Boasting impressive cultural monuments, buildings made of gold, breathtaking views and world-class service, Abu Dhabi epitomises luxury.

Start the day with Brunch in the Clouds, forty-eight floors above, or sit back and relax with a 24K gold-flake cappuccino (yes, there is such a thing!) or pamper yourself at one of the world’s best day spas, browse authentic wares at one of the many souks, or grab a spot in a private cabana and kick back at one of the exclusive beachside retreats.

In Abu Dhabi, luxury is the name of the game!

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DAY 1

Brunch in the Clouds

The world’s highest suspended suite, guests can enjoy an exclusive brunch experience on the 48th and 49th floors of the St. Regis on the last Friday of each month. Boasting a cinema full of candy, a caviar ice bar, a dedicated cheese and dessert room, oyster room, private bar and a mixologist on-demand, the out-of-this-world brunch caters exclusively to 50 diners who will be met in the hotel’s grand Reception Hall by a butler who will then escort the guests to a private elevator taking them straight to the expansive suite, which they are then free to roam as they please. Guests can even take a break and enjoy shoulder massages and manicures in the suite’s private spa.

Emirates Palace

An Abu Dhabi icon boasting five-star luxury, Emirates Palace is so much more than a hotel, it’s an experience. Worth more than $3 billion USD, the hotel exudes style and glamour, with gold, mother of pearl and crystals featured throughout. Popular restaurants include Mawal, Le Vendome and Mezzaluna, which all serve a variety of delectable cuisines. Fancy a drink? Havana Club and Breeze Lounge are your go-to. If relaxation is what you’re after, the Emirates Palace Spa will transport you to another world. If fun is key, go for a camel ride or take a dip in the pool. And if you’ve only got a short time to spend here, Le Café is a must for its famous Camel Burger and 24K gold-flaked Palace Cappuccino. There is even a gold vending machine in the hotel lobby!

Li Beirut

A lavish and uber-chic Lebanese restaurant in Jumeirah Etihad Towers, serving contemporary modern Lebanese dishes with a European touch! With the promise of a mouthwateringly delicious gastronomic adventure, sink into the plush leather chairs in the stylish dining room and settle in for a delectable blend of ingredients, taste and tradition. Here, even the most simplest Lebanese dishes are turned into a masterpiece with a twist. Famous for its small touches, restaurant guests will receive warm facecloths on arrival and small chocolate gift boxes on departure.

DAY 2

Rosewater at Jumeirah

Boasting the finest and most luxurious all-day dining buffet in Abu Dhabi, Rosewater is where you can indulge in your favourite dishes and test the palate with some new and exciting flavours. From seafood to steak, to Indian and Arabian cuisine, the choices are endless and the standards are high. Live cooking stations are positioned throughout, with Rosewater’s expert chefs preparing your lamb fillet, tuna steak, sushi or sashimi to perfection. Dine alfresco on the terrace and take in the stunning ocean views, or eat inside and immerse yourself in the vibrant ambience of the eatery. Still hungry? Choose a sweet treat from the expansive dessert bar, with the apple pie, vanilla crème brulee and fresh fruit proving most popular!

Anantara Spa

Located at the Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara, Abu Dhabi, this luxurious spa gives guests the chance to embark on a rejuvenating journey away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Boasting 15 treatment rooms, the Anantara Spa is famous for its Traditional Turkish Hammam, which features 2 private Hammam rooms, as well as an open Hammam area, sauna and steam rooms, where guests can indulge in a detoxifying hot steam bath followed by a relaxing massage. Guests also have the option to choose from a variety of other traditional treatments, including Arabic and Thai remedies - the perfect way to give your body a little TLC.

The Galleria on Al Maryah Island

A premium retail and dining destination in a spectacular waterfront location, it features over 130 retail outlets over two levels, with a prestigious mix of international brands, speciality retailers and iconic luxury fashion and fine jewellery stores - it truly is a shopaholic’s paradise! The precinct features an architecturally impressive sculptural glass and steel atrium roof that acts as the heart of the precinct and offers breathtaking views of the city skyline. The luxurious precinct is also home to a variety of exciting culinary options, including fine dining restaurants and laid-back cafes, all serving up mouthwateringly tasty dishes.

DAY 3

Nation Riviera Beach Club

Adjoining the luxurious 5-Star The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, this exclusive beachfront retreat features its own private beach, a 200-metre stretch of white pristine sand that overlooks the waters of the Arabian Gulf. Open to hotel guests, members and day guests, the Club is easily accessible from the third floor of the hotel via an air-conditioned private tunnel located underneath the Corniche, so guests can go from the cool to the pool without even breaking a sweat. Stepping out from the tunnel, guests are met with twelve cabanas and sun loungers, as well as a temperature-controlled pool, which features a swim-up bar and open-air Jacuzzi. There is even a fitness room and a variety of activities on offer, including volleyball, football, rugby, kayaking and paddle boarding, with a kids club and nanny service for the little ones.

Sontaya

Meaning ‘sunset’ in Thai, the aptly named Sontaya is a beautiful restaurant located at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, set against a backdrop of interconnected pools and floating pavilions that overlook the sparkling waters of the Arabian Gulf. Vibrant and atmospheric during the day, and romantic at night, the very lavish Sontaya promises a mouthwateringly delicious culinary adventure, serving a variety of Southeast Asian dishes and complimentary signature cocktails. Boasting incredible views and world-class service, stop by to enjoy a three-course meal, an Asian Fusion brunch or even just a cocktail to watch the sunset. The option of indoor/outdoor dining ensures guests can take full advantage of the incredible Abu Dhabi weather.

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort Dining Experience

Take your tastebuds on a culinary adventure in the desert. Indulge in an all-day dining experience at Al Waha, which boasts live cooking stations and serves dishes with an Emirati twist. Or feast on some of the best cuts of beef from all over the world at Suhail, and enjoy a glass of wine whilst watching the sunset from the rooftop terrace, or lay by the pool at Ghadeer with a refreshing beverage before enjoying a Mediterranean-inspired dish when the sun goes down. If you’re after something light, visit Al Liwan and sip on Arabian coffee and mint teas, and nibble on pastries and locally-grown Liwa dates. Or immerse yourself in the spirit of Arabia and dine in an authentic ancient setting and sample a variety of cold mezzeh and indulge in Arabic BBQ. There is even the option to dine in your own private villa overlooking the breathtaking sand dunes, whilst a chef prepares your dishes from scratch.

Where to stay

Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Resort and Spa

Offering a fusion of authentic Emirati life and unparalleled luxury, this iconic hotel is located in the largest uninterrupted sand desert in the world. Ride a camel over the dunes, relax poolside or dine at one of the hotel’s four world-class restaurants.

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Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi

A truly iconic Abu Dhabi experience, this exclusive hotel boasts its own private bay, two large swimming pools and a whopping 14 dining options. Guestrooms overlook the Arabian Gulf and the skyline of Abu Dhabi.

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St Regis Abu Dhabi

One of the finest addresses in Abu Dhabi, world-class service is taken to new levels at this luxurious hotel. The 283 rooms all boast breathtaking views of the Abu Dhabi Corniche, as well as a signature St. Regis Butler Service.

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