Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas

Abu Dhabi

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  • Natural beach resort overlooking the Arabian Gulf
  • Personalised service with Club Rotana 
  • Eight dining options, a beach club and child-friendly activities 

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas is located on Abu Dhabi’s breathtaking and natural Saadiyat Island. Sitting on a six mile-long stretch of pristine white sands, the resort has an effortless regal air with its contemporary Arabic architecture and panoramic views over the Arabian Gulf.

Each one of the 327 rooms and suites have been uniquely designed to reflect their environment, where contemporary style meets casual beach chic. You might prefer to stay in one of the 13 beach villas that each feature a private plunge pool.

If you’d like a more privileged and personalised service, then we recommend you choose to stay in the Club Rotana executive rooms, where you’ll have access to your own exclusive club lounge with complimentary amenities.


Bars & Restaurants


Our favourite resort spot is the beach club and bar where you can spend a leisurely evening having a cocktail or two over DJ beats. Chill in the adult swing chairs at the bar!


There are eight dining options at Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, each with their own distinct theme. Head to Si Ristorante Italiano & Bar, the first Italian restaurant on Saadiyat Island, or taste the global dishes served up at Sim Sim restaurant. Tuck into British and American classics and ales at the sports bar, Hamilton’s Gastropub, or enjoy al fresco rooftop dining and amazing views at Turtle Bay Bar & Grill, particularly as the sun goes down.

Beach & Pools


The resort sits on a six mile-long stretch of pristine white sand on Abu Dhabi’s breathtaking Saadiyat Island, home to indigenous Hawksbill turtles.

Swimming Pool

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas has a fabulous outdoor swimming pool and a convenient Pool Bar for refreshing coolers.

For Families

Kids' Club

Children are very welcome at Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, with spacious family rooms and a special kids’ club, Aladdin’s Cave, suitable for four to 16-year-olds. They can enjoy a lazy river, water slide, splash pool, teen zone, and cinema zone. Dedicated children’s menus are also available at all the restaurants.

Spa & Wellness

Fitness Centre

Bodylines Fitness Club is the place to go if you want to work up a sweat during your holiday in Abu Dhabi. Gaze out over the sea as you use these contemporary facilities, and personal trainers are available on request.


If pampering is more your style, then Zen the spa is where you should retreat, with its Turkish and Moroccan hammam and 10 treatment rooms, with separate spaces for men and women.

Activities and Entertainment

Two scenic tennis courts and a mini golf course are available for a leisurely game or two.

About the location

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Abu Dhabi is located on one of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) largest and most beautiful islands, Saadiyat Island.

Across this completely natural island you’ll find almost 12 miles of unspoiled white sands, where endangered hawksbill turtles can be found nesting, protected by a considerate turtle conservation programme.

Saadiyat Island is home to Saadiyat Beach Golf Club which is next door to the resort, as well as a concert hall, the arts and cultural centre of Manarat Al Saadiyat, and several museums, including the famous Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Coming soon to Saadiyat Island is Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and Zayed National Museum.

From Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas it’s easy to reach the other islands that make up the UAE’s capital, and you’ll find plenty of entertainment and culture during your Abu Dhabi holiday.

Just a 15 minute drive away from the resort is Yas Island, where you’ll find renowned theme parks such as Yas Waterworld, Ferrari World, and Warner Bros. Discover Yas Marina Circuit, home of the F1 Grand Prix, and Abu Dhabi’s largest shopping mall, Yas Mall.

Elsewhere you can immerse yourself in Abu Dhabi’s rich cultural history, as you’re just a 25 minute drive from Qasr Al Watan, Emirates Palace Gate, and Heritage Village. Don’t miss the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the world’s largest mosques and one of few that is open to visitors.

With pearl diving museums and mangrove cruises also available to explore, you’re spoiled for choice during your luxury holiday in Abu Dhabi.

Nearest airport

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas is located just a 20 minute drive away from Abu Dhabi Airport.

Deluxe Twin Sea View Room
Rooms at Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas

  • Classic Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Premium Seaview Room

Royal Suite Master Bedroom
Suites at Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas

  • Terrace Suite
  • Saadiyat Suite
  • Royal Suite

Saadiyat Rotana Beachfront Villa with Private Pool
Villas at Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas

  • One-Bedroom Villa
  • Two-Bedroom Villa

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memorable experience

AndreaLevoni, Maranello, Italy

Tripadvisor review Nov 29 2023
After spending four nights at the Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas in Abu Dhabi, I can confidently say that it was a memorable experience. The hotel is located on Saadiyat Beach, just a short distance...
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Great family holiday - wonderful kids club

Jane O,

Tripadvisor review Nov 29 2023
We had a brilliant week at Saadiyat rotana. The food was amazing, rooms were beautiful, but one of the things that really made it for us as a family with 3 small children was the fabulous kids club...
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