As the capital and second most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is one of the most popular tourist destinations in this part of the world. People travel here for both business and leisure purposes. There is a wide range of activities to enjoy, from the stunning beaches to the unique landmarks of the city. If you are staying in this amazing city, finding the perfect hotel will make a big difference to your overall experience of your time in Abu Dhabi. Here are five of the best hotels in Abu Dhabi.
1. Emirates Palace
One of the best options, if you want to have the option of activities at the hotel, is the Emirates Palace. This hotel has adventure and leisure pools, jogging and cycling trails, two fitness centers, a spa, a private beach, a marina, yoga sessions, camel rides, bike rentals, and a kids’ club. It also has 14 restaurants and bars to choose between. This opulent and palatial beachside hotel is set in 85 hectares. Most rooms have a balcony that has views over either the pools. The landscaped gardens, or the Arabian Gulf. Each room has a flat-screen television and free Wi-Fi, while some have whirlpool tubs. The Emirates Palace offers both room and butler service.
2. Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi
Those who want to be in the midst of all the action should consider staying at the Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi. It is located close to the Yas Island Marina Circuit and the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi amusement park. Even if you do not fancy visiting the local attraction each day, there is plenty to keep you entertained on-site at this hotel. There are seven restaurants and three lounges serving a diverse range of cuisine, including Japanese, Italian, and Mediterranean dishes. Amenities available to guests include a rooftop lounge, two outdoor pools, a spa, a fitness center, a kids’ club, and a nightclub. The sophisticated guest rooms boast flat-screen televisions, drinks-making facilities, free Wi-Fi, and soaking tubs. Some rooms have views over the marina.
3. Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas
This five-star hotel on Saadiyat Island is close to the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and offers polished accommodation overlooking the Arabian Gulf with a wide selection of features and amenities. Guests have access to a café serving afternoon tea, three restaurants, two bars, four outdoor pools, a spa, a hot tub, tennis courts, a gym, boat tours, and a kids’ club. Standard rooms are decorated in a contemporary style and feature balconies, minibars, drinks-making facilities, marble bathrooms, flat-screen televisions, and free Wi-Fi. Suites also have additional living space, massage tables, separate kitchens, and plunge pools.
4. Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri
This magnificent hotel is located within easy traveling distance of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Dalma Mall. There is a range of dining options, including a fine-dining French restaurant, and guests can relax in the chic cigar lounge. Some of the many facilities available include a gym, a spa, a private beach, a souk, around-the-clock room service, and three pools. The polished rooms contain all the amenities a guest could need for a comfortable and relaxed stay. These include rainfall showers, balconies or terraces, flat-screen televisions, and free Wi-Fi. If you opt to upgrade to a suite, then you will have separate kitchens and living space. Villas are another option and these come with a private pool.
5. Rosewood Abu Dhabi
This hotel stands out amongst the others on the Abu Dhabi skyline as it is a unique, curved structure. This opulent hotel overlooks the Arabian Gulf and is just minutes away from The Galleria shopping complex and a short drive from the Emirati Culture at Heritage Village. The high-end rooms in this five-star establishment have marble bathrooms, rain showers, around-the-clock butler service, drinks-making facilities, Internet access, and flat-screen televisions. Additional features of the hotel include the hip cellar, the relaxing cigar lounge, the slick bar, a shisha lounge with views over the Arabian Gulf, a gym, a kids’ club, a luxurious spa, and an outdoor pool. In terms of eating at this hotel, the Rosewood Abu Dhabi has two restaurants; one which serves Chinese dishes and another that serves Lebanese cuisine. Meals are available throughout the day.