Etihad Holidays, a division of Etihad Airways, has
launched its first packages to the Australian city of Melbourne, with
deals starting from Dhs 4,480 for a four night stay and return economy
Holidays to Melbourne are a key feature of the
new “world deals” promotion from Etihad Holidays which features
new concepts like ‘bonus offers’ which provide free extra nights
and upgrades at select hotels as well as free breakfast and hotel
transfers at many hotels.
Tony Gauci, head of Etihad Holidays, said, “This
promotion is one of our most exciting to date because it offers
great value holidays at a time when people are looking for top
deals to top destinations. It is also fantastic to be offering
holidaymakers in the UAE the chance to visit Melbourne when Etihad
starts flights at the end of March.”
The Abu Dhabi-based airline will launch flights
to Melbourne on 29 March. Customers can fly with Etihad to Melbourne and
stay at one of five hotels for four or five nights including the
five star Sofitel on Collins from Dhs 5,640, the four star Grand
Hyatt from Dhs 5,450 and the four star Citigate Melbourne from Dhs
The new promotion offers customers the chance to
book breaks to London and watch Chelsea Football Club in action in
the Barclays Premier League.
As platinum sponsor of Chelsea FC, Etihad is
offering breaks to London which include accommodation at the
Copthorne Hotel Stamford Bridge, dinner on night of arrival,
guided tour of stadium and match day tickets from Dhs 3,775.
The games on offer in the promotion include
Chelsea against Hull City on Saturday 7 February, Chelsea versus
Wigan Athletic on Saturday 28 February and Chelsea versus
Manchester City on Saturday 14 March.
In addition to Melbourne and London, the “world
deals” promotion from Etihad Holidays offers packages to more than
20 destinations in 15 countries, with highlights including Kuala
Lumpur, Beijing and Johannesburg.
Holidays to Kuala Lumpur, where beautiful
mosques and colonial buildings nestle up to the iconic Petronas
Twin Towers, start from Dhs 1,990 including flights and five
nights accommodation with complimentary breakfast and transfers.
Extensions are available to visit the serene
beaches of Penang from Dhs 1,080 for three nights
including domestic airfares, or three nights on nearby Langkawi
island from Dhs 1,875.
New York will also appeal to both those looking
shopping or famous sights. Promotional prices start at Dhs 3,310
for three nights in the four star New York Marriott East Side
hotel in Manhattan.
Etihad Holidays also offers holidays to
Thailand, where beach extensions can be added to a visit to the
bustling capital Bangkok. A three-day Bangkok city break starts at
Dhs 2,490 with the three day beach extensions to Pattaya starting
at Dhs 755. Beach extensions to Phuket are also available from Dhs
Sun, sea and safari is on offer for visitors to
Johannesburg in South Africa. Five nights at the four star Protea
Hotel Balalaika Johannesburg costs Dhs 3,590. The optional two
night safari extension adds Dhs 2,150 to the total and includes
open vehicle game drives with field guide, two nights lodge
accommodation, breakfast, dinner, and transfers.
‘The Paris of the Orient’, as Beirut is known,
is a popular destination for UAE holidaymakers, with its rich
history and stylish boutiques, and café culture. Three nights stay
at the five star Safir Heliopolitan Hotel Beirut start from Dhs
The promotion also includes breaks to Muscat,
Jordan, Beijing, Frankfurt, Moscow, Dublin and Geneva in a line-up
designed to cater for all tastes and budgets. In total, more than
60 hotels spread over 21 destinations in 15 countries are included
in the promotion.
Customers can fly with Etihad to Moscow and stay
at one of five hotels for three nights from Dhs 2,980. These
hotels include the four star Holiday Inn Lesnaya hotel from Dhs
3,120, the four star Park Inn hotel from Dhs 3,805 and the five
star Baltschug Kempinski from Dhs 4,940.
Etihad Holidays offers breaks to the Omani
capital, Muscat, which include a two night stay at the five star
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa hotel from Dhs 2,085 per
person including breakfast and transfers to Seeb airport.
The offers are valid for travel before 31 March
2009. Fares are per person with return economy flights from Abu
Dhabi. The fares do not include airline taxes and fuel surcharges.
Terms and conditions apply.
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