ETIHAD Airways has sweetened the pot for Australian travellers mulling a trip via the UAE, unveiling discounted and complementary hotel nights for those stopping over in Abu Dhabi.
Through the revamped Etihad Stopovers promotion, Aussies can access 40% discounts on the price of selected premium four- and five-star hotels, or a free one- or two-night stay in a range of three- or four-star participating hotels.
“The Etihad Stopover has always been extremely popular, especially for guests looking to break up ultra-long haul travel with a couple of days enjoying the wonders of Abu Dhabi,” the airline’s Senior Vice President Global Sales Martin Drew said.
“Our new offers enhance that proposition even further, allowing guests to discover our beautiful Emirate with all of its diverse attractions,” he added.
Participating premium hotels in the campaign include Courtyard by Marriott WTC Abu Dhabi, Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island, and Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi, while free nights are on offer at properties like TRYP by Wyndham Abu Dhabi, Ramada Abu Dhabi Corniche, and Centro Al Manhal Abu Dhabi.
The city has been working hard during the travel shutdown to improve its appeal as a stopover destination, spurred on by strong gains made by rival cities in the region such as Doha in Qatar.
Attractions for travellers to check out in Abu Dhabi include new cycling courses constructed on Al Hudayriyat Island, as well as many new and emerging golf courses for sports lovers.
More details on EY’s offer HERE.