*

119.00 USD

Sofitel Hotel The Palm 5*

276.00 USD

The Oberoi Hotel Dubai 5*

282.00 USD

Enjoy 2 for 1 deals when you book the Essential Abu Dhabi Stopover

Turn your stopover into a short holiday by booking one of the following activities and receiving the second one for free! 



Price per person

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

General Admission

65.00 USD

Yas Water World

General Admission

64.00 USD

Abu Dhabi National Golf Club

Green Fee ( Sun-Thu) Including Golf Cart

180.00 USD

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club

Green Fee ( Sun-Thu) Including Golf Cart

180.00 USD

Yas Links

Green Fee ( Sun-Thu) Including Golf Cart

165.00 USD

Yellow Boats

50 minutes sightseeing Emirates Palace and Lulu Island tour by boat

54.00 USD

Big Bus Tours

Hop-on Hop-off bus tour of Abu Dhabi

54.00 USD

Yas Park Pass – One day

Entrance to Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World

93.00 USD

Yas Park Pass – Two days

14 days validity from first use; one access to each park

99.00 USD

How do I book an Essential Stopover?

1. Book your flights, including flights for your stopover in Abu Dhabi.
2. Complete your booking form, including your choice of hotel and 2 for 1 offer details, at
3. You will be contacted within 48 hours to confirm your booking.

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Terms and Conditions


The Offer is available to all guests travelling on Etihad Airways return flights to all destinations where the final destination is beyond Abu Dhabi.

To qualify, bookings must be created between 1st December 2013 and 30th November 2014. All Stopovers must be completed by 30th November 2014, with no exceptions.

The offer expires 30th November 2014 and the offer will not be valid from this date onwards. This offer is only valid for new bookings.

This offer is valid for any new bookings made after 1st December 2013 in any booking subclass within First, Business or Economy Class.

There is a minimum 2 nights stay required, and additional nights must be purchased consecutively to the offer and must be taken and the stay fully completed within the same offer and travel period.

Prices and rates offered are starting prices, and are per person per night based on twin share . The final pricing is subject to availability and seasonality. 

The Offer is subject to daily hotel, tours and attractions allocation and as a result, are subject to availability. Hotel preference is on a ‘first come, first served basis’ and cannot be guaranteed.

To be eligible for the Offer and additional nights at the preferential rates, your hotel reservation must be made directly through the Hala Abu Dhabi team by completing the online form at, or by emailing

The Offer is a voluntary promotion run by Etihad Airways and can be withdrawn at any time at the discretion of the airline. 

Offer is only valid if all sectors are flown on Etihad operated or marketed flights.  

The stopover conditions of the applicable fare paid must be adhered to when booking the Offer. On some tickets a charge is applicable if you choose to stopover in the U.A.E. Please read the terms and conditions on your ticket carefully. In addition, you may be liable for an extra departure tax owed for your stop in the UAE.

Participating hotels in Abu Dhabi are shown on and

Partially completed travel will result in the commercial value of the Offer being deducted from any refund claimed on the remaining unused airfare.

All accommodation must be pre-booked prior to the journey commencing and cannot be requested on departure or once the journey has commenced. Hotel reservations must be made a minimum of 72 hours (3 days) prior to departure for the request to be processed. This is not a guarantee of confirmation. Any reservations made directly with a hotel does not qualify for the offer and cannot be amended by Etihad Airways & Hala Abu Dhabi without exception.

This Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion run by Etihad or the participating hotels. Hotel accommodation is subject to availability and Etihad reserves the right to offer an alternative hotel of a similar standard.

No liability will be accepted where flight bookings have been made and/or tickets issued if no hotel availability exists.

Hotel occupancy is up to a maximum of two adults will be offered on bed and breakfast basis for the qualifying number of nights. Free accommodation will be available on a bed and breakfast basis (single or double occupancy) and will include all municipality fees and service charges. It will not be possible to upgrade to a higher class of room/suite.

All extra charges incurred to be paid directly (meals, laundry, room service, telephone etc.) to the hotel upon check-out, a credit card will be requested upon check-in as security against other services which are offered at an additional charge.

In the event of cancellation, please contact the Hala Abu Dhabi team on within a minimum of 3 working days to avoid cancellation charges. Cancellation charges apply where a full 3 days notice has not been received prior to arrival at the hotel.

Tours and Attractions are subject to availability at the time of booking. The ‘2 for the price of 1’ Tours and Attractions offers must be booked in conjunction with the hotels offer and cannot be booked independently from the hotel booking.

Additional nights may be taken consecutively to free nights offer and must be taken and stay fully completed within the same offer period. 

For any nights that do not fall within the specified periods, the best rate available will be offered.

Offer is valid either to or from Abu Dhabi and can be utilised on both directions.

Offer exclusions

The offer does not apply to one-way journeys where the return flights are not traveled on Etihad or Etihad marketed flights.

This offer is not valid for infants or children.

Offer is not valid for seats purchased either partially or fully in Etihad Guest Miles or any other frequent flyer currency for flight rewards tickets, award upgrades, or a fare excluding taxes as part of a cash plus miles promotion. The ‘free accommodation’ must be used in conjunction with qualifying Etihad flights.

This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other promotional offer.

Visas are not provided within this promotion. Obtaining relevant UAE visas are the responsibility of the Guest.

‘2 for 1’ tours and attractions and additional night’s offers are not eligible for group bookings.

Multi-city flight booking

Use our multi-city flight booking option if you want to:

  • break your journey between two cities with a night or more stopover somewhere on the way.
  • travel to up to four cities, including the city of departure and the destination.
  • depart from a different airport than your arrival airport.
  • stopover at up to two select destinations that connect an Etihad flight with one of our codeshare flights

Taking advantage of Etihad's codeshare network of more than 240 destinations has never been easier!

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Abu Dhabi stopovers

As Abu Dhabi is our hub, there are many opportunities to stop over in the UAE capital while you're en route between two other cities. Whether it's to see friends and family or take advantage of some of the attractive hotel packages we offer, stopovers can be on just one-way journeys or on return trips.

For example: fly London to Sydney return on Etihad with a two-night stopover in Abu Dhabi each way and spend a month in Sydney. For this you would search:

Origin 1 London Destination 1 Abu Dhabi Departure date: Feb 1
Origin 2 Abu Dhabi Destination 2 Sydney Departure date: Feb 3
Origin 3 Sydney Destination 3 Abu Dhabi Departure date: Mar 3
Origin 4 Abu Dhabi Destination 4 London Departure date: Feb 5

You can adjust the dates of departure on each of the legs on this journey to have a stopover from a night to many months.

Multiple destination bookings

You can also book up to four destinations in a one-way or return journey that include stops of varying lengths all along the way. You a permitted to make two 'surface sector' breaks, meaning you can depart from a different airport from your arrival airport twice.

You can also have a stopover at some of our destinations offering onward connections on a codeshare partner airline. 

For example: fly Etihad from Abu Dhabi to Sydney, spend 10 days in Sydney, then fly to Zurich (via Abu Dhabi) on a combination of Etihad and our codeshare partner airberlin, spend 9 days in Zurich, then fly to Doha (via Abu Dhabi) on a combination of Etihad and airberlin, spend 9 days in Doha before returning to Abu Dhabi with Etihad. For this you would search:

Origin 1 Abu Dhabi Destination 1 Sydney (Etihad) Departure date: Feb 9
Origin 2 Sydney Destination 2 Zurich (Etihad and airberlin) Departure date: Feb 19
Origin 3 Zurich Destination 3 Doha (airberlin) Departure date: Feb 28
Origin 4 Doha Destination 4 Abu Dhabi (Etihad) Departure date: March 9

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  • if your itinerary includes an onward connection, Etihad Airways does not provide any accommodation, regardless of your connection time.
  • multi-city bookings cannot be made for redeeming Etihad Guest miles.