Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and is fast becoming a tourist hotspot. There has been a multitude of new hotels and resorts springing up in recent years with some huge projects currently underway. It is currently going through a construction boom. It’s certainly a place that’s moving forward in regards to it’s economy and the tourism industry is following suite.
Yas Island currently hosts Abu Dhabi’s formula 1 track and is where the Ferrari theme park is located.
With tourism on the rise some beautiful and unbelievable resorts are now operating in Abu Dhabi, we would like to share with you our 7 best Abu Dhabi Resorts. Enjoy our selection and remember that this is only our opinion, there are other great resorts and hotels in Abu Dhabi but this selection will cetainly get your travel juices flowing.
The starting prices quoted below were at the time of writing this post and as such may vary considerably.
1. Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi
7 night prices start at 670 per night
This palatial resort combines modern and Arabic architecture, it offers luxury at every turn. Located at the heart of Abu Dhabi it as ideally positioned to take in some of the local sites on foot. The moment you arrive you feel it’s magical presence and you instantly begin to unwind. If that doesn’t work then enjoy a few hours at the luxury spa, it will surely do the trick. This resort offers all the regular facilities you would expect to find at other resorts and a great deal more.
2. St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort
7 night prices start at 580 per night
The Resort is located on Saadiyat Islant and as expected a 5 star resort. The resort offers family friendly amenities with room layouts of various sizes. As part of their service they offer a kids club as well. You can enjoy the many leisure facilities with indoor and outdoor pools and tennis courts, Iridium spa, golf club and more. The international airport is located just 30 minutes away. A great place to let your hair down and be pampered to the enth degree.
3. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
7 night prices start at 356 per night
Jumeirah can be found at the base of the Etihad Towers, it has it’s own private beach but also has 3 pools for those that don’t like sand between their toes. There are sweeping views of Abu Dhabi from most of the 382 rooms available. If you like a central location then this is a good choice.
4. Yas Viceroy
7 night prices start at 247 per night
This is Yas Island’s premier hotel showcasing a futuristic design and remains a landmark in Abu Dhabi. It has a roof top terrace with 2 swimming pools. You can choose from a host of eateries from seafood to pasta and an array of bars and lounges. At the time of writing it offers a buffet breakfast. Another great option and a nicer price tag than the top two options.
5. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi
7 night prices start at 286 per night
A hotel rather than a resort, it is so beautiful and elegant I had to include it. Located right on the canal it is set amongst beautiful landscaped grounds and of course hosts a range of facilities. This is centrally located to easily take in what Abu Dhabi has to offer, i.e ‘The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque‘. Being on the canal you can hire jet skis to explore Abu Dhabi via the water as well.
6. Anantara Eastern Mangroves
7 night prices start at 185 per night
Situated between the Mangrove National Park and the city it offers the best of both world. The feeling of remoteness but close enough to enjoy Abu Dhabi at a moments notice. As expected it offers the best amenities and service that you would expect from a 5 star hotel. Another awesome option without the steep price tag of St Regis or Emirates Palace.
7. Sheraton Abu Dhabi
7 night prices start at 175 per night
The Sheraton is a 5 star resort hotel and aside from is first class amenities and service it is centrally located and a short distance to the business and shopping districts, it’s a great base to explore Abu dhabi. It has 272 beautifully appointed rooms includes a club level with most views of the beach. It also has a ballroom and caters for up to 800 guests. It is also walking distance to Corniche Park. The pool is surrounded by palm trees giving that resort type environment even though your in the heart of the city.
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