12 February 2018
Explore the best of sun-soaked Abu Dhabi by staying on Saadiyat Island, a picturesque haven situated off the Emirati coast. This is a sun-kissed beach paradise, conveniently located just a stone’s throw away from some of Abu Dhabi’s best attractions so you can have the most memorable experiences!
The island is linked to the mainland by the Saadiyat Bridge, allowing you to explore this cosmopolitan Emirate at your leisure. You can reach Corniche Road, one of the most popular parts of Abu Dhabi for tourists, in ten minutes from Saadiyat Island. This area is home to the blue flag Corniche Beach, where you can chill on 2-kilometres of golden sands. Hire a bike and head off on some sightseeing, stopping at landmarks like the Qasr Al Hosn Fort, or indulge in some retail therapy at one of the nearby malls.
You can reach Yas Island in just 20 minutes from Saadiyat Island, opening a world of opportunities. This area is home to Yas Beach, a popular spot for water sports including paddle boarding and catamaran sailing. It's also home to the idyllic Yas Marina, where you can dine on delicious lunches while checking out the rows and rows of super yachts. Discover a range of attractions for your itinerary on Yas Island; shop at Yas Mall, putt on the award-winning 72-par Yas Links Abu Dhabi golf course or indulge in your need for speed at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi!
Expect the VIP experience when staying on Saadiyat Island - home to some of Abu Dhabi’s most luxurious hotels. Find your own peaceful retreat at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi. This five-star property combines Mediterranean architecture and modern interior design, while you can also take advantage of facilities such as a private beach, three outdoor pools and the Iridium Spa with its transformative treatments. There's also the five-star Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi - an award-winning hotel with well-appointed rooms and villas – some with plunge pools – along with innovative Mediterranean dining.
Enjoy a picture-perfect day out at the island’s Saadiyat Beach. Here you can relax on 9-kilometres of golden sand or head off on some wildlife spotting to see the dolphins and turtles that live nearby. When you’re done soaking up the sun on golden shores, head to the nearby Saadiyat Beach Club for some rest and relaxation. Boasting its own distinctive style, this Club is a secluded sanctuary with spa facilities, a sauna, steam rooms, an outdoor swimming pool and more!
Saadiyat Island is home to Abu Dhabi’s new star attraction, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, which opened in November 2017. Based in the island’s Cultural District, this museum was designed by the acclaimed architect Jean Nouvel and features a dome which creates a ‘rain of light’ effect when bathed in sunlight. Louvre Abu Dhabi’s museum galleries tell the story of humanity in twelve inspiring chapters. Each chapter focuses on shared themes and ideas that reveal common connections throughout humanity. The works on show range from prehistoric artefacts to contemporary artworks. The art on display comes from the museum’s collection, alongside many masterpieces on loan from some of the most world-renowned French museums.
Experience something truly unique while visiting Abu Dhabi and see the Emirate via sea plane tour. The award-winning Seawings Abu Dhabi Pearl Tour includes a 30-minute sea plane flight, letting you experience the Arabian Gulf as you take to the skies on-board the Cessna seaplane. Take in aerial views of Abu Dhabi’s most noted landmarks, including the world famous Grand Prix racing circuit, Khalifa Port and Abu Dhabi Corniche and the new Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum. Wonder in astonishment at the meticulously manicured gardens and inspiring domes of Emirates Palace Hotel, before landing back on the water in style.