A lot of tourists and residents opt for Abu Dhabi aparthotels. Be it families wanting enough space and facilities to cater to their little ones, or a singleton working in the capital who finds it helpful to have everything serviced due to a hectic schedule.
In some cases, new residents may opt for an aparthotel whilst waiting on an Emirates ID as its impossible to rent a property without one.
With off-shore gas rigs and oil out in the desert, the capital sees workers stopping in for rest days.
Not to mention, there are so many more visa options allowing digital nomads an opportunity to co-work in Abu Dhabi.
Whatever the situation, we’ve searched the capital high and low for the best-serviced apartments across the city.
Known as the safest city in the world, Abu Dhabi is also the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
Being a leading tourist destination, with over 2.57 million tourist visits each year results in luxury hotels, resorts and high-end glamping options in abundance, meeting every traveller’s budget and every family’s requirements.
Serviced Apartment in Abu Dhabi
Generally, serviced apartments are buildings offering self-contained accommodations for visitors or tourists. Usually, the property is regularly cleaned or maintained by the owners or building management services.
An aparthotel is an apartment within a hotel where guests can stay for a short duration or months at a time.
They provide cleaning services, towels, and linen and are usually fully equipped. Guests can have full access to the hotel’s facilities and room service as well.
The layout of an aparthotel is typically a one or two-bedroom apartment, so it makes a convenient choice for families visiting or recently relocated to Abu Dhabi.
Check out this list of Aparthotels where one can stay on the next long trip to Abu Dhabi or whilst waiting on a permanent address.
1. Majlis Grand Mercure Residence Abu Dhabi
Guests can enjoy their stay at the Majlis Grand Mercure Abu Dhabi for business or leisure.
The property offers several amenities, including an outdoor swimming pool, sauna, spa, fitness centre, and three dining options.
Majis Grand Mercure has seven different types of aparthotel rooms. The rooms feature homely decor, comfortable beds, fully equipped kitchens, LCD HD TVs and free wifi.
Among other amenities are a 24-hour concierge, bus shuttle service and a private indoor car park.
Take a tour of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Hop-on-hop-off bus tour which tours Yas Island, home to Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros. World, and Ferrari World.
An Arabian night safari is made possible by its prime location in the capital.
Book your stay at Majlis Grand Mercure
Location: Electra Street – 1104 Zayed The First St – Al Zahiyah – E16 – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
2. Al Manzel Hotel Apartments, Abu Dhabi
Al Manzel exclusive aparthotel in Abu Dhabi is located in the heart of the city, accessible to the Galleria Mall on Al Maryah Island, Reem Island, Abu Dhabi Mall, the Abu Dhabi Corniche, and the iconic Emirates Palace.
The ideal location and visually pleasing design elements for both business and pleasure make this a popular choice among residents visiting from Dubai and other Emirates. Not to mention offshore workers who spend several weeks in the city.
Boasting spacious rooms with huge windows, comfortable beds, a fully equipped kitchen and well-maintained washrooms, Al Manzel Hotel Apartments is affordable and promises not to break the bank.
Other facilities at Al Manzel aparthotel include a phone with multi-language voice mail, high-speed Wi-Fi, individual room temperature control, non-smoking rooms and an in-room safety deposit box.
Not to mention a wide LCD multi-channel satellite TV, an outdoor swimming pool and rooms for guests with special needs.
An Executive Floor is available for guests looking for a premium setting with a high standard of service and attention.
The privileges include:
- Deluxe Bathroom Amenities Upgrade
- Slippers and bathrobes
- Complimentary daily pressing of one suit or dress
- Unlimited Internet service
- Complimentary Shoe Shine Service
- Full Breakfast Buffet at the Main Restaurant
The cosy apartments are a peaceful refuge amidst the bustle of the city. Combining the finest traditions of Arabian hospitality with all modern comforts surpasses guests expectations.
Book a stay at the Al Manzel Hotel Apartments, Abu Dhabi
Location: Zayed The First St – Al Zahiyah – E16 – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
3. Beach Rotana Residences, Abu Dhabi
Beach Rotana Residences are an iconic symbol of luxury living in the centre of the city.
A mere 7 km from Saadiyat Island, home to the Louvre and the Guggenheim Museum and an 8-minute drive from downtown Abu Dhabi makes this aparthotel a go-to choice for travellers who frequent Abu Dhabi.
With a view of Al Maryah Islands’ waterfront and bridge connection to Abu Dhabi Mall, it is a fantastic choice.
There are a few apartments to choose from! A classic studio, one-bedroom, a premium one, two or three-bedroom apartment.
Each offers amenities such as a minibar, tea/coffee-making facilities, multi-satellite TV, high-speed WIFI, workstation space, voice mail, and an in-room safe.
When staying in the apartments, guests can make use of:
- Daily housekeeping service
- 24-hour room service
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Valet Parking
The Beach Rotana Residence offers guests sea-view apartments, private pool access and a state-of-the-art gym at Bodylines Fitness & Wellness Club.
More fitness options are next door at the Rotana Complex, offering personal training, fitness classes, gymnastics, taekwondo, sports massages, and a Training gym.
Not to mention floodlit tennis courts, two squash courts, paddle tennis courts and covered children’s outdoor and indoor play areas as well as a kids’ pool and a private beach.
Book a stay at Beach Rotana Residences, Abu Dhabi.
Location: 10th St – Al Zahiyah – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
4. Hala Arjaan by Rotana, Deluxe Hotel Apartments
Hala Arjaan is a deluxe 4-star apartment hotel located on Hamdan Street, one of the main roads running through downtown Abu Dhabi.
A short walk from the hotel is the Abu Dhabi corniche, a popular spot for outdoor sports and running, particularly in the cooler months.
Abu Dhabi Mall is also quite close, a one-stop shop for shopping, dining, and recreation.
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi as well as Al Maryah Islands waterfront offers surreal photo opportunities of the sunset and islands skyline silhouette.
Those with private vehicles or who drive a rental car can visit Saadiyat and Yas Island, both within easy driving distance.
Offering over 166 fully-furnished studios, and one or two-bed apartments, guests can stay in a deluxe hotel with the essential amenities short-term or for an extended stay.
Hala Arjaan’s recreation centre has a 24-hour gym, temperature-controlled pool, sauna, steam room, and Aquarius Pool Cafe, which serves food and drinks on its rooftop.
Other helpful facilities and amenities include:
- Free Wi-Fi in all studios and apartments as well as in the public areas
- Facilities for laundry and dry cleaning
- Smoking and non-smoking rooms
- An on call doctor
- Babysitting services upon request
- Facilities for people with special needs
- A currency exchange service
- Fully equipped kitchenette with ample space
- A multilingual workforce
- Marble bathrooms
- Comfortable bedding
Those residing at the property have access to a culinary spread at The Gallery restaurant. In addition to an a la carte menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, guests will find a comfortable workspace in the all-day dining venue.
Book your stay at Hala Arjaan by Rotana, Abu Dhabi
Location: 10th Street, Hamdan Street, Al Zahiyah Area – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
5. Southern Sun Serviced Apartments, Abu Dhabi
Its prime location, a 5-minute walk to the Abu Dhabi Corniche, and a 10-minute drive to the city centre make Southern Sun serviced apartments worthy a mention among the Abu Dhabi Aparthotels.
One thing worth noting is Southern Sun offers only one-bedroom suites for couples or single travellers.
At Southern Sun, guests can choose from 38 rooms designed with a homely vibe, offering a lot of amenities.
For those staying for a long time, there is a well-equipped kitchenette with a refrigerator, stove, microwave and a spacious kitchenette for preparing fresh food. There is also a washing machine and dryer.
Other amenities include:
- 24 hours room service
- A designated 24-hour business centre
- Complimentary valet parking
- Free and uncapped WiFi
- A rooftop pool
- A fitness facility with gym, sauna and steam rooms
- Six dining and drinks venues
- A dedicated concierge team
The suites have a large bedroom with king-size beds, a spacious living area, a flat-screen TV, and a couch. Not to mention a spacious bathroom with double vanity, a bathtub, a walk-in shower, and huge mirrors.
Book your stay at the Southern Sun Serviced Apartments, Abu Dhabi
Location: Al Mina Street, Al Zahiya, Tourist Club Area – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
6. Phoenix Plaza Hotel Apartments, Abu Dhabi
Based in a great location in the heart of downtown Abu Dhabi, right behind Al Wahda Mall lies Phoenix Plaza Hotel Apartments. Guests at the family-friendly aparthotel can choose from studios and suites.
Suitable for long-term corporate guests or families, each apartment has central air conditioning and a modern kitchenette.
The other features in the above rooms are a king-sized bed, a private bathroom, a safe box, a TV, Wi-Fi, LAN, and a telephone.
Other amenities include:
- A balcony offering city views
- An iron
- Seating area for visitors and clients
- A microwave
- Individually controlled air conditioning
- Gym access
- Non smoking and smoking room
- Washing machine
- Bed linen
- Complimentary toiletries (family rooms)
- En suite Bathroom with shower plus private bathrooms (family rooms only)
- Hair dryer
- A minibar (family room only)
The Phoenix Plaza Hotel Apartments are very sought after in Abu Dhabi due to its proximity to various tourist attractions, shopping malls, exhibition centres, government buildings and non-governmental establishments.
Book a stay at Phoenix Plaza Hotel Apartments.
Location: Building # 637, Old Airport Road, Behind Al Wahda Mall – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
7. The Eclipse Boutique Suites, Abu Dhabi
Nestled in the heart of the downtown Abu Dhabi district, Eclipse Boutique Suites offers guests a comfortable stay in the capital.
It has a convenient location near the World Trade Centre shopping mall, coffee shops, affordable eateries, and a few metres from the beach perfect for families.
The room options at the Eclipse boutique suites include one-bedroom apartments, executive one-bedroom suites, deluxe one-bedroom suites and grand two-bedroom suites.
Besides cable satellite TV, smoke detectors and multi-channel TV, the rooms also come with cutlery, tea/coffee-making supplies, and kitchen appliances.
Among the other facilities are:
- VIP check-in and check-out
- ATM/Cash machine
- Non smoking rooms
- Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
- Currency exchange
- Wheelchair access
- Coffee Shops
- Free Wi Fi
- Doctor on call
- Multilingual team
- Babysitting and Child services
- Children buffet
- Rooms with soundproofing
Guests staying at the hotel can avail of spa and massage therapy at an additional cost. Recreation facilities include saunas, a spa, and a fitness room.
Book your stay at the Eclipse Boutique Suites, Abu Dhabi.
Location: Liwa Street, F9R5+43 Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
8. Aparthotel Adagio Abu Dhabi Al Bustan
Aparthotel Adagio is close to Eastern Mangroves, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Umm Al Emarat Park, Zayed Sports City, Mushrif Mall, and plenty more.
Featuring 279 spacious, apartments ranging from studios to three bedrooms, the Aparthotel Adagio Abu Dhabi Al Bustan is the perfect place to relax and host business meetings or family gatherings.
Staying at the Aparthotel Adagio Abu Dhabi for an extended period can give guests great value for their money while exploring Abu Dhabi at leisure.
The property has an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, a spa and wellness centre, the option of dining on-site and a lounge bar.
With a choice of rooms that can house anywhere from three to eight people, this is one of the most sought-after holiday apartments in Abu Dhabi for large families or groups.
Other amenities include:
- Accessible accommodation
- High-speed internet
- Complimentary Wi Fi
- Contemporary living space
- Fully equipped kitchenette
- 42″ satellite TV
- Laundry facilities
- Stylish bathroom
- Outdoor swimming pool
- A private indoor car park
Book a stay at Aparthotel Adagio Abu Dhabi Al Bustan.
Location: Shk. Rashid Bin Saeed St – Rabdan Street – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
9. The Residences by Rotana, Park Arjaan, Abu Dhabi
A contemporary all-suite hotel, Park Arjaan by Rotana is based in the park complex home to media houses, including twofour54 and Abu Dhabi Media Zone Authority.
It’s just a short distance from popular tourist spots, including Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Wahat Al Karama, Capital Gate, and Yas Island.
There are 172 suites to choose from, including studios, one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms and three-bedrooms.
Guests have access to the amenities of the nearby five-star Park Rotana Hotel, including six dining venues as well as the infamous Coopers and Theatro, offering a variety of cuisines and experiences.
Some other amenities & facilities include:
- Temperature-controlled outdoor swimming pool
- Facilities for laundry and dry cleaning
- Barbershop & beauty salon
- Steam rooms and saunas
- Services for babysitting
- Playground and pool for kids
- Business centre
- Several indoor parking spaces & valet parking
Whether guests are on a business trip or planning an event, the 2,326 sqm banquet and function area with intelligent technology and flexible spaces, including a ballroom, will make their event successful.
A fully equipped fitness centre, treatment rooms and therapy are available at Rotana’s Bodylines Fitness & Wellness Club for guests wishing to relax and rejuvenate.
Among the accessible rooms are wheelchair-access doors, an audible emergency alarm, hands-free communication systems, and lowered access to room amenities.
Book a stay at The Residences by Rotana, Park Arjaan Abu Dhabi
Location: Eastern Ring Road – Al Muntazah – Ministries Area – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
10. Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, Abu Dhabi City Centre
A 5-minute walk to the corniche and a 10-minute drive to Saadiyat Island and downtown Abu Dhabi is the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham.
From one-bedroom suites with kitchenettes and rollable beds to Deluxe rooms with twin beds, guests can experience comfort and relaxation at affordable rates.
All rooms feature free WiFi, DVD players, flat-screen HDTVs, iPod docking stations, sitting areas, microwaves, minibars, as well as coffee and tea-making facilities.
Some of the other facilities & amenities are:
- Onsite bicycle rentals
- Airport shuttle
- Complimentary shuttle service to local attractions
- Spa services
- A well-equipped fitness centre
- An outdoor pool
- Children’s play area
- Game room
- Business centre
- Same-day dry cleaning
- An executive lounge
- Valet parking
Book your stay at Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham.
Location: Salam Street Junction – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
11. Bab Al Qasr Deluxe Residence
Bab Al Qasr features a spacious living area, a separate bedroom with a king-size bed and an expansive marble bathroom with a walk-in shower and tub.
Not to mention a panoramic view of the Arabian Gulf and the Presidential Palace.
Guests can choose studios, and one, two, and three-bedroom apartments. Bab Al Qasr Deluxe Residences is a fantastic option for families looking for ultimate luxury.
Contemporary designs and earthy colours give each of the rooms a homely feel that both individuals and families appreciate.
Families of three or more members can opt for the one-, two- or three-bedroom apartments that offer a comfortable design with distinctive styles.
Bab Al Qasr offers several amenities, such as an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, on-site dining options, a rooftop terrace, and a garden.
There is also a private beach where guests can participate in a variety of activities.
Some of the amenities at the residences include:
- Separate living and dining rooms (for one-, two- or three-bedroom residential apartments)
- Built in wardrobes, storage and shelf space
- Iron and ironing board
- Exclusive toiletries
- Bathrobes and slippers
- Complimentary bottled water
- Infinity pool and private beach access
- Ayana fitness centre
- A choice of over 15 meeting and function rooms
- In-house dining options from over six restaurants
- Hair salons
- Car rentals
- Dedicated complimentary car parking spaces and valet parking
- Club lounge access
- Personnel concierge shopping services
Bab Al Qasr Deluxe Residences offer a comfortable place to relax after a long workday or tour of Abu Dhabi’s various tourist attractions.
Book your stay at Bab Al Qasr Deluxe Residences.
Location: W Corniche Rd – Al Bateen – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
12. Staybridge Suites, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
With a premier location on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island, Staybridge Suites has nine floors some of the rooms are considered accessible.
Each of the rooms provides guests with scenic views of the golf course and the city in the distance.
This property boasts a 25-metre outdoor swimming pool complete with a surrounding terrace and sunloungers, an exercise room, dining, and an evening social with bites at reception four nights a week.
Guests can sip fresh coffee and enjoy a full continental breakfast every morning at The Hub Kitchen throughout their stay.
With 24/7 room service, guests can also order from the on-site mini mart.
Some of the amenities include:
- Wireless Internet access in all rooms, suites, business centres, public areas, and meeting rooms
- Complimentary standard wireless internet service
- On-site 24/7 business centre access
- On-site Guest Self-Laundry Facilities
- Same-day dry cleaning
- Daily and weekly housekeeping
- Access to the business centre next door in Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island
- Multilingual staff (Afrikaans, Arabic, Indonesian, English and Tagalog)
- Wheelchair accessible rooms
- Visual alarm/alert in guest rooms
Combining splendid decor, luxurious beds, and all the modern conveniences, guests can truly relax and enjoy a wonderful stay away from the daily grind.
Book a stay at the Staybridge Suites Abu Dhabi.
Location: Yas Island – Yas Plaza – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
13. Shangri-La Hotel Apartments, Qaryat Al Beri
A unique combination of Arabian architecture and contemporary design, Shangri-La Hotel Apartments provide luxurious accommodations and Shangri-La hospitality for long-term guests.
Choose between studio apartments, one, two, three- and four bedroom apartments, all offering striking canal or garden views from a private balcony or furnished terrace.
The most appealing aspect is residential apartments come with a view of the Arabian Sea.
The large living room is a great place to relax with the family, and the separate dining room is ideal for entertaining.
Shangri-La Hotel Apartments features a private beach area and other luxuries such as a hot tub, a top-of-the-line fitness centre and a rooftop swimming pool. As well as:
- King size beds
- Twin beds (in two-, three- or four-bedroom apartments)
- Connecting rooms
- Full-size executive workspace
- Dual-line international direct dial telephone with voicemail
- Electronic safe
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Satellite TV and movie channels on 40-inch LCD televisions
- Wi-Fi and broadband Internet access at high speeds
- Premium toiletries
- Iron and ironing board
- Plush bathrobes and slippers
- Automatic washer-and-dryer machine
- Suit-pressing and shoeshine services
As an exclusive benefit for Shangri-La Circle members travelling with their families, up to two children (under the age of 7) can take advantage of complimentary buffet service at all-day dining venues when accompanying a paying adult.
A 50% discount is applicable to additional kids under the age of 7 and youngsters between the ages of 7 and 11.
Book a stay at Shangri-La Hotel Apartment, Qaryat Al Beri
Location: Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
14. Oaks Liwa Executive Suites Abu Dhabi
Oaks Liwa Executive Suites is in a great location in the heart of downtown Abu Dhabi, guests are able to wander around and check out the most popular spots Abu Dhabi has to offer.
Including the Abu Dhabi Corniche, a number of shopping malls, Qasr Al Hosn, the magnificent Emirates Palace and tons more.
When it comes to rooms, Oaks Liwa Executive Suites offers two types, deluxe suites and premier suites boasting views of downtown Abu Dhabi that accommodate families and a maximum of three adults.
Some of the amenities in the suites include:
- A separate bedroom and living space
- Double beds
- A fully equipped kitchenette
- Dedicated work desks
- Washer and dryer
- Flatscreen TVs
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Fitness centre
- An Outdoor pool
- A business centre
- Coffee and tea makers
- 24/7 room service
We recommend booking your stay in advance in order to take advantage of their most competitive rates. Rates are most flexible for guests staying for an extended period.
Book a stay at Oaks Liwa Executive Suites Abu Dhabi.
Location: Tourist Club Area, Plot C-19, Sector E-16 – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
15. Marriott Executive Apartments Downtown Abu Dhabi
At the Marriott Executive Apartments, guests can conveniently access a variety of public attractions.
These include the Abu Dhabi Corniche Beach, the Emirates Palace, the Al Bateen Marina, Madinat Al Zayed Gold Souk, Qasr Al Hosn, and plenty of malls throughout the city, thanks to its central location in Abu Dhabi’s Diplomatic and Government area.
With hotel luxuries and apartment comforts, the suites are perfect for long-term residents.
Each apartment has a spacious lounge, a fully equipped kitchenette, a washer dryer, and dedicated office space.
Other amenities include:
- Outdoor pool
- 24/7 room service
- Fitness centre
- In-house dining
- Dry cleaning services
- Guest room entertainment
- Free Wi-Fi
- Service Request
- Complimentary on-site parking
- Parking for wheelchair-equipped vehicles, and
- Roll in Shower
Guest must note Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi follows a strict no-pet policy. However, service animals are welcome.
Book your stay at Marriott Executive Apartments Downtown.
Location: Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed St – Al Manhal – Al Tibbiya – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Aparthotels Frequently Asked Questions
How does an aparthotel differ from a hotel?
An aparthotel combines the benefits of serviced apartments with the conveniences of a hotel. With almost twice as much space as a boutique hotel room, you’ll have your own private apartment with a kitchen and living room.
From an economic standpoint, this is a better choice of accommodation for long-term stays.
Can you rent an apartment without an Emirates ID?
Renting an apartment or villa in Abu Dhabi requires one to have a valid residence visa and Emirates ID card. Aparthotels are a popular choice while document processing is in progress.
What is the process of leasing an apartment in Abu Dhabi?
In Abu Dhabi, property owners must register lease contracts in the Tawtheeq system, the city’s tenancy contract register. Following the lease contract signing, a housing fee of 3% of the annual rent will be assessed equally throughout the year.
Therefore aparthotels are a great long-term option for anyone looking to reduce the hassle of paperwork.
What are some of the benefits of serviced accommodation?
Essentially, serviced accommodations provide guests with ‘services’, from basic housekeeping to more comprehensive amenities, from the property owner.
The majority of purpose-built serviced apartment blocks include gyms, restaurants, shops, and 24-hour concierge services.
Is it cheaper to stay in an aparthotel than in a hotel?
Most often, aparthotels are more affordable than hotels, especially if you will be staying longer than a weekend. Also, aparthotels have kitchens, which allow you to cook your meals, saving you a bit of money.
The Best Time To Visit Abu Dhabi
The tourism season kicks off around October or November when there are lots of events such as F1. December is equally as busy with events, in particular National Day.
January and February are the coolest quieter months after New Year. In March and April, the weather is still pleasant to visit.
The hotter summer months start in May when most events move inside. It is a good month to visitfor those who enjoy the arts.
Whilst June through July and August attract budget travellers as many resorts and attractions offer great deals.
September is considered a shoulder month, it is still quite hot but tolerable early morning and in the evenings.
To Sum Up Abu Dhabi Aparthotels
While Abu Dhabi is known for its luxury hotels and resorts, this capital city has plenty of options for weekend getaways or staycations of any budget.
Aparthotel tenants are typically newcomers to the country who are waiting for their paperwork to go through before starting their new jobs. Or, families who want homely comforts such as a washing machine and a kitchen.
Those interested in adventure can visit Yas Island, the capital’s leisure island housing the world’s fastest roller coaster, Yas Waterworld, and the one-of-a-kind Warner Bro’s themed hotel and theme park.
Those who prefer to relax can visit one of the city’s many coffee shops or beach clubs.
We hope this extensive article on Abu Dhabi Aparthotels has been useful. If you have visited or plan to stay at one of the aparthotels listed above, please let us know how it was by leaving a comment below.
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