Best hotels in Abu Dhabi, UAE

We list the best hotels in Abu Dhabi as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor's, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews. The rating you see is an aggregate from several platforms and is always higher than 4 out of 5 stars.

4.1 Aloft Hotel Abu Dhabi

Aloft Hotel, Abu Dhabi

New York Times

“The towering Aloft hotel  has 408 rooms done in a sleek and angular style and contains the popular rooftop bar Relax@12, among others.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Abu Dhabi.

4.6 Jumeirah Etihad Towers Abu Dhabi

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel, Abu Dhabi

Lonely Planet

“An exceptional hotel, occupying a landmark tower – one of five that rise from the end of the Corniche like polished organ pipes.”

4.5 Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi

Hotel Yas Viceroy, Abu Dhabi

Lonely Planet

“Appealing especially to race-goers, this dramatic hotel sits in pole position, straddling the Yas Marina Circuit.”

4.1 Centro Yas Abu Dhabi

Hotel Centro Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Lonely Planet

“In the centre of the Yas hotel district, this contemporary choice has compact rooms for the budget conscious and attracts a younger crowd.”

4.6 Shangri-La Abu Dhabi

Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

New York Times

“Picturesque waterways run past the luxurious Shangri-La, affording lovely views of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque on an opposite bank. Amenities include a private beachfront, the Asian-inspired Chi spa and the opulent Pearls and Caviar restaurant and lounge.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Abu Dhabi.