Are you looking to add some wow factor to your family vacation in Abu Dhabi? Perhaps the main purpose of your vacation is to have enough privacy. Then what you need are Abu Dhabi hotels with private pool suites and villas.
Here are 8 Abu Dhabi hotels with private pools.
Al Wazba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa
This dreamy desert getaway unfolds against the backdrop of the rolling sand dunes of the Al Wazba Desert. Adding a touch of luxury to this seemingly timeless Bedouin village resort, Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa (Al Wathba) is the ideal retreat for when you need to unwind and enjoy a blissful moment. The resort features 99 rooms and suites, including a range of one- and two-bedroom suites and villas, all with their own temperature-controlled swimming pools where guests can take a dip against the backdrop of the rolling desert. Elsewhere, the resort boasts five restaurants and countless desert activities such as camel trekking, horseback riding and mountain biking.
Anantara Al Yaam Resort
Sir Bani Yas Island is the vacation home of your dreams. It shares golden sands and cornflower-blue coastlines with many other UAE desert islands, but also has some very special guest residents. Sir Bani Yas Royal Nature Reserve is a fascinating zoo with more than 14,000 Jurassic Park-sized animals, including 30 different endangered species such as black antelope and Arabian oryx, as well as giraffes, Ostrich and Cheetah. Guests can explore the island’s wilderness through game drives, nature walks, horseback safaris and bike trails. There are three Anantara resorts to choose from on the island, but for a luxurious beach holiday experience, you need to book Anantara Al Yaam. Designed to look like an Emirati fishing village, this 30-room, all-villa sanctuary invites guests to enjoy beach rides and snorkeling, among other animal-friendly activities.
Room rates at Anantara Al Yasmine Resort by Anantara Sir Bani Yas Abu Dhabi start from AED 1,998. Phone: (0)2 801 4200, Anantara website
Anantara Sahel Resort
With 30 safari-style villas scattered across the plains of Sir Bani Yas Island, Anantara Sahel Resort is the closest you’ll get to an African safari in the UAE. As one of three Anantara resorts on the island of Abu Dhabi, a dip in the plunge pool on a private deck at Anantara Sahel often means greeting neighbors such as peacocks, Arabian oryx and even gazelles. As with Anantara Al Yam Resort, guests staying in one of the private pool villas have unlimited access to the stunning Sir Bani Yas Royal Nature Reserve, home to 14,000 Jurassic Park-sized animals animal. Guests can explore the island’s wilderness through game drives, nature walks, horseback safaris and bike trails. You also have the option to further upgrade your experience with a myriad of dining and leisure experiences to take full advantage of the incredible surroundings.
Room rates at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Sahel Resort Abu Dhabi start from AED 1,530. Phone: (0)2 801 4300, Anantara website
Qasr al-Assara Anantara
Tucked away among the rolling fire-orange sand dunes of Empty Lands, Anantara Qasr Al Sarab is one of the most popular Arabian resorts in the UAE. A secluded desert oasis with 140 rooms, 14 suites and 52 pool villas, all decorated in a traditional Arabic style with endless vistas over the dunes. Separated from the main resort, these rooms are described as “secluded desert sanctuaries,” each with a private pool, perfect for bliss in a secluded sanctuary. When you come here, you can participate in a series of activities, including desert driving, camel trekking, horse riding, etc., to experience the desert style.
Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Pool Villa in Liwa Desert, Abu Dhabi starts from AED 4,675. Tel: (02) 886 2088. Anantara website
Bab Al Nojum Batin Liwa Resort
The latest addition to Abu Dhabi’s hotels with private pools is Bateen Liwa Resort, a new project by Bab Al Nojoum, dame of the glamping world.Although the brand’s former resort Built around tents, log cabins and Airstream accommodation – the new development is made up entirely of villas, with one, two and three-bedroom options, as well as the rather regal-looking Royal Villas. Outside the villa guests can enjoy the secluded luxury of a private plunge pool, barbecue facilities (with the option to have a chef come in and cook for you), decks with comfortable lounge furniture, and fire pits for cozy evenings. In addition to private villa plunge pools, you can relax in a central infinity pool with dreamy desert views; a fully functional modern spa offering a range of exotic treatments; a farm; date palm plantations; and community Bonfire and stargazing facilities.
Bab Al Nojoum Bateen Liwa Resort, Tal Mur’ib Road, Mzeer’ah, villas from 689 dirhams. Tel: (0)2 894 8888, babalnojoum.com
To reach the idyllic Nurai Island, you’ll need to take a boat from Saadiyat Island’s Welcome Center and 20 minutes later you’ll arrive at this Maldivian-inspired paradise. Each room is a villa with airy, modern tones, direct beach access and a private pool. They range in size from romantic one-bedroom beach villas to spacious estates for up to 15 people. The hotel has everything you could possibly want: a pampering spa, five fine-dining and casual restaurants and bars, and a breezy beach club, perfect for soaking up the Abu Dhabi sun.
Nurai Island Pool Villas in Abu Dhabi start from AED 2,700. Tel: (0)2 617 2222, nuraiisland.com
Club Privé by Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island
Nestled in the middle of an island stretch of five-star resorts, Rixos Premium Saadiyat offers a premium all-inclusive experience, offering a range of activities and restaurants far above the standard cheesy music and fried food The buffet most all-inclusive resorts tend to tend to choose. The influence of the brand’s Turkish roots is evident in the design details, blended with Arabic design influences to give the entire hotel a sense of grandeur. Additionally, the resort features the striking Club Privé by Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island, a unique addition that offers the very best in beachside luxury. If you want a private residence with your own pool, you can book the Three-Bedroom Executive Villa with Pool Access or the Four-Bedroom Superior Villa with Private Pool for the ultimate in luxury.
Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, villas from 21,500. Tel: (02) 492 2222, rixos.com
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi
Perched on its own private sandy beach on the sun-drenched shores of Saadiyat Island, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi invites guests to blissful relaxation on one of the world’s finest beaches. The resort has an irrepressible appeal, and despite its proximity to an array of restaurants and cultural attractions in Saadiyat and surrounding cities, it feels off the beaten track. The hotel has 306 luxurious rooms and suites, including one-, two- and three-bedroom Royal Villas, where higher comforts include large terraces with private plunge pools.
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, pool villas start from 4,230 dirhams. Tel: (0)2 407 1234, Hyatt website
Saadya Rotana Resort & Villas
Few beaches in Abu Dhabi can offer the incredible sugary sand and crystal clear waters of Saadiyat Island. One and Two-Bedroom Beach Villas come with ocean-facing plunge pools, contemporary furnishings and a host of modern amenities to make each residence feel like a chic beach house. If you can get away from your private retreat, be sure to explore the resort’s array of culinary delights, which include seven restaurants and bars, including Italian restaurant Si; upscale grill and rooftop bar Turtle Bay; and lively sports bar Hamilton’s Gastropub. Leisure facilities are excellent too: work out at the Bodylines Health Club, seek solace at Rotana’s Zen Spa with Turkish and Moroccan hammams and 10 treatment rooms, or make the most of the outdoor swimming pool, tennis, cricket and football pitches Ball fields and mini golf.
Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas (Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas), Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, pool villas start from 4,650 dirhams. Tel: (0)2 697 0000. Rotana website/ Saadya Torta Resort and Villas