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Unmissable romantic resorts in Abu Dhabi

25 April 2021

With a delightful mix of blissful weather, glorious beaches, desert adventures, spectacular wildlife reserves, offshore islands and a diverse range of exuberant activities, Abu Dhabi is tailor-made for romance.

In this blog, we’ll look at some of the world’s most romantic resorts, all of which are sure to provide you with everything you need to create intimate memories that will last a lifetime.

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

Just 90 minutes from Abu Dhabi and built to resemble an old Arabian fortress, this magnificent five-star resort is hidden among the giant shifting sand dunes of the Rub Al Khali, the largest uninterrupted expanse of sand in the world.

Sweeping desert views from beautiful rooms, suites and villas, and warm interiors that are accented by locally hand-crafted furnishings provide an elegantly serene atmosphere. The resort’s range of unique excursions provide ample opportunities to indulge in the region’s rich cultural traditions. For the ultimate romantic experience, enjoy intimate candle-lit private dining in the serene desert where your palette will be pampered with phenomenal cuisine.

On the morn of another incredible day, recline on cushions and enjoy a sumptuous breakfast as the sun rises over the majestic desert. Offering you the chance to choose your own menu or design your own in consultation with your personal chef, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort provide guests with truly bespoke romantic experiences.

Emirates Palace

Stretching across 1.3km of private, pristine beach on the city’s magnificent Corniche, Emirates Palace warrants its status as one of the world’s most opulent hotels by boasting eight exquisite restaurants, including Abu Dhabi’s only fine dining restaurant devoted to Emirati cuisine, two pools and a serene spa.

Embellished with hand-crafted Italian touches and complemented by carefully selected amenities, the resort’s generously spacious rooms and suites are exceptionally decorated. Whether you’re indulging in exquisite afternoon tea at the magnificent Le Café or enjoying an intimate royal picnic on the exclusive private beach, the resort’s dedicated staff will ensure that all your desires are fulfilled.

Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara

Just 250km west of Abu Dhabi on Sir Bani Yas Island, the five-star Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara has well-appointed rooms, suites and villas, which blend luxurious amenities with rich Arabian touches and sweeping views over the surrounding nature reserve and sparkling Arabian Gulf.

More than half of the island is taken up by the incredible Arabian Wildlife Park, home to in excess of 10,000 free-roaming animals, including Arabian oryx, gazelles, giraffes, hyenas and cheetahs. Unwind with captivating ocean views and desert-inspired spa journeys in the Abu Dhabi spa where you’ll enjoy an indulgent blend of treatments that fuse traditional Thai methods with natural ingredients to create truly unique spa experiences.

Zaya Nurai Island

Zaya Nurai Island, off the north-east tip of Saadiyat Island, is a boutique, 32-villa private-island resort reached in less than ten minutes by private boat from a dedicated jetty on Saadiyat Island. As one of the most paradisiacal properties in Abu Dhabi, Zaya Nurai Island has been enticing guests with its natural beauty for five years now.

Each villa has a private sun deck, plunge pool and fire pit, direct access to the beach and butler service. Facilities include a main pool, a library, a dedicated kids’ club and a state-of-the-art spa. Immersive and exceptional dining options include the beachfront Nurai’s Terrace, the Shisha Deck and the Pool Bar where you will enjoy local authentic produce, much of which is sustainably sourced from the island’s own kitchen garden.

“Abu Dhabi has the most beautiful beaches, turquoise waters and lovely sunny days. The skyscrapers are some of the tallest and most architecturally pleasing in the world. They make a stunning skyline.”

Vicky, Travel Counsellor


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