Before booking a hotel in Abu Dhabi, you need to understand the areas of the city. The most crucial criterion is usually location. It is essential and convenient 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.
Security is simple – dangerous areas of Abu Dhabi do not exist. We will deal with everything else in this article.
Downtown Abu Dhabi
The center of Abu Dhabi is suitable for those who do not want to worry about anything. But want to stay in a decent hotel. Have breakfast overlooking the city and the bay. Easy to get to the desired place, be it a beach or an office center. Then, in the nearest shopping center, you can find attire for an evening promenade. And at the end of the day, dine in a panoramic restaurant overlooking the city lights.
Prices for a double room in the center of Abu Dhabi start at $ 85, a room in a 4-star hotel will cost you $ 130-150.
A classic option with the proven quality of service is HalaArjaan by Rotana, where you can rent cozy apartments overlooking the bay. In addition, the stylish Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Center located a 5-minute walk from the waterfront. The comfortable Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown, located in the heart of the business district. And the beach is a 10-minute drive away.
A good budget option is Eclipse Boutique Suites, where you can rent spacious self-catering apartments within a 5-minute walk from the beach.
Another good apart-hotel, Vision Hotel Apartments Deluxe, is located a 15-minute walk from the beach.
Corniche or Cornish
The area is ideal for both tourists and business travelers.
Vacationers will love the beaches and the 8 km promenade with a full range of beach activities.
And for those who have come to the capital on business issues. It will be convenient to get to government agencies, consulates, and offices of large companies concentrated in the nearest neighborhoods.
We can say that the Corniche is the best area in the city. The reason for this is the excellent infrastructure. There are hotels of any class – from economy to luxury, cafes and restaurants, shops and shopping centers, beauty salons, service centers and any services, embankment and beaches, parks, public transport stops.
An economy classroom in the Corniche area will cost $ 80-100. In general, finding budget accommodation in Abu Dhabi is not easy, so if you want to save money, stay tuned for discounts on Booking.com.
You can rent a four-star hotel room for $ 100, but large chain hotels offer rooms for $ 250-300 per night.
The five-star The St. Regis Abu Dhabi and Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort position themselves as resort hotels but are perfect for relaxing after a busy business day.
Fret not; getting around the UAE is relatively easy. You have multiple options to choose from:
- Car & van rental services.
- Services such as Uber.
- The metro.
However, if you own a car, ensure that the tyres are equipped to match the UAE roads’ criteria. One good brand would be the FalkenTyres.
The concept of “classic Arab luxury” is vividly illustrated by the Emirates Palace Hotel, which is located 1.5 km from the Corniche.
And if you want to discover what modern Arabian luxury looks like, stay at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel. You will be offered elegant rooms with elements of Arabian style and magnificent panoramic views of Abu Dhabi.
Budget options include the Oryx Hotel and the Khalidiya Hotel, a 10-minute drive from the waterfront.