Abu Dhabi is the perfect destination for everyone to get their much-needed hit of vitamin D this autumn – it offers the world in one place with a huge diversity of offerings for every traveller and guaranteed sunshine. Travellers can unwind on its pristine beaches, discover its surprising nature and wildlife, delight in its world-class culinary experiences, take in its vibrant contemporary art and culture scene, and explore its array of family fun attractions – Abu Dhabi delivers everything, all within close proximity.
Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas
Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas is a one-of-a-kind luxury hotel set on a 9km stretch of pristine white beach on Abu Dhabi’s stunning Saadiyat Island. Guests can enjoy beachfront views from the resort’s rooms or hire one of the beach villas for extra peace and quiet. Wind down after a day of exploring in the hotel’s spa which offers Turkish Hammam, then enjoy dinner at one of the 7 restaurants and drinks on the rooftop bar. A great option for families too Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas has a beach club for kids, as well as a splash pool, cinema zone, lazy river, and a water slide. For more information or to book, see here.
Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort
An exclusive, intimate island experience featuring one- and two-bedroom villas in a private setting on beautiful white sand overlooking the Arabian Gulf. Inspired by traditional Arabic fishing and pearl-diving villages, the 30 Al Yamm villas – some with private plunge pools – are sustainably built, designed to complement the island’s delicate ecosystem and with additional views across a mangrove-filled salt-water lagoon. Guests can enjoy pampering Anantara Spa rituals, a wide range of water sports, nature and wildlife drives across the island’s Arabian Wildlife Park, scuba diving, and mangrove kayaking. For more information or to book, click here.
Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort
Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort sits majestically on the island’s prime beach. Resembling a summer house, its sophisticated interiors offer a backdrop of refined island life and quiet understated luxury. The seven exciting and indulging dining destinations, 2,700sqm spa with 15 treatment rooms, and three outdoor pools offer thoughtfully personalised service to elevate every moment. The modern and light rooms feature expansive sea views, and the panoramic suites offer floor-to-ceiling glass walls that open up to the sea breeze. All the villas include private pools for a truly exclusive experience. For more information or to book, click here.
This lavish property is world-famous thanks to its enchanting Arabesque style, award-winning five-star hospitality, and wonderfully unique and authentic local experiences. Located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, Emirates Palace’s impressive offerings include a pristine 1.3km private beach, landscaped pools, a private marina overlooking a natural bay, and a luxe spa offering indulgent treatments, including a 24-karat gold facial, and some of the world’s best restaurants. For more information or to book, click here.
Zaya Nurai Island Resort
Zaya Nurai Island is a unique, boutique private island resort situated in the pristine waters of the Arabian Gulf to the east of the coast of Abu Dhabi city. Just a 10-minute boat ride from Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island, this secluded resort is conveniently accessible from all major travel ports in the UAE. Inspired by the Arabic word ‘nur’ meaning ‘light’, Zaya Nurai Island is a 32-bed, all-villa hotel featuring five food and beverage outlets, and 23 private residences and water villas. Each villa has its own pool in 130sqm of private outdoor space, the latest in-room amenities, in-villa dining, and dedicated butler service, all within a setting reflecting the tranquillity of an exclusive island environment. For more information or to book, click here.