Fancy a long weekend away, basking in super luxurious surroundings showcasing a mix of modern and Arabesque design within iconic architecture? Abu Dhabi’s luxury five stars Bab Al Qasr Hotel in the West End of the UAE capital, has everything you could possibly need for a relaxing city break with all the trappings of a beach holiday. Accompanying the astounding ambience and authentic Arabic hospitality is a long list of wonderful amenities and experiences to indulge in. No doubt that, once there, you will want to stay a little bit longer than just a few days so you can explore this impressive hotel and its grounds at your leisure.
The hotel complex boasts 677 rooms available for short and extended stays for business and leisure travelers. The hotel has a full service business center if you really must keep in touch with the office. The facilities available are exemplary and you will indubitably be thrilled by any time spent in this sensational hotel which stands a mere twenty-five minutes away from Abu Dhabi International Airport and is also accessible by road from Dubai.
The drive up to the hotel alone is spectacular, with a beautiful stretch of road running its way along the corniche overlooking the white sand beaches, crystal blue waters lapping along the edges of the hotel’s private beach. This is a rather elite area of Abu Dhabi, with the Presidential Palace just a stone’s throw away. You don’t have to be a world leader though to enjoy the hotel’s 419m2 presidential suite with a breathtaking vista to behold bar none. Rest assured that it’s not just this superb suite that has these views, rooms offer a variety of iconic Abu Dhabi views of the Presidential Palace, the Corniche and the Abu Dhabi Islands and Seaview.
All the rooms have been dressed with wonderful attention to detail. Patterns are carved into the dark wood furniture reflecting the mashrabiya inspired designs to be seen all over the hotel and its exterior. Little touches of throws, pillows and other homely soft furnishings make the accommodation comfortably domestic with the decidedly highest of standards ensuring you thoroughly enjoy your time spent winding down inside. A home away from home it is possible to select sizable residences for longer stays, with two or three bedrooms or a compact studio for easy living. All rooms have high speed Wi-Fi and 24-hour room-service.
As you make your way into the main lobby, look up at the awe-inspiringly vast interior with its expansively dignified and majestic décor. Fully sized palm trees, set into the marble floors alongside a water feature like an oasis in the desert, are dwarfed by the height of the vaulted ceilings.
Other lounge areas are hung with imposingly grand chandeliers, which loom overhead while you languish at length below, the vigilant staff attending to your every request with charm and a smile. When it comes to the highest levels of customer service the hotel provides a 24hours concierge facility happy to fulfill all of your possible demands at any hour of the day or night, there’s even a Butler upon request!
Within the hotel a veritable feast of international dining options awaits. You can choose from several restaurants and bars to delight in dishes which range from traditional Arabic and Moroccan delicacies, to inspired fine dining or refreshingly healthy meals. The Artisan Kitchen showcases live cooking stations and an international menu; Limo restaurant offers an urban atmosphere; Limo Bar, the pool side modern Loop Bar; Morjana for Middle Eastern cuisine; and the Fresh Basil delicatessen shop offers gourmet products delivered directly to your door.
For your larger banquets, plan your next event at Abu Dhabi’s premier meeting and conference destinations at Bab Al Qasr, as the hotels offers a flexible world-class venue that can be tailored to your event’s needs.
If overindulgence isn’t your style and you want to maintain your fitness regime during your stay there is a fitness center that hotel guests can access 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The gym has state of the art equipment and you can warm up your aching muscles in the steam room and sauna.
The swimming pools are just incredible to behold; the huge outdoor infinity pool is a feat of design and engineering and with the integrated shallow pool this means you can enjoy the water without having to go out of your depth. Ask any of the staff on site about the water sports activities available and they will help you to organize your leisure activities during your stay, which should keep the whole family busy. Perhaps while the children are being entertained you can take advantage of this brief respite to escape to the tranquil sanctuary of the Ayana Spa. The two-floor luxury spa, with six treatment rooms, uses ancient Arabian techniques, healing herbs and organic ingredients in its considerable treatment menu which includes Thai, Hot Stone and Moroccan massages, as well as an assortment of body scrubs and facials.
Once you’ve discovered Bab Al Qasr for yourself, there is no doubt that you’d like to share the experience, and this Ramadan the hotel presents the ideal setting to spend time with family and friends. The custom-built pavilion displays exquisitely elaborate décor and every night you shall be serenaded by soothing live entertainment, while savoring the sprawling Iftar buffet and á la carte Suhoor menu. Bab Al Qasr truly is a wonderful destination to host high-profile social gatherings, wedding celebrations, and social events. The dedicated specialist Events team is available to help you plan and deliver the perfect event.