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Our Transit Golf Offer

If you are planning to travel through Abu Dhabi to an onward destination and have between 6 and 12 hours transit time, why not leave the airport and enjoy your day at the Yas Links Abu Dhabi Golf Course?

Choose from one of the following golf transit experiences at only US $40 per person and activity:

Our Transit Golf Offer

One round of golf 9 holes, Par 3, with golf club rental included.

The golf course is open daily from 8am to 10pm with the last tee time at 9pm.

Our Transit Golf Offer

Full day pool access with one complimentary soft drink per person.

Pool facilities are open from 8am to sunset.

Yas Links Abu Dhabi

Once stepping out of the airport, it only takes 15-20 minutes to reach the Yas Links Abu Dhabi Golf Course, located on the picturesque Yas Island.

Set among rolling hills and delicate mangrove plantations, Yas Links Abu Dhabi is the Middle East’s only true links course.


Designed by Kyle Phillips, the world-renowned course architect, the Par 72 championship course stretches to a demanding 7,450 yards, while a 9 hole Par 3 academy course, floodlit practice facilities, and a luxurious clubhouse further complement the offering.

How to Book

Step 1: Ensure that your transit time in Abu Dhabi is between 6  to 12 hours.

Step 2: Book an Etihad Airways ticket via Abu Dhabi to your final destination, available either through your travel agent or here.

Step 3: Book your Essential Golf Transit Package here.

Travel agents click here

Terms and conditions

  • The “Stopover programs” are available to guests from all origins on the Etihad global network when transiting via Abu Dhabi to any destination on the Etihad global network. The offer is only available for transiting guests.
  • The offers are valid on Etihad operated / codeshare / interline flights provided that at least one of the two flights linking with Abu Dhabi (inbound or outbound) is an Etihad operated flight.
  • On some tickets, a charge is applicable if you choose to stopover in Abu Dhabi or Dubai. The stopover conditions of the applicable fares paid must be adhered to. 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.
  • To be eligible, your hotel reservation for Premium Stopover must be made by completing the online form at www.etihad.com or by sending an email to the “Stopover” team; Premium Stopover compnights@etihad.ae. For Essential Abu Dhabi-, Transit Abu Dhabi Golf, and Islamic City Stopover the hotel reservation can be directly made via www.etihad.com (Plan and book/ Book Stopovers) or an email can be send to the “Stopover” team HalaAbuDhabi@etihad.ae.
  • A minimum of 2 nights stay is required (excluding Premium and Islamic City Stopover). Essential Stopover can be booked on both ways; however a maximum of 01 complimentary night is only applicable on each booking per journey. Additional nights are to be booked in conjunction with the complimentary stay without exceptions and must be fully completed within the same booking. Etihad Airways/Hala Abu Dhabi reserves the right to cancel the hotel stay should the booking not meet the above.
  •  “All Stopover programs” are subject to daily hotel allocation and as a result, all accommodation is subject to availability.
  • Rates offered are starting prices, and are per person per night based on twin share. The final pricing is subject to availability and seasonality. We reserve the right to change the rates of any of the hotels, excursions and other services.
  • Essential Abu Dhabi-, Transit Abu Dhabi Golf- and Islamic City Stopover are valid for travel & hotel accommodation from 01. November 2015 to 31. October 2016 and the Premium Stopover all year-round, excluding Blackout dates during major events (e.g. Formula 1, ADIPEC) and conferences. Please check at the time of booking.
  • The offers are only valid for adults traveling on return tickets.
  • “All Stopover programs” are a voluntary promotion run by Etihad Airways and can be withdrawn at any time at the discretion of the airline.
  • The lead person on the booking must be at least 21 years old.
  • The offer is only valid for traveling on return tickets.
  • Participating hotels in Abu Dhabi and Dubai are shown on eithad.com/stopovers
  • All accommodation must be pre-booked prior to the arrival date at the hotel. Hotel reservations must be made a minimum of 72 hours (3 days) for Essential Abu Dhabi-, Premium-, Transit Abu Dhabi Golf and Islamic City Stopover prior to arrival 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/ Hala Abu Dhabi without exception.
  • Additional nights are available on request and can be booked only through Hala Abu Dhabi.
  • This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion run by Etihad on 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.
  • A maximum occupancy of two adults and one child below 12 years on existing bedding is applicable for Essential Abu Dhabi Stopover. If an extra bed is needed it will be bookable and payable directly with the hotel. It will not be possible to upgrade to a higher class of room/suite.
  • For any nights that do not fall within the specified periods, the best rate available will be offered.
  • 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.
  • For hotel bookings in Dubai an additional fee (Tourism Dirham) will be applicable and has to be paid directly by the guest at the hotel.
  • In the event of cancellation, please contact the “Stopover” team on halaabudhabi@etihad.ae within a minimum of 2 working days to avoid cancellation charges. Cancellation charges apply where a full 2 days’ notice has not been received prior to arrival at the hotel. Specific and more restrictive cancellation charges will apply during peak periods e.g. public holidays, exhibitions, conferences, special events, Eid Holidays, Christmas and New Year. The cancellation charges for the respective hotel will be informed at the time of booking. Exceptions might apply.
  • Tours and Attractions are subject to availability at the time of booking. The ‘2 for the price of 1’ tours and attractions offer must be booked in conjunction with the hotel offer and cannot be booked independently from the hotel booking.
  • 24 hrs check-in/ check-out provides that guests will have access to their room from the moment they arrive in Abu Dhabi for 24 hours through to the following day. That means that guests who check in at 8 pm can check-out at 8 pm the next day. (Only valid for hotels who offer 24 hrs check-in/ check-out.)
  • The offers are not available for guests whose final destination is Abu Dhabi or Dubai.
  • The offers are not valid for guests originating their journey from the United Arab Emirates.
  • The offers are not valid for unaccompanied minors or children travelling without an adult over 21 years of age.
  • The offers are not valid on staff tickets, travel industry-discounted tickets or group bookings.
  • The offers are not valid for seats purchased either partially or fully using 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.
  • Visas are not provided for Essential Abu Dhabi-, Premium Abu Dhabi-, Transit Abu Dhabi Golf- and Islamic City Stopover within this promotion. UAE Visas can be purchased directly by the guest via the website http://www.etihad.com/en-ae/before-you-fly/visas/
  • No liability will be accepted where flight bookings have been made and/or tickets issued if no hotel availability exists.
  • The offers are not valid in conjunction with any other promotional offer.
  • The offers as well as the ‘2 for 1’ tours and attractions offers are not eligible for group bookings.
  • The “Transit Golf/Pool access” offer is available to guests from all origins on the Etihad global network when transiting via Abu Dhabi to any destination on the Etihad global network. The offer is only available for transiting guests.
  • Transit time in Abu Dhabi needs to be between 6 -12 hours
  • Guests can avail 1 of the 2 options on offer and must select at the time of booking
  • Each offer is valid for 1 person per booking.
  • “Transit Golf/Pool Access” is subject to availability and daily allocations.
  • The golf course is open daily from 8am to 10pm with the last team time bookable at 9pm. The pool facilities are open from 8am to sunset.