The sleek curves of the Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana sit proudly on the Abu Dhabi Corniche waterfront. This Abu Dhabi hotel takes comfort and luxury to another level; from its tasteful and opulent guest rooms and glamorous public areas, to the picturesque pool and beach club, and chic bars and restaurants.
Whether you're seeking relaxation or abundant activities, the Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan ticks the boxes. Discover an oasis of calm in the spa, or chill out poolside and admire the Arabian Sea views. Up the tempo with a game of tennis or squash, take to the water on a windsurf board or work out in the state of the art fitness facility.
No trip to Abu Dhabi would be complete without a spot of exploring - whether it's a trip into the desert, a sightseeing tour of the area, a shopping trip around the enormous malls, or a day on the fairways of one of the many golf courses.
The Five-Star Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana presents 443 luxury rooms and suites. Contemporary in style and with an enviable list of in-room facilities such as high speed Wi-Fi connection, an amazing bathroom, a mini bar, a multi channel satellite TV, and 24/7 room service, your every whim is catered for here.
The Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana has all of the amenities you'd expect from Five-Star luxury holidays in Abu Dhabi, including three interlinked outdoor swimming pools, beach club, kid's pool, private beach, two restaurants, two bars, 24/7 room service, spa, beauty salon, Wi-Fi internet connection in public areas, crèche, kid's playground, two squash courts, two floodlit tennis courts, table tennis table, water sports centre, business centre, babysitting on request, doctor on call, car and limousine rental, underground car park, currency exchange, gift shops, laundry and dry cleaning service.
Food, drink & entertainment
The on-site restaurants and bars embrace local and international flavours. The contemporary and elegant Horizon restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving international cuisine with an Oriental twist. Kamoon offers a menu of Arabic dishes for lunch and dinner, with the option of dining indoors or al fresco. The Lounge lobby cafe serves light breakfasts and a large choice of light bites, teas and coffees from 7am onwards. The Sunset Bar is poolside and offers guests comfortable seating in which to enjoy light meals and beverages during daylight hours. Dine in the privacy of your own room from the 24 hour room service menu.
Sport, games & activities
Keeping up your fitness regime during your stay is easy; the state of the art gymnasium is fully-equipped with cardio vascular and weight training machines, personal fitness trainers and group fitness rooms. Challenge your partner to a game of squash or tennis. The Sunshine Water Sports centre offers plentiful water-based activities. The children have access to the Mini-Me Kids Club, with its fun-packed activities and a playground area. The spa offers a relaxing environment in which to chill out, along with massage facilities, a steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi, and plunge pool.
The accommodation options at the Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana range from Classic Rooms and Premium Rooms to Classic, Premium, and Khalidiya Two Bedroom Suites. Room highlights include IP phones with voice mail, mini fridge, bathroom with bathtub and separate walk-in shower, high speed Wi-Fi internet connection, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV with multi channels, in-room safe, laundry and dry cleaning services, daily housekeeping service, bathrobes, and hairdryer. Many rooms also offer an Arabian Sea view and a balcony.
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 golfing or 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.