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Cristal Hotel Abu Dhabi

Business District, Abu Dhabi

All about Cristal Hotel Abu Dhabi

The four-star Cristal Hotel offers a comfortable stay in the centre of Abu Dhabi’s busy banking district.

The location of this stunning hotel offers guests an unrivalled proximity to breathtaking landmarks, attractions and activities. 

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is just a short drive away and you can add the popular Corniche and Umm Al Emarat Park to your itinerary too, to see the best of Abu Dhabi.

Whether you’re in the UAE for business or newlyweds enjoying a relaxing break, the Cristal Hotel Abu Dhabi has everything you could need for your stay. 

Choose from over 190 rooms and suites, four diverse dining locations, and spend time in the serenity of a spa and swimming pool, all while staying in the heart of Abu Dhabi.

Start the day working up a sweat in the health club, then explore all the city has to offer before unwinding with a spa treatment.

For sparkling vistas and a buzzing evening atmosphere, head to the Cristal Viewz sports bar on the 19th floor to soak up Abu Dhabi’s cityscape, with your drink of choice in hand. 

End your day in style, relaxing in your king-size bed after a bath, shower or night cap from your mini fridge and a treat from the 24-hour room service menu. 

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Perfect for...

Couples searching for relaxation will adore the pool and spa, while guests visiting for business will appreciate the range of facilities. 

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Being so close to several awe-inspiring attractions, the range of amazing leisure facilities within the hotel and the delectable dining options too.

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Amazing accommodation 

Perfectly situated in the heart of Abu Dhabi, the Cristal Hotel offers incredible accommodation in an unparalleled location, featuring 192 fabulous rooms and lavish suites.

There are four options to choose from, starting with the elegant Amber Deluxe rooms, showcasing premium king-size or twin beds. Alternatively, kick back in one of the Junior Quartz suites, which include a private lounge to relax in.

The hotel’s Emerald executive suites all have private living rooms with superior king-size beds. Or you might want to opt for one of the exclusive Quartz Studios. These generous spaces house a kitchenette, so you can self-cater – perfect if you’re staying in the city for a longer stretch of time. 

24-hour room service is available, so you can order whatever takes your fancy from the menu at a time that suits you. The daily housekeeping service keeps rooms clean and tidy during your stay and there’s a fitted flat-screen TV, air-conditioning and a minibar in every room.

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What’s nearby

Cristal Hotel Abu Dhabi’s central location puts it within easy reach of many of Abu Dhabi’s best attractions so guests can make the most of their holiday. 

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is less than 20 minutes by car and is a truly magnificent sight to behold. Mangrove National Park is around a 15-minute drive – here you can kayak through the mangrove forest and watch for local wildlife, like flamingos. 

Searching for a day trip? Why not head out to Saadiyat Island to the Louvre Abu Dhabi for a spot of culture, before stopping off at Saadiyat Beach Club afterwards for the afternoon? 

Head to the Corniche and take your pick from cafes and restaurants, all overlooking the glittering water. 

Qasr Al Hosn – the oldest stone building in Abu Dhabi – is also less than a mile (one kilometre) from the hotel.

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sheikh zayed grand mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

It’s easy to see why Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is Abu Dhabi’s premier attraction, with eye-catching architecture offering a unique blend of Emirati and European styles. It’s also the third-largest mosque in the world and has a staggering 82 magnificent white domes. 

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Qasr Al Hosn

Not only standing as the oldest stone building in the region, but Qasr Al Hosn’s watchtower is also Abu Dhabi’s first permanent structure – making it a must-visit during your trip. Discover more about the region’s history at this former seat of government.

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Louvre Abu Dhabi

This amazing museum features a distinctive design, making the building a fascinating piece of art in itself. The museum is home to over 120 historic artefacts spanning thousands of years, from different cultures and continents too.

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How to get here from the airport

The centrally located Cristal Hotel is just over 20 miles (34 kilometres) from Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) and is a 30-minute drive.

You can arrange a transfer with Etihad when you book your flights to Abu Dhabi and enjoy a seamless journey from the airport – your driver will be waiting for you in arrivals when you land. 


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