Three leading UAE companies – Etihad Airways, Miral and Aldar – have joined hands to explore and introduce a range of fantastic getaway packages to bring visitors from the GCC to Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island.
The campaign aims to bring more awareness among the GCC travellers about Abu Dhabi’s unique offerings, especially on Yas Island. As one of the top family entertainment and leisure destinations, Yas Island, is home to several world-class attractions, including two theme parks Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld as well as an array of hotels.
In addition, Yas Island presents a calendar of major 2018 events, with 22 events in the first half of the year on weekly basis until mid-May. Upcoming live entertainment and sporting action includes the world-famous Harlem Globe Trotters, The Illusionists, a Brazilian Carnival and a total of seven family festivals, which are entirely free to the public.
Mohammad Al Bulooki, Executive Vice President Commercial, Etihad Airways, said: “Etihad is delighted to partner with Miral and Aldar to offer these fantastic Abu Dhabi short breaks to residents of GCC countries.
“This partnership means that together are able to provide guests with even more choices andopportunities to explore Abu Dhabi and its numerous attractions. We look forward to building on this partnership and cooperation with Miral and Aldar in this area going forward, and to continue to offer visitors to Abu Dhabi with unique travel experiences”
“We are excited to partner with Etihad Airways and Aldar to offer more enticing reasons for travellers to come and visit the region’s top destination for family entertainment and leisure” said Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi, CEO of Miral. “This collaboration is in line with our ongoing efforts to continue driving the growth of the tourism sector and attract more visitors to Yas Island and Abu Dhabi”, added Al Zaabi.
“Aldar is proud to partner on this initiative that will further enhance the attractiveness of Abu Dhabi as a destination to tourists from the UAE’s neighbouring countries. Our diverse hotel portfolio on Yas Island enables us to cater to all demographics, ensuring that visitors can make the most of their stay in the UAE’s capital,” said Talal Al Dhiyebi, CEO, Aldar Properties.
HE Sultan Al Matawa Al Dhaheri , Executive Director of Tourism Sector at DCT Abu Dhabi said: “In delivering our mandate to proactively develop Abu Dhabi’s tourism credentials, with a strategic focus on key overseas source markets, we celebrate and actively support the role that Yas Island plays in framing the emirate as a ‘destination of distinction’, a place where the visitor can star in their own ‘extraordinary story’, a place of unforgettable experiences; thrilling and family-friendly, luxurious and welcoming”.
The packages will include flights with Etihad Airways, two nights hotel accommodation on Yas Island or in the city, as well as visits to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld.
Only on Yas Island, holidaymakers can also enjoy the delights of Yas Links Golf Course, motorsport at Yas Marina Circuit, or even shopping at Yas Mall.
Launched in 2004, Etihad Holidays offers dynamically packaged holidays at exceptional rates at many of the world’s leading hotel brands. Guests can book flights with Etihad Airways, together with hotel, rental car, transfers, tours and activities, with real time availability, at the best available prices.
About Etihad Aviation Group:
Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the Etihad Aviation Group is a diversified global aviation and travel group with a business model driven by partnership and an innovative approach to growth. Etihad Aviation Group comprises five business divisions – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates; Etihad Airways Engineering; Etihad Airport Services; Hala Group and Airline Equity Partners.
About Etihad Airways:
From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to 103 international passenger and cargo destinations with its fleet of 115 Airbus and Boeing aircraft. Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, was established by Royal (Emiri) Decree in July 2003, and in 2017 carried 18.6 million passengers.