If you’re craving blue skies and warm weather, winter sunshine breaks can be just the tonic you need. If you’re looking to get away from the everyday for hotter temperatures, balmy nights and sun kissed beaches, we’ve got all the best winter destinations to travel to when you fly with us.

As always, deciding where to go is the most exciting part of planning any holiday. If you’re craving hot temperatures, there are plenty of pockets of warm weather to escape to across the globe.

Be it a tranquil beach escape, or a Middle Eastern adventure, you’ll find winter holiday destinations that are perfect for you and your family with Etihad.

Why you should go abroad this winter

To swap grey skies for balmy weather and boost your mood.

Take a break from the everyday and soak up the sun.

Explore bucket list destinations without the crowds and off-season prices.

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Winter holiday types

Beach holidays

Swap rainy days for golden beaches and enjoy an idyllic change of scenery. Beach holidays are a must for anyone who finds themselves craving some vitamin D in the winter. Enjoy long stretches of white sands in Zanzibar, or relax on tropical beaches in Phuket.

Luxury holidays

Indulge in an unforgettable winter vacation in the Indian Ocean. Destinations like the stunning Seychelles and the picturesque Maldives mean you can escape to a secluded paradise. Winter is the perfect time to soak up the sunshine with a loved one.

Family holidays

Winter family holidays can be the perfect escape from cool winter weather. From visiting theme parks, to water parks and beaches, with fewer crowds and shorter wait times, there’s more time for doing the things you love together. Head to Abu Dhabi to experience the city that has sunshine, adventures and attractions galore.

Why fly with Etihad?

Make your holiday this winter unforgettable with Etihad. Your sunny winter break starts as soon as you leave your front door with us. We offer our customers a luxurious experience, and seats to match.

World class service

On board, you can look forward to a choice of complimentary meals on every flight, made with fresh and seasonal ingredients to pack flavour into every bite. We also have inflight entertainment that allows you to choose from the latest blockbusters and TV shows. There’s even music and games available through the E-BOX, the one-stop shop for all your entertainment needs.

Upgrades and extras

Whether you choose to fly Economy, Business or First Class you can expect world class service, comfortable seating, and plenty of space. If you choose to upgrade, you can enjoy added privacy, wellness extras, airport transfers and access to our exclusive lounges designed to make your journey as smooth as possible.


We’re also striving to reduce our impact on the environment in every way we can. We’re using the latest technology to create more sustainable flights. By choosing to recycle and cut down on single use plastics, we’re reducing our carbon footprint and have actively removed single use plastics in all our A350 planes.