Earlier, I had written about a great offer from Etihad. You can book a flight with a stopover at Abu Dhabi and get up to two nights stay for free. This was applicable for economy tickets and also for one-way fares.
Subsequently, Etihad extended the offer period. You could book tickets till December 1, 2019 and travel till December 31, 2019. This offer has been extended again.
Now you can book tickets till March 1, 2020 and travel till July 30, 2020.
How to Book Your Free Stopover at Abu Dhabi?
The process is straightforward. First, you need to book a flight on etihad.com. It would appear that travel agent bookings are not allowed. Remember to select the multi-city option while booking.
Before this, check availability of hotels during your planned dates. You can do this here.
Once you confirm availability, book your flights and use your reservation number to book the hotel. Remember, this is peak season in UAE and there are chances that some of the hotels will be sold out.
List of Participating Hotels
The list of hotels which are part of the offer has been updated frequently. This is the latest list (new entrants are italicized).
- Aloft Abu Dhabi
- Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi
- Courtyard by Marriott WTC
- Crowne Plaza Yas Island
- Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
- Holiday Inn Downtown
- Intercontinental Abu Dhabi
- Le Meridien Abu Dhabi
- Premier Inn Airport
- Radisson Blu Yas Island
- Sofitel Corniche
- TRYP by Wyndham
There are some very nice properties here. Depending on the time and availability, you could potentially save more than the cost of your flight!
This was a great promotion and has now been made even better.
Overall, this fits well into Etihad’s revamped strategy to promote Abu Dhabi.
Are you planning to take advantage of this offer? Let us know.