Back in 1979 Le Méridien Abu Dhabi opened its doors - the second international hotel in the UAE capital.
Over the next forty years is has become a stalwart on the city's staycation scene and a popular haunt for food and drinks.
International visitors have also flocked to it, the beachside setting and homley charm becoming a favourite with holidaymakers.
Even the most fair reviews in recent years would have had to admit the hotel was in need of a freshen up.
Well, that time has arrived and, to celebrate turning 40, Le Méridien Abu Dhabi has a new look - with a sparking lobby, refreshed café areas and flashy new rooms.
Here's to 40 more.
Le Méridien Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiya (02 644 6666).