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Etihad offers free night's stopover in Abu Dhabi for connections

By John Walton     Filed under: Etihad, abu dhabi

Etihad passengers connecting in Abu Dhabi have the opportunity to take a free night in the UAE between now and December.

That's an attractive option for business travellers wanting to add a bit of sunshine, sand and relaxation to their trip.

The deal is this: if you book two nights' accommodation through Etihad's program, one of your nights is free.

And the night you'll pay for comes at a decently reduced rate: among others, you can pick up the InterContinental Abu Dhabi for $75, the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort for $79 or the top-of-the-heap Shangri-La at Qaryat al-Beri for $249. (Those prices are per person per night and in USD.)

If you have some annual leave or time-off-in-lieu left to burn, you can extend your stay beyond two nights at the reduced rate too.

Various 2-for-1 tour, desert safari and golfing options are also available if you're bringing the other half with you or travelling with a colleague.

The offer is open to economy, business and first class passengers travelling up to 1 December 2012, pleasingly for business travellers with less generous travel perks who end up at the back of the plane and might have a better case for a jetlag-busting stopover in the sun.

If you're interested, you'll want to check out the terms and conditions and head over to to book.


About John Walton

Aviation journalist and travel columnist John took his first long-haul flight when he was eight weeks old and hasn't looked back since. Well, except when facing rearwards in business class.


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