Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa
Time Out Says
Set on the edge of metropolitan Abu Dhabi, where the city meets the sand, it’s a place like no other and is designed for total relaxation.
Despite it’s serene location you don’t have to drive for hours to get here. Al Wathba is just 85 minutes from Dubai Marina and 55 minutes from the Emirates Palace end of Abu Dhabi Corniche.
This is a hotel that takes much inspiration from its surroundings and the country’s heritage and there are loads of things to do that tie in with Emirati and Bedouin culture.
There are falcon shows, horse riding lessons and camel race track tours, as well as a Bedoin desert dining experience.
A Talise Spa provides even more ways to chill out, as does the stunning pool (which has a rather swanky bar Panache). There’s a kids’ club and state-of-the-art gym, too.
There are around 100 rooms and suites and restaurants including the Italian Terra Secca, a lobby lounge and all-day dining venue. Drinks on the rooftop bar.
Al Mesayan are also a must.
By Time Out staff | 25 Sep 2019
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