Within the Qaryat Al Beri complex, the Shangri-La stands on its own stretch of beach, with views across the strait to the mainland. While it’s only a 10-minute drive from the airport and just 15 minutes from the city center, the hotel inhabits its own world, where guests can escape for a little peace and privacy. Traditional abras convey guests around the hotel, along its waterways, amidst impressive architecture and gorgeous decor. The rooms are similarly decked out with warm tones and lush fabrics, their private balconies afford stunning views and the self contained suites come with private butlers for total convenience. Guests can indulge in international cuisine across five highly-acclaimed restaurants and enjoy drinks at sunset, on the roof or by the pool. The Shangri-La’s private beach lures guests with glittering waves while the health club and spa promise relaxation and invigoration amidst world class facilities.
Location: In a location that is both convenient and hidden away, the Shangri-La offers an easy access to relaxation and seclusion.
Services: From the laundry, concierge and valet services, all the way up to the private butlers attending the suites, the service here is second-to-none.
History: While its modern amenities are cutting edge, the Shangri-La pays homage to its historic home with elegant Arabic decor throughout.
Each of the 213 rooms and suites is exquisitely-decorated, with a private balcony or terrace. Modern amenities meet Arabian elegance in a perfect balance of comfort and luxury.
Perfect for couples who like to lounge out in peace, the capacious garden suite offers comfort over nearly 1200 square feet. With a separate master bedroom and living space, the highlight is surely the private garden terrace leading to the pool.
Sprawling over more than 700-square-feet, premier rooms feature private balconies and all the mod-cons for sumptuous luxury. The walk-in rain shower and separate tub in the bathrooms are the icing on the cake.
Completely self-contained, the six four-bedroom villas offer the height of luxury and privacy. Highly-trained butlers cater to every need so that guests may relax at leisure in facilities ranging from private pools to cinemas.
With everything guests could possibly ask for on-site and on hand, from the pool and beach to the health club and spa, the Shangri-La has it all and guests can indulge and treat themselves throughout their stay.
Guests in search of some invigoration will find it at the well-equipped health club. Two gyms, yoga and fitness studios as well as a lap pool and steam and sauna facilities makes for a comprehensive wellness experience.
Guests can soak up the sun beside the waters of the outdoor pool. Here, snacks and drinks are served at the bar and a refreshing dip comes with a stunning backdrop of Abu Dhabi’s skyline.
Standing on a strip of pristine white sand, the Shangri-La treats guests with access to its own private expanse of beach. Leisurely strolls, ocean swims and beautiful sunsets are all included.
Guests can lose themselves in relaxation at CHI, The Spa, where an extensive menu of treatments draws from authentic healing practices from around Asia, to ensure total indulgence.
The full spectrum of refreshment and indulgence is covered across the Shangri-La’s five restaurants and four bars. Here, international and award winning cuisine is accompanied with delicious drinks and stunning views.
The perfect spot to unwind after a long day, Al Hanah Bar offers cocktails and drinks in an elegant setting with fabulous sunset views from the balcony and an adjoining cigar lounge for extra indulgence.
Surrounded by rich fabrics and opulent textures, diners enjoy some of the finest French cuisine in Abu Dhabi. Seasonal, fresh produce is flown from France for ultimate authenticity.
Diners enjoy the colorful flavors of modern Vietnam in the warm, welcoming setting of Hoi An restaurant, where traditional recipes are given a contemporary twist and presented with panache.
The famously-beautiful palatial lobby at the Shangri-La Abu Dhabi is the ideal place to sit back and relax with a glass of wine and a snack or, in the afternoon, to enjoy a spot of tea and cake.
The Spanish chef brings not only his two michelin stars but the cuisine of his home to Abu Dhabi at Pearls and Caviar. Classic Spanish tapas with elegant upgrades accompany creative cocktails at this exquisite hotel restaurant.
Guests can ascend from Pearls and Caviar to rooftop bar Pearls for stunning views over the city. Here, they enjoy sunset drinks or dance well into the night, under the stars, to an intoxicating soundtrack courtesy of the resident DJ.
By the sparkling, refreshing waters of the pool, guests are treated to delightful refreshments from the poolside bar, not to mention unparalleled views of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
The highly regarded and oft awarded Shang Palace is the Shangri-La’s flagship restaurant. Here, guests are treated to authentic, elegant Cantonese delicacies amidst beautiful traditional decor.
Diners can enjoy the true experience of an Arabian souk at this all-day restaurant serving global cuisine as well as local favorites on a buffet and a la carte basis. There is seating inside amongst the action or outside for alfresco dining.
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