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.
Couples, families and thrill-seekers alike will adore both the location of this beautiful hotel and its unrivalled activities and facilities.
Being just a few paces from the private beach, the delicious dining options and proximity to Abu Dhabi’s fantastic attractions.
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.
Ensure you book a holiday everyone can enjoy with the promise of fun for all at Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana.
Select from babysitting services or watch your little ones make friends in a safe setting at the Flipper’s Kids’ Club. From Saturday to Wednesday, the club is open from 9am until 8pm, and on Thursday and Friday from 10am until 10pm.
The children’s pool and play area is available from 7am until 7pm every day where kids can splash around in a covered and shallow pool in full view of the adult pool.
You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to water-based activities. The hotel’s gorgeous private beach is overflowing with family-friendly water sport options, from kayaking to banana boats.
Corniche Beach is also nearby, where children can play games on the sand and splash around in the glittering water. The beach is divided into sections – head to gate two or three for the best family experience.
Authentic Arabian cuisine, international dishes with a pinch of Eastern spice, tempting tapas and more await guests of the Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana.
Kamoon provides a world of Arabic authenticity, from the flavourful food to the mesmerising atmosphere and views of the Arabian Gulf.
The all-day menu at Horizon has something for all tastes and allows patrons to opt for international, Asian or Arabic dishes.
Horizon also hosts special weekly events with a seafood evening each Thursday where you can enjoy the catch of the day, fresh from the local fish market.
Take in views of the pool while sipping coffee and sampling sumptuous cake in The Lounge. Meanwhile, the Sunset Bar serves delicious snacks and something sweet for those reclining by the pool.
From tennis and squash courts, exercise classes and a fully equipped fitness centre to a bountiful wellness calendar, Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan ensures everyone is cared for.
Work up a sweat with the hotel’s Bodylines Fitness and Wellness Club from 7am until 10pm. Spend some time in the gym with a personal trainer or sign up to a class in one of the two group exercise rooms.
For lovers of racket sports, there are two floodlit tennis courts to play a few sets in and two indoor squash courts. All four courts are open from 6am until 10pm, meaning players have plenty of opportunity to play.
After a workout, the wellness centre’s opulent oasis has six treatment suites and two rejuvenating relaxation rooms open from 10am to 10pm offering perfectly personalised experiences.
The spa’s specialist team tailors treatments and massage therapies to suit the needs of each guest, designed to rebalance both body and mind.
Boasting one of the largest swimming pools in Abu Dhabi, plus a 650-foot stretch of private beach, Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana allows guests to dive straight into the action.
The hotel’s exclusive beach is open from 7am until sunset every day so visitors can watch the sun go down with the sand between their toes.
Al Nashmi Water Sports are located behind the Sunset Bar where guests can sign up for an abundance of water sports from 9am until 6pm. Discover something for the whole family and make memories that will last a lifetime.
The expansive pool is accessible every day from 7am to 7pm, making it ideal for both early risers and those who like to wind down with a leisurely swim. The good news for parents is the children’s pool is right next to the adult pool and open during the same hours, so your little splashers will never be out of sight.
For those searching for a touch of serenity from their stay, the steam room, sauna, jacuzzi and plunge pool are open from 6am until 10pm.
The interior of this incredible five-star hotel is certainly jaw-dropping, however it’s also been created to allow guests to embrace the outdoor wonder of Abu Dhabi.
Surrounded by green spaces, palm trees and a white sand beach, this location is perfect for those looking to soak up the beautiful surroundings.
A glorious draw of the Khalidiya Palace is its views over the glittering Arabian Gulf. Admire the sunshine sparkling on the surface of the water from a balcony room as you sip a fresh mango smoothie from the in-room dining menu.
Kick off your sandals and open a pool or beachside umbrella to immerse yourself in a holiday read, or pop on a podcast while you watch your family enjoy the sunshine.
The Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana is also ideally placed to join the walkers, joggers and cyclists on the Corniche boardwalk enjoying exercise and views across the water.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is correct – the hotel does not serve any kind of alcohol. This is due to ‘Rayhaan’ being a brand of Rotana, which re-establishes contemporary Arabian culture and its values. In replacement of this particular offering, the staff at Khalidiya Palace have created spectacular healthy options.
Yes, a taxi to Marina Mall from the hotel will take less than 10 minutes. Hotel staff are always on hand to help with arranging taxi services for any guests, call reception from your room or ask in the lobby.
Guests will discover universal plug sockets located to the right of the bed in their room. The hotel also provides universal adapters to guests upon request – these are subject to availability.
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