Best Luxury Hotels in Abu Dhabi

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Best Luxury Hotels in Abu Dhabi
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Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is located on an island in the Persian (Arabian) Gulf, has a perfect balance of cultural heritage and modern infrastructure.  This city has many world records – the World’s largest hand-loomed carpet, the highest High Tea, the tower with the greatest lean, the fastest roller coaster, the largest cluster of the cultural building of the 21st century. Not only this city has amazing architecture and culture but also known for the best luxury hotels in the world. So MARHABA (Welcome) to this beautiful city and know about where to stay in Abu Dhabi. Look out some finest hotels in Abu Dhabi with a view of the splendid Persian Gulf or Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque or modern racing tracks and indulge in the luxury of Middle Eastern hospitality. Check some of the best hotels in Abu Dhabi or Abu Dhabi luxury hotels and book your stay when you visit this cultural, artistic, and capital city of the United Arab Emirates.

EMIRATES PALACE

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Huge lavish palatial style hotel resort with a view of stunning blue waters of the Persian Gulf. An iconic landmark of Abu Dhabi with magnificent Arabesque style interiors. Lavish gold interiors, expensive chandeliers, and royal hospitality of Emirates Palace captivate the heart of tourists all around the world.

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Why  Emirates Palace?

  • True royal style of Middle Eastern Hospitality.
  • Magnificent Arabesque architecture.
  • One of the palatial style of landmark architecture of Abu Dhabi
  • Beach resort with many world-class amenities.
Best Luxury Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Interiors of Emirates Palace

ANDAZ CAPITAL GATE ABUDHABI – HYATT

Also known as the Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi due to its 18-degree Leaning design. One of the finest luxury hotels in the world which are unique for its anti-gravity defying structure and art gallery – a concept by Hyatt. Not only the luxury, modern architecture of this building will captivate your mind but the art collection of this hotel will truly surprise you.

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Why  Capital Gate?

  • Modern and Unique Architecture
  • Art lovers will admire the art galleries inside.
  • One of the landmark modern architecture of Abu Dhabi
  • World-class modern amenities with unique features.

SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, QARAYAT AL BERI

Stay in Souk style of Emirati culture with beautiful water canals and antique shops selling ethnic stuff all around. Not only this is the key feature of this property but the clear splendid view of Grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque with sea from this property is not to be missed. The view of the sun setting over the mosque with water from the restaurants of this hotel or rooms of this hotel will make you spellbound.

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Why  Shangri-la Hotel, Qarayat Al Beri

  • Experience the true markets/souk of Middle Eastern in this property with a Venetian twist.
  • The magnificent view of the Grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque with the sea.
  • Handicrafts and cultural travelers will love this place.
  • You can take abra or wooden boat rides inside the property on man-made canals.

St. REGIS SAADIYAT ISLAND RESORT

Overlooking a pristine and peaceful beach, the deep blue Arabian Gulf, and the wonderful Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, this 5-star property is perfect for a serene escape with captivating wildlife just minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and the Saadiyat Cultural District. A perfect beach resort for complete peace and away from hustle and bustle of the city.

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Why  ST. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

  • Experience the serene atmosphere with the cerulean Arabian Gulf under the sun and on the white sands.
  • Beach resort
  • Mediterranean style of architecture
  • This property has one of the best spa and exquisite dining restaurants.

RESORT AL WATHBA – A LUXURY COLLECTION

A wildlife reserve type of resort where you can enjoy nature and wildlife away from the busy city life. Located on Al Wathba wetland reserve, this reserve is known for unique species of Greater Flamingos with 4000 flocking from cold countries to here in autumn and spring. This area hosts 250 species of birds, 37 plant species, and a wide range of aquatic marine life which can be visited through self-guided walking trails to explore and observe birds and flamingos.

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Why Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa

  • Wildlife lovers with resort amenities
  • Peaceful and serene.
  • Perfect hideout from busy city life.

ANANTARA EASTERN MANGROVES

Enjoy the tranquil living in mangroves and feel the peace and beauty of nature in Anantara Eastern Mangroves. Promenades and mangroves are the key features of this property. Extensive lavish waterfront property with all amenities offers the finest dining experiences, weekend culture, and art markets, Turkish hammams to pamper your staying needs.

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Why Anantara Eastern Mangroves

  • Experience truly nature by kayaking in mangroves.
  • Promenade style of open restaurants with a view of the water.
  • Fine dining experiences

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CONRAD ABUDHABI ETIHAD TOWERS

A luxurious and modern stay at Etihad Towers which is known for observation deck on the 74th floor. The view of the Arabian Gulf, Corniche from the rooms of this hotel is unmatched and unique too, The location of this iconic skyline building of Abu Dhabi makes it the perfect place to book a stay. It has a full spa with 13 treatment rooms, fine dining options from world-class restaurants.

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Why Conrad Etihad Towers

  • For a perfect view of Abu Dhabi city which you can’t get from anywhere else.
  • Modern hotel with world-class amenities.
  • Located in the most picturesque towers of Abu Dhabi.

HOTEL RIXOS PREMIUM SAADIYAT ISLAND

A perfect beach resort located at secluded and peaceful white sands beach of Abu Dhabi. Saadiyat Island is a peaceful neighborhood known for white-sand beaches in Abu Dhabi. Pamper your self under the blue sky, soak into white sands and blue waters at the luxurious beach resort.

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Why Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island

  • Beautiful and uncrowded private beach access
  • Close to Louvre Abu Dhabi – a world-class art museum.
  • Perfect for beach daycation or beach staycation.
  • It also offers the option of “All-Inclusive” means all meals with stay.

W ABUDHABI YAS ISLAND

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A 5-star boutique hotel that offers the view of stunning Formula 1 race tracks has got amazing architecture too. The unique design of this building which is half set on water and half set on land will leave u spellbound. Not only the exterior is amazingly unique but the welcome desk is also uniquely designed like an oil drops and jewel-tone furnishing depicts the beauty and colors of liquid gold. Located on the most sporty and adventurous island of Abu Dhabi.

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Why W Yas Island

  • Perfect for sports and adventure lovers. Close to theme parks and overlooking Formula 1 racing tracks.
  • Lavish modern interiors.
  • Unique architecture and designs throughout the property
  • Rooftop swimming pools for the view of the city with sunset.
  • Traditional Hamams and fine dining at the hotel

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FOUR SEASONS HOTEL

Built-in the most newly developed and beautiful island of Abu Dhabi – Al Maryah Island. This property has a stunning view of the Abu Dhabi city skyline with sparkling blue waters of the Arabian Gulf.

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Why Four Seasons

  • Laidback and relaxed stay with stunning views
  • Close to premium mall.
  • Fine dining options

ZAYA NURAI ISLAND RESORT

A boutique island resort with and world-class amenities and located 15 minutes away from Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi by boat. Villa style of living with private garden and beach access and away from city life. As this hotel can be reached by boat only, so you can understand that it is all surrounded by water and would give to a feel of island kind of resort stay. Frangipani offers organic farm produce which is seasonal for meals provided here.

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Why Zaya Nurai Island Resort

  • Island kind of stay with no disturbances
  • Private villa style of hotels with beach and garden
  • Food is made from organic raw material sourced from local farms.
  • A perfect hideaway for tranquility and peace.

HOTEL FAIRMONT BAB AL BAHAR

Situated at the gateway of the capital city, this modern hotel offers unparalleled views of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Waterfront property overlooking Maqta creek has wonderful restaurants and spacious rooms.

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Why Fairmont Bab Al Bahar

  • View of Sheikh Zayed Mosque.
  • Lavish and modern interiors.

TILAL LIWA HOTEL

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A perfect Desert resort staycation with true feeling of Arabian style of vacations. Feel the winds over the sand dunes, stroll with camels wandering around you, star gazing in the cool sand dunes. A secluded desert resort amidst desert dunes which is located at the “The Empty Quarter” – the largest uninterrupted sand desert in the world. Now you can know to feel the true feel of living in desert, where you should book your next staycation or vacation.  Located 175 km from Abu Dhabi and can be reached by self -drive or requesting special pick and drop by hotel bookings department. 

Why Tilal Liwa Hotel

  • Perfect living in Desert with all amenities. 
  • Enjoy the desert wildlife
  • Sunrise and sunset views on desert dunes.
  • Many unique activities like bonfire under the desert sky, stargazing in desert, came ride, dune bashing, quad biking on dunes, sand boarding, and more family activites. 

JUMEIRAH SAADIYAT ISLAND

The world-class beach resort at the peaceful secluded white beaches of Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi. Enjoy the wild waves of Abu Dhabi at this resort which has a private beach, landscaped beachfront gardens, and sit-outs from each room.

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Why Jumeirah Saadiyat Island

  • Peaceful and relaxed stay
  • Beach resort.
  • Jumeirah is known for its world-class hospitality services

PARK HYATT ABU DHABI

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi is located in a peaceful area of Saadiyat Island, stretched across 9 km of private beach. You can also opt for a villa kind of stay here on this property. They have special dining on the white-sand beach overlooking the Arabian Gulf, with a candle-lit romantic style of arrangements.

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Why Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi

  • A peaceful and serene stay
  • Private beach and villa kind of stay too
  • Perfect for daycation or staycation.

QASR AL SARAB DESERT RESORT BY ANANTARA

Enjoy your desert stay with all luxury, Arabic hospitality and rituals in this luxury desert resort. Not only the hospitality but its location makes it a perfect place to spend 2 to 3 days in natural and world’s largest uninterrupted desert. Experience  the view of flame-red dunes from your rooms, balcony, patio, dining area, swimming pool with best hospitality in true Arabian style.

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Why Qasr Al Sarab desert resort

  • A perfect secluded oasis in between desert. 
  • Away from city life with true experience of living in desert.
  • Enjoy the desert life with its flora, fauna and wildlife.
  • Unwind yourself here in Moroccan hammam, desert spa rituals and exciting desert adventures. 

SAADIYAT ROTANA RESORT & VILLAS

 Beach villas with private beach access and as it is on Saadiyat Island which means complete relaxed and laid-back holiday island. It has an amazing modern style of royal Arabesque architecture with swaying palms, landscaped water bodies, and sprawling fountains all over the property. Not only it will spoil you will world-class amenities but also offers you mini-golf, fine dining, Turkish Hamams, water slides, and many other activities to pamper and rejuvenate.

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Why Saadiyat Resort & Villas

  • Unique Arabesque architecture and landscaping
  • Beach villas and rooms both, a complete beach resort.
  • Many activities on the property to keep you occupy and even the younger kids can enjoy a lot.

RITZ CARLTON ABU DHABI, GRAND CANAL

 

Unwind yourself and rush to perfect relaxed and luxury and enter a world of Middle Eastern opulence at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal. Admire the sun’s first rays over Al Maqta Creek to sunsets that illuminate Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and rejuvenate your mind, soul, and body. Huge wide-spread property with 10 Venetian-inspired architecture and form a crescent around one of the city’s largest outdoor pools, the resort features eight restaurants, five-star accommodation, a holistic spa, and 23,000 sq ft of event space.

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Why Ritz Carlton, Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

  • Spacious Luxury resort with amazing landscaping
  • View of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Al Maqta creek.
  • Many dining options and many landscaped gardens.
  • Villa options are also there.

The ABU DHABI EDITION

Boutique styled luxury hotel with amazing unique architecture located at Al Bateen in downtown Abu Dhabi. It offers a stunning view of the Abu Dhabi Marina and skyline. Apart from modern amenities, it boasts of possessing a 3 storeyed night club. The huge and wide-spread area makes this property favorite among event planners.

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Why Abu Dhabi Edition

  • Night club option in the premises
  • Stunning view of the modern skyline and Abu Dhabi Marina
  • Close to the city – centrally located in downtown.
  • Closer to shopping malls.
  • Modern boutique styled exteriors and interiors.

ROSEWOOD ABU DHABI

Located on uncrowded and newly built Al Maryah Island, this property leaves you spellbound due to its luxurious hospitality. Also, it is adjoining Galleria the premium shopping destination in Abu Dhabi. It offers many fine dining options from world-class chefs in their in house restaurants.

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Why Rosewood

  • Close to the city but in a peaceful location.
  • The modern style of architecture
  • Close to the premium shopping destination.
  • View of Abu Dhabi skyline and amazing fine dining options.

I hope you loved reading about some of the best luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi as Abu Dhabi has unparalleled options for a luxury stay with world-class amenities, royal hospitality blended with culture and rich traditions. Do let me know which hotel suits your vacation or staycation style and what is your favorite luxury hotels or beach resorts in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Best Luxury Hotels in Abu Dhabi

All luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi have wide space, many guest rooms, conference halls, multi-cuisine dining options, world-class swimming pools, gyms, spas and therefore they all can be perfect for destination weddings, events, or conferences.  

ABU DHABI CAN BE REACHED BY

By Air – Abu Dhabi is a World class International airport which is well connected to all the parts of the world. ETIHAD is an in-house carrier and also many premium and budget airlines fly in and out of this city.

By Road – Abu Dhabi is 140 km away from Dubai so can be reached through Dubai too which is about 1 hour 40 minutes away.

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20 Comments

  1. This hotel list is amazing Yukti, great job! They all sound amazing, but I think my preference goes to that resort on Zaya Nurai Island, it looks enchanting! I would love to visit Abi Dhabi one day and I’m definitely saving this list for future reference, thank you!

  2. Abi Dhabi is truly an exciting city. I was there a few years ago and as a westerner, the contrasts are really striking. Thanks for your list of hotels, all of them seem fantastic, especially the Conrad Abudhabi Etihad Towers. Will definitely save this list for future visits.

  3. Luxury stays have always touched my senses and have always loved it. These properties in Abu Dhabi are all fabulous and so difficult to choose from. But a resort on an island is such a great idea always. If I had to pick one it would definitely be Zaya Nurai Island Resort. Love the boat ride to reach.

  4. So many fabulous options in Abu Dhabi! I have been in (as a visitor)the Palace hotel and it is every bit as amazing as you make it sound.

  5. I visited Abu Dhabi a few years ago. It is such a beautiful city. Would love to go back. Pinning so I have this guide of where to stay.

  6. Wow these hotels look absolutely amazing! I would love love to go Abu Dhabi! The Emirates Palace and the Ritz are definitely at the top of my list!

  7. Such an impressive list of hotels in Abu Dhabi! I’d definitely like to visit following my trip to Dubai last year. The leaning hotel is an interesting design. I also never associated Abu Dhabi with flamingos!

  8. Such a unique collection of places to stay in Abu Dhabi! I love that so many are near the water, and the architecture is fabulous. I don’t have Abu Dhabi on my list, but I need to put it on there. What a gorgeous place!

    1. Such a unique collection of places to stay in Abu Dhabi! I love that so many are near the water, and the architecture is fabulous. I don’t have Abu Dhabi on my list, but I need to put it on there. What a gorgeous place!

      1. You would love Abu Dhabi as it has unique places to stay and a very impressive hospitality with all royal feeling.

  9. This is a wonderful collection of the best hotels in Abu Dhabi. They are all dripping with luxury. My favorite is Emirates Palace with all the Arabic architecture and grandeur. I would love to stay there one day when I save up enough.

  10. I don’t know if I can afford any of these luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi. But they look stunning. The architecture is amazing. I love the magnificent Arabesque style interiors in Emirates Palace. I could stay there for sure. I like your recommendations and useful tips.

    1. During these pandemic times, they have launched many new affordable deals and if you go through Entertainer then you would surely find 1 night free on booking 1 night for all of them mentioned in the post.

  11. We only had a quick day in Abu Dhabi on our first visit. But it would be great to go back and stay for a few days in one of these luxury hotels. You know that is our style! I love the over the top grandeur in some of these hotels. And great to see the mix of modern and more traditional styles. I am sure that staying in one of these hotels would be a vacation even if we never left the hotel!

  12. These hotels are absolutely gorgeous. Every hotel you mentioned looks so luxurious, that I find it hard to choose my favorite one. Each hotel offers a unique stay, which I really enjoy since not everyone values the same things when traveling. Thanks for giving your readers so many options to choose from when traveling to Abu Dhabi.

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