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Abu Dhabi

All about InterContinental Abu Dhabi

InterContinental Abu Dhabi overlooks its own private marina and beach to one side and the UAE capital’s downtown skyscrapers – to the other. 

Panoramic city or ocean views await guests from each of the five-star hotel’s 390 spacious guest rooms and suites.  

It offers a luxurious all-inclusive package that lets you explore some of the capital’s very best food and drinks. There are seven restaurants across the resort so guests can sample a range of cuisines on the terrace as the sun sets over the Arabian Gulf. 

InterContinental Abu Dhabi is within easy reach of many of the city skyline’s iconic landmarks. Etihad Towers and Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental Abu Dhabi are both a few minutes away, while the Corniche and its shaded parks are just around the corner. 

Personalised concierge services, an array of wellness facilities and luxurious rooms mean that after your days spent exploring Abu Dhabi you’ll be returning to a peaceful oasis. 

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Perfect for...

Families and couples will adore the private beach, generous all-inclusive options and a waterfront location close to Abu Dhabi’s famous Corniche.

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You’ll love…

Spending time on the secluded beach, the choice of swimming pools and the range of restaurants.

Hotel amenities

Entertainment for all

InterContinental Abu Dhabi welcomes families, with a range of rooms and suites to accommodate groups of all sizes. Twin rooms can sleep families of four, while suites have even more space.  

The Bayshore Beach Club includes a kids’ pool and water slide, while there’s a children’s splash pool on the third floor. Both are supervised by lifeguards, so you can relax as they play safely. 

The hotel runs a programme of children’s activities – with different events for different ages. Ask the concierge for more information about what’s on during your stay to entertain your little ones.

If you visit the Health Club there is a nanny service for your children. This lets you settle in for a soothing massage or treatment with the added peace of mind that your little ones are being safely looked after.   

Children are welcome at many of the restaurants although time restrictions may apply, usually later in the evening and at the bars serving alcoholic beverages. 

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What’s nearby

Stroll or cycle along the iconic Abu Dhabi Corniche, just over a mile (two kilometres) from the hotel.

The five-mile (eight-kilometre) road runs parallel to the city’s largest public beach. Palm tree-lined paths and cycle ways dotted with play areas, cafes and restaurants line the waterfront, with the iconic Abu Dhabi tower blocks as a backdrop.

Across the water from the hotel, you’ll discover a reconstruction of a traditional Gulf life at the Heritage Village within several steps of hundreds of high street shops within Marina Mall. 

To learn more about the history of the UAE, you can uncover the riches of Qasr Al Watan – the UAE Presidential Palace – which is only two-and-a-half miles (four kilometres) away. 

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Mangrove National Park

See Abu Dhabi from the water with a kayak adventure in the beautiful mangroves, where flamingos, dolphins and turtles thrive. 

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Heritage Village

Experience traditional desert life in this reconstructed oasis village. Shop in the souk, watch weavers and potters at work, and enjoy traditional dishes.

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Abu Dhabi Corniche

Pedal down the cycle ways along Corniche Road or paddle in the calm waters lapping against the golden sands at the iconic Abu Dhabi beach. 

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How to get here from the airport

It takes around 30 minutes to reach the InterContinental from Abu Dhabi International Airport by car. 

Pre-book a transfer with Etihad from the airport, to arrive with ease. Depending on your booking, some guests can benefit from a limousine pick-up included in your package. 



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