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Description

Defining new standards, this five-star hotel offers locals and tourists a distinct and personalized luxury lifestyle experience in the heart of city.

Featuring 154 spacious guestrooms and 35 suites, the iconic tower also includes 131 serviced residences, all with access to world-class service. The inspiration for the Handel Architects-designed tower is derived from the glistening Arabian Gulf and the vast desert that surrounds Abu Dhabi city. The 34-story hotel is a dramatic modern structure covered with reflective glass, which was chosen for its daytime shimmer and its nighttime luminescence. The curvilinear architecture of the 470-foot-tall building is designed to suggest the movement in this vibrant city and the inspiration for the interiors of the hotel comes from the meeting of land and sea, desert and sky.

Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s interior, designed by the award-winning firm HOK former BBG-BBGM, warmly welcomes guests. The lobby is bordered on one side with a flowing water feature and on the other with a dramatic wall of art to draw guests into the space with warm tones, clean lines and sleek materials. The sophisticated design is juxtaposed with comfortable furnishings and flowing fabrics in warm colors reminiscent of a local souk, an open-air marketplace. Throughout the hotel, traditional Middle Eastern textiles and details are complemented with modern lines and sleek architectural elements. The hotel design is a study in contrasts and sets the standard for luxury design in Abu Dhabi.

Offering 9 restaurants, superb shopping and stunning views of the water, the hotel complex provides a sophisticated environment for both business and leisure. As with every hotel in the collection, Rosewood Abu Dhabi encompasses Rosewood’s A Sense of Place® philosophy by reflecting the culture, history and geography of its location.

Rosewood Abu Dhabi is directly connected to The Galleria, luxury shopping destination and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. 

activities

Experiences:

BEACH CLUB AND GOLF

SAADIYAT BEACH CLUB

A celebration of fine living, leisure and health set on the island of Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, the Saadiyat Beach Club makes use of the locale’s nine-kilometer stretch of natural coastline to stunning effect, and marks the rise of Saadiyat Beach as the ultimate pleasure location. Aiming to provide a temple of relaxation in a city replete with pleasures, the venue is home to Le Deck – the club’s highly acclaimed signature restaurant, Sea Lounge – an award-winning al fresco nightspot, Bubbles Bar, the Library Lounge, as well as gym, spa treatments rooms, Jacuzzi, plunge pools and steam rooms. Whether guests are looking for an afternoon soak, an invigorating workout or simply a fine dining experience, this beach club is one of the hottest spots on the Arabian Gulf.

SAADIYAT BEACH GOLF CLUB
Harnessing the natural beauty of Saadiyat Island’s white sand beaches for a truly unique playing experience, this is the region’s first ocean course. Seaside views not only provide a stunning backdrop to the meandering, eco-conscious course, but also provide the chance of spotting dolphins along the glistening Arabian Gulf. Natural beauties aside, the course itself is an expertly crafted combination of majestic hazards and picturesque challenges, including three saltwater lakes, restored beach and sand dunes, as well as 60 bunkers. Designed by Gary Player with both amateurs and professionals in mind, carefully-positioned tee boxes ensure the total yardage starts at 5,290, although the course can also be extended to an astounding, 7,784 yards for pros.
Average Travel Time from Rosewood Abu Dhabi: 15 minutes

ABU DHABI GOLF CLUB
Home to the annual Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, a European PGA Tour event –the award-winning Abu Dhabi Golf Club is presided over by one of the Middle East’s most iconic clubhouses: a vast winged falcon perched atop a golf ball. The facility features two distinct playing experiences, including the Par 72 National course, which covers 7,334 yards of lush fairways, undulating greens and more than 90 challenging bunkers, and the more accessible Par 36 Garden Course, which totals 3,299 yards. The fully floodlit, nine-hole Garden Course also offers the perfect opportunity for night golf, played on a championship-standard green.
Average Travel Time from Rosewood Abu Dhabi: 20 minutes


EPICUREAN ENCOUNTER

DESERT SAFARI EXCURSION
at the Abu Dhabi Desert
The Desert Safari Excursion offers a unique opportunity for guests to experience a true Arabian adventure. The journey starts with a drive through the city, showcasing Abu Dhabi’s impressive city landscape. Upon arrival at the desert, participants start dune bashing and the trek on camelback across the beautifully colored sand dunes, making their way to their private Arabic camp set in the heart of the desert. As the sun vanishes below the sandy horizon, an authentic Arabic dinner crafted with unique spices is served by a private Chef.
DURATION. 6 HOURS (Approximately including travel time)

BEYOND THE PEARL
Rosewood Abu Dhabi is a waterfront oasis just a short boat ride away from nearby mangroves, which are integral to UAE’s coastal ecosystem. For an authentic Emirati experience, guests can join local divers aboard a traditional dhow to dive for pearls in the mangroves. After learning about the Arabian Gulf’s ancient pearling industry, guests can enjoy a sumptuous picnic of Arabic delicacies prepared by Chef Emad. This experience can be enjoyed by up to six guests at a time.
DURATION. 4 HOURS (Approximately including travel time)


BESPOKE DINING

TAPAS AND WINE IN LA CAVA
Tailor-made menus, available in Abu Dhabi’s only wine cellar at La Cava, present masterpieces from acclaimed Chef Francisco Sanabria. Situated in Rosewood Abu Dhabi, La Cava offers an array of delicacies ideal for all types of wine pairing. Chef Francisco Sanabria flawlessly combines the best of Cataluna with a variety of signature Catalonian dishes such as pan-fried foie gras, oysters, Iberian ham and Spanish cheeses, complemented by vintage wines recommended by La Cava’s sommelier. This experience can be enjoyed by up to six guests at a time.


THINGS TO SEE IN ABU DHABI

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
This architectural work of art is one the world’s largest mosques, with a capacity for an astonishing 41,000 worshippers. It features 82 domes, over a 1,000 columns, 24 carat gold gilded chandeliers and the world's largest hand knotted carpet. The mosque's first ceremony was the funeral of its namesake, Sheikh Zayed, who is buried at the site. The striking white and gold colours shining in the sun are transformed at night by a unique lightning system which reflects the phases of the moon.

Al Ain Oasis
Transporting visitors from the hustle and bustle of downtown Abu Dhabi to a tranquil haven, this is the largest oasis in the city of Al Ain, located near the Al Ain Museum. Guests will experience a world far removed from the gilded charms of Abu Dhabi – the rustle of palm fronds in lush plantations, birdsong, and verdant farmland.


THINGS TO DO IN ABU DHABI WITH FAMILY

Bounce Abu Dhabi
An indoor adrenaline universe, BOUNCE Abu Dhabi is the perfect family outing and gets kids away from the screens and being active whilst burning energy in a fun and safe environment. Not only is it great for keeping you in great shape and burning calories, the trampoline bed absorbs the majority of the impact, so bones and joints are protected whilst exercising, improving general muscle health and core strength. Bouncing also releases endorphins which can help to make you feel great and combat stress and anxiety.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
It’s fast and furious fun for all ages at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi - the world’s first Ferrari theme park and the largest attraction of its kind. The park tells the Ferrari story with passion and excitement through more than 20 exhilarating and educational rides and attractions, interactive shopping and authentic Italian dining experiences.

Yas Waterworld
For a full day experience, this futuristic Yas Island waterpark spans an area of around 15 football pitches, with 43 rides, slides & attractions – five of which are one-of-a-kind.


ART

Manarat Al Saadiyat
Manarat Al Saadiyat translates from Arabic as 'a place that provides enlightenment'.  This fascinating exhibition offers an interactive narrative on the history and cultural vision behind the island including the striking designs for new cultural institutions such as the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.

Art Hub
Art Hub is the first artist community to be established in the United Arab Emirates and focuses on emerging and established visual artists from across the world. Abu Dhabi Art Hub serves as a platform for interaction and cross-cultural artistic exchanges between national, regional and international artists.

Etihad Modern Art Gallery
Etihad Modern Art Gallery (EMAG) is a multi-purpose art space and café in the heart of the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi. The gallery is open to the public every day (excluding Fridays) from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., with an open door and free admission policy. The goal of EMAG is a continuous progression of the art scene in Abu Dhabi, as well as promoting Emirati traditions, culture and art to a wider global audience.


OFFBEAT

Heritage Village
This reconstruction of a traditional oasis village provides an interesting glimpse into the emirate’s past and traditional aspects of the desert way of life. Craftsmen demonstrate traditional skills, such as metal work and pottery, while craftswomen sit weaving and spinning.

Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital
The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital is the world’s largest, and most advanced, falcon hospital. Its highlight is a falcon display museum as well as a facility with free-flying falcons. You can visit the luxurious wards where the birds are kept, gain an insight into the noble desert sport of falconry and try your hand at the pursuit in the lush gardens.

Masdar City
In 2008, Masdar City broke ground and embarked on a daring journey to develop the world’s most sustainable eco-city. Masdar City is successfully pioneering a “greenprint” for how cities can accommodate rapid urbanisation and dramatically reduce energy, water and waste.The city, which combines ancient Arabic architectural techniques with modern technology and captures prevailing winds is naturally cooler and more comfortable during the high summer temperatures. But the sun is also a blessing. Harnessing the sun’s rays, Masdar uses clean energy generated on site from rooftop solar technology and one of the largest photovoltaic installations in the Middle East. At the city’s core is an innovation engine. With a few thousand people living and working in Masdar City, it is on its way to realising its vision. But this is only the beginning. Masdar City continues to add new businesses, schools, restaurants, apartments and much more, creating the diversity of any major, modern city. A visit in Masdar City takes approximately 60-90 minutes, including the driverless vehicle experience in our personal rapid transit system and a comfortable walk through the city.


SHOPPING

The Galleria
Directly connected to Rosewood Abu Dhabi, The Galleria on Al Maryah Island is a luxury shopping and dining destination with a stunning waterfront promenade located in the Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, Abu Dhabi’s international financial center. With more than 130 brands under one roof, The Galleria features a mix of high-end retailers and licensed and unlicensed chef-driven restaurants and cafes. Since its opening in August 2013, The Galleria has become home to the world’s most iconic luxury fashion and fine jewelry brands including Cartier, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Prada, as well as an array of more than 50 first-to-Abu Dhabi brands.

Modern Souk
On the site of the original commercial district and extending across three levels, WTC Souk is a contemporary interpretation of the traditional market in Abu Dhabi. The Al Khalifa Street Bridge, which is lined with restaurants and cafes, conveniently connects the Souk to the Mall at WTC. Strolling through any of its 250 outlets, shoppers can find traditional artefacts, abayas, henna, spices, jewellery, Arabic perfumes, traditional clothing and accessories of all kinds. With a fusion of classic Arabian architecture and modern design, WTC Souk also features stunning public squares, a central atrium with a retractable roof and beautiful rooftop gardens – elements that come together seamlessly to create a vibrant and attractive retail environment for tourists and local residents alike.

Abu Dhabi Mall
A shopper’s paradise that offers over 200 shops, Abu Dhabi Mall is one of Abu Dhabi’s most glitzy malls. Big names abound, including Paris Gallery, Caroline Herrera and Zara, selling everything from perfumes and handbags to high street fashion and home décor. The comprehensive complex is complemented by plenty of restaurants and coffee shops, a children’s play area and a Cineplex.

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Glo:

A funky and relaxed open-air bar, Glo takes its name from the venue's striking signature lighting that illuminates the evening sky. Listen to deep house music and laid back beats while savoring a variety of refreshing mixed beverages and vintages. Glo is an ideal location for exclusive parties and social gatherings.

Hidden Bar:

The ultimate spot for a private, mysterious hideaway, this cozy lounge features cocoon-style seating with gliding veiled drapes and soothing music. Relax indoors or step outside to the comfortable terrace to experience beautiful views of the Abu Dhabi skyline. Guests can enjoy decadent teas and the finest selection of wines and rare spirits.

Hidden Bar will remain closed during the holy month of Ramadan

Smoke:

Sambusek’s relaxing outdoor terrace houses Smoke, the Shisha bar. With striking views of the waterfront and the Abu Dhabi skyline, guests can unwind next to the fire pits and enjoy the delicious Shisha flavors.

As the music beats into the evening, bubbles and specialist concoctions are also served. During the late afternoon hours, guests can sit back and enjoy a refreshing beverage or coffee with their shisha as the sun sets over the Abu Dhabi waterfront and lights twinkle in the buildings across the waterway. The comfortable seating and attentive service makes Smoke the ideal place relax, enjoy a conversation or just watch the stylish crowd dance the night away beneath the stars.

Majlis Lobby Lounge:

Rosewood Abu Dhabi's grand living room, Majlis, is the perfect gathering place to greet old friends and make new ones. The airy lounge features floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the water, making it an ideal location for early breakfast, a quick business lunch or an evening cup of tea whilst listening to the live pianist performance. Serving delicious snacks, Italian coffees, sandwiches and the finest afternoon tea, it is one of the best spots to take in the stunning panoramic views of Abu Dhabi.

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Kids:

Rosewood Abu Dhabi aims to provide family-centric fun for all, and that includes catering to its youngest guests. Rose Buds, the resort’s program for kids, is designed to provide children with a unique playtime experience in the UAE’s capital, offering a range of special services, amenities and convenience items aimed directly at their interests.

The Children’s Center in Abu Dhabi is the hub of all creativity. Encompassing an arts and crafts area, games room and reading center, it is led by experienced, fun-loving and caring staff, and provides a special emphasis on environmental appreciation. Here, children will learn about the heritage of the UAE, participate in UAE folk art and literature-sharing sessions, as well as make crafts and prepare local food. As fun and international as it is educational, this will offer a treasure trove of memories for every child.

The following items are available for all guests during their stays. Please request specific services in advance to ensure availability.
- Portable crib
- Baby Primrose skincare products
- En-suite wireless baby monitors
- Full-size cribs and linens
- In-room baby proofing service
- Lush velour terry child-sized bath robes and slippers
- Changing table

* Above mentioned products are subject to an extra charge in Rosewood Residences.

Guests can register at Rose Buds® to gain access to a world of fun activities. The program is designed for children over the age of three. Children must be out of diapers to participate in the program without a parent or nanny in attendance.

SCHEDULE & FEES
Rose Buds programs are complimentary. Charges apply for babysitting services, meals and special events.

BABYSITTING SERVICES
Rosewood Abu Dhabi offers babysitting services for guests for an additional cost. A minimum 24-hours’ notice is requested so the hotel may appropriately meet each family's requirements.

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Aqua:

Savour fine dining in a casual atmosphere, or dine outdoors on the waterfront terrace with family and friends. Executive Chef Francisco Sanabria has created a menu with international flair, seamlessly combining Mediterranean and Indian flavors. The restaurant offers a daily breakfast buffet, as well as lunch and dinner, all served fresh from an interactive show kitchen.

Dai Pai Dong:

Dai Pai Dong is the newest addition to Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s dining experiences. Inspired by the street food movement, the menu showcases modern interpretations of classic Chinese dishes. Nestled where Rosewood Abu Dhabi meets The Galleria, Dai Pai Dong is represented by a smoky Dragon and Phoenix. This authentic Chinese restaurant celebrates honest Cantonese cuisine and is a must-visit in Abu Dhabi’s growing dining scene.

Savor Chinese delicacies such as homemade noodles and dim sum, as well as barbecued meats. Stunning design complete with Chinese artwork and artifacts, a live show kitchen and a stylish speakeasy bar create a welcoming ambiance. Discover the perfect locale for a relaxing lunch or dinner with friends and family.

La Cava:

Accessed via a circular wooden staircase and inspired by a rich history of wine-making, La Cava is an intimate and exclusive wine cellar featuring wall-to-wall cabinets housing 1,000 premium labels. Discover your inner oenophile as our expert sommeliers present a variety of wines, from boutique to classic vineyards.

The Private Reserve caters to discerning palates, with the rarest of vintages offered in a highly secured part of the cellar. In addition, a walk-in cigar room and humidor, in combination with a prized whiskey selection, make for a snug cigar bar.

 

Sambusek:

Sambusek is set in a cool, elegant surrounding that is vibrantly upbeat. Capturing the true essence of Lebanese cuisine, Sambusek delights seafood lovers with the quality and freshness of its ingredients from the local fish market. More than just a restaurant, it is a destination for family and friends to enjoy in comfort and style.

Beneath the exterior, the restaurant is delightfully traditional. A popular choice for lunchtime or early evening, the finest meats and freshest fish are grilled to perfection and served to a fun-loving, yet discerning clientele.

After nightfall, the Sambusek vibe transforms and upbeat music reigns. Socialites from the capital and beyond come to enjoy the evening in a Lebanese-style environment. With a selection of beverages and delectable dishes, guests can enjoy the delightful evening atmosphere.

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Wellness & Fitness:

For those searching for rejuvenation in this vibrant cosmopolitan location, Rosewood Abu Dhabi offers a serene escape. This luxury hotel on Al Maryah Island was designed to enhance the stay of each guest with Arabian hospitality and world-class facilities. Featuring an enchanting spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center and two whirlpools, guests discover a world of wellness at Rosewood Abu Dhabi.

SPA
In an exquisite environment of luxury and tranquility, Sense, A Rosewood Spa® offers an extensive range of indulgent therapies, treatments and services – including signature offerings that integrate local healing traditions with indigenous ingredients – delivered by practitioners who are masters in healing arts from around the world.

Offering a collection of luxurious, pampering services that are enhanced with bio-technology and state-of-the-art equipment, this spa in Abu Dhabi helps guests achieve a greater state of well-being.

The spa's nine full-service treatment rooms – outfitted in soft neutral tones, curved white leather sofas and lilac chenille lounge chairs – soothe the senses and offer an invitation to unwind. In addition, two signature rooms are dedicated to traditional hammam cleansing rituals. The treatment lounge, with its dark wood floors and bronze and plum tiled walls, features a soaking tub with marble. To encourage guests to drift and relax, the hammam room offers glistening bronze mosaic tiles, white crystalline rift-cut stone, driftwood sculptures and rippling drapes.

Relaxation areas feature cold mist showers, a large whirlpool with glittering silver and platinum tile interiors, a sauna with fiber optic lighting and an infrared stone feature wall and a steam room with chromo therapy features. Bedecked with stone water sculptures, dark eucalyptus consoles accented with honey onyx stone and sumptuous custom throws in rich golds and purple, the relaxation lounge is a blissful retreat.

FITNESS
A temple to physical well-being and strength, the second-floor Health and Fitness Club contains state-of-the-art equipment dedicated to a range of cardiovascular and strength training workouts. If guests want to develop their own personal training program during their stays, a team of fitness professionals will be on hand to help. Full amenities are also thoughtfully provided, including robes, bottled water and toiletries. Admittance is complimentary for hotel guests. Visitors must be at least 16 years of age to use the facilities; exercise shoes are required.

SWIMMING POOL
Cooled in the summer and heated in the winter, the hotel’s 25-meter outdoor pool allows guests to enjoy refreshing swims any time of the day, whatever the season.

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