Enjoy free stopovers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi with Etihad and Emirates airlines

Posted: 11-May-16 11:16

More and more airlines around the world are starting to offer free stopovers for passengers travelling on long trips to allow them to see multiple destinations and ease the stress of their journey. Middle Eastern carriers such as Etihad Airways and Emirates make it easy for travellers to stop and enjoy a few days in cities like Abu Dhabi or Dubai, without having to pay extra costs.

Enjoy free stopovers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi with Etihad and Emirates airlines

Travelling to long-haul destinations can be stressful and boring and there’s nothing worse than a long wait at the airport between flights. Many airlines are now offering free stopovers to passengers so they can enjoy multiple destinations during their journey.

Middle Eastern airlines including Etihad Airways and Emirates offer free stopovers for passengers, allowing them to explore vibrant cities in the United Arab Emirates such as Abu Dhabi or Dubai. Emirates offers travellers up to 96 hours in Dubai, and Etihad offers a maximum of two nights in Abu Dhabi for a maximum of nine passengers at a time.

These packages allow travellers to enjoy multi-destination holidays, breaking up their long journey and allowing them the chance to explore vibrant cities along the way.

Dubai is a great choice for a stopover due to its unique modern architecture and array of luxury hotels by brands including Jumeirah, Four Seasons, Armani, Versace, Ritz-Carlton, and Sofitel. The emirate is bursting with tourist attractions including the Burj Khalifa, Jumeirah Mosque, Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Marina, Dubai Mall, Dubai Creek, Dubai Snow Centre, and the Wild Wadi Park.

The three manmade Palm Islands are located just off the shoreline in the Persian Gulf and boast luxury hotels, restaurants, and entertainment venues.

Travellers can head to the city’s annual events and festivals including Dubai Summer Surprises, the Dubai World Cup, Dubai International Jazz Festival, and the UAE Desert Challenge.

In addition, during a visit to Abu Dhabi, holidaymakers can visit as Khalifa Park and Sheikh Zayed Mosque, or enjoy retail therapy at Marina Mall, the Abu Dhabi Mall, Souk Al Bawadi and Souk Al Zafarana. The lush green parks, Corniche waterfront and sandy beaches provide an escape from the bustling city and are perfect for families.

Al Ain is known as the “Garden City” is a UNESCO heritage site and has natural springs and palm plantations. The Arabian Wildlife Park on Sir Bani Yas Island is a hotspot for nature-lovers, and has more than 10,000 animals including cheetahs, giraffes, and gazelles. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy games on oceanfront course, while thrill-seekers can race cars around the Yas Marina Circuit, or scuba dive in warm, clear waters to explore the beautiful underwater world.

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