Stopover and stay in Abu Dhabi
Conveniently located between the UK and the rest of the world, Abu Dhabi presents the perfect opportunity to stopover and stay a little longer in a surreal Emirati city. Also, by adding a stopover, you'll not only break up your flight but you'll also enjoy a unique stay complete with beaches, sunny weather, desert safaris, traditional monuments and modern skyscrapers. 2016 also marks the opening of the highly-anticipated Louvre Abu Dhabi, set to transform Saadiyat Island into the city's cultural hub later this year.
Abu Dhabi International Airport is a major hub for Etihad Airways, so many flights from the UK to destinations like Australia, New Zealand and Asia can be tailored to include a stopover in Abu Dhabi. And thanks to Etihad's close partnership with Virgin Australia, once you've had your fill of Abu Dhabi you can take to the skies to discover a strong network of flights all across the Land Down Under. Virgin Australia's Abu Dhabi services will recommence in July 2016.