Set on Al Maryah Island, a luxurious new downtown commercial district, Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi offers stunning views of the city skyline and the Arabian Gulf. Surrounded by high-end shopping and dining, and right next door to Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, the city's new financial centre, it offers a taste of understated luxury, and is popular with holidaymakers and business travellers alike.
Dotted with fountains and with views of the Arabian Gulf, the tranquil Dahlia Spa is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy some well-earned pampering. There are eight treatment suites – one specially designed for couples – as well as Zen relaxation rooms, a large heated hydro pool, sauna, hammam and ice fountain. There's also a barbershop and a women's hair, nail and beauty salon.
There are 200 guest rooms, including 38 suites, all with views over the Arabian Gulf. All have spa-like bathrooms with Ferragamo amenities, as well as plush sofas, a customisable Four Seasons bed, television, private bar with espresso machine, three telephones and safe.
Enjoy a workout – there are separate fitness centres for men and women – or take a dip in the swimming pool on the third-floor terrace. Shop till you drop in the designer stores at the next-door Galleria mall or at one of Abu Dhabi's souks, or if all that sounds too much like hard work, you could just relax in the gardens and enjoy the waterfront views. Further afield, you can explore Abu Dhabi's desert dunes with a camel ride or 4x4 adventure, or chill out at Saadiyat Beach, just a 15-minute drive away.
The Four Seasons boasts six restaurants and lounges, all with outdoor waterfront terraces, ranging from a Chicago-style steakhouse to a chic Italian cafe, and from a relaxed lobby lounge to a destination cocktail bar. In-room dining is also available 24 hours a day.
Al Maryah IslandAbu DhabiUAE.