stopover in  abu dhabi

Stop over in

Abu Dhabi

Stop over in Abu Dhabi quarantine-free and get ready for endless adventure in the capital of the UAE.

Whether you’re staying for a few hours or a few nights, you can pick from a choice of packages to stopover in Abu Dhabi between flights. From exclusive discounts to free nights, what better reason do you need to explore the city we call home?

To amend your stopover package, please contact Abudhabistopover@etihad.com at least three working days before you are due to arrive at the hotel.

Choose a stopover that suits you

With our Best of Abu Dhabi stopover package, get up to 50% off Abu Dhabi’s most exclusive hotels for two to four nights. Or choose a one or two-night stopover on us in selected 3* and 4* hotels.

Or if you’re connecting in Abu Dhabi for 10 – 24 hours, book our complimentary Transit connect package. You must book at least five days before your arrival in Abu Dhabi.

Flying to China? Extend your stopover in Abu Dhabi with a two, three or four-night package from AED 390.

Conditions apply.

Get up to 50% off Abu Dhabi’s premium 4* and 5* star hotels.

  • Stay for up to four nights
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Choice of room types
  • Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi

How to book your stopover package

Whether you’re staying for a few nights or a bit longer, it’s quick and easy to book a stopover.

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Step 1

Book a multi-city flight in Economy, Business or First, connecting through Abu Dhabi.

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Step 2

Select your stopover package based on how long you’re stopping in Abu Dhabi for.

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Step 3

Check availability of our hotel partners

Transit connect

Premier Inn

Stopping in Abu Dhabi is 10 – 24 hours? Make the most of long connections with Transit connect.

  • Complimentary accommodation close to the airport
  • Applies to Economy, Business and First guests on eligible Etihad Airways flights
  • You must book at least five days before your arrival in Abu Dhabi

How to book your transit connect package

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Step 1

Book a flight in Economy, Business or First, connecting through Abu Dhabi with with a transit time of 10 – 24 hours.

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Step 2

Check availability of our hotel partners.

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Step 3

Pick your hotel, and we’ll do the rest for you. 

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Before you fly

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.

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Abu Dhabi Deals and Discounts

Deals and discounts

When you stop over in Abu Dhabi, your boarding pass doubles up as the Extraordinary Abu Dhabi Pass; your ticket to exclusive deals and discounts on days out and dining in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi cityscape

Free bus service

Explore Yas Island and Louvre Abu Dhabi with the free A19 bus service from Abu Dhabi International Airport. If you'd like to explore the city, you can also use the Abu Dhabi public transport service for free. You'll find bus stops outside the departures area.

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