The Al Raha Beach Hotel is the epitome of style and luxury. This Abu Dhabi hotel enjoys panoramic Arabian Sea views, a peaceful setting, impressive guest accommodation and a wealth of on-site facilities that are the envy of many of its neighbours. Add into the mix an amazing spa, a fun-filled kids club, and an eclectic dining and night-time scene and you have the perfect recipe for family holidays in Abu Dhabi.
The Body & Soul Recreation Club is the heartbeat of the property during the daytime. The pool area and private beach are what luxury holidays in Abu Dhabi are all about, and the sports facilities and state of the art fitness centre hit the spot too. Night-times bring culinary experiences to tempt you and a unique mix of bars and lounges in which to chill.
There is excitement aplenty to enjoy in the amazing desert city of Abu Dhabi - from splashing times for all the family at Yas Waterworld, to riding the world's fastest roller-coaster at Ferrari World. Hop on the hotel's shuttle bus and enjoy a spot of retail therapy at the Marina, Khalidia and Mushrif Malls, while the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a must see sight too.
The Five-Star Al Raha Beach Hotel presents 278 luxury rooms, suites and villa. Each features opulent furnishings, mood lighting and bespoke artwork, along with floor to ceiling windows, contemporary bathrooms and all the welcome high tech touches that enhance your stay.
The Al Raha Beach Hotel has all of the amenities you'd expect from Five-Star luxury holidays in Abu Dhabi, including two outdoor swimming pools, two indoor swimming pools, children's pool, eight restaurants and bars, private beach, private marina, spa, beauty salon, barbers shop, 24 hour reception and concierge, 24 hour business centre, Wi-Fi internet access throughout, 24 hour room service, kids club and playground, babysitter on request, shopping mall, cinema, car rental, and private parking.
Food, drink & entertainment
There is plenty to tempt your taste buds in the on-site dining venues. The Sevilla restaurant is open three times daily and features an open kitchen, an outdoor terrace, an extensive wine cellar and live entertainment, alongside a menu influenced by European, Italian and Asian cuisine. The Mediterranean style Azur restaurant overlooks the pool and gardens and offers tailor-made menus and daily specialities. The Black Pearl Bar is the hotel's piano bar and blends a unique under-lit optic glass bar and stunning views with a relaxed and convivial atmosphere. Indulge in an English colonial style afternoon tea or high tea in the traditional setting of Cafe Mozart. The Wanasah Shisha Lounge & Bar offers family dining areas, traditional shisha waterpipes and a selection of hot and cold beverages in Arabic style surroundings. Le Piscine Pool Bar & Restaurant is mid-way between the pool and beach and offers a menu of Arabic, Continental and Far Eastern cuisine, along with a wide choice of hot and cold drinks. Al Manzil Clubhouse is the perfect setting for romantic candlelight dinners in a stylish setting. McGettigan's offers an Irish pub like atmosphere and serves a menu of tasty culinary treats and a choice of drinks from mid-day onwards.
Sport, games & activities
The Body & Soul Recreation Club encompasses a wealth of sports and leisure facilities. Here you’ll discover a beauty salon and barber shop, gymnasium, two pools outdoors, an indoor pool and aquamedic pool, two squash courts, a kids club and pool, a private beach, massage service, a sauna, steam room, and Jacuzzi. Water sports are available at the nearby marina and there is also an 18 hole championship golf course in the local vicinity.
The accommodation options at the Al Raha Beach Hotel range from Courtyard, Gulf View and Deluxe Gulf View Rooms to Royal, Gulf Junior and Al Raha Grand Suites, and Two, Three and Four Bedroom Villas. Room highlights include a private terrace, Wi-Fi internet access, bespoke artwork, bathroom with large bathtub and walk-in monsoon shower with magic glass, LCD satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar, in-room safe, magic glass mirror, and 24 hour room service.
Combine a sophisticated city break with a dreamy beach holiday in glamorous Abu Dhabi. This modern metropolis is home to gleaming skyscrapers, palm-lined boulevards and so much green space that it's known as Garden City of the Gulf.
Go shopping in futuristic malls or old fashioned souks, where you can pick up exotic spices, textiles and gold. Take advantage of world class spas, top notch golf courses and delicious cuisine. Check into some of the most impressive hotels on the planet, relax and enjoy impeccable levels of service. The coastline here is as pristine as the accommodation, with strips of white sand lapped by bathwater-warm seas. Head out of the city and find yourself in spectacular desert landscapes that have to be seen to be believed.
All this and year round sunshine make Abu Dhabi one of the world's most up and coming holiday destinations – time to discover it before everyone else does.
Abu Dhabi's desert climate means it's warm all year round, but it can get really hot in the height of summer. Visit from November to March for comfortable highs of around 25°C.
There's so much to do on holiday in Abu Dhabi; from shopping to snorkelling, sandboarding to camel riding, golfing to strolling along the seafront Corniche. Head to the atmospheric souks for a traditional local experience, or go straight to the malls for designer treats. Find your own hideaway with a boat trip to the gorgeous secluded islands off the clear coastline, or head under water and discover stunning coral reefs. Visit the Heritage Village for falconry and lessons in the Bedouin way of life.
The food and drink in Abu Dhabi is first class – and so is the service. Most hotels offer an excellent choice of international cuisine in-house. Elsewhere, the local food is aromatic and incredibly tasty. Coffee are integral to life in Abu Dhabi and many also serve up shisha pipes.
Abu Dhabi remains quieter in the evenings than its nearby neighbour Dubai, but there's still plenty to do. Many hotels have on site bars and clubs and there are an increasing number of late night venues elsewhere in the city. Start an evening with a stroll along the atmospheric Corniche and you'll find somewhere to suit your mood – whether it's a chilled out meal on the seafront or a late night out. Please keep in mind that alcohol consumption is allowed only in bars and on other designated premises and that drinking on the street or in other public places is strictly prohibited.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.