Vacations help you unwind so that when you resume your work, you feel healthier and more energetic than before. If you are planning your next sojourn to revitalise yourself, make it extra special by visiting some of the amazing resorts in Abu Dhabi, which are perfect for both staycations and vacations. Offering you a much-needed escape, these Abu Dhabi resorts will help you relax and indulge in countless fun activities.
List of the Resorts in Abu Dhabi
While Emirates Palace is world-renowned as one of the leading hospitality destinations in the world, there re plenty of other great sorts too in the capital city. Check out the list of best family resorts in Abu Dhabi where you can relax, dine and enjoy the signature, luxury features of the famed Arabian hospitality.
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort
A serene escape located just a few minutes from the Saadiyat Cultural District and Downtown Abu Dhabi, The St.Regis Saadiyat Island Resort offers a memorable experience to the visitors. Catering to their needs and preferences, it provides them with a variety of accommodation options.
You can choose from some spectacular options, including the Astor sea view 1-bedroom suite, The Majestic 2-bedroom suite and The Royal 3-bedroom penthouse.
When it comes to rejuvenating spaces, it offers plunge pools, cabanas, six unique restaurants and bars, an athletic club and the Iridium spa.
The resort lies next to an 18-hole golf course and is fairly close to Yas Marina and Ferrari World. Thus, it is an ideal place for families.
- Location: Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
- Average Booking Price: AED 1676 per night
- Contact: +971-2-498-8888
An award-winning resort in the Tourist Club area of Abu Dhabi, Beach Rotana mirrors the same magnificence that the city is known for. It has 565 rooms, suites and serviced apartments furnished to the highest standards and 12 remarkable restaurants where you can enjoy Italian, German, Japanese, Indian and American fare.
One of the major highlights of the resort is that it lies close to one of the top malls of Abu Dhabi: the Abu Dhabi Mall and many cultural attractions such as Qasr al Hosn and the Presidential Palace.
Owing to these facilities, it has cemented its name as one of the best beach resorts in Abu Dhabi.
- Location: 10th St, Abu Dhabi
- Average Booking Price: AED 1158 – AED 2066 per night
- Contact: +971-2-697-9000
Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort Abu Dhabi, Yas Island
Offering a unique blend of serenity and splendour on the coastline of Abu Dhabi, Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort is the perfect place for you to enjoy your vacations. You can relax at a spa, play at a tennis court and soak up the sun at the private beach of this stunning resort on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
It has different types of rooms: Standard room with/without balcony, Superior room, Suite with balcony/terrace and special family spaces that have a capacity to accommodate up to six adults and a child.
Radisson is seven minutes away from Abu Dhabi International Airport and five minutes from Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld.
- Location: The Yas Plaza, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
- Average Booking Price: AED 500 per night
- Contact: +971-2-656-2000
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
Overlooking the Grand Canal, The Ritz-Carlton is one of the top resorts in Abu Dhabi with an outdoor pool, restaurants and a gym. Inspired by Renaissance architecture, it features five-star accommodation, award-winning spas and a 23000 sq.ft of event space.
Combining intimacy, comfort and exclusivity with the personalised service, the resort offers a world of culinary offerings including breakfast, snacks, supper, lunch and dinner to the guests. You can enjoy the Mediterranean, Middle-Eastern and Pan Asian cuisines here.
- Location: Khor Al Maqta’a, Abu Dhabi
- Average Booking Price: AED 1129 onwards
- Contact: +971-2-818-8888
Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort and Spa
Escape to the world of Middle-Eastern opulence at Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert and Spa. From 103 guest rooms and villas to a fully-equipped gym and spa with 13 treatment rooms, this desert resort in Abu Dhabi offers the ultimate escape from city life.
You can find comfort in the rooms inspired by Arabic interiors and enjoy stunning views of the dunes while sitting in a rooftop bar.
Al Wathba has a few restaurants as well. The most popular ones include
Al Mesayan, Panache, Terra Secca and Al Mabeet.
There are also plenty of recreational facilities at the resort. Horse riding, camel racing and the wetland reserve tour are some of the things that you can enjoy while staying at this luxury resort in Abu Dhabi.
- Location: At Wathba District, 50 km South East, Abu Dhabi
- Average Booking Price: AED 1099 per night
- Contact: +971-2-202-4444
Zaya Nurai Island Resort
A 12-minute boat ride from Saadiyat Island and approximately an hour’s journey from Downtown Dubai will take you to this luxurious retreat. The Zaya Nurai Island Resort is surrounded by clear waters and lush green vegetation, the place boasts of beautifully-landscaped houses, temperature-controlled pool, fitness club, kids play area and a healthy bistro. If you are looking for the ultimate, secluded beach break in Abu Dhabi, there are few options that will live up to the grand opulence of Zaya Nurai Island.
Each of the villas has an outdoor lounge with private dining, gourmet minibar, bose speakers, freestanding bathtub and a walk-in rainfall shower.
- Location: Nurai Island, Abu Dhabi
- Average Booking Price: AED 2871 – AED 4148
- Contact: +971-2-506-6222
Al Seef Resort & Spa by Andalus
Choose from a variety of accommodation options at Al Seef Resort & Spa. It offers spacious 1 to 3-bedroom suites and al fresco dining opportunity within the resort. There is a food street called Mamsha Al Seef that serves all kinds of international cuisines to the foodies residing at this resort hotel in Abu Dhabi.
Access to Al Seef Village Mall is one of the amenities you can enjoy during your stay. The village has a number of dining, retail and entertainment facilities.
- Location: Near Al Seef Mall, Al Salam Street, Abu Dhabi
- Average Booking Price: AED 300 – AED 400 per night
- Contact: +971-2-203-1333
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa
The Westin is a rejuvenating oasis to escape in the heart of the city. A hallmark of luxury, it features 172 golf-course facing rooms, restaurants and pools where you can spend quality time.
You can play golf, relax at the Heavenly Spa, work out at the gym and enjoy Thai and Latino-Asian cuisines at Steakhouse.
- Location: Golf Club, Abu Dhabi
- Average Booking Price: AED 1490
- Contact: +971-2-616-9999
Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort
The Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel located near the Corniche offers impeccable services to all the guests. Once you head there, you will be able to stay at any of the 1,2 or 3-bedroom suites, dine at any of the twelve food outlets and splash around in the pool.
The resort also offers you an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful views of the Gulf from your window. Other than that, there is also a chance to visit the newly developed Corniche Park located nearby.
- Location: Corniche Rd, Abu Dhabi
- Average Booking Price: AED 400- AED 522 per night
- Contact: +971-2-677-3333
Le Meridien Abu Dhabi
This beachfront resort offers the best of both worlds; secluded luxury holidays and a perfect city break. Apart from luxury rooms and suites, the resort features a private beach, modern gym, spa, pool and landscaped gardens. Le Meridien is quite connected to the city – you can find it just 10 km away from Abu Dhabi Golf Club and 35 km from the Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Le Meridien also has many restaurants where you can dine in. Some of them include Pappagallo Restaurant, Captain’s Arms and NRG Sports Cafe.
- Location: Tourist Club Area, Abu Dhabi
- Average Booking Price: AED 600 – AED 1300 per night
- Contact: +971-2-644-6666
Al Raha Beach Hotel
Connected to Al Raha Mall, the hotel is a perfect getaway for shopaholics. During their stay, they can roam around the mall, enjoy the private beach access and savour some delectable seafood at the fine dining restaurants.
The hotel has pools, spas and restaurants along with a range of elegant rooms that offer panoramic views of the Corniche coastline.
- Location: Channel Street, Near Al Raha Mall، Al Raha Creek – Abu Dhabi
- Average Booking Price: AED 500 – AED 650
- Contact: +971-2-508-0555
Royal M Hotel & Resort Abu Dhabi
Located 6 kilometres from Al Wahda Mall, this affordable Abu Dhabi resort provides comfortable accommodation and free parking to the occupants. You can also exchange your currency there. Buffet breakfast, sauna and terrace facility add to the experience of this beautiful beach resort in Abu Dhabi.
- Location: Al Bateen Marina, Abu Dhabi
- Average Booking Price: AED 433 – AED 524 per night
- Contact: +971-2-777-1000
Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island Abu Dhabi
Boasting 378 rooms and villas, on-site spas, pristine private beaches and fine-dining restaurants, Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island is a true depiction of Emirati hospitality. Offering comfort, excitement and all the perks of a luxurious all-inclusive holiday, Rixos Premium lets you enjoy Italian, Turkish or Asian cuisine in the laid-back environment of Saadiyat Island. After the hotel’s recent rebranding to become one of the Rixos Premium brands, guests can also enjoy access to premium beverages and services at this stunning hotel. So get ready to party hard and try out the culinary delights of L’Olivo, Orient and Mermaid.
- Location: Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
- Average Booking Price: AED 2000 onwards
- Contact: +971-2-492-2222
Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort
One of the leading hotels in Sir Bani Yas Island an exhilarating adventure, this Anantara resort in Abu Dhabi is the perfect place if you are looking for a scenic retreat away from the bustle of the city. Drawing inspiration from an Emirati fishing village, the place is home to 30 barasti-style villas overlooking mangrove trees and the dazzling Gulf.
You can immerse yourself in plenty of activities here: kayaking and horseback riding are the most popular of them.
- Location: Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
- Average Booking Price: AED 2398
- Contact: +971-2-801-4200
While these resorts are some of the most well-reviewed options in the capital city, there is a large number of luxurious resorts to check out in Abu Dhabi.
- Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Villas
- Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort
- Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas
- Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
- Rosewood Abu Dhabi
And that wraps up our list of the best resorts in Abu Dhabi. If you’re looking for more such retreats, take a look at the new hotels in Abu Dhabi.
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