White-sands and waterway cruises paired with urbane luxury
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Beach | City | Relaxation
Despite its convenient setting just a short hop away from the airport, golf course and city centre, the Shangr-La Abu Dhabi enjoys a secluded spot right on the shores of the Khor Al Maqta River. And, the hotel’s exotic garden grounds are interwoven with waterways plied by traditional Arabian boats – perfect for a relaxing cruise between the hotel's world-class facilities. However, it’s the private beach that’s the ultimate in relaxation and an ideal spot to catch the sunset over the canal.
To take full advantage of the hotel’s pretty setting, all of its 213 rooms feature a balcony or terrace, each with spectacular views over the canal. Back inside, although Arabian architectural flare plays out across rich fabrics and marbled bathrooms, it’s paired with modern facilities. There’s everything from complimentary WiFi and satellite TV to rainfall showers – separate to the deep-soaking tubs. The daily newspaper and welcome fruit are nice touches. For something extra special, look to the Executive rooms for a private garden terrace, the suites for opulent living areas or the villas for something truly ultra-luxurious. Spanning four bedrooms, expect a private pool, Jacuzzi and even a cinema.
With a collection of restaurants considered among the finest in Abu Dhabi, you’ll be treated to a full spread of dining experiences. The hotel’s headline act, Shang Palace, offers authentic Cantonese cuisine while Hoi An dishes up award-winning Vietnamese dishes and Bord Eau pairs quiet instrumentals with world-class French fine dining. For lighter bites, enjoy a snack poolside or head to the lobby lounge where teas, pastries and coffees are served up to qanun performances. There are also the club menus of Al Hanah Bar, matched with a selection of indulgent drinks and cigars – best taken on the balcony at sunset.
As you’d expect from Shangri-La, there’s a full range of superb facilities. However, it’s perhaps the spa that’s the most impressive, having garnered recognition from the likes of Condé Nast and the What’s On Abu Dhabi Awards. The treatments range from body wraps to coffee scrubs, while steam rooms, Jacuzzis, saunas and hammams round things off. For something faster paced, head to fitness centre and book onto one of the classes, which include yoga, Zumba and Pilates. Or, simply relax with a choice of swimming pools. Lastly, if you book a Horizon Club room, you’ll be treated to the likes of complimentary limousine transfers, cocktails, canapés and light snacks.
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Book by: 27 October 2017
Combine palm-studded beaches, duty-free shopping and stays in some of the world's most opulent hotels with desert resorts that seem plucked from the Middle Eastern folk tales of The Arabian Nights.
Any element of this accommodation can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
Contemporary resort from £1,195 incl. flights
Early booking offer - stay 5 nights and pay for only 4
Book by: 30 September 2017
Offer: One free night when you pay for 4 or more, for selected travel dates between 11 January and 31 March 2018
Prices from: £1,195 per person - price varies by exact travel date, please call for details
- return scheduled flights
- private transfers
- 5 nights accommodation in a Deluxe Room on a bed and breakfast basis
- use of an airport lounge in the UK (subject to departure airport and terminal)
Terms & Conditions: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.
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