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The 4 best luxury experiences in Abu Dhabi


Abu Dhabi is a haven for luxury and it’s no wonder that so many flock to experience the beautiful beaches, iconic skylines, and lavish hotels for you to check into.

If you aren’t basking in the sun of the natural islands or unwinding in the luxury resorts, you’ll have plenty to keep you busy from watching falcons hunting in the desert to amazing shopping destinations that have everything you can possibly desire. 

We’ve curated a list of the best luxury experiences you can have in Abu Dhabi, with a whole range of ideas for every type of traveller. 

Enjoy five-star luxury on a private marina at Emirates Palace

Prepare to be gobsmacked by the Abu Dhabi icon, Emirates Palace. It spans over half a mile from wing to wing and amazes visitors from all over the world with its opulence. During the day, the hotel’s golden-sandy colour stands in contrast with the beautifully lush green gardens, silvery water fountains, and the perfectly blue sky over head. 

But the staggering beauty really comes to life at night, once the hotel’s lighting changes, it features a rainbow effect over the central dome and a twinkling jewel along Abu Dhabi’s skyline. Inside the main palace building, gold, pearl, and opal designs are at every turn with more than 1,000 chandeliers hanging from the ceiling.

Take a booking at the Pearl Room which gives views of the resort pool and the powder-white sands of the beach, with al fresco dining offered on your private balcony - which should be top of your agenda. Inside, a calming palette of golds, neutral tones, and serene blues sets the scene where a king-size bed takes centre stage. 

Or, if you’re looking for the ultimate luxury experience then look no further with the Khaleej Suite available to book during your stay. Dip into the bathroom’s bubbling jacuzzi before sleeping off that jet lag in the extravagantly-dressed king-size bed.

Soak up views of the Arabian Sea from your own little haven that comes complete with a separate living area. Sound like your style? Book your luxury holidays in Abu Dhabi for your little slice of heaven. 

Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

Take a wildlife safari on Sir Bani Yas Island

If you’re wanting to experience all that Abu Dhabi has to offer, then it won’t be complete without an exciting wildlife safari. Spanning more than half of Sir Bani Yas Island, the Arabian Wildlife Park is home to more than 10,000 free roaming animals. Spot giraffes at eye-level from the viewing platform, or head deeper into the park on a wildlife drive. 

Guests of the Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm can be accessed only by water taxi or seaplane, giving you that ultimate feeling of exclusivity. At this resort, you’ll be offered a chance to explore the island’s savannah via 4x4 and look out for the incredible animals that are scattered across the landscape.

Alternatively, visit the stables and take a ride on one of 30 Arabian stallions or gentle mares, or for a slower pace, get in the water and glide through the mangroves via kayak.

Whatever you choose to do, you’ll return to the resort in divine luxury to rest your head on a pillow made of clouds, gaze at the mesmerising views, and drop into a slumber that will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed. Check into a number of luxurious villas the isle has to offer and pick up where your adventure left off the next day. 

Sir Bani Yas Island

Sir Bani Yas Island
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Play golf and spot dolphins at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

Stay at the incredible St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort , home to world-class service and access to stunning private beaches. The style of this accommodation is gorgeous, with a free-standing bathtub in the rooms, Mediterranean-style décor, and lavish furnishings to sink into. 

There’s a plethora of things to do in Abu Dhabi if you wish to step out of the resort. Nature lovers will be in a sanctuary of Abu Dhabi marine life, as here you can expect to see Hawksbill Sea Turtles nesting on the sweeping beachfront.

You’ll also be able to show off your golfing skills at the Saadiyat Beach Gold Club, an 18-hole course which provides stunning sea views and the chance to spot dolphins playing in the glistening Arabian Gulf.

Once you’re done for the day, there are six restaurants and bars for you to choose from, with the delicious Sontaya serving Southeast Asian delights overlooking the sea - bask in the exotic interiors and relaxed vibes. 

If you’re searching for Abu Dhabi experiences that will last forever, then the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort is the home for you. 

Saadiyat Beach Gold Club

Saadiyat Beach Gold Club

Enjoy fine dining and wine tasting at Rosewood Abu Dhabi

To really take in the city’s indulgence, check into the Rosewood Abu Dhabi – expect stunning contemporary designs, an opulent, welcoming lobby and an incredible pool area overlooking the Arabian Gulf.

 The Abu Dhabi mall, The Galleria, is connected to the hotel and means you’ll have easy access to the shopping trips of dreams. After shopping until you drop, get ready for an evening of further indulgence with the hotel’s eight restaurants and lounges – from poolside night caps to premium wine cellars.

At a place called Hidden Bar, guests can try a collection of 150 gins or stop by La Cava to enjoy a private wine tasting with over 1,000 wines to sample.

Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Regardless of what type of traveller you are, you’ll be able to find something unique for you to enjoy.

When it comes to luxury, there is so much that Abu Dhabi can offer whilst making the most out of your holiday, so if you’re looking for private island retreats, glamping in style, afternoon teas in gorgeous settings, or poolside drinks in your own pool... then it’s time to check out these luxury holidays in Abu Dhabi and experience everything it has to offer.

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