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The Best Hotels In Abu Dhabi For Business Travelers, 2020

Abu Dhabi is a famous name in the Middle East and beyond. It is the capital of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates and is one of those cities which contribute heavily to the country’s economy. The city is the cultural and political centre of the country, as a result of which much attention is provided to the development of tourism industry.

Abu Dhabi has a rich lifestyle, and you will notice it once you are here. While you will be visiting the conventional tourist destinations such as Yas Island, you will also get a first-hand experience of the highly advanced and expensive metropolitan lifestyle prevalent here. There are sky-touching buildings, international events, palatial shopping complexes, expensive cars on the road, and everything else you can count as luxury. One notable reflection of luxury can be found in its lavish hotels which have become a tourist favourite.

Any tourist who is willing to immerse absolutely in the king-size lifestyle of Abu Dhabi should strongly consider staying at one of its many high-end hotels. You can find all kinds of hotels here, from the most Instagrammed hotel in the world, Qasr Al Sarab to the naturally scenic Zaya Nurai Island. There is always a hotel for every tourist, and you can choose from the list provided below. I have listed 10 luxury hotels in this city which are regarded as the best in what they do.

  1. St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort.
    Address: Saadiyat Island – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
    St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort is a beachfront property offering some of the best views of the beach. The hotel has a Mediterranean feel to it coupled with spacious design overall. The rooms available are of varied kinds; for example, the premium sea view room is super-expansive and comes with a grand terrace. There are plentiful culinary options such as Buddha Bar Beach Abu Dhabi and The Grill and Sontaya. Other services are keenly looked after and include a fitness club, experienced butlers, tennis court, and spa.
  2. Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah island.
    Address: Abu Dhabi Global Market St. – Second, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Four Seasons is a well-heeled chain of hotels, and its Abu Dhabi hotel is as good as it sounds. With a stylish architecture featuring glassed lobby and extravagant chandeliers, luxury is at its best over here. There are 3 restaurants and bars to enjoy. In addition to these, there are 3 lounges which offer splendid services of maximum comfort. The rooms are spacious but without balcony. Its rooftop pool is considered to be the best spot in the building. If that is not enough, you may want to relax a little in its highly acclaimed Dahlia Spa.
  3. Qasr Al Sarab.
    Address: Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
    Qasr Al Sarab is the most celebrated luxury hotel in the city and is known for providing an all-desert experience without compromising with opulence and comfort. The services offered are world-class and include oasis-inspired swimming pool, Anantara Spa, secured parking, and fancy restaurants of the highest order. The hotel also organises recreational activities such as guided night tours, camel riding, and Saluki shows. You can avail all of these from any of its rooms, suites or villas each of which comes with impressive interiors and superb amenities.
  4. The Abu Dhabi EDITION.
    Address: Al Bateen Marina – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
    The very façade of the hotel will leave you in awe. As you make your way inside, you will come across a rather highly sophisticated and stylish atmosphere marked by marble floors, luxurious furniture, and panelled walls. You can choose to stay in any of its 198 rooms or 57 residences. The bathrooms are well-stocked with branded toiletries including robes. When hungry, you can walk into any of the 3 restaurants which are monitored by a well-reputed chef.
  5. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel.
    Address: Etihad Towers, West Corniche, – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
    Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel is a sight to behold. Inside, luxury takes a new form, with chandeliers studded with Swarovski crystals and floor-to-ceiling entrance. But, this is just the beginning of your indulgence in extravagance. There are total 382 rooms and suites as well as 199 apartments to choose from. Each comes with exquisite city or sea views. The room sizes and services vary depending on the kind you chose, and if you are looking for maximum richness, then go for the Etihad and Royal suites.
    Your dining options are 12 in number. While Arabic cuisine is available, you can indulge in international cuisine as well. Just in case you are coming here for a business trip, then you can make the best use of the hotel’s 13 meeting rooms. And, when you are free from all the business work, you can head to the private beach and chill out.
  6. Zaya Nurai Island.
    Address: Nurai Island – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
    Zaya Nurai Island may be the most expensive option in the list, but it is the epitome of hospitality one expects from a high-end hotel of global stature. Once you arrive here on a speedboat, you are set to absorb yourself in a world of ultimate richness and relaxation. There are 34 villas to choose from, with the one-bedroom villa being the standard option. Each comes with a private pol, walk-in rain showers and large beds. There are 6 restaurants and bars which offer a variety of cuisine including Mexican and Arabian. Other services include parking, spa, and fitness centre.
  7. Park Rotana – Abu Dhabi.
    Address: Al Salam Street. Eastern Ring Rd – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
    We often do not find luxury at reasonable prices, but Park Rotana makes it possible. It is not as shockingly expensive as the ones mentioned in this article and offers high-quality services. The rooms are spacious, modern and adequately equipped with all basic necessaries such as minibars, and elaborate bathrooms. Its dining place offers a range of cuisine including Indian, Japanese, and Italian. If you are somebody who wants to keep working on those muscles, then there is a fully furnished fitness centre, along with a tennis court. Oh, yes, while you are here, do not miss out the amazing facilities at its spa.
  8. St. Regis Abu Dhabi.
    Address: Nation Tower, Corniche, P.O. Box 60476. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
    St. Regis Abu Dhabi is a twin-tower hotel, with glassy chandeliers and palatial staircase. You get to avail many services such as secured parking, kids’ club, beach club, and spa; however, it is most popularly known for its complimentary but highly professional butler service. The rooms may not be as spacious as you would find in other hotels, but this has been compensated with all necessaries one may require. The most luxurious option of stay is the Abu Dhabi Suite. In addition to these, there are highly acclaimed restaurants and bars within and outside the hotel.
  9. Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas.
    Address: Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
    Situated along the white sandy beach of Saadiyat Island, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi lives up to its reputation as one of the finest hotels in the region. Featuring modern architecture, the hotel is equipped with 306 rooms, each of which is elaborate and well-furnished. There are large tubs in bathrooms, spacious wardrobes, and lovely outside views. As far as your hunger pangs are concerned, you can quell them in any of the 3 dining outlets or 2 lounges operating within the premises. Just in case you are travelling with kids, you can keep them occupied in the kids’ club.
  10. Emirates Palace Hotel.
    Address: West Corniche Road – United Arab Emirates
    If your stay is imagined straight out of a fantasy, then you should consider staying in the magnificent Emirates Palace. Overlooking the beach and offering the right amount of privacy to guests, the hotel has become a tourist favourite. Inside, you will be left in awe with interiors made of gold and precious materials. There is a private beach, extravagant pools, an utterly relaxing spa offering gold facials, a fitness centre, and whatnot. Your rooms will come with complimentary butler service, iPad stations, opulent furniture and well-stocked bathrooms.

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Mindy Wright

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Mindy Wright is CEOWORLD magazine's Deputy Commissioning Editor, and leads global newsroom coverage and management. She oversees and coordinates coverage of the news and ideas in partnership with writers across the continent. She has reported from more than 15 countries across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. She has advised CEOs, investors, boards, and high-profile industry leaders on a wide range of issues impacting the global business landscape. She can be reached on email You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.