While visiting the United Arab Emirates, the first city that comes to mind is Dubai, however the one just next door is not only the capital but also one of the fastest developing cities in the world. Recent projects such as Le Louvre, the F1 Racetrack, luxurious malls, theme parks and so much more make Abu Dhabi the place to go. The city is beautiful, exotic, modern, truly authentic and will transport you into a faraway land. Yes, you are entering a city of true luxury, everything and anything is grand, over the top plus you enjoy full sunshine all year long. Just as you enter Abu Dhabi, you cannot miss the architectural masterpieces such as the Grand Mosque or the sparkling Emirates Palace. While driving along the iconic corniche, you will see more and more spectacular skyscrapers and one of them will particularly catch your eye – the Bab Al Qasr hotel.
A magnificent fusion of traditional Arabic influences and modern elements – the sparkling Bab Al Qasr is truly one-of-its-kind.
When entering this magnificent hotel you will feel more like entering an extravagant palace, which is more than fitting, considering that the translation of the Arabic name means door to the palace. One of the things we absolutely love about the Middle East, beside the generous hospitality, is that hotels know how to make an entrance – an art that the Bab Al Qasr truly developed to perfection with the lavish and incredibly grand lobby. You will have to put your luggage down for a second and take a moment to admire the beauty around and above you before being offered your first Arabic coffee as a welcome from one of the friendly and helpful staff members.
The stunning property opened just a bit less than 2 years ago and offers 677 spacious and lavishly appointed rooms. Just like the outside architecture, the interior design reflects a symbiosis of modern elements and traditional Arabic details. You will certainly fall in love with the views from your room opening up towards the private beach that you will hit later but also offering direct views of the astonishing presidential palace and magnificent Emirates Palace next to it. And the best thing: You will be on top of the city, in your own heaven of luxury, while overlooking this beautiful architectural icons of Abu Dhabi and soon you will feel like in a dream of 1001 nights.
During your stay, you will have to enjoy the generous breakfast buffet, before moving outside to enjoy the sunshine along the gorgeous infinity pool or maybe going a few steps further to the private beach area to just lounge and unwind under the magnificent Arabic sun. Don’t forget to stop by the luxurious spa where you can pamper yourself with one of the many bespoke treatments and relax in the jacuzzi or steam room. For the evening time, you have many dining options to choose from in a city as diverse as Abu Dhabi, however we certainly recommend to try some of the options in the hotel itself.
Why not start with a cocktail at Limo bar, before moving into the Peruvian restaurant, where you can simply indulge in some of the finest culinary creations in town.
If you feel like venturing outside the hotel for a walk or even a little cycle tour, you can explore the beautiful Corniche that runs for miles along the pristine beach of Abu Dhabi, where you will spot many members of the local community on their daily walks. What a great way to get a better understanding of such a magnificent city.
The incredible Bar Al Qasr is a modern Middle Eastern fantasy – not many places offer a combination of the perfect location, fantastic service and luxurious amenities. Click here to find out more and book your next stay at Bab Al Qasr. Should you wish to see a glimpse of what walking through the hotel looks like, take a look at the Vivez Luxe Travel series on Instagram below: