Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is giving all of its guests travelling into or via Abu Dhabi a complimentary ticket to Expo 2020 Dubai, the biggest cultural gathering in the world. The spectacular event, taking place between 1 October 2021 and 31 March 2022, will welcome the world to the UAE. Visitors can enjoy a visit to Expo and also explore the incredible tourist attractions Abu Dhabi and the rest of the country has to offer. The special promotion under the “Exponential Abu Dhabi” campaign starts today and will run until 31 March 2022.
Expo 2020 is just a 45-minute drive from Abu Dhabi, making the capital the perfect place to stay when visiting the event. The city now welcomes fully vaccinated travellers without the need to quarantine, making it exceptionally convenient and accessible.
“Expo 2020 brings many exciting opportunities for Etihad Airways, and we are proud to invite the world to enjoy this event and all that Abu Dhabi and the UAE has to offer,” said Terry Daly, Executive Director Guest Experience, Brand & Marketing, Etihad.
“Etihad is currently operating to 65 passenger destinations and we look forward to welcoming guests from all corners of the world to showcase our home. Abu Dhabi is a world-class destination, with a world-class public health programme, and both Etihad and the city have taken a robust approach to ensure health and wellness for residents and visitors alike,” Daly continued.
The first World Expo to be hosted in the Middle East, Expo 2020 Dubai will be the largest event ever staged in the Arab world. From innovation and sustainability, to architecture and new opportunities; 192 countries and millions of visitors will come together in the UAE to share their ideas and leave a meaningful legacy for generations to come.
The Expo 2020 theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’ is a pledge of what the event hopes to achieve: to forge a better future through building partnerships and inspiring innovation. Inspired by three subthemes – Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability – Expo 2020 will also feature up to 60 spectacular live shows every day, as well as more than 200 distinctive dining destinations.
As well as visiting Expo, visitors can enjoy the unique and diverse emirate of Abu Dhabi with its stunning desert landscapes, fabulous sandy beaches and warm, clear waters. The emirate offers adventurers the opportunity to go kayaking in the natural mangroves, sand boarding in the desert, jet-skiing, kite-surfing, go-karting and more. Travellers in need of rest and rejuvenation will find peace in the many tranquil spaces across the city, from serene beaches to luxury spas.
The modern, cosmopolitan capital city features thrilling headline attractions such as Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, as well as cultural highlights including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Presidential Palace ‘Qasr al Watan’ and the famous Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
Flying with Etihad is supported by the Etihad Wellness programme which has been introduced to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Etihad was the first airline in the world to fully vaccinate its crew on board. Etihad also requires 100% of its passengers to show a negative PCR test before boarding to protect the inflight environment, which is now recognised to be one of the best in the world. Consequently, Etihad was awarded Diamond status at the inaugural APEX Health Safety powered by SimpliFlying audit in January 2021.
The programme includes specially trained Wellness Ambassadors, a first in the industry, who provide essential travel health information and care on the ground and on every flight, so guests can fly with greater ease and confidence. All passengers travelling with Etihad receive complimentary COVID-19 insurance, which is valid for travel until 31 March 2022.
Verified to Fly
Guests travelling with Etihad can make use of the airline’s innovative service to simplify the process of authenticating travel documents. With Verified to Fly travellers can validate their documents before arriving at the airport, giving them the confidence that they have met all essential government and airline travel requirements before travelling to the airport.
Those wishing to book are advised to visit etihad.com and the app to view their options, and to remain informed on the appropriate entry regulations at their end destination.