Discover beachside luxury at this five-star resort situated on a nine-kilometre stretch of Abu Dhabi's Blue Flag-certified Saadiyat Beach
The perfect combination of sun, sand and sea makes Saadiyat Island a sought-after destination in the UAE capital among residents and visitors alike. Boasting an idyllic nine-kilometre-long coast with pristine white sand and clear waters, the island offers a picturesque backdrop for luxury escapes in the emirate.
Promising an incomparable hospitality experience, in keeping with the island's relaxed vibe, is the five-star Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas. The property's striking modern Arabic architecture, first-class amenities and uninterrupted Arabian Gulf views add to its regal presence. A short distance from the island's cultural attractions, the resort serves as a great base for luxury getaways with the family.
A premium offering
Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas offers 327 guest rooms and suites, catering to discerning guests. For those seeking something truly extraordinary, the 13 beach villas by the shore are among the property's biggest highlights. Promising to truly elevate any stay, the villas range from one to two bedrooms, offering unparalleled service, a unique experience and added privileges.
Guests choosing to stay at a villa can check in to the resort via a dedicated counter. Each villa boasts a spacious living area and bedrooms, beautifully appointed with a host of amenities for a comfortable stay. A luxuriously furnished terrace overlooking the Arabian Gulf offers the ideal setting for relaxation, while a private plunge pool completes the offering.
A personal butler is available to assist guests with special requests during their stay. Villa guests also enjoy in-room breakfast as well as access to the exclusive Club Rotana lounge, where afternoon tea and evening canapés are served. At the main pool and by the beach, a private cabana and lounge seating ensure that guests make the most of their downtime.
On the menu
Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas is a dining destination in its own right. Across the resort's seven dining venues, guests are promised a remarkable experience with fresh ingredients and authentic flavours.
Si Ristorante Italiano & Bar is known for its Italian classics; Hamilton’s Gastropub is a lively sports bar serving brews along with pub favourites; Turtle Bay Bar & Grill offers surf, turf and grilled delicacies in a vibrant atmosphere; Sama Lobby Lounge serves up light bites and refreshments; while all-day dining venue Sim Sim is where an expansive international buffet bursting with global flavours can be found. Nasma Beachfront Bar and the Pool Bar complete the dining offering, with their range of creative concoctions.
Rest and relaxation
The leisure facilities at the resort include Zen the Spa, which offers a traditional Turkish and Moroccan hammam experience, among other treatments. There's also a fully-equipped gym at Bodylines Fitness Club. Guests also enjoy access to the outdoor pool, tennis court, padel courts, football pitch, mini golf and a beach club. For junior visitors, Aladdin’s Cave offers a lazy river, splash pool, cinema zone, water slide and more.
For meetings with a difference, Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas offers several exquisite venues, from three fully-equipped banquet and event rooms and an elegant ballroom to a spectacular outdoor lawn. As part of Club Rotana, villa guests get one-hour complimentary access to the Club Rotana meeting room.
Discover the best of Saadiyat Island during your stay
Saadiyat Island is known for its natural beauty, with its stunning coastline and clear waters home to the island's original guests – the Hawksbill sea turtles which nest on the pristine beachfront. It is thanks to the efforts of the island's Hawksbill Turtle Conservation Programme – the only one of its kind in the region – that the turtles return during the breeding season every year to lay their eggs. Each nest can contain around 90 to 100 eggs and they are protected via elevated boardwalks that prevent people from disturbing the nests.
The island is also dotted with an array of cultural hubs and work is underway to transform the destination into one with the world’s single largest concentration of cultural venues. It is currently home to the renowned Louvre Abu Dhabi, where visitors can discover a permanent display of art from around the world alongside seasonal exhibitions.
Manarat Al Saadiyat also offers a creative hub for emerging and established artists. The recently opened Abrahamic Family House is also a cultural icon in its own right, with a mosque, church and synagogue sitting harmoniously alongside each other – a proud symbol of tolerance.
Set to join the ranks soon is Zayed National Museum, which will shine a light on the life and legacy of the country's founding father, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Natural History Museum Abu Dhabi and teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi.