Now through March 31, 2022, Etihad Airways is giving every guest traveling into or via Abu Dhabi a complimentary ticket to Expo 2020 Dubai. The Expo, which was delayed a year due to the pandemic, opens this week in Dubai, a 45-minute drive from Abu Dhabi.
Expo 2020, the first World Expo to take place in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region, will be the largest event ever staged in the Arab world expected to attract millions of visitors between now and its close in March 2022.
Located on a 1,100-acre site adjacent to Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport, the Expo 2020 theme of “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” is supported by three subthemes – Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability. With exhibits from 192 countries, the Expo will also feature up to 60 live shows every day, as well as more than 200 dining venues.
According to Etihad, the special promotion under its Exponential Abu Dhabi campaign will allow visitors to “enjoy a visit to Expo and also explore the incredible tourist attractions Abu Dhabi and the rest of the country has to offer.”
The UAE capital city features attractions such as Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, as well as cultural highlights including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Presidential Palace Qasr al Watan and the famous Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
The city now welcomes fully vaccinated travelers without the need to quarantine, making travel convenient and accessible.
“Expo 2020 brings many exciting opportunities for Etihad Airways, and we are proud to invite the world to enjoy this event and all that Abu Dhabi and the UAE has to offer,” said Terry Daly, executive director guest experience, brand and marketing for Etihad.
“Abu Dhabi is a world-class destination, with a world-class public health program, and both Etihad and the city have taken a robust approach to ensure health and wellness for residents and visitors alike,” Daly continued.
The Etihad Wellness program is the airline’s initiative to help limit the spread of COVID-19. In addition to flying with fully vaccinated crewmembers on board, Etihad also requires all passengers to show a negative PCR test before boarding.
The program includes specially trained Wellness Ambassadors who provide essential travel health information and care on the ground and on every flight. All passengers travelling with Etihad receive complimentary COVID-19 insurance, which is valid for travel until 31 March 2022.