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Etihad launches free stopover deal to Abu Dhabi visitors

Etihad launches free stopover deal to Abu Dhabi visitors Etihad chief operating office Peter Baumgartner celebrates the launch at ITB Berlin

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will offer one night’s free accommodation to passengers stopping over in Abu Dhabi for a minimum of two nights before December 1st, 2012.

The Essential Stopovers offer, part of the Essential Abu Dhabi program, can be redeemed at 25 hotels, ranging from three to five star.

Further nights in five and four star accommodation can be purchased at rates as low as US$59 per person, based on twin occupancy, and US$43 for three star accommodation.

Etihad Airways passengers taking advantage of the stopover offer can also enjoy two-for-one deals at Ferrari World, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Yas Links and Monte Carlo Beach Club.

Two-for-one safaris or tours can also be claimed from operators Desert Safari and Abu Dhabi City Tour.

The stopover program offer is available to all Etihad Airways guests, as well to passengers travelling on Etihad Airways marketed flights.

All passengers must have an onward booking beyond Abu Dhabi. 

Etihad Airways chief commercial officer Peter Baumgartner told Breaking Travel News: “We are delighted to invite people from all over the world to experience Abu Dhabi for themselves.

“The capital city of the United Arab Emirates has so much to offer both business and leisure travellers.

“This offer is intended to encourage people to make time to get off the aircraft at Abu Dhabi and explore the emirate – be that with a visit to the Arabian desert, a trip to one of the world’s largest mosques, a tour of the attractions on Yas Island or by sampling the emirate’s world class hotels and restaurants.

“Abu Dhabi is a magical place with something to offer everyone,” he added.

Etihad Airways is considered the World’s Leading Airline by the World Travel Awards.