Abu Dhabi

Where to stay in Abu Dhabi

The best areas to sleep in Abu Dhabi: for a beach holiday, for a family holiday, for history and culture, for entertainment and nightlife.
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Abu Dhabi is a huge metropolis, so how do you choose where to stay? One factor to keep in mind when choosing where to stay in Abu Dhabi is that the city does not have a metro system, which makes travelling slower.

It is not difficult to get from one part of the city to another because the public bus service is very efficient and taxis are affordable, however, it is a good idea to sleep in an area that suits the type of holiday you want to take in order to avoid spending most of your holiday on transport.

If, for example, you want to combine cultural visits with lazy afternoons at the beach, look for a hotel in an area with beautiful beaches, or if you think you can only handle the unbridled modernity of Abu Dhabi for a limited time, look for a hotel in an area that still offers glimpses of the past.

The amazing thing is precisely this: the capital of luxury and excess is actually a city of many facets, with areas that are better suited to one type of holiday than another. Look for the best neighbourhood to sleep in Abu Dhabi for you… and you will find your Abu Dhabi.

Here are the recommended areas for location, attractions, hotel prices and some recommended facilities.

The Corniche

The Abu Dhabi skyline

Abu Dhabi’s favourite area for tourists to book a hotel is The Corniche, famous for its beautiful 8-km-long waterfront. In a hectic metropolis with a very high rate of cementisation, it is the most human-friendly district, thanks to its waterfront promenade, bicycle lanes and parks: not surprisingly, it is one of the most popular haunts for locals and expats working in Abu Dhabi.

The main tourist attractions are within easy reach from here, while the fine white sandy beach is one of the most beautiful in the city and has large open areas accessible to all. It is therefore the best area for those who want to combine cultural visits and the sea.

Moreover, it is particularly suitable for families who can let their children run around safely on the promenade and for those who want a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

The downside of La Corniche? It is one of the most expensive areas in Abu Dhabi. The facilities in this area are mainly 4- or 5-star hotels along the coast, with access to a private beach.

Recommended accommodation in La Corniche

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1 Ramada Abu Dhabi Corniche
Abu Dhabi - Al Mina RoadExtra sanitary measures
7.6,0Good 8.319 reviews
Just a 10-minute walk from Abu Dhabi Mall, Ramada Abu Dhabi Corniche offers accommodations with modern interiors. It includes free Wi-Fi in all areas.
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2 Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche
Abu Dhabi - Corniche Road EastExtra sanitary measures
8.2,0Very good 1.931 reviews
Facing the Lulu Island and the Arabian Gulf, the Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche features a swimming pool, spa with a sauna and a refurbished fitness centre. Guests have access to free WiFi in the entire hotel.
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3 Corniche Hotel Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi - Khalifa Bin Zayed Street
8,0Very good 1.381 reviews
Located in the centre of Abu Dhabi and a just short walk away from the Corniche, the Corniche Hotel Abu Dhabi offers spacious accommodation and features views of Capital Gardens city park and the Arabian Gulf. It has free Wi-Fi access, an outdoor pool, and a health and fitness centre.
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Downtown Abu Dhabi: Hamdan Street and Khalifa Street

Hamdan Street and Khalifa Street are the two liveliest streets in the centre of Abu Dhabi and are a good alternative to La Corniche, especially for those who enjoy the dynamic atmosphere of the city. They extend close to the waterfront, so the beach is not that far away, are packed with shops and clubs and are very lively both day and night.

These two avenues are the best place to sleep for those who cannot afford the super-luxury hotels in the more exclusive areas. The best hotels can be found along the central part of the two avenues, but in the southern and northern parts or in the adjacent streets it is possible to find lower category hotels with excellent value for money.

Recommended accommodation in the centre of Abu Dhabi

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4 Novel Hotel City Center
Abu Dhabi - Hamdan StreetExtra sanitary measures
7.6,0Good 7.809 reviews
Novel Hotel City Centre, is ideally located in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s main business district. Centrally situated, our hotel offers the perfect blend of luxury and accessibility.
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5 City Seasons Al Hamra Hotel
Abu Dhabi - Electra StreetExtra sanitary measures
8.5,0Fabulous 4.320 reviews
Situated in Abu Dhabi’s business district, City Seasons Al Hamra offers modern rooms with free Wi-Fi and a fitness centre. It has a restaurant, which serves a buffet-style breakfast.
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6 Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana
Abu Dhabi - Fatima bint Mubarak StreetExtra sanitary measures
8.7,0Fabulous 1.657 reviews
Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana is located in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s main business district. With views of the city, Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana is placed within walking distance from major attractions and shopping centres.
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Tourist Club Area

The Tourist Club Area, recently renamed Al Zahiyah (Coloured Quarter), owes its name to the headquarters of the Abu Dhabi Tourist Club, which was located here until 2014.

The purely tourist vocation of this district to the north-east of the centre has remained and there are many reasons to book a hotel in the area. Here more than anywhere else it is possible to discover traits of the Abu Dhabi of yesteryear, before skyscrapers and multi-billion dollar buildings completely changed the city’s urban planning.

Characteristic streets with markets and small shops, splendid views of the Al Meena harbour, excellent bus connections with the main tourist areas make the Tourist Club Area one of the best choices for sleeping in Abu Dhabi for those who want to stay away from the excesses and discover the city’s history. Also recommended for those who want to save money: hotel prices in the Tourist Club Area are among the lowest in the city.

Recommended accommodation in Al Zahiyah

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7 Ramada Downtown Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi - Tourist Club AreaExtra sanitary measures
8,0Very good 5.719 reviews
Ramada Downtown Abu Dhabi hotel is in the heart of Abu Dhabi, conveniently located within a 5-minutes walking distance from Abu Dhabi Shopping Mall, the city’s business district and 25 minutes’ drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport. Yas Water world and Ferrari World are 25 minutes away by car.
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8 Al Diar Dana Hotel
Abu Dhabi - 10th Street
7.9,0Good 3.850 reviews
Located at the Tourist Club area, Al Diar Dana Hotel is the right choice for those who are looking for total comfort and convenience accommodation in Abu Dhabi. The newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi is a 11 minute drive from the property.
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9 Beach Rotana
Abu Dhabi - 10th Street, Al Zahiya Area 45200 Extra sanitary measures
8.4,0Very good 2.522 reviews
The luxurious Beach Rotana is located in central Abu Dhabi with direct access to a private beach. The hotel boasts 12 restaurants and links directly to the Abu Dhabi Mall.
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Yas Island

Ferrari World at Yas Marina

Another area of Abu Dhabi popular with tourists is the artificial island of Yas Marina. It is an area that has been recently developed, so it is a concentration of modernity made in Emirates: state-of-the-art technology, stunning contemporary architecture, brazen luxury.

It is home to two of Abu Dhabi’s main tourist attractions, both motoring-themed: the Formula 1 circuit and Ferrari World; to these are added other theme parks and numerous shopping malls. It is bustling during major motoring events, but at other times of the year it is generally quiet.

Yas Marina Island is a recommended area for families looking for a fun theme park holiday and for those looking for a hotel near the airport.

Recommended accommodation in Yas Island

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10 Park Inn by Radisson Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Abu Dhabi - The Yas Plaza, Yas IslandExtra sanitary measures
7.9,0Good 5.692 reviews
Park inn By Radisson Abu Dhabi Yas Island is conveniently located near the Yas Links Golf Club. It boasts a lagoon-style pool, spa area and 2 restaurants right by the Yas Island Race Circuit.
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11 Yas Island Rotana Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi - Golf Plaza,
7.9,0Good 5.292 reviews
Yas Island Rotana is located few minutes away from the Yas Marina Circuit, home to the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix; Yas Links Golf Club, Yas Marina, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, Yas Mall and Yas Beach.
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12 W Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi - Yas Island Abu DhabiExtra sanitary measures
8.6,0Fabulous 2.492 reviews
W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island features a unique design, set half on land and half on water. It offers multiple dining and lounge venues, modern rooms with mood lighting and free internet.
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Saadiyat Island

The Louvre Abu Dhabi

Saadiyat Island is set to become the cultural quarter of Abu Dhabi: the Louvre Abu Dhabi is already open to visitors, but other major museums are under construction. The development plan for the area envisages not only cultural institutions but also prestigious residences and numerous hotels and resorts, making it an area with high tourism potential.

The accommodation facilities already present are mostly 5-star hotels with swimming pools and spas, all with direct access to a private beach. The area is therefore suitable for those who want to combine sea and culture in a single holiday.

The city centre can easily be reached in about 20 minutes.

Recommended accommodation in Saadiyat

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13 Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas
Abu Dhabi - Saadiyat IslandExtra sanitary measures
8.9,0Fabulous 2.032 reviews
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas is on a 6 mile stretch of private beach on Saadiyat Island. This 5-star hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with a balcony.
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14 Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas
Abu Dhabi - E12 Saadiyat IslandExtra sanitary measures
8.7,0Fabulous 1.249 reviews
Set on a spectacular 9km stretch of pristine white beach on Abu Dhabi’s breathtaking Saadiyat Island, Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas is a one-of-a-kind five-star property with a regal presence. With striking modern Arabic architecture and uninterrupted Arabian Gulf views, the luxury property, which is nestled amongst swaying palms and soothing water features, appeals to discerning leisure, business and MICE guests seeking a new resort and destination experience.
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15 Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island
Abu Dhabi - Saadiyat IslandExtra sanitary measures
8.9,0Fabulous 1.014 reviews
Boasting a private beach area, Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island is located in the Saadiyat Island district, 3. 7 km from Louvre Abu Dhabi.
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Other places to stay in Abu Dhabi

For those interested in seeing a less touristy Abu Dhabi, we recommend Al Markaziyah, an area with a high concentration of shopping malls and famous brand shops that is very popular with residents.

Another opportunity to see slices of authentic life is to stay in the hinterland area that stretches between the centre of Abu Dhabi and the airport. A bit far from the centre, it is a purely residential area, but it is possible to find some good-priced hotels and visit some interesting attractions including the splendid Sheikh Zayed Mosque.

If you want to combine shopping with a bit of history, the ideal area is Breakwater, an artificial island with the Marina Mall and the Heritage Museum.

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