I have never travelled longhaul before and we are going to Australia next year for BIL's wedding. A flight has come up with a 15 hour stopover in Abu Dhabi. DD will be 4 and a half.
What does one do on a stop over of this length? Are there facilities or do you have to just hang around attempting to entertain a busy child whose favourite current phrase seems to be "It's taking a loooong time"?
flight times are usually local time, so you are there during the day , however i would still consider getting room, shutting curtains and trying to sleep, even if you cant sleep your dd probably will. i have never been to abu dhabi airport but i'm willing to bet there wont be enough there to keep a 4 year old entertained for 15 hours!
I would get a beach pass for one of the hotels like Hilton Abu Dhabi. Plenty of sunbeds and shade, relaxation, food, entertainment. Just turn up and pay. AED Arab Emirate Dirhams (about 6 to 1 GBP). Just get the money from the ATM inside the airport.