CEASE what you are doing, dig out your suitcase, and get ready for a raucous round of happy birthday because Etihad Airways has turned 15 and you’re invited to join the party!

What was your 15th birthday bash like? Etihad Airways is throwing the party to end all parties! This Abu Dhabi-based airline, which is one of the world’s most trusted travel brands boasting an unblemished safety record, is celebrating their epic 15th birthday by giving you the opportunity to take off to one of 15 destinations.

You could win one of 15 amazing Etihad Airways return ticket prizes to your choice of 15 different destinations including a grand prize of 2 Business tickets to Abu Dhabi and two nights at the luxurious Yas Hotel.

Ummmm, sign us up Etihad!

If you are having a hard time deciding which hub you’d jet off to, we’ve put together some unique ways to be gobsmacked in Etihad’s home hub of Abu Dhabi.




Welcome to Abu Dhabi

As the capital of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the largest of the UAE’s seven emirates, Abu Dhabi is so much more than the political capital and home port for Etihad Airways.

In a destination that’s as compact as it is diverse, you can stopover and spend plenty of time exploring all that this rapidly evolving and dynamic metropolis has to offer.


Sounds good, right?

If you’re feeling tempted to jump on a plane and spend your days gallivanting around Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways are making it that much easier with daily flights from Australia.

Etihad Airways is all about choices. People can choose how they fly and how they travel, whether that’s an award-winning luxury apartment in the sky or a adding additional legroom on an Economy seat.

With a focus on making each journey one of a kind, Etihad Airways understands not everyone travels the same. Offering an experience that gives your customers a personal touch, you can’t go wrong.


Abu Dhabi is the capital of culture


The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Start your day early with a visit to the magnificent white marble domes of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (Ranked #1 attraction in Abu Dhabi), which features an immense Persian carpet (the largest in the world), Mammoth Swarovski crystal chandeliers and capacity for 41,000 worshippers.

Then cruise on to the inspiring Louvre Abu Dhabi for a mind-blowing journey through art in a structure that will literally take your breath away. Standing under the ‘Palm frond’ canopy watching the sunlight filtering through the roof is an out of body experience in itself.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi

The Louvre Abu Dhabi

Finish your day at the opulent Emirates Palace Hotel where you can people watch to your heart’s content, try a real gold leaf latte or go nuts and take some time relaxing at the spa, decked out with two Jacuzzis, two steam rooms, heated marble and an ice cave. Yep, it’s a thing. 


It’s all about the Abu Dhabi long brunch


The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi

Given Friday is a day off for the workers of Abu Dhabi (Friday is equivalent to our Saturday while Sunday is a work day), the locals of this city take their Friday and Saturday brunches very seriously indeed.

Most high-end Abu Dhabi hotels offer a 3-4 hour brunch package that includes live cooking stations serving everything from freshly shucked oysters and scallops to pan-fried foie gras, wagyu beef, sushi and Chinese dumplings and of course unlimited champagne. The Ritz Carlton and the St.Regis are two of the finest, offering brunch packages from around AU$185 per person.


Watch the light come up on Yas Island at night

Yas Hotel by Marriott on Yas Island even has an ‘after brunch’ pool party for those that fancy continuing the fun. The world-class hotel is the only one in the world to be built over the F1 circuit called Yas Marina Circuit, and has easy access to a wide range of attractions including theme parks, shopping malls, a golf course, beach and a marina. 


Or perhaps adventure is more your cup of mint tea…


Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi

Action and excitement certainly aren’t in short supply when it comes to spending time in Abu Dhabi.

From the thrills and spills of Ferrari World (the world’s fastest roller coaster) to driving the Yas Formula One circuit or riding roller coasters at the newly opened, indoor Warner Brothers World Abu Dhabi, there’s something for everyone.


Qasr Al Sarab Resort, Abu Dhabi

And then there’s the desert… Around three hours out of Abu Dhabi will see you in the world’s largest uninterrupted sand mass and the heart of the Rub Al Khali (Empty Quarter).

Stay at the magnificent Qasr Al Sarab, a luxurious oasis in the midst of the desert, go 4WD dune bashing or do your best impression of Lawrence of Arabia riding a camel through the immense sand dunes.


Ready to get down in Abu Dhabi?

Perhaps Abu Dhabi, Dublin or Barcelona? Etihad wants YOU to join the global party for their 15-year celebrations.

You could win one of 15 amazing Etihad Airways return ticket prizes to your choice of 15 different destinations including a grand prize of 2 Business tickets to Abu Dhabi and two nights at the luxurious Yas Hotel.




Plus you can enter multiple times – so the more you sell, the more chances to win!



HURRY! Competition ends 28 November 2018.


What’s on your list in Abu Dhabi?