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Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

To some, it is the most stunning hotel in Abu Dhabi while to others it is the most romantic. Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts believes that it is both, and in the 10 years since it opened, the Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi has found a special place in the hearts of all who visit this luxurious property.

From its spacious rooms and spectacular private beach, to the authentic Arabian architecture and breath-taking views of the stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Shangri-La experience in Abu Dhabi is a truly magnificent one.

Located on a private stretch of one-kilometre long beach along the historic Khor al Maqta waterway, Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Bari, Abu Dhabi is actually a large complex that boasts a smaller, four-star known as Traders and a souk. With abras (traditional water taxis) that ferry you from the hotel around the complex and to the souk, you can have an authentic Arabian adventure without having to leave the property!

For the ultimate luxury experience, reserve one of the six The Villas by Shangri-La on offer. Each named after a different region in Abu Dhabi, the six four-bedroom villas includes a private swimming pool, majlis, dining room, lounge and garage. Some villas boast additional facilities such as a private cinema and study. You’ll also have your own highly trained, private butler on call to cater to your every desire.

The hotel also boasts the award-winning CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, which draws inspiration from the origins of the Shangri-La legend, a place of personal peace, enchantment and wellbeing. In keeping with local culture, the spa offers unique treatments such as an Arabian date body wrap, Arabic coffee scrub and hammam. If you’re feeling a bit more traditional, you can always choose the Thai or Hot Stone massage.

If you choose to stay at Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, you won’t go hungry. With award-winning restaurants and a two Michelin-starred executive chef at the helm, you can indulge in some of the finest cuisine the capital has to offer.

For elegant contemporary French fine-dining, head to the restaurant Bord Eau. In a chic setting, the chef de cuisine prepares seasonal fresh produce that is flown in daily from France. For a truly transcendent experience, the blind tasting menu is a must. Whatever you decide, make sure you bring your appetite because the menu is packed with gourmet treats!

With a nod to Shangri-La’s Asian heritage, you’ll get a lesson in the art of Chinese fine dining at the signature restaurant, Shang Palace. Serving authentic Cantonese cuisine in a traditional Chinese setting, you’ll dine on delicacies like Peking duck and Yum Cha while sipping on fragrant teas, poured by a Kung Fu tea master.

Discover the most authentic Vietnamese cuisine outside of Ho Chi Minh City at Hoi An. Named after the quaint Vietnamese fishing port, Hoi An is a favourite among U.A.E. foodies. Dishes are served in traditional style on bamboo platters and lotus leaves for a genuine experience.

With an entirely Vietnamese team, Hoi An offers a mesmerising blend of authentic Vietnamese flavours and traditional hospitality. Looking for something a bit more casual? Head to Sofra BLD where you can wander through this souk-style restaurant and sample original Emirati, Iranian, Moroccan, Indian and Asian dishes that allow you to discover the spices, aromas and tastes of the region. With various theme nights ranging from seafood to steak and everything in between, there’s always something new at this all-day dining establishment.

Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi certainly offers the best of all you need for the perfect getaway.

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