Rediscover Abu Dhabi: 5 of the best hotels for a staycation

A new initiative aims to give residents a chance to reacquaint themselves with the emirate

A number of hotels around the capital have staycation offers thanks to the 'Rediscover Abu Dhabi' campaign. 
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The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi has launched a new campaign that focuses on highlighting the best the capital has to offer.

The Rediscover Abu Dhabi initiative aims to give residents a chance to reacquaint themselves with the emirate as it slowly reopens, through special deals across dining, entertainment and shopping.

For those seeking something a little more relaxing, the campaign also includes a staycation offer. If you book two nights at any hotel included in the initiative, you can receive a full-board package (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for your entire stay.

All hotels on offer are Go Safe certified, meaning they've met the required hygiene and cleanliness standards set by the Abu Dhabi government to ensure the well-being of guests. All tourism and hospitality staff will also have to undergo regular Covid-19 testing.

With that in mind, here are five hotels where you can enjoy the offer.

Anantara Eastern Mangroves


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The luxury hotel located on the Eastern Mangroves boasts 150 deluxe rooms, 66 Kasara Executive rooms, and six suites with rates of two nights starting at Dh875. The hotel has three restaurants (including Thai cuisine at Pachaylen and all-day international venue Ingredients) and two bars on the property. There's also a terrace with an infinity pool, a spa, male and female-only gyms as well as a boardwalk featuring many restaurants and water activities. 

Eastern Mangroves;; 02 656 1000

Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island

The all-inclusive hotel on Saadiyat Island is offering garden view rooms starting from Dh2,448. The rate includes all meal options, as well as access to the hotel's pool and beach bars. There's also a wave pool for children and a kids' club.

Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi;; +90 850 755 1 797

Sheraton Abu Dhabi

The hotel has a special deal for guests who book a minimum two-night stay, offering free two-day access passes to three theme parks on Yas Island. The offer is for two adults and two children below the age of 3, but additional tickets can also be purchased online from the theme parks directly. The property is located in the centre of the city and offers beach access, a private pool and 12 restaurants.

Sheraton Abu Dhabi, Corniche Road, Al Zahiyah;; 02 677 3333

Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas

The property on Saadiyat Island is offering an all-inclusive package for two nights for Dh2,626. This includes daily a la carte breakfast at Sim Sim, daily lunch and dinner and two tickets to Louvre Abu Dhabi. The hotel is made up of 327 rooms and 13 beach villas, and features eight dining options including Si Ristorante, Hamilton's Gastropub, and Turtle Bay Bar and Grill. Like other venues on Saadiyat, the hotel has private access to the beach and an outdoor pool.

Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi;; 02 697 0000

Emirates Palace

Book a two-night stay at Emirates Palace and get full-board package, which includes lunch and dinner at selected restaurants and two tickets to Qasr Al Hosn, for Dh1,815. Located close to Abu Dhabi's corniche, the hotel is one of the most visited attractions in the capital and is known for its gold-themed decor, as well as its gold cappuccino and gold ice cream. It's also home to a number of restaurants including Hakkasan, Le Vendome, Mawal and Mezzaluna.

Emirates Palace, Corniche Road,; 02 690 9000

*The list of previous offers has been updated to reflect the new offer

To see the entire list of hotels that are running the promotion, visit