The Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi is the embodiment of contemporary elegance and luxury. This Abu Dhabi hotel combines a wealth of innovative features and on-site facilities, with a mouth-watering selection of premier eateries, lively and chic bars and contemporary guest accommodation.
Whether you're seeking relaxation or activities aplenty, Le Royal Meridien goes all out to impress. The amazing pool area is tucked in amongst palm trees and landscaped gardens, with a private beach alongside. Step indoors and uncover an oasis of calm in the spa and fitness heaven in the state of the art gym. The hotel's list of innovations include the first concept Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant in the Emirates, the city's only authentic Irish pub and the only revolving bar with 360 degree views.
Exploring the local area is easy with a complimentary shuttle bus service to the city centre, and the Corniche beach is within easy walking distance. Car and bike rental opens up a world of theme parks, water parks, cultural attractions, golf and shopping options.
The Five-Star Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi presents a total of 276 luxury guest rooms and suites. Featuring a neutral colour palette, sumptuous bathrooms, inspiring Arabian Sea or city views, and state of the art facilities, your comfort and well-being are a priority.
Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi provides you with all the facilities you'd expect from Five-Star luxury holidays in Abu Dhabi, including two outdoor swimming pools, sun terraces, covered children's area with pool, fourteen bars, cafes and restaurants, health club, spa, two floodlit tennis courts, squash courts, beach volleyball court, grand ballroom, 24 hour room service, 24 hour reception, and a complimentary pass to the nearby Heritage Village.
Food, drink & entertainment
The on-site restaurant and bars offer a world of flavours to tantalise your taste buds. The bistro style Cafe Palmier features all day dining from a wide choice of freshly made dishes and whEAT Artisan Bakery and Bistro serves up a mouth-watering combination of healthy dining options and sweet/savoury treats. Authentic Greek specialities are served in the Acropolis restaurant, south-eastern seafood cuisine in the Talay eatery, and Italian pizza and pasta in Pappagallo. The Market Kitchen is Jean-Georges Vongerichten's concept restaurant offering home from home family cuisine made from the freshest local produce. The Stratos Revolving Lounge & Grill features an open show-kitchen and serves up a selection of light bites, fish and grilled dishes, caviar and desserts, and a signature afternoon tea service - all accompanied by unique rotating 360 degree views of Abu Dhabi's coast and skyline. Imago Restaurant & Bar blends new world tastes with international dishes and a tasty selection of beverages. Traditional Italian dishes, freshly baked bread, oven baked pizzas, and homemade pasta grace the menu in the chic Amalfi Restaurant. Gourmet teas, coffees, homemade pastries and cakes are served throughout the day in the Al Finjan lobby tea lounge. The NRG Sports Cafe combines a tasty snack menu and beers, with an upbeat atmosphere and large screen sports viewing. P J O'Reilly's sits alongside the pool and gardens and combines traditional Irish hospitality, fun and freshly pulled beers, with live music, DJs and special guests. The Captain's Arms offers a menu of English pub favourites and beverages and the Aqua Pool Bar offers a tempting selection of light bites and beverages. The Piano Lounge presents a calm and relaxing atmosphere in which to enjoy a cocktail and be entertained by the resident Arabic musician and belly dancer. The Wakataua Terrace is the place to choose for chilled out afternoons and upbeat nights, with an impressive menu of cocktails and exotic snacks. The Sax Club offers comfy seating, saxophone music and intoxicating cocktails. Le Meridien Hub hosts Le Meridien's signature Latitude 24 Bar, serving fresh illy coffee, pastries and snacks by day and an extensive wine list in the evening; along with computer and internet facilities to keep in touch, late afternoon snacks and beverages, and a selection of sculptures and artwork. Illusions Nightclub brings your day to a close in style with the latest dance music.
Sport, games & activities
Keeping up your fitness regime during your stay is simple; the Eden Health Club offers a gymnasium with all the latest gym equipment. Challenge your partner to a game of tennis or squash. A range of water sports such as kayaking, waterskiing and wakeboarding, and also beach volleyball are available on the beach. The children have a covered play area and pool to keep them entertained. The Eden Spa has ten spa treatment rooms, 40 face and body treatments, an indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi and relaxation area, which make winding down fun.
The accommodation options at Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi range from Deluxe, Business and Royal Club Rooms, to Deluxe and Royal Club Suites. Deluxe Room highlights include an interactive TV, Wi-Fi, high speed internet connection at a charge, international direct dial telephone, voice mail, 24 hour room service, digital safety deposit box, mini bar, iron and ironing board, in-room refreshment centre, and tea and coffee making facilities. Royal Club Rooms and Suites also benefit from access to the exclusive Le Royal Club Lounge with its myriad of facilities.
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.