Three of the best luxury resorts in Abu Dhabi

While the UAE capital may be small in size, it’s big on hospitality. Be immersed in the sights and sounds of the city by staying at these luxury resorts in Abu Dhabi

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Emirates Palace

From its gilded domes to its 24-karat gold-flaked cappuccinos, it comes as no surprise that this exclusive hotel counts royalty among its regular guests. A grand example of Arabian hospitality, this iconic hotel is a landmark in its own right. It boasts over 200 spacious rooms decorated with regal furnishings, a private beach, an auditorium that regularly plays host to high-brow concerts and events, and an impressive line-up of restaurants, including Martabaan by Hemant Oberoi. 

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Fairmont Bab Al Bahr 

Offering a picture-perfect vista of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, this five-star beachfront hotel calls design buffs with its architecturally stunning glass exterior that’s bathed in blue light at night. Elegantly decorated rooms and suites, soaking tubs with a view and an inviting lap pool characterise this enduringly popular property, situated at the mainland gateway. Gourmands should head to the newly-opened Marco’s New York Italian by Marco Pierre White for a meal to remember.

Luxury resort in Abu Dhabi
Helipad Sunset Supper

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The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Luxury permeates every aspect of this hospitality stalwart located on Abu Dhabi Corniche. Prepare to be swept away by the signature butler service, grand dual staircase (just like the ones you see in the movies) and plush suites. For the ultimate extravagance, book a stay at the world’s highest suspended presidential suite. Or for a simple taste of the elevated lifestyle, you can enjoy a thrilling dinner 255 metres high at the exclusive Helipad Sunset Suppers, which take place once a month.  

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