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Abu Dhabi Hotels

Cheap hotels in Abu Dhabi are not easy to come by – even the 2- and 3-star options are not that wallet-friendly. However, the quality tends to be high, and many of the luxury options offer discounts for tourists on weekends, as well as during the hot summer months (low season).

The Abu Dhabi hotels below have been handpicked by our guide author and are grouped into three pricing categories:
Luxury (over Dhs2,000)
Moderate (Dhs1500 to Dhs2000)
Cheap (up to Dhs1500)

These prices are for a double room per night and include all taxes and breakfast, unless otherwise indicated.


Emirates Palace

Allegedly one of the most expensive hotels ever built, this stunning palace boasts nearly 400 magnificent rooms and suites. Facilities include 10 on-site restaurants, a spa, a swimming pool and a private beach. Even if you can’t stay the night, book an unforgettable afternoon tea at Le Vendome.

Address: , West Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi,
Telephone: +971 2 690 9000.

St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

This gorgeous resort is far enough from the mainland to feel like a true escape from the city, but still has plenty of on-site entertainment to ensure a pleasant stay. Along with classy, residential-style rooms, 5-star restaurants and glamorous bars, there’s also a lovely spa and stunning private beach.

Address: Saadiyat Island, , Abu Dhabi,
Telephone: +971 2 498 8888

Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi

This luxurious 5-star hotel is undoubtedly the most iconic building on Yas Island. Built over a racetrack and with unrivalled access to Yas Marina, its on-site amenities include huge modern rooms, world-class bars, restaurants and a stunning rooftop pool. It’s also the hot ticket during the Formula One season.

Address: Yas Island, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi,
Telephone: +971 2 656 0000


Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi

Recently renovated, this high-end hotel with 202 guest rooms and 74 luxury suites, offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools, wireless internet access, a fitness centre with sauna and steam room and a squash hall. Le Royal Méridien also has nine restaurants and bars and excellent facilities for business meetings and banquets.

Address: , Sheikh Khalifa Street, Abu Dhabi,
Telephone: +971 2 674 2020.

Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri

Located 15 minutes from the city centre, the magnificent Shangri-La boasts over 200 rooms and suites, plus some of the best restaurants and bars in the city. More palace than city hotel, be sure to ask for a room with a view of the stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

Address: Qaryat Al Beri, Khor Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi,
Telephone: +971 2 509 8888.

Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort

Overlooking the Arabian Gulf, the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort has 272 guest rooms and suites, all luxuriously appointed and offering high-speed Internet access. The 5-star stay has excellent restaurants, a business centre and state of the art banqueting and conference facilities. Ask for a room overlooking the sea for the best view.

Address: , Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi,
Telephone: +971 2 677 3333.


Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana

Combining traditional Arabic hospitality with modern luxury, this Rotana Suites property has a lot to offer guests, including a business centre, gym, massage room, a rooftop temperature-controlled swimming pool and 288 well-appointed studios and suites with kitchenettes and high-speed Wi-Fi. There is also 24-hour room service for a lazy breakfast in bed.

Address: , Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad 5th Street, Abu Dhabi,
Telephone: +971 2 610 6666.

Hilton Abu Dhabi

As well as great city centre views, the Hilton has all the hallmarks of a classy chain hotel. It has a gym, one of the city's biggest indoor swimming pools and a sauna. The restaurant serves up a combination of international cuisine and local specialities. All guest rooms have high-speed Wi-FI access too.

Address: Al Khubeirah, Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi,
Telephone: +971 2 681 1900.

One to One Hotels - The Village

One of Abu Dhabi's first truly boutique hotels, The Village was built to resemble a modern local street, complete with shops and restaurants. Located in a comparatively quiet part of the city, its 127 apartment-like rooms are separated into clusters of 18, each with its own rooftop pool. Facilities include LCD TVs, Internet access and a gym.

Address: , Al Salam Street, Abu Dhabi,
Telephone: +971 2 495 2000.