Free Abu Dhabi stopover

Break up a long flight with a free stopover in Abu Dhabi. Turn one holiday into two and stay for free for up to two nights at your choice of hotel in the bustling capital of the UAE. 

Experience the world’s best stopover city for free 

Abu Dhabi is an incredible stopover city with unique attractions and unmissable activities. 

Grab the opportunity to enjoy a free hotel stay for up to two nights or save up to 40% on a three or four-night stay. Don't miss your chance to explore the exciting capital of the UAE.   

Free stopover

Stay for free for up to two nights

  • Free one or two-night stay
  • Choose your three-star hotel
  • Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour check-in 
Premium stopover

Up to 40% off Abu Dhabi's most exclusive hotels

  • Accommodation in a luxury four or five-star hotel
  • Stay for three to four nights
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Choice of room types
  • Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi

Already booked a flight?

Find a hotel

To book a stopover, you must have a confirmed return flight with Etihad Airways connecting through Abu Dhabi. Then, select your chosen stopover package below and enter your flight details below to check hotel availability. 

If you need to change or cancel your stopover, email at least three working days before you are due to arrive at the hotel. Charges will apply for changes within this time.

Book a flight

If you haven’t arranged a flight yet, you’ll need to do that before you book one of our stopover packages.

Book a return Etihad Airways flight in Economy, Business or First Class connecting in Abu Dhabi, then come back to this page to finish booking your stopover.

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Managing your stopover booking 

Need to change or cancel your stopover? First, amend your flight at Then, email to change your hotel reservation. 

You must do this at least three working days before you are due to arrive at the hotel. Charges will apply for changes within this time.

Preparing for your trip

Exclusive savings

Your boarding pass doubles up as the Extraordinary Abu Dhabi Pass; your ticket to exclusive savings on days out and dining.

Free bus service

Explore Yas Island and Louvre Abu Dhabi with the free A19 bus service from Zayed International Airport.

UAE visa information

Check whether you need to apply for a visa before you fly to the UAE.

Plan your adventure in Abu Dhabi

The crossroads between East and West, Abu Dhabi is an ideal stopover destination; it’s easy to reach much of the world from the UAE’s capital and there’s no quarantine if you’ve been fully vaccinated.

Whether you’re looking for a short city break or longer beach retreat, a stopover in Abu Dhabi definitely won’t disappoint.

Abu Dhabi Dinning and Nightlife
Abu Dhabi Arts and Culture
Abu Dhabi Action and Adventure
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Abu Dhabi Family Activities
Abu Dhabi Sport
Abu Dhabi Nature Activities
Abu Dhabi Landmarks

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