Luxury Stopover in Abu Dhabi

If you're traveling to Africa or Asia from Europe or North America, try business or first class on one of the world's best airlines, Etihad Airways, and enjoy a complimentary one or two day stopover in Abu Dhabi at a five star hotel. Economy passengers are also offered incentives to try Etihad's superior service while reducing the stress of a long flight with a short city break. Yes, you can even take a quick look at extravagant Dubai as you soar over the city landscape on a seaplane flight! As with all offers, read the fine print, and be sure to check for any visa requirements.

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Dubai Seaplane Flight from Abu Dhabi Including Dubai Mall and Return Transfer

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Fly above desert landscapes and architectural marvels as you soar over the Arabian Gulf on a 45-minute seaplane flight from Abu Dhabi to Dubai! Take off from Yas Island and enjoy aerial views of iconic landmarks such as Ferrari World and Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi and Palm Jumeirah and Burj Al-Arab in Dubai. Then shop at the Dubai Mall and get panoramic views atop the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa (own expense). Your trip includes transportation to the mall, a 150 AED shopping voucher and shared return transfer to Abu Dhabi.

From Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi, take off from the water on a luxurious but comfortable Cessna seaplane. Catch spectacular views of Yas Island and the crystal-clear waters of the Arabian Gulf as you hover above at an elevation of just several hundred feet.

On this popular seaplane flight, soar over the F1 Grand Prix circuit and the bright red emblem of Ferrari World theme park. Your pilot will point out the sprawling gardens and 114 domes of Emirates Palace from above and you'll get unforgettable photo opportunities of the beautiful marble façade of Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Hotel.

When you reach Dubai, look down at the Burj Khalifa – the tallest building in the world – and admire this marvel of human engineering. Fly over the Palm Jumeirah, an artificial archipelago, before splashing down in an exciting seaplane landing on the water.

Next, transfer to Dubai Mall for four self-guided hours of shopping at the world’s largest mall (transportation and voucher included). If you’d like, purchase lunch (own expense) and head to the observation tower at the top of the Burj Khalifa(own expense), where more panoramic views await you. Afterward, return to Abu Dhabi by shared vehicle, arriving in just over one hour.

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Enjoy your own apartment-yes apartment-as a First Class passengers! You can book the use of a 3 Bedroom apartment, known as The Residence, with its own plush bathroom. Staff serving First Class passengers are trained at the top butlering schools in the world.


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Etihad Business “Studio” looks more like First Class on US carriers with direct aisle access and meals served on fine china. With Etihad, you also enjoy free chauffeured rides to the airport.


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With fleece blankets, amenity kits, and three choices at meal time, it is hard to believe that this is Economy Class. Etihad offers a top-notch service to coach passengers augmented by the ease of connecting through its hub in Abu Dhabi.

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