The two most desirable “islands” of Abu Dhabi: where to stay, which hotel to choose, housing prices

The two most desirable “islands” of Abu Dhabi: where to stay, which hotel to choose, housing prices

Before booking a hotel in Abu Dhabi, you need to understand the areas of the city. The most crucial criterion is usually location. Convenience is of utmost importance – to get to attractions and beaches. It is good to have public transport stops nearby. The presence of grocery stores and cafes will be a definite plus. And, of course, the quality of service at the hotel, price and safety.

Yas Island

Ferrari World Theme Park, Yas Marina Raceway, Yas Water world, Yas Mall, Yas Beach are all on Yas Island.

The island is a half-hour drive from the city centre, while another large island, Saadiyat, can be reached in 25 minutes.

If you are a business traveller, choosing a hotel on Yas Island is not a good idea. It’s a long way to the centre, and even if you decide to relax in the Ferrari World Park, you can come here for one day. Better to pay attention to the area of ​​Downtown Abu Dhabi or Cornish.

But for those who plan to relax and have fun, Yas Island will give everything they need – amusement parks, beaches, restaurants, and hotels with a rooftop pool.

In addition, Abu Dhabi International Airport is located just 10 km from Yas Island, which will be convenient for those who want to stay in a beautiful location near the airport.

The five-star Abu Dhabi hotel offers maximum comfort. It is surrounded by a tropical garden, stands partly on land and partly in the water, and under the building is the Yas Marina racetrack. Therefore, if you once dreamed of watching the races right from your balcony, do not miss the opportunity. And, of course, spacious rooms overlooking the bay, a spa centre, panoramic rooftop pools and a beach club with comfortable sun loungers and delicious drinks.

The five-star Radisson Blu Hotel

offers elegantly furnished rooms, a large infinity pool with a spacious sun terrace, a fitness centre, spa, kids club, free shuttle to the beach, and Ferrari World is within walking distance.

Centro Yas Island by Rotana

is adjacent to Radisson Blu. You can reach the amusement parks and the beach on a free shuttle or foot. It offers comfortable rooms with comfortable beds, varied breakfasts, a spa and fitness centre, a large pool and a sun terrace with large umbrellas and beautiful palm trees.


Saadiyat Island

Saadiyat is an island of ideal beaches, luxury hotels and art. It will appeal to those who want to relax in a five-star hotel overlooking the bay, sunbathe on a private beach, walk among the palm trees and collect seashells.

The main cultural attraction of the island is the Louvre Abu Dhabi art museum, where you can see paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Van Gogh and Picasso, and admire the futuristic architecture of the museum. Soon on the island, they promise to open a branch of the Guggenheim Museum and several historical museums, which will make this place the cultural centre of the country.

Pro-tip: You can get to the centre from here in 20 minutes by taxi or public transport. However, if you own a car, ensure that you equip your vehicle with the corresponding tyres. For example, suppose if you own an SUV, guarantee to provide it with the best-rated SUV tyres.

There are only five hotels on the island that compete in comfort and quality of service.

The five-star Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort is 5 km from the Louvre and offers its guests minimalist rooms, a spacious private beach and excellent service.

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas offers stylish sea-view rooms, a 9-kilometre white sand beach with thoughtful landscaping, a spa and fitness centre, and a kids club.
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort is located by the sea. It offers Mediterranean-style rooms, a luxurious private beach, multiple pools, a spa, kids entertainment and a convenient shuttle to Abu Dhabi’s main attractions.

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