Abu Dhabi Stopover

Book a stopover in Abu Dhabi and get ready for endless adventure in the capital of the UAE.

The best stopover city in the world

With so much of the world within easy reach – and plenty to see and do while you’re here – Abu Dhabi is one of the best stopover cities in the world.

Whether you’re staying for a few hours or a few days, Etihad Holidays has just the package to discover Abu Dhabi between flights. 

Free stopover

Stay for free in a three-star hotel 

  • Complimentary stay in a three-star hotel
  • Stay for up to two nights
  • Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour check-in
Premium stopover

Up to 40% off Abu Dhabi's most exclusive hotels

  • Accommodation in a luxury four or five-star hotel
  • Stay for two to four nights
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Choice of room types
  • Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi

Already booked a flight?

Find a hotel

To book a stopover, you must have a confirmed flight with Etihad Airways connecting through Abu Dhabi. Then, select your chosen stopover package below and enter your flight details below to check hotel availability. 

If you need to change or cancel your stopover, email Abudhabistopover@etihad.com at least three working days before you are due to arrive at the hotel. Charges will apply for changes within this time.

Book a flight

If you haven’t arranged a flight yet, you’ll need to do that before you book one of our stopover packages.

Book an Etihad Airways flight in Economy, Business or First Class connecting in Abu Dhabi, then come back to this page to finish booking your stopover.

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Managing your stopover booking 

Need to change or cancel your stopover? First, amend your flight at etihad.com/manage. Then, email Abudhabistopover@etihad.com to change your hotel reservation. 

You must do this at least three working days before you are due to arrive at the hotel. Charges will apply for changes within this time.

Preparing for your trip

Exclusive savings

Your boarding pass doubles up as the Extraordinary Abu Dhabi Pass; your ticket to exclusive savings on days out and dining.

Free bus service

Explore Yas Island and Louvre Abu Dhabi with the free A19 bus service from Abu Dhabi International Airport.

UAE visa information

Check whether you need to apply for a visa before you fly to the UAE.

Transit connect

Make the most of long connections with Transit connect. If you’re stopping in Abu Dhabi for 10 – 24 hours, book Transit connect for complimentary accommodation close to the airport.

Plan your adventure in Abu Dhabi

The crossroads between East and West, Abu Dhabi is an ideal stopover destination; it’s easy to reach much of the world from the UAE’s capital and there’s no quarantine if you’ve been fully vaccinated.

Whether you’re looking for a short city break or longer beach retreat, a stopover in Abu Dhabi definitely won’t disappoint.

Abu Dhabi Dinning and Nightlife
Abu Dhabi Arts and Culture
Abu Dhabi Action and Adventure
Abu Dhabi Shopping
Abu Dhabi Family Activities
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Abu Dhabi Nature Activities
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Become an Abu Dhabi insider

Be the first to hear about the latest news, exclusive deals and not-to-miss events in Abu Dhabi and really make the most of your stopover.

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