Abu Dhabi's Most Luxurious Resorts 2021

By Christina Tsangaris

When it comes to melting sunsets and desert sand dunes, nothing says luxury or beauty like Abu Dhabi. The UAE's most authentic gem, with opulence at its centre is not only a perfect hub for luxury retail, but also an unrivalled spot for jaw dropping resorts where no stay is short of six star service.

Grand Hyatt Hotel & Resort

​​​​​​Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residence offers an awe-inspiring escape; both in its extraordinary architecture and dazzling luxury. Set in the iconic West Corniche district of Abu Dhabi, it is close to the city’s business centre, unbeatable shopping districts, and restaurants making it the perfect luxury stop off for business. However leisure is also on the horizon.  Take a dip into the temperature-controlled 50 meters Infinity Pool. Not only this, dolphins can be seen on lucky occassions and breakfast can be enjoyed while soaking in jaw dropping ocean views that stretch for miles. With 428 rooms, including 332 spacious King and Twin rooms, 36 luxury suites including a Presidential Suite and a Royal Suite, each residence offers a prime corner of paradise for luxury travellers. 

Emirates Palace

Located in a beauteous natural bay, Emirates Palace is the perfect slice of heaven. Offering a pristine private beach and marina, it invites both superyacht owners and luxury travellers to its dazzling grounds. With its jaw dropping Arabian interiors and legendary service, the resort is a perfect hotspot for both luxury and activity. Catering to all the family, guests can participate in yoga classes, jogging or cycling on beautiful outdoor trails. With 100 hectares of luscious gardens and lawns, not to forget an unbeatable 1.3 km of pristine beach, its  plethora of activities are endless. 

From its two luxurious, temperature controlled swimming pools to the endless array of gold-infused luxury spa treatments, the pampering exlusivity of Emirates Palace is like no place else in the region. 

When you have taken a luxurious step back in time to Arabian hospitality; topped with a glamorous modern edge, there is a dose of culture awaiting you. The white-marble domes of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque features an immense Persian carpet, crystal chandeliers and awe-inspiring beauty, while trips into Al Ain Oasis offers a step into rustic tradition. Not to forget the luxury retail experiences on offer at the marina mall, a reminder that the UAE does luxury like no one else. 

By Christina Tsangaris