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Burj Khalifa Lights Up for Etihad Airways 20th Anniversary

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, celebrated its 20th anniversary last night with a dazzling illumination of the iconic Burj Khalifa in Dubai featuring a spectacular light and sound show to celebrate the airline’s history and ambitions.  

The special moment marked the 20th anniversary of Etihad's first commercial flight to Beirut in 2003, signifying two decades of aviation excellence and its commitment to guests.

Since its inception, Etihad has undergone substantial growth. The workforce has increased from 1,761 employees in 2004 to nearly 10,000 in 2023. Notable developments include significant growth in the Etihad Guest loyalty programme, an expansion of the aircraft fleet to 79 aircraft, and an increase in global markets served to over 70 destinations around the world.

Etihad has prepared a series of guest experience enhancements to celebrate its 20th milestone throughout November, including a new inflight culinary menu featuring dishes inspired by the airline’s home, the UAE, as well as customised items reflecting the destinations Etihad flies to.

The airline will also unveil a touch of nostalgia with its retro-inspired amenity range in First and Business class. Inspired by the iconic 2003 aircraft livery, the amenity bags contain travel-size beauty products from the renowned skincare label ESPA.

Economy guests on medium and long-haul flights are in for a treat with limited-edition, complimentary amenity tote bags, available in two stylish designs. These foldable shopping-style bags come with in-flight essentials, including blankets, Beekman hand cream, themed eye shades, earplugs, and toothbrush kits, ensuring a comfortable journey for all.

The 20th anniversary coincides with Etihad’s move to its new home, Terminal A at Abu Dhabi International Airport, which it is transitioning to between 9 and 14 November. Earlier this week, Etihad unveiled stunning new lounges at Terminal A spanning three floors of dining and relaxation space, including the signature ‘Constellation Bar’ and Liwan Global Dining restaurant.

On this special occasion, the airline is offering discounted rates to many destinations across its network in both its award-winning economy and business class. The sale is live now until 12 November, for travel between 4 December 2023 and 15 March 2024, and is available on

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Comments (25)

21 wrz 2022

We just booked our QATAR 🇶🇦 HÔTEL yesterday for 2 différent short stars of 2 nights and 3 nights for the Final… . Not exactly cheap but ok price for 4.5 Stars luxury and in Doha Center City! Thanks and Good Luck everyone! Vamos MEXICO!


30 wrz 2022

Wow! Stunning! Hilton seems to be taking Africa by storm. Just a couple of years back, they opened the first ever in Eswatini.


24 paź 2022

Wonderful event and topics discussed, hopefully we see the manifestations in our African airline businesses in the nearest future. Kudos to you all.


10 lis 2022

Hi, I'm Lucy. Please how do I embark on my travel/ tour business. I am newbie and help..


18 lis 2022

Prices in the Sol Torremolinos Don Pablo are the same than two weeks ago.


04 gru 2022

Good location astounding but the staffs are rude and they make me wait so long for the service. They charge me more than what is on the website and did not refund me the manager is not helping with the issue


15 gru 2022