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Over the past five years, the UAE's capital, Abu Dhabi, has transformed from a peaceful angling town to one of the globe's most luxurious destinations. Treatment more than 200 islands, the city uses sights of the Persian Gulf, year-round sunlight, advanced architecture and diverse Arabian society. Only below can you sleep in a palace, swim in an infinity pool, forgetting the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

14. Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort

At the Jumeirah, you'll discover three infinity pools, an impressive spa and also a tennis court. Nonetheless, it's nature enthusiasts that will remain in their element, with hawksbill turtles seen at the resort throughout the breeding period. Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island is among the first resorts in the area to prohibit single-use plastics (every visitor is offered a refillable canteen), and sustainability shines through the minimalist design and use of natural fabrics. This hotel stands alone on east Saadiyat coastline and also a trip into the city centre takes simply 10 mins by cars and truck-- nobody strolls in this city.

Location: Al Sa'Diyat - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

13. W Abu Dhabi Yas Island

The front-row seat to Abu Dhabi's F1 racing at the first-class W Abu Dhabi Yas Island. The Suites have floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the race track or marina-- prominent with petrol-heads and all-night party staff during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Each area includes a pillow food selection, mood-light as well as luxurious shower. Loosen up in the two-storey health club after the high-octane fun-- that consists of a hammam, steam room, colour therapy booth as well as indulgent therapies.

Location: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi 131808 United Arab Emirates

12. Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

In a city loaded with resorts aiming to stick out from the crowd, this is one of the more recognizable blues, thanks to its sizeable blue glass exterior and LED lights. Water fans will undoubtedly value the resort's Olympic-sized pool and also exclusive beach, as well as its sights of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Dining alternatives below come to a head at Marco Pierre White's trademark steak dining establishment. There's additionally a health club and elegance workshop, fully geared up health club and children's club.

Location: Khor - RabdanAl Maqta' - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

11. Emirates Palace, Al Ras Al Akhdar

If you have ever imagined sleeping in an Arabian palace, right here's your possibility to live it. This extravagant residential property is more prominent than Buckingham Palace and boasts the largest dome in the world. Inside, the insides are leaking in gold-- 6,000 sqm (65,000 sqft) of 22-karat gold leaf, to be specific. Even a basic room is suitable for royalty with satin textiles, fresh blossoms and large marble restrooms. You can choose from 13 prize-winning restaurants, including the Emirati establishment Mezlai and global chain Hakkasan. Try the hotel's trademark 24-karat gold camel hamburger before you leave.

Location: W Corniche Rd - Al Ras Al Akhdar - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

10. Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

Thmesmerizinging resort in Rub Al Khali-- the globe's largest sand desert-- was made to show standard Bedouin of the past. A two-hour drive from Abu Dhabi city centre, to the 12-year-old home has 140 rooms, 14 suites, and 52 pool vacation homes, loaded with Arabesque luxury, from Egyptian cotton linens to marble decor and bespoke art. Each room gives you desert sights and a deep soaking bathroom, shower, and a pillow menu. After taking in the rays by the swimming pool, head to the Bedouin camp-style dining establishment, Al Falaj, for Arabian mezze and slow-cooked lamb.

Location: Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort - Al Mirayr - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

9. Rixos Saadiyat Island

This beachfront home from the Turkish brand name Rixos Hotels remains in the excellent firm on Saadiyat Island, a unique seaside strip located 20 mins from the central business district and simply in the future from the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Built to resemble a Footrest Palace, this 378-room hotel-- the only all-encompassing resort in the UAE-- emanates luxury. Dazzling suede insides in emerald eco-friendlies and the flashing chandeliers boost the grand design of this affluent area. There are seven international restaurants onsite, along with a specialized ed shisha lounge, a large exclusive beach, a lavish Turkish-inspired spa with a traditional hammam and ice cave, plus a children' Aqua Park with a wave swimming pool.

Location: Al Sa'Diyat - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

8. Zaya Nurai Island

Begin your Bond-style experience here by boarding a 20-seater rate watercraft from the resort's welcome centre on Saadiyat Island as well as zip throughout to this private island resort. There are 34 villas set within a secluded, sandy landscape-- also, the tiniest features a private yard, pool, and king-sized bed. In the restroom, deep-soaking tubs, walk-in rain showers and also Molton Brown items come as criteria. 6 terrific restaurants include Center Eastern cuisine (Frangipani), seafood (Addicted) and also Mexican (Sundown). Believe the blingy, barefoot luxury vibes.

Location: Nurai Island, 44235 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

7. Four Seasons Al Maryah Island

The Four Seasons Abu Dhabi is industrious in its initiatives to send brows skywards and jaws to the floor. Its waterside place on Al Maryah Island provides extraordinary views of 'old' Abu Dhabi and the dome-shaped Louvre gallery. For supreme luxury, book the Royal Collection. It is 267sqm (2,900 sqm) of pure luxury, decorated with crystal chandeliers, hand-painted silks, Arabian motifs, and towering marble fireplaces. The floor-to-ceiling home windows provide it with the 'wow' element.

Location: ISLAND - Abu Dhabi Global Market St-Second - Jazeera Al MaryahAbu Dhabi Global Market Square - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

6. St Regis Abu Dhabi Corniche

When it comes to glamorous resorts, St Regis Abu Dhabi real recognize sizes what it's doing. Reserve the show-stopper Abu Dhabi Collection, positioned on a skies bridge high over the city, that is additionally the setting for the indulgent monthly Breakfast in the Clouds. Enjoy a pre-dinner glass of champagne in the Crystal Lounge. Eating highlights include the fancy-froth of Italian restaurant Suite Toscana and seafood with a New York City edge at Catch. Do not forget to ask your butler about the Airport Sunset Dinner hosted 255m (800ft) airborne.

Location: Nation Tower, Corniche, Abu Dhabi 60476 United Arab Emirates

5. The Abu Dhabi Edition

The Edition is just one of just two resorts in the twinkling Al Bateen marina area of the city-- within strolling distance of the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Centre and a series of cafes and restaurants. A red carpet leads you into an entrance hall that's more akin to a lavish living room than an entranceway. The three-storey standalone Annex complex is a distinct entertainment space. The triad of restaurants-- Market at Version, Oak Room and Alba Terrace-- comes under British celebrity chef Tom Aikens's initial cooking venture in the UAE.

Location: Marina - Al Bateen - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

4. Rosewood Abu Dhabi

The elegant lustrous architecture of the 34-storey Rosewood Abu Dhabi was motivated by the Arabian Gulf and also the undulating desert typically. You can expect innovative interiors, pleasant staff, restaurants such as Dai Pai Dong (Cantonese), Sambusek (Lebanese), and the all-day eating restaurant Aqua. The Hidden Bar replicates an indulgent gin den, while La Cava is a below-ground wine cellar. All four categories of holiday accommodation offer outstanding views as well as being swamped with natural light.

Location: Al Maryah Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

3. Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat al Beri

One of Paradise's most unique assets is the sight of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Its area on the financial institutions of the historic Al Maqta river that separates Abu Dhabi from the landmass-- in the middle of a collection of various other first-class hotels and a typical souk-- is a luxury in itself. It is coupled with the truth that no other resort in the funding has its abra (conventional wooden boats) and also winding waterway to ride through. Among the 213 spaces, there are also six four-bedroom villas with their very own personal pools. All included butler solution as a criterion. The resort is just 10 minutes drive from the airport and 15 minutes by car from the Corniche.

Location: Khor Al Maqta, Qaryat al Beri - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

2. Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas

The Park Hyatt gets five stars for high-end, however, likewise place. It's just 10 minutes from the CBD, throughout the road from the 18-hole Saadiyat Coastline Golf Club, and has its very own white sandy beach. Standard ocean-view spaces are sufficient in dimension with private porches. All villas, coastline view collections and also yard collections have exclusive plunge swimming pools. Begin your day with laps of the 25m outside pool and end it with lobster tempura and steak at The Park Bar and Grill.

Location: Al Sa'Diyat - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

1. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

This Venetian-style grande dame flaunts enormous landscaped gardens, a private beach and a vast Bedouin-inspired health spa. Positioned among the city's oldest waterways, it has significant sights across the canal and the direction of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Inside, you'll locate glistening declaration chandeliers, luxurious lounges as well as marble floor covering, along with a resident pianist. All 447 areas provide magnificent sights and contemporary interiors, not to mention 400-thread-count bed linens and Asprey toiletries. The primary structure is a brief stroll from Venetian Town, a beachfront leisure centre offering additional eating choices, and also a wonderful jumping-off place for checking out a few of the other excellent restaurants in Abu Dhabi.

Location: Al Maqta Area - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates