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Abu Dhabi's historic hotels offer a historic place to stay in the capital

Abu Dhabi's historic hotels offer a historic place to stay in the capital

Abu Dhabi has 64 capital locations that require "unconditional protection".

The buildings and landmarks have been named as part of the capital's first modern heritage conservation initiative.

Here are six hotels listed in the Abu Dhabi Modern Heritage Conservation Initiative that still welcome tourists today.

InterContinental Hotel – Abu Dhabi

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This imposing hotel in the Al Bateen district of the capital is a place where regional history was written. On the morning of May 25, 1981, the InterContinental Hotel in Abu Dhabi hosted a summit meeting in which six Gulf leaders gathered in the Dar El Istiqbal ballroom to sign an agreement enshrining the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Four decades later, the ballroom is still intact and the five-star hotel is a favorite with visitors to the capital of the United Arab Emirates. With 390 spacious hotel rooms, all with city or coastal views, the property also offers temperature-controlled swimming pools, a children's pool with waterslide, 160m of coastline and a private marina, not to mention an abundance of restaurants. Water view options.


Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi Corniche

Beach resort in Corniche Abu Dhabi | Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort

Opened 50 years ago by the founding father of the United Arab Emirates, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi Corniche, formerly Hilton Abu Dhabi, sits atop the capital's rocky outcrop and offers landscaped gardens and spacious rooms overlooking the Arabian Gulf .

When the hotel opened its doors, it was instead surrounded by sand. The capital's first hotel, it represented a new era of internationalism for the city, hosting the emirate's first five-star hotel brand.

Renamed Radisson Blu il five years ago, it's The Perfect Here you can endless days at the beach and family fun in the hotel's wave pool, surf pool, zipline and lazy river, and is also home to the popular West Bay Beach Club.

Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Al Ain

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Opened in 1970, the Hilton Al Ain predates the United Arab Emirates itself. Their arrival was something of an event in the sleepy desert-fringed city that is still rare today.

With air-conditioned bedrooms, the first bathrooms city ​​conference and a large swimming pool, it was considered fit for a queen, and rightly the late Queen Elizabeth II stayed here on her first state visit to the Gulf.

Five decades after opening, the hotel is now the Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort and continues to welcome guests to Garden City. Three pools, a shaded area for kids, a swim-up bar and waterslide, and several dining options, including popular Tex-Mex bar Paco's and the palm-lined Makani Garden restaurant make it a family favorite.

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Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort

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It was the third major international hotel chain to open in the capital, alongside Hilton and Le Méridien, and its modernist design with influences from traditional fortresses dominated the beachfront setting.

Newly renovated in 2021, the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort is one of the oldest five-star hotels in the capital and a favorite spot for locals and long-term residents. duration. The property's private beach on the Corniche is popular, while the temperature-controlled pools and poolside bar are the perfect place to escape the heat of the summer sun. A newly built spa offers pampering and relaxation.

Le Meridien Abu Dhabi

Hotel Le Meridien Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi): Alle Infos zum Hotel

Le Meridien Abu Dhabi was where the late Queen Elizabeth II and Sheikh Zayed had lunch together during the monarch's first state visit to the United Arab Emirates in 1979. The newest hotel in the capital was an ideal location for the meeting, with its beachfront location, air conditioning, temperature-controlled swimming pool and color televisions.

Located directly on the beach, the hotel was designed in a 1970s modernist style interspersed with locally inspired arches and domes. It quickly became a popular destination for business travelers and airline personnel from the emirate, and four decades later the newly refurbished hotel continues to welcome tourists who flock to the five-star hotel for enjoy sunny days and dine at the hotel restaurant.

Erth Abu Dhabi

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With a history dating back to the 1980s, the former Armed Forces Officers Club and Conference Center was purpose-built as a recreation center for UAE Armed Forces personnel. Fourteen years later, it became the club and hotel for officers of the armed forces and was opened by the late President Sheikh Khalifa.

Located next to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, the hotel is an architectural marvel and unique in the city. In 2021, it was renovated and when it reopened Erth Abu Dhabi, a beautiful futuristic-looking hotel, whose name in Arabic means "legend" and recalls its Emirati roots, 600 seats and unique gastronomic facilities. It continues to evolve with botanical gardens, seaside restaurants and a retro souk that will open soon.

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