It's official: You can stay in Abu Dhabi for free and here's how

05:47 PM | 13 May, 2024
It's official: You can stay in Abu Dhabi for free and here's how

ABU DHABI - United Arab Emirates is seen as one of the top spots for visitors to explore owing to multiple reasons including affordability and modern infrastructure.

If you also aim to explore the region, you will be pleasantly surprised to know that you can explore Abu Dhabi for free for a short period of time as part of a new deal signed between two renowned entities.

In this regard, Etihad Airways and the Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi announced a new joint initiative, the 'Abu Dhabi Stopover Programme'.

The program is designed to attract more visitors to the UAE capital and was unveiled at the Arabian Travel Market 2024 in Dubai.

Interestingly, the initiative permits passengers flying through Abu Dhabi with Etihad to extend their layover and enjoy a free hotel stay. For those interested, simply choose from a selection of hotels across the city for one or two nights as part of online booking on the airline’s website.

Commenting on the development, Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, director general for Tourism at DCT Abu Dhabi said that the partnership with Etihad offers an exciting introduction to Abu Dhabi for curious visitors. 

On the other hand, the Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, Antonoaldo Neves expressed optimism about the initiative’s potential, hoping that the carrier plans to attract over 100,000 visitors to Abu Dhabi through the Stopover programme in the next year. 

It is to be highlighted that the initiative offers multiple benefits as Etihad Airways‘ boarding pass will double as an Abu Dhabi pass, allowing discounts at various city attractions and restaurants.

If you are also thinking of packing your bags, now is the time to avail the offer and jet off to Abu Dhabi for a thrilling experience.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 28, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.25 for selling.

Euro stands at 298 for buying and 301 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal increased to 73.45.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.25
Euro EUR 298 301
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.03 748.03
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.42 38.82
Danish Krone DKK 40.44 40.84
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.62 35.97
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 904.07 913.07
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.05 59.65
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.03 172.03
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.64 731.64
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 304.75 307.25
Thai Bhat THB 7.6 7.75


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