With its soaring buildings and lavish shopping malls, Abu Dhabi is a lovely tourist spot. But planning a vacation to this city, also known as the richest in the world, can seem dauntingly expensive. The good news is it doesn’t have to be! You can still enjoy the comforts and amenities the city has to offer at a great, comfortable price. Here’s a list of five affordable hotels located next to some of the top area attractions:
Intercontinental Hotel Abu Dhabi
Situated in the heart of the city, this beautifully designed hotel with gold painted ceilings and stately columns boasts 390 rooms and scenic views of the Marina, a nearby harbor. Perfect for those with classic taste who enjoy modern conveniences, this hotel features a 24/7 fitness center, spa, outdoor pool and WiFi. Enjoy a quiet stroll on the beach located right in front of the hotel or take a brisk walk to nearby sights such as the Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Centre or the Marina mall. The hotel staff is happy to arrange a desert safari trip for those interested in adventure.
Prices start at $110 per night.
The Hotel Corniche Hotel Apartment
While not nearly as lavish as the elegantly domed Intercontinental Hotel Abu Dhabi, this hotel has some standout features that make it a worthy choice. Located near the business district and close to tourist sites such as the Capital Garden, this establishment is perfect for those combining business and pleasure. Rooms feature spacious working desks and 24/7 room service. Other amenities include wireless internet access, meeting rooms, a multi-lingual staff and secretarial services. Don’t miss out on the complimentary breakfast buffet, massage treatments or on-site hair salon. And be sure to book a room with an expansive view of the Arabian Gulf.
Prices start at $105 per night.
Park Inn Abu Dhabi, Yas Island
This 3 star, 204 room hotel features one of the best locations. It is situated next to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the top area attractions. Featuring modest conveniences such as an area shuttle and WiFi in public places, this hotel is great for the modest traveler. Also included are an outdoor swimming pool and babysitting services.
Prices start at $114.
Hilton Baynunah Abu Dhabi
Offering scenic views of the nearby sea, this 42-storied hotel is within walking distance of the city’s center. Guests have the option of booking the Junior suite, which comes complete with kitchenette and WiFi, or the Suite, a spacious room with a breathtaking view. Both types of rooms come equipped with a seating and dining area as well as an entertainment center. The hotel staff offers babysitting and laundry service.
Prices start at $117.
TOP Grand Continental Hotel Flamingo
Located next to area attractions such as the Zayed City Market and the Abu Dhabi Mall, this 3 star hotel is perfect for the minimalist traveler. Featuring bare-bone services such as shaving and makeup mirrors and designated smoking areas, this establishment is all about utility. Rooms feature enviable views such as those of the garden or the city skyline. But beware; other amenities come at an extra cost. Housekeeping and bed turndown services are available upon request and phone use as well as WiFi comes at an extra charge. Travelers, planning to spend most of their time in the city, taking in the sights and sounds, will benefit most from this no-frills hotel.
Prices start at $85.