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15 staycation ideas in Abu Dhabi

If your holiday plan includes spa treatments and unlimited room service, or spending quality time with the family at the pool, a staycation in Abu Dhabi is a must. Find incredible staycation deals in the emirate and plan that mini-break or holiday getaway you’ve been daydreaming about. 

Here are 15 ideas for staycations in Abu Dhabi. Where will you stay?

W Abu Dhabi, Yas Island

The W Abu Dhabi sits right on top of a Formula 1 racetrack! Inside, the rooms are stunning and relaxing with views looking out over the floodlit tarmac of Yas Marina Circuit. The rooftop pool is the perfect place to spend your days under the rays, and your evenings packed with fun at incredible dining spots. Look out for amazing offers which gives you some of your room rate to spend on food & drink in the hotel!

Abu Dhabi EDITION, Al Bateen Marina

Enjoy a stay in one of Abu Dhabi's most luxurious hotels at the heart of Al Bateen Marina. The Abu Dhabi EDITION is a haven of opulence with two swimming pools and two state-of-the-art facilities to keep you active during your stay. Go on a culinary adventure with your loved ones in one of three signature restaurants - including the legendary Oak Room or spend a serene solo moment in the spa.

Anantara Eastern Mangroves, Eastern Mangroves

Located near the protected mangrove forest, the Anantara Eastern Mangroves boats tranquil lagoon views with stately rooms and suites, reflecting the splendour of the region's desert and mangrove landscapes. In addition to high quality leisure and dining options, you can also explore the mangroves with a kayak from the hotel! An activity to include on any Abu Dhabi to-do list.

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Khor Al Maqta

On the shores overlooking the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, you'll find the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr - the perfect getaway with everything you need in one place; refreshing pools, pristine beaches and delightful dining options. The hotel is a great place for a romantic weekend away or a family staycation, complete with a pool especially for children.

Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi Corniche

Unwind with the whole family at the elegant Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, located on Abu Dhabi’s breathtaking, eight-kilometre coastline, Abu Dhabi Corniche. Enjoy views of the Arabian Gulf and the shimmering waters from your room, lounge around by the pool and beach, or dine at some of Abu Dhabi's favourite restaurants.

Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island

Experience a staycation at one of Abu Dhabi's most luxurious hotels, the Rosewood Abu Dhabi. The hotel embraces Rosewood's 'A Sense of Place' philosophy, reflecting the history, architecture, scale and sensibilities of Abu Dhabi. Your room will leave you amazed - and the eight distinctive restaurants is the perfect way to spend an evening. Make sure you check out their offers before booking to get best rates for less!

Hilton Abu Dhabi, Yas Island

The Hilton on Yas Island is the perfect getaway for families. Lounge around the beautiful pool overlooking Yas Bay whilst the kids play on the water slides and the splash pad. Yas Island theme park passes are also included in your stay which means you can explore places like Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld and Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi!

Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island

Feel the sand between your toes and the sea breeze in your hair wade and let Jumeirah's legendary service take care of the rest. Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort is a haven on the shores of an island known for impeccable beaches and uninterrupted views of the Arabian Gulf. Get ready to discover some of the city's greatest dining outlets like Tean and Mare Mare.

The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Khalifa City

Home to the HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, the five-star Westin Golf Resort & Spa Abu Dhabi is the ideal getaway for any keen golfers. The resort overlooks lush greenery, dotted with swaying palm trees and features spectacular saltwater lakes. Sit back and relax at one of the hotel's pools, bars and restaurants after a round of golf.

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Saadiyat Island

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas is a one-of-a-kind luxury hotel set on a stretch of pristine white beach of Saadiyat Island. Keep your eyes peeled for the cute inhabitants of the beach, the Hawksbill sea turtle. Saadiyat Rotana's seven modern dining options promise fresh ingredients, authentic flavours and unique culinary experiences - Si Ristorante Italiano & Bar, the first Italian restaurant on Saadiyat Island and Hamilton's Gastropub, a lively nightspot serving brews along with British/American classics.

Mariott Hotel Al Forsan, Khalifa City

Channel your inner adventurer and take a break at the Mariott Hotel Al Forsan. Explore a range activities from karting and wakeboarding to horse riding and archery. After the action is over, indulge in some downtime in the hotel's pools and head over to one of the six restaurants on site. Don't forget to check out the offers available (spa packages, free kids dining options) before you book!

Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi Corniche

Treat yourself to the luxurious getaway you've been dreaming of at Emirates Palace. Home to the finest Arabian hospitality, this hotel is the epitome of luxury living. The rooms are decadent, the dining options are Michelin starred and the relaxation facilities are sublime. Poolside is a heavenly experience as your food and beverages are served to you. Meanwhile the kids can have fun at the water park. Experience the best of tranquility by the shoreline, as you take in the turquoise waters and the iconic Abu Dhabi city skyline.

Bab Al Qasr, Corniche

Bab Al Qasr blends modernity with a tradition, timeless aesthetic. This five-star hotel is a place of indulgence and regional hospitality, where an appreciation of the past is evident throughout every room. Enjoy the ultimate in urban relaxation at the private beach which is one of the capital's largest, a sumptuous spa and an ultra-modern gym. The hotel's eight restaurants and cafés range from signature fine-dining in Limo, the Peruvian and Latin American restaurant, to an authentic Arabic coffee experience in Morjana, the lobby lounge.

Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort, Al Dhafra

Venture out to Al Dhafra to the Danat Jebel Dhanna to escape the bustle of the city. The 800m of private beach, calming pools and luxurious rooms are perfect for romantic getaways. It's highly recommended that you combine your visit with a trip to the nearby Sir Bani Yas Island, an off-shore wildlife reserve with over 17,000 free roaming animals.

Qasr Al Sarab, Al Dhafra

Seeing this stunning hotel emerge from the shimmering, flame-coloured dunes of the majestic Empty Quarter is like witnessing an illustration from the fairytale One Thousand and One Nights come to life. Like a mirage that seemingly appears out of nowhere, the luxury Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara is a plush oasis just 200km from Abu Dhabi city. Check with the hotel before you book your stay to make the most of exclusive offers which allow you to experience this gem for less.


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