Etihad Hub News

Complimentary Abu Dhabi stopover for guests travelling from Australia to India or Pakistan

06 April 2021, 03:00 PM

Dear Trade Partner,

We’re pleased to offer your customers up to two consecutive night’s free accommodation at selected partner hotels in Abu Dhabi when they fly from Australia to India or Pakistan via Abu Dhabi. Why not enjoy a more comfortable and relaxing connection in Abu Dhabi by breaking up the journey in style.

This offer is valid from 17 March 2021 for bookings until 31 May 2021 on Australia to India or Pakistan Etihad flights only:

  • For travel to up to 31 December 2021
  • *Guests must be eligible for a visa on arrival in Abu Dhabi to be able to redeem this offer
  • The minimum transit time in Abu Dhabi is 16 hours
  • On arrival guests will take a COVID-19 test at AUH, and can travel to their hotel by taxi to self-isolate until their results are received which can take up to 24 hours
  • Offer applies for selected hotels below only

Selected hotel partners

  • Hotel Ibis Abu Dhabi Gate
  • Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
  • Novotel Hotel Gate Hotel
  • Ramada Abu Dhabi Downtown
  •  TRYP by Wyndham Abu Dhabi

Guests should complete mandatory entry requirements for India or Pakistan before they depart from Australia

India - this includes uploading their PCR test results for the Indian the authorities, and completing the essential form and entry requirements which vary by state in India.

Pakistan – remember to provide your details on the Pass Track platform for the Pakistani authorities.

Please ensure guests check before they travel to complete these essential requirements.

Booking process

Provided your guests are eligible for a visa on arrival in Abu Dhabi, complete the booking form and send to Etihad Holidays will book the hotel and send vouchers directly to the trade partner or guest as listed on the form. Guests will have the option of presenting either a paper voucher or an electronic voucher to the hotel on arrival in Abu Dhabi. Simply book up to 31 May to redeem this exclusive offer.

*If your customers are not eligible for a visa on arrival, they can still transit through Abu Dhabi and will benefit from complimentary access to our Etihad lounge in Terminal 1 for the duration of their transit. A boarding pass showing the AUS-AUH and AUH-IND/AUH-PK sector, must be shown to access the T1 Etihad lounge.