Acquired a taste for the exquisite? Does fine dining ignite your palate? Seek escapes where you can dive headfirst into cities rich in culture? Abu Dhabi awaits travellers with a proclivity for luxury, promising to satiate your desires for elegance and opulence. Discover what makes Abu Dhabi the ultimate luxury escape.
Check in to Hotels with Grandeur
Scattered throughout the islands and across the shores of Abu Dhabi, are a selection of sophisticated and refined hotels. Step into a world of opulence where no expense has been spared to construct spaces that inspire awe. Five-star is the norm here, where everything you could ever desire is right at your doorstep, whether that be glistening infinity pools or rooftop bars with panoramic views of the Arabian Sea. The ultimate serenity awaits within the halls of your hotel at the spa; not only will they offer your favourite massage and facials but often advanced treatments using cutting-edge technology. Luxuriate in the hammams amongst the saunas and soaking pools and feel all your stresses simply melt away. For the ultimate luxury stay, consider checking in to:
- Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental: for true royal treatment.
Find yourself situated along 1km of private beach, tucked away in luscious gardens. Stay in a spacious and luxurious room complete with the finest amenities and your very own butler service.
- Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi: for floating atop pristine waters.
Boasting one of the longest pools in Abu Dhabi, swim to the edge of infinity and gaze out across Saadiyat Beach and the Arabian Sea.
- The St. Regis Abu Dhabi: for rooftop vistas of the city and sea.
When you step foot into the lobby of The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, your breath will be taken away by the grandeur of the staircase. Climbing up top and sprawled across three levels, Azura Panoramic Lounge possesses unparalleled views over Abu Dhabi. With an extensive gastro and mixology menu, rooftop pool and bustling music, spend the day lounging on the ultimate rooftop terrace.
- Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort: for spa tranquillity and proximity to championship golf courses.
Rest and rejuvenate in this luxuriously serene spa of the resort, indulging in blissful treatments or retreating into the tranquillity of the hammam. Situated right next to Saadiyat Island Golf Course, avid golfers need not venture far to enjoy world-class championship courses to pay on.
Dine in the Finest of Restaurants
Take your tastebuds on a tour of the finest flavours, carefully curated by some of the most distinguished chefs in the industry. Allow yourself to be wowed by gastronomical feats that spark delight in taste and aesthetics, a feast for all the senses laid on the plate before you. These chefs create an experience that is so much more than a simple meal, they understand that food can be a language to communicate with our memories or speak to our very souls. Reserve a table for two at:
- Li Beirut at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers: for elevated Levantine cuisine.
Taste the Arabic delicacies by chefs who know how to balance the flavours best. Dine al fresco and satiate your cravings with flavoursome foods from the area.
- Hakkasan at Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental: for oriental Michelin star meals and mixology.
From the moment you enter, each and every detail of the experience from décor to music has been meticulously crafted to create the perfect ambience. Not only does the space exude glamour and sophistication, but the dishes fuse traditional Cantonese with contemporary flavours with a contemporary twist that astonishes.
- Sontaya at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi: for Thai cuisine at sunset.
Located overlooking the Arabian Sea in exquisite surroundings, indulge in delectable Thai dishes whilst the sunset paints the sky peach and lilac. Sip on a unique G&T with an array of homemade infused favours to choose from.
- Giornotte at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal: for an epicurean brunch of Mediterranean delights.
Feast on a lavish Saturday brunch with a plethora of choices including live chef stations for the freshest food served right onto your plate. Graze on the freshest of seafood as toast the champagne to a holiday filled with the finest foods.
Explore the UAE’s Culturally Rich Capital
Despite much of the city being comprised of modern architecture and innovative skyscrapers, historical and cultural sites have been pristinely preserved amongst the urban landscape. Escape the hotel and venture across the islands to discover astounding sites from mosques and palaces, to historical forts and elite galleries. Walk amidst sacred locations and learn about the rich history of the land, leaving your holiday with a deeper appreciation of UAE culture. Wander across the islands in search of:
- The Royal Palace Qasr Al Watan: for learning about the unique UAE culture.
Journey through the magnificent palace walls, be awestruck with the majesty of the palace, and gain knowledge about UAE’s culture and history. With interactive tours and an extensive library, discover the origins of UAE governance and craftsmanship. Visit in the evening to find the Palace in Motion, a light show protected using the building as its canvas for a truly stunning show.
- The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: for admiring gorgeous architecture and scenery.
This building is a stunning example of Islamic architecture, with its white marble domes and minarets. Stroll around the grounds, admiring the reflective pools and cascades of columns and fine marble artwork. Once the sun sets the lunar illumination transforms this mosque into a resplendent masterpiece.
- The Louvre Abu Dhabi: for lovers of art and artefacts.
The iconic Louvre’s second location is found in Abu Dhabi. This world-famous gallery and museum has a collection of masterpieces from around the world, exhibiting some of the most famous and iconic artwork from legends within the art world.
- The Qasr Al Hosn: for a step into the past.
Dating back to the 18th century, this historic fort is a must-visit for history buffs. This site has been home to the ruling family, the seat of the government, a consultative council and a national archive; now preserved to protect and educate about the history of the city.
Plan Your Ultimate Luxury Escape to Abu Dhabi
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