Abu Dhabi is home to some of the most breathtaking turquoise waters that I have ever seen! Choosing one of the Abu Dhabi beach hotels is a great idea. Sit back and relax on the sandy white beaches and cool off in the Arabian Gulf. Most of the beach hotels still provide easy access to the centre of town and local attractions.
Corniche hotels are ideally located. You can stroll the Corniche, visit the beaches and relax in the parks. Many visitors take a walk or bike ride in the early evenings when the sun has set. There are plenty of restaurants, cafes and shops along the way making this a great area to stay in, while visiting Abu Dhabi.
Emirates Palace has my vote for the best Abu Dhabi beach hotel. This ultra luxurious hotel is situated on a beautiful stretch of white sandy beach overlooking the turquoise waters. There are a few watersports available for guests to enjoy. The waters are usually fairly calm here. You can have the best of both worlds here, as there is a pool complex here too with a swim up bar and lazy river. If you are traveling with children, there is an excellent kids club.
You will have your choice of restaurants including a cafe offering cappuccino with edible shaved gold toppings! The rooms are very nice here-this is one of the few 7 star hotels in the world. The hotel is nestled amongst manicured gardens and the lobby is grand and inviting. Choose from single or double occupancy, with suites available for family travelers.
Al Raha comes in a close second of the Abu Dhabi beach hotels. It is a 5 star luxury resort with superb service. This resort is on a private stretch of sand with lots of water activities such as parasailing, kayaking or powerboating available. There are 4 beach-side pools to choose from too.
The hotel is located about 20 minutes from the city center, so you can escape the hustle and bustle of Abu Dhabi and relax and unwind here. There is a mall beside the hotel so you can indulge in a little shopping or visit the spa. It is a great spot for families with a kids area with kiddie pool, water-slides, playground and supervised activities.
Beach Rotana is one of the affordable Abu Dhabi beach hotels. It has a small private beach complete with 2 beach bars. The atmosphere is lively and fun. There is a pool with a pool bar and separated kids pool. If you are travelling with the little ones you can drop them at the supervised kids club for some fun.
The hotel has direct access to the Abu Dhabi Mall. There are plenty of dining options including the Bay View Beach restaurant serving up a tasty menu. Wi-fi is available in the rooms.
Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan is an exquisite Abu Dhabi beach hotel offering 5 star accommodations. It is an alcohol free property, perfect for those looking for a dry Abu Dhabi hotel. There is plenty to do here, from relax on the white sandy beach to enjoying the water sports and beach activities.
It is a great family friendly spot with a kids club and children's pool. They have a great kids menu at the restaurants too. Choose from tennis, squash, weightlifting, jacuzzi and massage at the fitness center. There are separate facilities for men and women. The rooms have broadband internet, mini fridge, satellite tv and incredible views of the Arabian Sea.
The Hilton is one of the best Corniche hotels in Abu Dhabi and can be considered one of the best beach hotels in Abu Dhabi too. It offers a private beach and is just a few minutes drive from the city center. There are 3 pools to choose from and 15 restaurants. If you are feeling active you can visit the fitness center or play a game of tennis. Relax at the spa after!
This is a great family hotel with a kids club to keep the little ones well cared for. They can burn off some energy at the children's playground. If traveling with a baby or toddler, there are cribs and high chairs provided.
Choose from King or twin rooms, as well as suites. Upgrade to the executive rooms with access to the lounge with breakfast and refreshments included.
The Sheraton is located at the Eastern end of the Corniche. It is an upscale modern hotel with plenty of amenities. It is a family friendly hotel, offering interconnecting rooms. There is plenty to keep the kids happy with a children's pool, banana boat rides, and beach sports. There is a business center as well as an excellent fitness centre with massage, whirlpool and tennis courts. If you want to get a round of golf in, there is a 18 hole championship golf course nearby. Choose from Mexican, Italian and Spanish cuisine.
The rooms are comfortable with satellite tv, mini bar, 24 hour room service and balconies with views of the sea or pool. Internet access (Wireless) is available for a fee. You can upgrade to the Club Rooms with access to the Club Lounge with complimentary breakfast and snacks available.
Millenium Hotel is another one of the spectacular Corniche hotels. The rooms and suites offer up a luxurious stay. The rooms are spacious and include work stations, flat screen tvs and FREE wi-fi. You can stroll the corniche or hop in a taxi to one of the malls for some shopping. You have beach access here as well as a pool with a swim up bar!
There are several restaurants to choose from and you can enjoy one of the many theme dinners including a family brunch, Spanish, Asian, Moroccan and Seafood nights. 24 hour room service is available. If you are in need of some pampering there is a steam room and massage services, as well as a fitness center.
Sofitel is one of the newest hotels along Abu Dhabi's Corniche. The rooms are luxurious with some offering panoramic views of the beautiful blue sea. You can enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants and enjoy the view too. Choose from seafood, Thai or Arabic cuisine. Room service is available 24 hours a day.
The rooms have wi-fi, satellite tv and a minibar. Upgrade to a club room with access to the lounge or enjoy one of the suites with butler service.
There are several restaurants to choose from and you can enjoy one of the many theme dinners including a family brunch, Spanish, Asian, Moroccan and Seafood nights. 24 hour room service is available. If you are in need of some pampering there is a steam room and massage services, as well as a fitness centre.