Review: Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residencies, Abu Dhabi, UAE


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For a stunning Arabian beauty in a standout location on the beautiful Corniche in Abu Dhabi, check into the five star Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residencies.


The hotel is located at an exclusive address towards the west end of the waterfront Corniche in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. From this position, the hotel enjoys views of the Emirates Palace complex opposite and the private beach and ocean. Abu Dhabi International Airport is a 30 minute drive away.

Style & Character

Many hotels in Abu Dhabi offer a rather bland, contemporary appeal that you can get anywhere in the world. This is not the case at Bab Al Qasr. Here the hotel exudes its Arabian roots and you feel a sense of the luxurious Middle East throughout from the stunning, iconic architecture, to the Islamic artworks that adorn the walls. It really makes this hotel stand apart from the crowd.

Service & Facilities

The beach is undoubtedly the star of the show here. The 140m private beach is one of the largest in Abu Dhabi and is a wonderful place for a lazy day by the ocean. There’s also a 35-metre infinity pool, a fitness centre and an Arabic spa which is spread over two floors and includes steam rooms and a Moroccan hammam. The meeting and events facilities are excellent and include a stunning ballroom and a business centre. There’s valet parking and a limousine service so you can travel in style too.

You receive traditional Arabian Hospitality from the minute you arrive; the staff are courteous, kind and always happy to assist.


The 677 sumptuous rooms, suites and residences all boast views of either the Emirates Palace or the ocean. There are 313 rooms, 114 suites, 250 fully furnished apartments to choose from. They vary in size from 41m2 for king and twin rooms, to a vast 419m2 for the extremely opulent Presidential Suite. If budget won’t quite stretch to the Presidential Suite, the Junior, Deluxe and Executive Suites are also ideal rooms for the discerning traveller. If you are slightly more budget-conscious try to at least opt for a Club Room to give you access to the Executive Club Lounge. For extended stays, the One, Two and Three Bedroom Residences are perfect.

Food & Drink

There are 5 restaurants, 2 bars and a lounge for you to enjoy at the hotel. Breakfast at the Artisan Kitchen, during the day tuck into a decadent afternoon tea or authentic Arabic coffee at Morjana, head to Loop, the pool bar for a pre-dinner cocktail or two and end the day at Limo, a trendy Peruvian restaurant with an urban atmosphere and a very personal service.

Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residencies

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