When in Abu Dhabi: 3 Top Hotels to Try

Abu Dhabi

There can never be a dull moment in Abu Dhabi. It’s a treasure trove of extravagant experiences.

Want edge-of-your-seat adventures? There’s Yas Waterworld, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and CLYMB Abu Dhabi. Enthralled with art, history and architecture? Visit Louvre Abu Dhabi, Al Ain Museum and Qasr Al Watan.

The Yas Marina Circuit is a must-visit for motorsports fans, while families must not miss Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi and SeaWorld Abu Dhabi. Golf, spas, brunches, and shops also await those who want something else — and that’s just scratching the surface.

The hotels in Abu Dhabi are particularly worth trying. Travelling to Abu Dhabi sometime soon? Consider staying at the following hotels in Yas Island Abu Dhabi.

1.W Abu Dhabi: For Motorsports Fans and Pet Owners

W Hotel Abu Dhabi is for you if you want luxury, style and indulgence. It is one of the nearly 60 W Hotel properties in more than 25 territories globally. The W Hotel brand by Marriott International redefines and challenges traditional luxury and guest expectations by providing enriching and immersive local experiences.

True to its W Hotel branding, W Hotel Abu Dhabi is a five-star hotel that stands out for its strategic location at the foot of the Yas Marina Circuit. It is the perfect base for motorsports fans visiting Abu Dhabi during the annual Formula 1 race weekend, as the hotel offers guests direct access to the Yas Marina Circuit.

That said, you will still enjoy it even if you’re not a fan of the races. If you want a little less of the hustle and bustle of the racetrack, the hotel has rooms on the Yas Marina end. These provide tranquillity and enchanting water views.

A statement curved grid shell envelops the hotel exterior, and it’s a sight to behold, especially at night.

Good news for pet owners: Your pets are welcome at W Hotel Abu Dhabi.


The hotel has 499 guest rooms and suites, each with plush amenities, complimentary Wi-Fi and floor-to-ceiling windows with racetrack or marina views. All rooms are spacious, but the Extreme Wow suite is something else entirely.

The E-Wow suite measures 409 square metres spread over two floors. It has 180-degree views and features a high ceiling, lap pool, cocktail bar, sauna, and grand Swarovski crystal chandelier.


W Hotel Abu Dhabi has seven food and beverage outlets. Garage is an international restaurant with five stations, Amici provides authentic Italian cuisine, and Angar specialises in modern Indian flavours. You can enjoy drinks at W Lounge, WET Deck and SUN Deck, and you can have handcrafted brews at Roastery.

Note: Make sure to turn up for the B.I.G. Brunch at Garage every Saturday. It’s one of the must-experience brunches in Abu Dhabi.

2.    The WB Abu Dhabi: For Families on a Theme Park Holiday

The WB Abu Dhabi is the world’s first Warner Bros.-branded hotel and is part of the Curio Collection by Hilton. More importantly for pop culture fans and families with young children, it is right next door to Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, the Warner Bros. World-themed amusement park.

In fact, it is near all Yas Island theme parks. Yas Waterworld is a five-minute walk away. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and SeaWorld Abu Dhabi are approximately five and eight minutes away by car, respectively.

CLYMB Abu Dhabi, the region’s premier indoor skydiving and wall-climbing hub, is a mere five-minute drive from the hotel. It’s also a mere stone’s throw away from Abu Dhabi’s biggest mall, Yas Mall. Indeed, the hotel’s central location makes it an excellent choice for a fun-filled family vacation.

Like the theme park next door, the hotel is filled with memorabilia and curiosities from Warner Bros. TV shows, movies and characters. Families will love the ‘dive-in’ movie theatre, the kids’ club with its splash pad, and the large swimming pool.

The WB Abu Dhabi has a stay-and-play package that gives guests complimentary access to a Yas Island theme park for every night’s stay. If you love the beach, you can visit the nearby white-sand Yas Beach. You can also tee off at the True Links golf course, Yas Links Abu Dhabi.


The WB Abu Dhabi offers vibrant and stylish rooms adorned with cinematic artwork featuring favourite Warner Bros. characters. Every guest room is outfitted with modern amenities for a comfortable stay.


The WB Abu Dhabi has four food and beverage outlets. The Director’s Club, the hotel’s flagship restaurant, offers Saturday and Sunday brunch. It also serves dinner and drinks daily from 5:30 p.m. until 1 a.m.

Sidekicks is the Warner Bros. World-themed all-day dining restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Matinee serves light snacks and refreshments poolside, while the Overlook rooftop lounge-style bar and restaurant is ideal for a nightcap.

3.Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island: For Beach Vacations and Staycations

Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island is for summer fun and relaxation. It’s the hotel for you if your idea of the perfect family vacation is staying at a beachfront resort. It’s also for travellers who want a relaxing staycation.

The hotel is located on Yas Bay. Catch a show at the nearby Etihad Arena, stroll along the waterfront, or explore Yas Bay’s world-class dining destinations, including Paradiso, The Lighthouse, Bushra, Akiba Dori, and Zeera.

You can also simply stay in. Work out at the fitness centre or get a massage or scrub at eforea, one of the best spas in Yas Island Abu Dhabi. You may also visit the in-house beach club, Café Del Mar, with its infinity pool, white-sand beach and incredible sea views.

Travelling with children? They’ll love the splash pad and fountain at the kids’ club. Fun activities for children include movies, arts and crafts.


Choose from various rooms and suites. Guest rooms have city or bay views and may sleep from three to six persons, with connecting rooms available for bigger parties. Executive room and suite guests get free access to the exclusive Executive Lounge on the seventh floor.

Dining Choices

Enjoy a casual dinner with a fantastic sunset view at Café del Mar. Better yet, be there for its spectacular brunch by the pool. Enjoy all-day dining at Graphos Social Kitchen, drinks at Capila Pool Bar and Grill, and live entertainment and the Irish pub experience at McCafferty’s. For tea and cocktails, visit Osmo Lounge and Bar.

Get Ready for Your Abu Dhabi Vacation

Abu Dhabi is an excellent vacation destination with various activities, attractions and experiences. Consider staying at W Hotel Abu Dhabi, The WB Abu Dhabi or Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island to get the best out of your Abu Dhabi vacation.

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