A Winter Charter Guide to Abu Dhabi by Superyacht

By Christina Tsangaris

From bashing desert sand dunes to berthing at the most luxurious marinas in the world, Abu Dhabi offers a superyacht haven perfect for luxe-hungry travellers. Whether escaping into its mangrove forests, or taking a luxurious spa treatment dipped in 18c gold, no escape quite compares.

Start your superyacht adventure at the larger-than-life superyacht base of Yas Marina. Set in the heart of energetic Yas Island, the luxury marina accommodates up to 227 berths all up to an expansive 175-metres. Superyacht travellers can expect delicacies from across the world in waterside restaurants, boasting iconic views of the W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island hotel and race track. 

A family friendly destination offering a cosmopolitan escape, its diverse range of activities and entertainment mean guests can expect everything from watersports and live performances as well as an unforgettable track view packages during the F1 weekend. With a younger, fun-fuelled scene of nightlife, this modern-cutting-edge marina answers all your superyacht needs and more.

However, when seeking an authentic Arabian experience in the most opulent of settings, there is Emirates Palace Marina. Known for its bespoke berthing and unrivalled superyacht concierge, its exclusivity and authenticity truly sets it apart. First of its kind in the country, and the Gulf region, it remains one of the most prestigious marina developments and has retained this reputation to this day.

Inviting the largest superyachts in the world to its 100-metre iconic berthing facilties, the marina experts are on-hand every step of the way. Emirates Palace Hotel that neighbours the marina is the final finishing touch- with manicured gardens and a 1.3 kilometre-long pure sand beach for superyacht travellers looking to retreat into Arabian bliss. With an ocean backdrop and city skyline, its unique location makes it a first choice for superyacht travellers looking to retreat into privacy all with the iconic views of the region on its doorsep. 

Emirates Palace Marina’s 167 berths are sheltered by protective breakwaters and the highest security possible at the Emirates Palace. Aside from its attention to detail, guests can enjoy a range of unique experiences curated by the marina experts, from world-class chefs of the palace taken on-board your superyacht, unrivalled spa facilities and camel sanctuary that add a slice of Arabian authenticity to the marina experience. 

In between berthing at the two most prestigious marina locations in the region, Abu Dhabi has a wealth of activities in-between. Whether venturing to The Louvre Abu Dhabi for a dose of culture, or taking a step into the awe inspiring beauty of its scenic deserts, there is no place quite as magical, or quite as ideal for a winter charter. 

By Christina Tsangaris