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Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana

Corniche, Abu Dhabi

All about Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana

Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana provides guests with five-star luxury layered with fabulous dining, family-friendly fun and premium accommodation for an unforgettable stay.

Located on Abu Dhabi Corniche, this stunning hotel overlooks both the spectacular Qasr Al-Watan (Presidential Palace) and the mesmerising Arabian Gulf.

Upon arrival, you’ll be struck by the beauty of the Khalidiya Palace’s surroundings – from the exclusive beach and its pure, white sands, to one of the largest pools in Abu Dhabi. Whether you’re a couple looking for relaxation, or a family seeking adventure, you’re sure to have your needs catered for at this versatile retreat.

Children are also welcomed with open arms as soon as they arrive with a kids’ club and a shaded pool designed for little ones. Comfortable rooms for families are available, as are classic and premium options and luxury suites to unwind in after an exciting day of holiday bliss.

Spend days tackling water sports at the private beach, dominating the tennis courts and fitness centre or enjoying spa treatments to your heart’s content.

After taking on the hotel’s activities, satisfy your taste buds with four fantastic restaurants, including a poolside bar. Alternatively, order to your room from a treat-filled, 24-hour menu. 


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Perfect for...

Couples, families and thrill-seekers alike will adore both the location of this beautiful hotel and its unrivalled activities and facilities.

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You’ll love…

Being just a few paces from the private beach, the delicious dining options and proximity to Abu Dhabi’s fantastic attractions.

Hotel amenities

Breathtaking views

Guests will settle straight into the modern rooms and suite options at the contemporary Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan.

Select from Classic, Premium and Family rooms or stunning suites, all of which offer 24-hour in-room dining and views of either Qasr Al-Watan or the Arabian Gulf.

The hotel’s range of 443 rooms provide something for everyone – whether you need a family room with added space and a private balcony or a writing desk for catching up on emails at the end of the day. 

All classic rooms feature a bathtub and walk-in shower, along with cosy bathrobes and slippers. Premium rooms offer an incredible upgrade with extra space and an open-plan dining area, while suites present guests with separate bedrooms for an opulent experience.

At the heart of the action on Abu Dhabi’s Corniche, this is one of the area’s most sought-after five-star hotels. Take in amazing views, sink into a signature Rotana bed and even dine from the comfort of your room’s sitting area.

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What’s nearby

The Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana has a few famous neighbours.

Adjacent to the hotel is the Al Ras Al Akhdar peninsula, which is home to Qasr Al Watan, the Presidential Palace. A ten-minute drive away, this building offers a fascinating insight into UAE history. 

Branch out a little further and you’ll find Qasr Al Hosn – this is the oldest stone building in Abu Dhabi and is a 15-minute drive along the Corniche.

On Al Kasir island, just under two miles and a ten-minute drive from the hotel, you’ll also find the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village where you can admire Bedouin dwellings.

Also on Al Kasir Island, check out Marina Mall – browse the designer outlets or even give zip-lining a go. 

Energetic youngsters in tow? Make a splash at Corniche Beach and dry off on the mile-long walk back to the hotel – ideally with ice cream in hand.

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Qasr Al Watan

This stunning building is home to the offices of the UAE’s President and Vice President and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. Take a guided tour of this majestic cultural attraction or visit at night for a wonderful light and sound show.

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Corniche Beach

Whether you want to walk or run along the beachside boardwalk, feel the soft, white sand between your toes or dive into the turquoise water, Corniche Beach is the perfect location to enjoy Abu Dhabi’s glorious sunshine.

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Marina Mall

This stunning shopping mall offers both high-end and high-street shopping experiences along with jaw-dropping entertainment featuring an indoor trampoline park and VOX cinema.

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How to get here from the airport

Abu Dhabi international Airport is 22 miles (36 kilometres) from the magnificent Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana. The journey takes around 30 minutes. 

A transfer from the airport with Etihad will provide unmatched post-flight comfort and convenience. Book ahead of time and a driver will be waiting when you land in Abu Dhabi. 

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