Stopover in Abu Dhabi and receive a complimentary 96-hour visit visa, on us

You qualify for an Etihad Airways’ free* 96-hour visit visa service when you book an Etihad Airways ticket with a stopover in Abu Dhabi, and your hotel stay with Hala Abu Dhabi. We can offer you some fantastic accommodation rates.

So you can now explore more of the wonders of Abu Dhabi for less: from the architectural splendour of the Grand Mosque to the pristine white sand beaches, from world-class malls to the thrills and spills of Ferrari World.

* Terms and conditions apply.

NOTE - Prices are stated per person per night, based on a twin share and are inclusive of breakfast, service charge and tourism fee.

Abu Dhabi Hotels From USD
Ibis Abu Dhabi Gate *** $49
Radisson Blu Abu Dhabi Yas Island **** $70
Novotel Abu Dhabi Gate **** $72
Southern Sun Abu Dhabi**** $80
Grand Millennium Al Wahda Abu Dhabi ***** $83
Hyatt Capital Gate ***** $97

Enjoy 2-for-1 Deals!

Turn your stopover into an activity-packed holiday by taking advantage of the 2-for-1 deals:



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


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

Easy two-step application process:

Step 1: Book your Etihad Airways ticket to Abu Dhabi, available either through your travel agent or online at

Step 2: Apply here for your free 96-hour visa (for travelling between 1 Dec 2014 – 31 Oct 2015)

Once completed, simply email your form to  For any enquiries, please contact Hala Abu Dhabi at + 971 2 5990700.

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.

Complimentary Visa Stopover

• Please note that it is under the responsibility of the guests applying for the visa to ensure that they do not violate the conditions of the visa, in particular to ensure that the 96 hours entry permitted in to the UAE is not exceeded. Any persons staying beyond the permissible 96 hours would be considered illegally staying in the country and may be subject to fines and penalties imposed be the UAE immigration authorities.

• A 96 hour transit visa is for a 4 day stay with the first day of arrival (until midnight) being considered as Day 1 with 3 more days left to stay. Exit has to be completed before midnight of the 4th day.

• A minimum of 2 nights stay is required to book the Complimentary Visa Stopover.

• All visas and accommodation must be pre-booked prior to the journey commencing and cannot be requested on departure or during the course of the journey. Once your journey has commenced Etihad Airways will not accept new applications.

• Reservations for ‘Free Stopover Visas’ must be submitted and received a minimum of 7 (seven) working days prior to the first leg of your journey for the request to be processed. Visas are not guaranteed and are at the sole discretion of the UAE Immigration Department. In the event that a Visa application is rejected we are not permitted to appeal or challenge the decision.

• Reservation made directly with Immigration authorities or the hotel does not qualify for the offer and cannot be amended by Etihad without exception.

• Partially completed travel will result in the commercial value of the ‘Free Stopover Visa’ offer being deducted from any refund claimed on the remaining unused airfare.

• Please note the working week in the U.A.E. is Sunday to Thursday.

• Issuance and approval of a visa is solely regulated by Government of UAE and governed by their rules and regulations that may be amended from time to time.

• Issuance of a visa or approval on the visa application does not in any way guarantee the Guest the right to enter UAE. The entry is at the sole discretion of the Immigration officer at the Airport. In case of denial of visa or entry into UAE by the Government, Etihad Airways or Hala Abu Dhabi shall in no way be liable to Guest in any manner whatsoever.