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Discover the diverse luxury delights of Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is one of the world's most upscale destinations, with its ultra-luxurious hotels and resorts, shopping malls, huge theme parks, and island attractions. Travel magazine AFAR has listed some of the ways travellers can enjoy a life of luxury during their stay in the Middle Eastern emirate, from luxury spas and art galleries to oceanfront golf courses.

Discover the diverse luxury delights of Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is a luxury destination with its upscale beachfront hotels, vast malls and theme parks, and array of attractions that cater for all ages. AFAR travel magazine has listed some of the ways that holidaymakers can enjoy a lavish experience during their stay.

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi Hotel

This upscale family-friendly hotel oozes style, and the network of stone paths, green manicured lawns and soft sandy beach creates a relaxing ambience for guests. The Nation Towers building houses the luxury accommodation on one side of the Cornish Street, while its facilities are located on the other side and include swimming pools, restaurants, a mini water park, a kids club, and a beach.

Manarat Al Saadiyat

Located on Saadiyat Island, this unusual gallery has two main spaces that are open to members of the public. The modern cultural centre has been designed to tell the story of the island’s development and it features a permanent display that highlights the history and culture of Saadiyat Island, and a second space that houses ever-changing exhibitions and educational displays that reflect art, culture and history.

Abu Dhabi Golf Club

The award-winning Abu Dhabi Golf Club is home to the HSBC Golf Championship, and features an 18-hole championship course. Located just 10 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, the club is managed by Troon Golf, and also has nine-hole lit golf course for players who want a game out of the scorching daytime temperatures.

Shangri-La, Qaryat Al Beri

This luxury hotel boasts a Pool Bar that is the perfect place to enjoy evening cocktails. Open between 9am and 11.30pm, the dress code is casual and visitors can enjoy stunning views of the city lit up at night, including the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Al Maqta Bridge.

Yas Links

Located on Yas Island on the Arabian Coast, Yas Links is one of the most picturesque golf courses in the Middle East, with its oceanfront setting. The course was created by Kyle Phillips, who has incorporated the surrounding natural habitat into its clever design.

The Heavenly Spa

For pampering treatments and relaxation, The Heavenly Spa is the perfect place in Abu Dhabi. With six treatment rooms, the list of rejuvenating treatments is endless, and there are a variety of individual treatments for women and men, as well as joint experiences for couples.

Emirates Palace Beach Club

Kids and adults alike will enjoy an encounter with camels at the Emirates Palace Beach Club. Guests can sit high up on their humps and enjoy a ride on these beautiful desert animals as they stroll along the beach.

Qasr al Sarab Resort

Located in Liwa, on the edge of the Empty Quarter and surrounded by huge sand dunes, Qasr al Sarab is a resort that offers a unique remote setting, a couple of hours outside of the bustling city of Abu Dhabi.

Guests can soak up the tranquil surroundings, ride camels, walk in the endless sand dunes, savour gourmet cuisine, unwind with relaxing spa treatments, or lie under the twinkling stars at night.

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East. The emirate blends its modern architecture, upscale hotels and luxury spas, with its traditional bustling souks, delicious local cuisine, and natural desert environment, making it a popular destination for travellers of all ages.

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