The capital city of the United Arab Emirates acts as a sensible sibling to counter the hubris of neighboring Dubai, but comes with all the same bells and whistles of this emerging sunshine destination. Abu Dhabi’s up-and-coming shopping scene will certainly surprise you. In addition, its newly developed entertainment landmarks, like the Corniche, or its plethora of amusement parks, are enough to make even Dubai stand up and applaud.
Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Like its glitzy neighbor, Abu Dhabi plays host to a long list of luxury hotels that dominate the skyline. Most are found within the heart of Abu Dhabi, and despite the generally high rates found in the city, you are guaranteed to get great value for money.
The high-end hotel options boast world-class facilities, including delectable restaurants and quality service. Hilton Abu Dhabi and the Sands Hotel are among the most prestigious hotels in the region.
Where to stay
Staying in the center of Abu Dhabi City is the best option for tourists, especially if you’re traveling with family. The five-star Beach Rotana Hotel is one accommodation option within minutes of the Corniche, Khalifa Park, and it has several multiple-floor shopping malls.
Yas Island is another grand option. The F1 Circuit, Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld are just minutes from grandiose hotels like Yas Viceroy and Radisson Blu Hotel.