Offering stunning views of the Arabian Gulf, the Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche is a luxurious hotel that provides a five-star service for all guests. Guests will discover a stunning spa facility, swimming pool, whirlpool and a fitness centre with the latest equipment all on site. There is also an exclusive Ladies Gym.
When it comes to dining there are five restaurants serving an array of international cuisine, from Lebanese to French, as well as two cafes, a jazz bar and a lounge that offers a selection of light bites.
Whichever room or suite you choose for your party, you’ll see sweeping views of the Arabian Gulf. Modern amenities include coffee machines, in-room sound systems and 40-inch widescreen TVs.
If you’re booking a business trip to Abu Dhabi, the Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche has what you need. There are eight function rooms and two ballrooms across twin dedicated floors – ideal for meetings or large-scale events. The Sofitel also offers the services of their team of expert planners.
The hotel is just a five-minute drive to Abu Dhabi Mall, and offers a complimentary shuttle bus to a range of attractions including Corniche Beach, Marina Mall and Yas Mall and Ferrari World™ Abu Dhabi on Yas Island.
Couples, families and business guests seeking a lavish hotel in an enviable location with a range of first-class amenities.
Experiencing a variety of regional delicacies at the hotel’s award-winning restaurants and admiring the picturesque Corniche right on your doorstep.
Whichever room you choose at the Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche features an art-deco design that perfectly blends French elegance with Middle Eastern sophistication. Every room offers breathtaking views across the Corniche and the cityscape, plus plush furnishings and amenities – including a Bose Wave sound system, 40-inch TV and high-speed internet.
There are six different rooms to choose from, with sea and city views available. The opulent bathrooms feature both a deep bathtub and a walk-in rain shower, and the softest bathrobes, towels and slippers.
Upgrade to a luxury room or suite and enjoy exclusive access to Club Millésime executive lounge and a premium personalised service. Visit the lounge for all-day refreshments or canapes and drinks in the evening.
Each generously sized suite comes with a king-sized bed, a separate living area, and a personal butler who will be on hand to help throughout your stay.
The hotel offers a 24-hour in-room dining service, a babysitting service and a sleep menu – catering for every guest’s personal requirements and schedule.
The Corniche All Day Dining restaurant is open throughout the day and serves a variety of French, Arabic and international dishes from three live cooking stations. Should you wish to grab a quick bite or an express breakfast, then French Bakery Corner offers a variety of classic baked goods, including croissants, baguettes and sweet treats.
Head to Parmigiana for Italian food, a casual dining restaurant that features pizza, pasta and bruschetta. Meanwhile, Grills at Chill’O boasts breathtaking views thanks to a large al fresco dining area.
If you need a mid-morning snack or even a midnight treat, then Le Cafe Lobby Lounge is the perfect option. It serves a range of pastries as well as a choice of Turkish coffees.
The Icon VIP lounge serves small sharing dishes that are perfect for a late-night light bite. High up on the 36th and 27th floors, Jazz & Fizz Bar promises a lively evening.
Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche has two dedicated wellness spaces, the fitness centre and the spa.
Book in a slot at the spa to feel revitalised, with treatments on offer for both mind and body. The hotel has partnered with the most prestigious French brands to provide the latest in French cosmetology so a facial is a must for a real pampering experience. For total relaxation, sink back into the jacuzzi or visit one of the hammam rooms and feel any tension melt away.
Stay active during your stay with Sofitel Fitness. The spacious gym is equipped with Techno Gym products, including treadmills, bikes and even a wave skier. There’s a dedicated stretching space and free weights for creating a workout of your own too.
There’s also an exclusive Ladies Gym for women to be able to enjoy their workout in a more private setting.
If you are looking to soak up the sun, the Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche has an expansive swimming pool, located on the terrace where you’ll also find the whirlpool. Settle down in a sun lounger or cabana with your favourite book and prepare for a laidback day of sunshine.
The hotel also provides complimentary access and a shuttle bus to Corniche beach – one of the most desirable locations in Abu Dhabi. Towels, water and an entrance ticket to this white-sanded paradise can all be collected from reception.
The beach is divided into three sections so you can find the best area for you. Al Sahil is ideal for singles and larger groups, while Gate 2 and Gate 3 are designed for families. Lifeguards man the beaches until sunset every day so it’s the perfect place for young children to splash around under Abu Dhabi’s year-round sunshine.
Both Gate 2 and 3 are shielded from view by a fence and have sun loungers and umbrellas available, as well as changing rooms and cabanas.
The outdoor terrace is one of the Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche’s most enviable attractions. Its prominent location provides visitors with the opportunity to stroll along the picturesque Corniche waterfront without having to leave their hotel.
Stretching for five miles (eight kilometres), guests will find a generous promenade that covers the entire length of the northwest shore of the city. Plan your trip as the sun rises or sets to see vivid colours reflect on the rippling waters.
Not only will you discover white sand beaches, but there are numerous restaurants and cafes dotted along the pedestrian pathways where you can relax and take in the spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf.
Guests can also hop on a boat and take the short journey to Lulu Island, which runs parallel to the Corniche beach. You’ll find a peaceful beach perfect for a picturesque barbecue or more private sunbathing on this beautifully undeveloped island.
Thanks to its location on the Corniche, there are a wealth of attractions close to the hotel.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is just 15 minutes away from the Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche. Architecturally stunning, visitors can explore the iconic prayer hall and marvel at the 82 white-marbled domes and reflective pools. Free to enter, the mosque features over 1,000 amethyst-and-jasper-embedded columns and the world’s largest hand-woven carpet.
For those wishing to indulge in some retail therapy, Abu Dhabi Mall is just a five-minute drive away, while Marina Mall is 15 minutes away.
The Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche also provides a free shuttle bus to Ferrari World™ Abu Dhabi on Yas Island, which is home to the world’s fastest rollercoaster.
While on the island, visit Yas Marina Circuit, home of the Formula One™ Abu Dhabi Etihad Airways Grand Prix, where you can have a tour of the track or even test your driving skills on the iconic circuit.
Designed by award-winning architect Jean Nouvel, this eye-catching museum is home to thousands of artefacts that tell the story of the region as well as compelling pieces from acclaimed artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Pablo Picasso.
Boasting a stunning beachfront location with views of the Arabian Gulf, the par-72 course was designed by legendary golfer Gary Player. It provides a great challenge for beginners and keen amateurs alike who want to test their skills during their stay.
Once home to the ruling family and the oldest structure in the whole of the UAE, this fascinating site explores how Abu Dhabi transformed from a fishing and pearling village into a global metropolis.
The Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche is located 18 miles (29 kilometres) away from Abu Dhabi International Airport. The journey by car takes around 25 minutes.
You can book a transfer ahead of time with Etihad for a seamless and comfortable journey from the airport.
Local taxis are also plentiful, and hotel can arrange for an airport pick-up, with a limo service also available.
A stay at any Sofitel Corniche suite includes breakfast catered to a variety of tastes. Served in the Corniche All Day Dining restaurant, the menu features international and local dishes. You can also choose to have breakfast delivered to your door by a dedicated member of staff.
Standard check-in time is 3pm. However, if you land in Abu Dhabi earlier, you can contact the hotel to arrange an earlier check-in time. It’s also possible to check in online. Check out is usually 12pm but speak to reception if you need a later check out time.
Club guests gain exclusive access to all day refreshments and scheduled breakfast, afternoon snacks and tea, as well as evening canapes and drinks. Opening hours are between 6am and 11pm and the dress code is smart casual.
Another five-star hotel with a superb location, the luxurious Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort offers picturesque views across the Arabian Gulf.
Located on the iconic Corniche too, this palatial property boasts an outdoor swimming pool and a first-class wellness centre.
Another property offering world-class service, the Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi has both a premium location and a wealth of first-class amenities.