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Secret Hotels Abu DhabiA world of enchantment and majestic splendour awaits you in Abu Dhabi, a welcoming heartland full of culture, heritage and 5-star luxury. The city boasts such a host of attractions, from international sporting institutions to island retreats and exclusive shopping – there’s something in Abu Dhabi for everyone, whether you’re travelling alone, with family, loved ones or on business. As the capital city of United Arab Emirates, it is a hub for finance and business of global importance and the home to various federal government offices and its President. Over recent years, the city has rapidly grown and developed, seeing a huge influx of industrial, commercial and political operations establish themselves, to become the cosmopolitan metropolis it is today.

There are numerous operating airlines, departing from over 85 cities around the world, that fly into the award-winning Abu Dhabi International Airport, commended for the friendliness of its staff, the striking design and the superior services. So wherever you’re coming from, your adventure in Abu Dhabi is bound to set off to a good start. Getting around the city is made simple by the meticulous planning in the road system, and the excellence of public and private transport.

The choice really is yours when it comes to how you spend each day of your visit. Thrill-seekers will delight in the drama and action at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, where you can ride the world’s fastest roller coaster, Formuala Rossa, and battle through thick jungle or icy plains in an exhilarating 4-D experience. For real natural beauty that is undisturbed by man, don’t miss the mighty sand dunes in the Empty Quarter which stretches for miles. If wildlife is your thing, you’re in for a treat with the impressive variety of creatures, big and small, at any one of the Al Ain Zoo, Arabian Wildlife Park and Al Ain Camel Market. If you would prefer to be lying on a beach, cocktail in hand and the opportunity to dip into clear blue waters, there are several beautiful islands off shore, as well as luxury beach resorts that offer world-class luxury.

Secret Hotels have selected and arranged a list of the finest accommodation options in the city, to save you the hassle of having to trawl websites and comparison sites to find the best deals. The hand-picked hotels are guaranteed to offer you the best value for money on guest rooms and suites to ensure that you can enjoy your whole trip to Abu Dhabi to the fullest. No hotel wants empty rooms, which is why they offer substantial discounts – up to 35% – off the standard rates in order to fill them, and keep their names a secret until after you’ve booked. Whatever the purpose of your visit and whatever your preferences for accommodation type and services, there’s one to suit your exact needs – from 5 star Beach and Golf Club Resorts to boutique style B&Bs. Book today to begin your Abu Dhabi adventure!

Urban luxury in the heart of the city – 5 star – Abu Dhabi

This wonderfully modern hotel perfectly combines contemporary style and five star luxury with every deluxe service and features to ensure a lavishly comfortable and enjoyable stay. Each room is furnished to the uppermost standard and includes every facility you could need whether you are staying with children, friends or a loved one the hotel strives to cater for your every need, and a personal butler service is available for every room. Enjoy the beautiful United Arab Emirates weather at the hotel’s private outdoor swimming pool, or treat yourself to a day of pampering at the health spa and beauty salon with a wealth of amazingly indulgent treatments available, as well as a sauna and steam room where you can simply lay back and relax. We hope you enjoy your slice of urban luxury in the heart of the city.

In addition to the hotel’s abundance of fantastic features and facilities, it’s great location situated in the heart of the city allows you to make the most out of your visit and explore all there is to see in this vibrant and exciting city. For a great day out at one of UAE’s best shopping malls, visit the nearby Al Wahda Mall for the top local and international fashion designers, jewellery and cosmetics as well as high class home furnishings, sports equipment and apparel and so much more. When you’ve shopped until you’ve dropped then the Al Wahda Mall has a whole host of delicious restaurants, cafés and many other food kiosks serving up mouth-watering treats from around the world, from Cold Stone’s Creamery ice cream to Kosebasi Turkish cuisine. Not in the mood to shop? Then no problem, The Al Wahda Mall is also home to fantastic entertainment and activities such a nine screen state of the art cinema that shows the best and newest Hollywood releases. Or for a great day out with the family visit Wanasa Land with the best family entertainment under one roof in Abu Dhabi, including indoor paintball, bumper cars, bowling, a video arcade and even rock climbing!

Abu Dhabi is also home to stunning natural spaces, such as parks and beaches. The Capital Gardens is a well maintained green space within the city that has beautiful garden coves, a great spot to picnic with a loved one or play with the kids. Or enjoy the pristine blue waters and white sand beaches of the Abu Dhabi Corniche, a gorgeous seaside area with plenty of stylish restaurants and cafés lining the walking and cycling paths along the shore.


Top deal close to airport and Sheikh Zayed mosk – 4 star – Abu Dhabi

This fantastic and brand new Secret Hotel, ‘Top deal close to airport and Sheikh Zayed mosk – 4 star – Abu Dhabi’, is the perfect place for families, friends and couple alike, offering modern and trendy accommodation that caters for all needs. The rooms are not only spacious and luxurious but are also incredibly comfortable and filled with every feature needed for an enjoyable stay. The hotel also has the option of apartments for a deluxe home from home. Relax and get pampered at the hotel’s spa, with many indulgent treatments on offer or take a dip in the private swimming pool. Spend your evenings enjoying a romantic meal for two with your loved one or a fun dinner with friends and the traditional shisha lounge is also a great place to relax and catch up with friends and family.

This trendy deluxe hotel is also ideally located close to the airport and the rest of Abu Dhabi’s best activities and attractions are easily accessible from the hotel. The Shiekh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of Abu Dhabi’s most iconic sights is just around the corner from the hotel and a must see attraction on a visit to the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Learn about Abu Dhabi’s rich history and interesting Islamic culture and traditions in one of the world’s largest mosques, being able to hold around 41,000 worshipers at a time. Take in the splendid beauty of this architectural work of art, with its magnificent white domes and large columns decorated with gold as the bright sunlight bounces of the shimmering reflecting pools. A fantastic time to see the mosque is at sunset, when the light is beautiful, the crowds are gone and the air is cool.

For a great day out for all ages visit the Al Ain Zoo, with an amazing collection of 4,000 animals from 180 different species you can see these incredible animals in their large natural enclosures that closely emulate their habitats in the wild. The Al Ain Zoo also does fantastic wildlife conservation work as well as the protection and nurture of many endangered species and are partnered with some of the worlds most respected zoological establishments such as San Diego Zoo. There is so much to do and see here, from discovering wild animals from around the world to the adventure play parks for the kids and even getting up and close with lots of fun creatures at the Elezba petting zoo where you can feed and play with llamas, goats, sheep, camels and even giraffes!


Traditional style hotel in Al Gharbia – 4 star – Abu Dhabi

For a wonderful traditional style hotel in Al Gharbia, outside of the urban hustle and bustle of Abu Dhabi’s city centre, this Secret Hotel is the perfect option. With many luxury services that make your trip as easy and convenient as possible such as airport transfers and valet parking. Each room is decorated to the highest standard and are not only lavish and comfortable but are fully equipped with every feature and facility you could want or need. Relax and unwind in the sauna and steam room, get in your workout at the hotel’s fitness centre and gym or simply lounge in the beautiful sunshine by the hotel’s own outdoor swimming pool.

The hotel’s fantastic location in Al Gharbia means that a whole host of amazing activities and attractions are on your doorstep. Al Gharbia is an oasis of stunningly beautiful nature spanning between the desert and the sea and home to seven of Abu Dhabi’s major cities. It is also where you can find some of the world’s largest and highest sand dunes and beautiful shore lines that stretch over 350km, with many great water sports and desert activities on offer, such as desert camping under the open sky of shimmering stars. In addition Al Gharbia hosts some of the rarest wildlife in the whole of the United Arab Emirates.

Visit nearby Mirfa for stunning white sand beaches and excellent water sports and activities from rowing to kite surfing on the spacious beaches or try your hand at a range of different water sports such as paragliding, kayaking and stand up paddling. Head into the city that sits on higher ground giving breath taking views of the coast line and a perfect place for dolphin watching! The tranquil city is great place to spend a clam yet fun day exploring the local markets and touring the city on camel back. Al Gharbia is often described as the place where the desert meets the sea, and the deserts here hosts just as many exciting activities as the seaside. Visit Liwa for some of world’s largest sand dunes and the home of many annual desert races, the iconic sand dune that is known as Tel Moreed, or the The Hill of Terror, is a paradise for adrenalin junkies with races down the 300 metre slope. Whatever you are in to you will be spoilt for choice with amazing things to do and see in Al Gharbia and a stay in this beautiful hotel is without doubt the best way to experience Abu Dhabi.

Exquisite hotel on Yas Island – 4 star – Abu Dhabi

For a chance to experience the true luxury and lavishness that epitomises Abu Dhabi, then there is no other place to stay then on Yas Island. With countless amazing activities and no end of ways to indulge you will leave feeling relaxed, pampered and rejuvenated and this exquisite hotel on Yas Island is no exception to the island’s deluxe ambiance. Packed full with excellent features and high end services the hotel and it’s staff strive to ensure that your stay with them is as luxuriously comfortable and wonderfully enjoyable as possible with stylish and opulent rooms and chic public spaces you will never want to leave.

A trip to Yas Island is perfect for a fun packed holiday with friends, a romantic get away for you and your loved one and great place for families to enjoy all the amazing activities that call home to Yas- you’ll be spoilt for choice for things to do and see! One of the Island’s most well known attractions is the Formula One Grand Prix racetrack located at the Yas Marina. It’s inaugural race only took place back in 2009 making the track one of the newest in the world but since it’s opening it has been host to some of the best and most entertaining Grand Prix’s in history. The races are held in November but you can get the real Formula One experience year round and experience a once in a life time opportunity to suit up and drive a real Formula One car around the track yourself- feel the exhilarating power of these magnificent machines and be a Formula One Champion for the day. You can also visit the Marina to experience one of the many mouth-watering delicious restaurant’s that have become a staple of Yas Marina, with the stunning natural beauty of the sea views as the backdrop to a terrific evening.

Another unmissable experience of Yas Island is the brand new and truly amazing water park, Yas Waterworld. As the biggest water park in the Middle East it spreads over 15 hectares and features 43 exciting rides and slides and other activities. The park is designed to reflect the local Emirati culture and history of pearl diving, so join the adventures of Dana, a young Emirati girl who’s quest is to find a legendary pearl. Don’t miss the Bandit Bomber, the first roller coaster in the world that has water on-board as well as being the longest roller coaster in the Middle East at 550 metres long!

Relax in style! – 5 star – Abu Dhabi

For a perfectly stylish and stress free holiday, this Secret Hotel is definitely for you, with countless luxury services to take care of all the necessities such as airport transfers and valet parking while you put your feet up and enjoy the amazing deluxe leisure features this five star hotel has to offer. Enjoy the Emirati sunshine by the hotel’s private outdoor pool or challenge your friends and family to a game of tennis at the hotel’s own courts, get in a workout at the gym or relax in style and be pampered at the luxury health spa which offers a wealth of wonderfully indulgent treatments. At the end of a long day relaxing at the hotel or exploring the city treat yourself to gourmet dining at the hotel’s restaurants, priding themselves on the quality and creativity of their food- the passionate chefs will delight your taste buds with a unique culinary experience!

As well as all of the amazing features available at the hotel itself, you can also benefit from its ideal location. Situated conveniently among Abu Dhabi’s best locations, shopping destinations, as well as business and banking district for those visiting for business purposes. Nearby Abu Dhabi Mall is the perfect place to spoil yourself with some retail therapy, with the best and most exclusive designer labels for women and men’s fashion, accessories and jewellery of the highest standard as well as home ware, cosmetics, electronics, sports ware and equipment and so much more! The mall is great day out for adults and children alike, while you are shopping your kids can play all day at the Kidoos Children’s Entertainment Centre, where children can partake in games and activities, see shows and story telling with children from all over the world, under the watch of certified carers.

Visit nearby Al Ain Golf and Equestrian club for a day of fun and activities, with some of the best golfing facilities in Abu Dhabi, the a charming yet challenging eighteen hole course offers interesting and exciting terrain for a great game, such as massive 678 yard Par 5 hole! Or if you are an avid horse lover or just a beginner the equestrian centre caters for an any level, with around 155 horses and five star facilities, including a 3,000-metre race track, there are many different activities you can partake in, with expert teaching for all ages and abilities.


Amazing & cozy hotel overlooking the Arabian Gulf – 5 star – Abu Dhabi

Incomparable five star luxury is on offer at this truly stunning Secret Hotel, with an abundance of amazing features, decadent and sumptuously comfortable rooms on top of truly breath taking views of the Arabian Gulf. The hotel’s own luxury spa is perfect to indulge in a massage, relax in the sauna, cool off from the Middle Eastern heat in the outdoor pool or enjoy a game of tennis at the hotel’s private courts. For a great work out, gym junkies will adore the top of the range fitness centre. In addition to the these fantastic activities on offer at the hotel, the staff also strive to give you the perfect five star experience, with many deluxe services available, such as a limousine service to get you where you need to go in style.

This amazing and cozy hotel overlooks the Arabian Gulf, so you’ll not only benefit from stunning views but many of Abu Dhabi’s best attractions are also right on your doorstep. Situated just a stone’s throw from Salam Street you will find yourself in Abu Dhabi’s most vibrant area with no limit of things to do and see, as well as the best shopping district in the city. Visit the Abu Dhabi mall for a truly unique shopping experience, with all the best in the world’s top men and women’s fashions, jewellery, accessories, sports wear and equipment, cosmetics, home furnishings and so much more, you name it… it’s here! For kids there is the wonderful Kidoos entertainment centre, the perfect place for kids to play and learn, interact with other children and have a great time with so many fun packed activities on offer including shows, story telling, cooking, sports and games your children are guaranteed to have a fun and educational day, while you shop until you drop.

The hotel’s stunning seaside location bases you just moment’s from Abu Dhabi’s picturesque Corniche area, the Corniche Road is a visually superb eight kilometre stretch of waterfront with great cycle paths and pedestrian pavements lined with lovely cafés and chic restaurants. The immaculate Corniche beachfront is not to be missed having been awarded Blue Flag status for its clean and safe swimming water. One of the best ways to experience the Corniche is by bicycle, hire the perfect bike to suit you with many great designated cycle paths along the coast line you can truly take in the beauty of the Arabian Gulf.


New jewel in Abu Dhabi – 5 star – Abu Dhabi

To truly experience the opulence and five star luxury that has come to epitomise Abu Dhabi then this new jewel in Abu Dhabi is the one for you. With seemingly endless amazing features, beautiful and luxuriously comfortable rooms this hotel exceeds any expectation of what five star entails. Enjoy a cocktail or champagne with friends in the club lounge or indulge in a massage at the hotel’s spa. Get in a workout at the state of the art gym or take a dip in the outdoor pool, enjoy the endless Abu Dhabi sunshine and take in the stunning coast at the hotel’s own private beach.

There is so much to see and do in Abu Dhabi and there is something to suit all tastes and ages. Abu Dhabi is something of a golfers paradise, with beautiful courses created from the desert land and adjacent to the stunning coast each different course brings with it a completely new golfing experience, from Oceanside courses, Links facilities, championship standard parkland or even the unique Al Ghazal all sand course. As one of Abu Dhabi’s best kept secrets, this eco-friendly course has a great mix of par 3s, 4s and 5s as well as brilliant putting surfaces and is also a great course for all the family, with a teaching academy and wonderful facilities in the clubhouse. Abu Dhabi’s fantastic golfing experience allows you to play a different course everyday for six days in a row.

Alongside the contemporary glamour that has come to be synonymous with Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates is steeped in fascinating history and traditional culture and there many ways for you to discover Abu Dhabi’s heritage. With Arabia’s traditional Islamic customs at the heart of its culture, Abu Dhabi creates the perfect marriage between new and old as well as urban and natural spaces. Visit Al Ain heritage heartland to see one of the world’s oldest inhabited settlements that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are many wonderful different locations to visit such as oases, archaeological sites, historical tombs that date back to 2500 B.C and vestiges of prehistoric life. There is also the Heritage Village that recreates how a traditional oasis village would have looked and functioned, see craftsmen demonstrate traditional metal work and pottery allowing you to try your hand as well, this lovely little village gives you an interactive view into Abu Dhabi’s past.

The capitals most vibrant hotel – 4 star – Abu Dhabi

For a fun filled experience of the United Arab Emirates, experience the capitals most vibrant hotel. With an abundance of fantastic features it promises a great time for all it’s guests- treat yourself to one of the many amazingly indulgent treatments available at the hotel’s spa or enjoy a romantic drink with your loved one with stunning views of the city and the coast line at the hotel’s stylish roof top bar! The hotel rooms are not only chic looking but are also luxuriously comfortable with every deluxe feature imaginable such as LCD flat screen TVs and IPod and IPhone docking.

In addition to the numerous amazing activities and features at the hotel itself, you can also benefit from its fantastic location with many of Abu Dhabi’s best attractions on the hotel’s doorstep. Enjoy the amazing Emirati heat and sunshine on Abu Dhabi’s idyllic beaches. Visit Abu Dhabi’s lovely Corniche for a fun day by the sea, the Corniche Road has wonderful pedestrian and cycle paths allowing you to take in the true beauty of the Corniche and the road is lined with great little cafés and delicious restaurants for a stop along the way. The impeccable beaches are the pièce de résistance of the Corniche, having won awards for the cleanliness of the water and the upkeep of the beaches they are the perfect place to spend a day relaxing in sun and having fun with friends and family.

Also near by the hotel is the visually breath taking Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, with architecturally astounding domes and columns and gold gilded chandeliers it is a truly magnificent sight. The pool surrounding the mosque reflects the sun light onto the white and gold exterior during the day or visit at sunset when the evening light highlights the splendour of the mosque, as well as being able to enjoy all there is to see and learn in the cool evening air.

For sports fans the perfect place to visit is Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Sports City, a vibrant hub for sports of all kinds that focuses on making sports fun and accessible to all, promoting healthy and happy lifestyles for the people of the UAE and visitors alike. Try your hand at a range of different and exciting sports from dance, ice sports and classic grass sports or see one of the many amazing sporting events that are hosted here year round.

Famous quality hotel in the heart of Abu Dhabi – 5 star – Abu Dhabi

With this famous quality hotel in the heart of Abu Dhabi you not only get amazing five star luxury but an amazing location surrounded by all the wonderful attractions and vibrant streets of Abu Dhabi. The hotel itself has an abundance of fantastic features and deluxe services that ensure your stay here is as luxurious and enjoyable as possible. Offering useful facilities such as airport transfers, free wifi throughout the hotel and in the rooms as well as climate control in the rooms for ca omfortably cool environment to relax and unwind at the end of a busy day in this buzzing city.

With so much on offer in Abu Dhabi you will be spoilt for choice with it’s great attractions, fun activities and stunning sights and with the hotel’s ideal central location you wont have to miss a thing. For a true taste of Abu Dhabi’s traditional Islamic culture visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a visually stunning piece of architecture that is a work of art in itself, with large domes, thousands of columns and pools that reflect the brilliant sunlight as well as the worlds largest hand weaved rug- it truly is a sight to behold! Another great way to discover Abu Dhabi’s traditions and history is to visit the Heritage Village, recreating a typical oasis village visitors are offered a hands-on insight into the rich and intriguing history of Abu Dhabi and its traditional customs. Here you can see demonstrations of the original methods of pottery crafting and metal work by craftsmen and even have the chance to have a go yourself.

For some serious retail therapy the place to go is the Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre, situated in the heart of the city and just a stone’s throw from the hotel it is a true shoppers paradise with an abundance of amazing fashions, home-ware, accessories and cosmetics, electronics and so much more. The Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre also prides itself on its wonderful collection of beautiful jewellery shops, selling gold, diamonds and pearls imported from around the world as well as the Madinat Zayed Gold Centre.

After a busy day exploring the city what better way to relax and refuel than at Abu Dhabi’s number one rated restaurant, Brasserie Angelique. A classic French style brasserie with a great choice of French cuisine created by passionate and dedicated chefs, all in a cosy yet chic atmosphere.


Unique beach hotel near Abu Dhabi mall – 5 star – Abu Dhabi

This visually remarkable Secret Hotel overlooks stunning white sand beaches and is perfectly located in the centre of the city. With wonderfully luxurious features and services and amazing lavish rooms you are guaranteed the true five star treatment. Enjoy the hotel’s fantastic health club, with tennis courts, a spa and outdoor swimming pool, or make the most out of the glorious Abu Dhabi sunshine in style on the hotel’s private beach, relax on a sun lounger, take a dip in the sea or enjoy a cocktail with friends at the beach club. Or simply unwind in the opulent bedrooms, with sumptuously comfortable beds, stylish décor and deluxe ensuite bathrooms complete with your own Jacuzzi bath.

This unique beach hotel near Abu Dhabi mall means that you can enjoy the stunning sights of the Abu Dhabi coastline all from the comfort of the private beach, or take a short trip to Abu Dhabi’s Corniche area. World renowned for it’s picturesque seaside cafés and restaurants, pristinely clean beaches and award winning clean and safe swimming water. The Corniche road is lined with delightful cafés, stylish bars and delicious restaurants, rent a bicycle and ride down one of the many cycle friendly paths to take in all the beauty of this eight kilometre stretch of seafront.

The hotel also benefits from being near to Abu Dhabi’s best shopping district and the astounding Abu Dhabi Mall an absolute dream for anyone in need of serious retail therapy or if you fancy some window-shopping. Home to the crème de la crème of men and women’s designer fashions, accessories and deluxe jewellery, chic home furnishings, sports equipment and apparel, cosmetics and much, much more. You don’t even have to worry about your children getting bored while you shop until you drop, they can play and learn all day with other kids from around the world at the Kidoos children’s entertainment centre. Certified carers will provide story telling, shows, games and other activities for a fun filled day for your kids. Or make a it family day at the Grand Cinema within the mall, see the latest and greatest Hollywood blockbusters and enjoy a great family meal at the Hard Rock Café, or make it a date night with a loved one and enjoy a romantic dinner for two and a great film to enjoy together.