Over the past 50 years, Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, has changed from a quiet fishing village to one of the most luxurious places in the world. The city is made up of more than 200 islands and has views of the Persian Gulf, sunny weather all year, futuristic architecture, and a mix of Arabian cultures. Here is the only place where you can sleep in a palace, swim in an infinity pool with a view of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, or have your butler set up a delicious dinner on a helipad. Here are some of the top 10 luxury hotels on an Abu Dhabi city tour.
The top 10 luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi
1. Dusit Thani, Abu Dhabi
The Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi is in the heart of the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. Its design and service are based on Thai culture. This 5-star luxury hotel is in the middle of Abu Dhabi’s new business and government district. It is close to the Eastern Mangroves, the city’s lush natural habitat, the Corniche, the city’s famous seaside promenade, and the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
With its tall glass tower, the Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi has a design that is new and different. Inside, the guest rooms and executive apartments for longer stays are full of Thai elegance and modern conveniences. There are many delicious restaurants (Thai, Indian, Irish sports bars, and international cuisine) that can satisfy any taste. Guests can also take care of their minds and bodies at the Namm Spa and DFiT Fitness Center, among other places.
2. Grand Canal at the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi
At the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, you can relax in the lap of luxury. Our five-star hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is near the beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and has a view of the sun rising over Al Maqta Creek. When you stay with us, you can enjoy our quiet waterfront location and stately architecture that reminds you of the Italian Renaissance.
3. Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort
At the Jumeirah, there are three pools with a view of the ocean, a spa, and a tennis court. But nature lovers will be in their element at the hotel, where hawksbill turtles can be seen during their breeding season. One of the first resorts in the area to ban single-use plastics is Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island. Each guest is given a refillable water bottle, and the minimalist design and use of natural fabrics show that the resort cares about the environment. This hotel is the only one on East Saadiyat Beach. It takes 10 minutes by car to get to the city centre, since no one walks in this city.
4. W Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Get a front-row seat at the five-star W Abu Dhabi Yas Island to watch the F1 races in Abu Dhabi. During the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, car fans and people who like to party all night like to stay in suites with floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over the race track or marina. There is a pillow menu, a mood light, and a luxurious rain shower in each room. After all the high-octane fun, you can relax in the two-story spa, which has a hammam, a steam room, a colour therapy booth, and other luxurious treatments.
5. Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
This is one of the most noticeable hotels in a city full of hotels that try to stand out. Its blue glass exterior and LED lights make it easy to spot. The hotel has an Olympic-sized swimming pool and a private beach, and it also has a great view of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The best place to eat here is Marco Pierre White’s signature steakhouse. There is also a fully equipped gym, a kids’ club, a health club, and a beauty salon.
6. Emirates Palace, Al Ras Al Akhdar
If you’ve ever wished you could sleep in an Arabian palace, now is your chance. This luxurious building is bigger than Buckingham Palace and has the world’s biggest dome. Inside, there are 6,000 sq. m (65,000 sq. ft.) of 22-karat gold leaf, which makes the rooms look like they are made of gold. Even a standard room has satin fabrics, fresh flowers, and a huge marble bathroom fit for a king or queen. There are 13 award-winning restaurants to choose from, such as the Emirati Mezlai and the international Hakkasan. Before you leave, you should try the hotel’s signature 24-karat gold camel burger.
7. The Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort, a property managed by Anantara
This amazing resort in Rub al Khali, the largest sand desert in the world, was made to look like old Bedouin forts. The city centre of Abu Dhabi is a two-hour drive away. The 12-year-old hotel has 140 rooms, 14 suites, and 52 pool villas. The Egyptian cotton linens, marble decor, and custom art give the hotel an Arabesque feel. Each room has a deep soaking tub, a rain shower, and a pillow menu. Each room also has a view of the desert. After relaxing by the pool, go to Al Falaj, a restaurant in the style of a Bedouin camp, for Arabian mezze and slow-cooked lamb.
8. Rixos Saadiyat Island
This beachfront hotel from the Turkish chain Rixos Hotels is in a good location on Saadiyat Island, an exclusive stretch of coast 20 minutes from the city’s business centre and right next to the Louvre Abu Dhabi. This 378-room resort, which is the only all-inclusive hotel in the UAE, was made to look like an Ottoman palace. The rich style of this room is made more palatial by the green suede walls and the sparkling chandeliers. On-site, there are seven restaurants from around the world, a shisha lounge, a large private beach, a luxurious day spa with a traditional Turkish hammam and an ice cave, and a kids’ Aqua Park with a wave pool.
9. Zaya Nurai Island
Start your James Bond-style adventure by hopping on a 20-seater speed boat at the resort’s welcome centre on Saadiyat Island and zipping over to this private island resort. There are 34 villas in a sandy, private area, and even the smallest one has its own garden, pool, and king-sized bed. In the bathroom, standard features include deep-soaking tubs, walk-in rain showers, and Molton Brown products. Frangipani serves food from the Middle East, while Hooked serves seafood and Mexican food (Dusk). Soak up the blingy, luxurious barefoot vibes.
10. Four Seasons Al Maryah Island
The Four Seasons Abu Dhabi works hard to make people raise their eyebrows and drop their jaws. It is right on the water on Al Maryah Island and has amazing views of “old” Abu Dhabi and the Louvre Museum, which is shaped like a dome. Book the Royal Suite for the most luxury. It is 267 square metres (2,900 square feet) of pure luxury, with crystal chandeliers, hand-painted silks, Arabian designs, and tall marble fireplaces. The floor-to-ceiling windows really make it stand out.
It is not difficult to believe that Abu Dhabi will provide some of the top luxury resorts, given all of the tales that have been told about the lavish lifestyle that can be found in Abu Dhabi. These resorts, which come with the greatest service and the best facilities and all of the grandeur, have been winning the hearts of many people over the course of many years.
This full-day Abu Dhabi city tour is ideal for time-pressed travellers since it crams the city’s most essential sights into a single day. Among the sights on your trip will be the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Emirates Palace, and a well-known market selling hundreds of various types of dates.
The Abu Dhabi City Tour also includes a visit to Saadiyat Island, a historical and cultural destination located off the coast of Abu Dhabi. The best way to see all of the city’s attractions is to take an Abu Dhabi City Sightseeing Tour. If you wish to view the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, take the Abu Dhabi City Tour from Dubai. Begin your adventure with an Abu Dhabi city tour package.