Transit connect stopover 

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

Free stay in Abu Dhabi

Why stay in the airport when you could squeeze in a short Arabian adventure? Grab the chance to experience Abu Dhabi, explore the city, and enjoy a complimentary stay in a hotel just minutes from the airport.   

  • Complimentary accommodation close to Abu Dhabi international airport 
  • Free bus service 
  • 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 

Book a hotel 

Choose your complimentary hotel from the options below, all conveniently located near Abu Dhabi International Airport. 

  • Premier Inn Abu Dhabi International Airport Hotel 
  • Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Capital Centre Hotel 
  • Aloft Abu Dhabi 

Book a flight

Book a flight in Economy, Business or First Class, connecting through Abu Dhabi with a transit time of 10 – 24 hours. To qualify for a free hotel stay, your one-way flight must cost above $500 US dollars, and your return flights must cost above $750 US dollars. (Including fares and taxes.) 

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Deals and discounts

When you fly with Etihad Airways, 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.

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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