Three leading UAE companies – Etihad Airways, Miral and Aldar – have joined hands to explore and introduce a range of fantastic getaway packages to bring visitors from the GCC to Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island.
The campaign aims to
bring more awareness among the GCC travellers about Abu Dhabi’s unique
offerings, especially on Yas Island. As one of the top family entertainment and
leisure destinations, Yas Island, is home to several world-class attractions,
including two theme parks Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld as well as
an array of hotels.
In addition, Yas Island
presents a calendar of major 2018 events, with 22 events in the first half of
the year on weekly basis until mid-May. Upcoming live entertainment and
sporting action includes the world-famous Harlem Globe Trotters, The
Illusionists, a Brazilian Carnival and a total of seven family festivals, which
are entirely free to the public.
Mohammad Al Bulooki, Executive
Vice President Commercial, Etihad Airways, said: “Etihad is delighted to
partner with Miral and Aldar to offer these fantastic Abu Dhabi short breaks to
residents of GCC countries.
“This partnership means
that together are able to provide guests with even more choices
andopportunities to explore Abu Dhabi and its numerous attractions. We look
forward to building on this partnership and cooperation with Miral and Aldar in
this area going forward, and to continue to offer visitors to Abu Dhabi with
unique travel experiences”
“We are excited to
partner with Etihad Airways and Aldar to offer more enticing reasons for
travellers to come and visit the region’s top destination for family
entertainment and leisure” said Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi, CEO of Miral. “This
collaboration is in line with our ongoing efforts to continue driving the
growth of the tourism sector and attract more visitors to Yas Island and Abu
Dhabi”, added Al Zaabi.
“Aldar is proud to
partner on this initiative that will further enhance the attractiveness of Abu
Dhabi as a destination to tourists from the UAE’s neighbouring countries. Our
diverse hotel portfolio on Yas Island enables us to cater to all demographics,
ensuring that visitors can make the most of their stay in the UAE’s capital,”
said Talal Al Dhiyebi, CEO, Aldar Properties.
HE Sultan Al Matawa Al
Dhaheri , Executive Director of Tourism Sector at DCT Abu Dhabi said: “In delivering
our mandate to proactively develop Abu Dhabi’s tourism credentials, with a
strategic focus on key overseas source markets, we celebrate and actively
support the role that Yas Island plays in framing the emirate as a ‘destination
of distinction’, a place where the visitor can star in their own ‘extraordinary
story’, a place of unforgettable experiences; thrilling and family-friendly,
luxurious and welcoming”.
The packages will include
flights with Etihad Airways, two nights hotel accommodation on Yas Island or in
the city, as well as visits to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld.
Only on Yas Island,
holidaymakers can also enjoy the delights of Yas Links Golf Course, motorsport
at Yas Marina Circuit, or even shopping at Yas Mall.
Launched in 2004, Etihad Holidays offers
dynamically packaged holidays at exceptional rates at many of the world’s
leading hotel brands. Guests can book flights with Etihad Airways, together
with hotel, rental car, transfers, tours and activities, with real time availability,
at the best available prices.