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 700 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-Star Abu Dhabi Hotels

 from US$*

Ibis Abu Dhabi Gate Hotel


Centro Capital Centre by Rotana


Centro Al Manhal by Rotana


Centro Yas Island by Rotana


Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Int’l Airport


Park Inn Abu Dhabi Yas Island



4-Star Abu Dhabi Hotels

from US$*

Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana


Al Rawda Arjaan by Rotana


Yas Island Rotana


Hala Arjaan by Rotana


Crowne Plaza Yas Island


Mafraq Hotel Abu Dhabi


Le Méridien Abu Dhabi


Aloft Hotel Abu Dhabi


Novotel Abu Dhabi Gate Hotel 


City Seasons Al Hamra Hotel


One to One – The Village


Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi


Radisson Blu Abu Dhabi Yas Island


Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan


Traders Hotel Qaryat Al Beri


Southern Sun Abu Dhabi


Cristal Salam Hotel


Cristal Hotel Abu Dhabi


5-Star Abu Dhabi Hotels

from US$*

Park Rotana Abu Dhabi


Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana


Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi


Millennium Hotel Abu Dhabi


Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi


InterContinental Abu Dhabi


Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi


Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi


The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa


Al Raha Beach Hotel


The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal


Hilton Abu Dhabi


Fairmont Bab Al Bahr


The St. Regis Abu Dhabi


Jumeirah at Etihad Towers


Grand Millennium Al Wahda Abu Dhabi


Sofitel  Abu Dhabi Corniche


Rosewood Abu Dhabi


Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort


Shangri La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi


Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa


Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi


Emirates Palace


Why not take the Etihad Shuttle and enjoy a stopover in Dubai?

Dubai City Hotels


from US$*

Auris Plaza Hotel Al Barsha



Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers



Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah



*Prices are stated per person per night, based on a twin share and are inclusive of breakfast, service charge and tourism fee. The rates of Premier Inn International Airport Hotel are based on room only.

Enjoy 2-for-1 Deals!

Turn your stopover into a short holiday by booking one of the following activities and receive the second free:



from US$*

Hala’s Story of Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi City Tour, half day morning


Hala’s Morning Desert Drive

Half Day Morning Desert Safari


Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

General Admission, full day


Yas Waterworld

General Admission, full day


Yas Park Pass

One Day

Two Days

Entrance to Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World.

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




Yellow Boats

50 minutes sightseeing tour by boat around Emirates Palace and Lulu Island


*Prices are stated per person inclusive of service charge and tourism fee.

How to Book
Step 1: Book your flights, including flights for your stopover in Abu Dhabi.
Step 2: Complete the booking form, including your choice of hotel and 2- for-1 offer details, and book at

You will be contacted within 48 hours to confirm your booking.

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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 offers are 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 must be made by completing the online form at or by sending an email to the Stopover teams, Essential & Transit Stopover, Premium Stopover For the Complimentary Visa Stopover the booking form needs to be completed first before sending the form to

• A minimum of 2 nights stay is required. Additional nights must be purchased consecutively in combination with the promotion, and must be fully completed within the same offer period. It is not permitted to split the room nights or use the accommodation at a later date for any reason.

• 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.

• The offer is valid for travel & hotel accommodation all year - round, excluding Black-out dates during major events (e.g. Formula 1) 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 hotel in Abu Dhabi and Dubai are shown on

• 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, Premium and Transit Stopover and 7 days for Complimentary Visa 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 and should be specified in the application form.

• 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. 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.

• In the event of cancellation, please contact the Stopover team on within a minimum of 3 working days and 5 working days for the Complimentary Visa Stopover to avoid cancellation charges. Cancellation charges apply where a full 3 days / 5days notice has not been received prior to arrival at the hotel. The cancellation charges for the respective hotel will be informed at the time of booking.

• 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.

Offer exclusions

• The offer is not valid for guests originating their journey from the United Arab Emirates.

• The offer is not available for guests whose final destination is Abu Dhabi or Dubai.

• The offer is not valid for unaccompanied minors or children travelling without an adult over 21 years of age.

• The offer is not valid on staff tickets, travel industry - discounted tickets or group bookings.

• This offer is 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, Premium and Transit Stopover within this promotion. Obtaining relevant UAE visas are the responsibility of the Guest.

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

• The offer is not valid in conjunction with any other promotional offer.

• The offer as well as the ‘2 for 1’ tours and attractions 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.