Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas

Abu Dhabi - City, United Arab Emirates

At a Glance

  • Your children will have no end of fun at the Kids Club with its own lazy river, splash pool, teen zone and exciting water slide!

  • A perfect option for foodies, the Saadiyat Rotana Resort offers a vast array of mouth watering cuisines to choose from with great al fresco options. With seven modern dining facilities on offer, you'll be spoilt for choice!

  • Glide into the stunning swimming pool with beach style entry and spend a relaxing afternoon sipping a tasty cocktail from one of the pool bars.

  • Scott Dunn guests can exclusively enjoy a number of added benefits including spa discounts, tickets to the Louvre, guaranteed early check-ins and late check-outs.

  • Choose your perfect beach vibe; here it is divided into 3 areas to accommodate families, couples and those looking for some peace and quiet.

  • The protected beach at Saadiyat is extremely clean, and if you are lucky you may get to watch dolphins swimming close to the shore or even turtles hatching - an unforgettable experience! Hatching season is typically between March and June.

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Best time to Visit

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The best time to visit the UAE is between October and April when temperatures hang around the mid-20s and the humidity is under control.

The month of Ramadan means hotel rates are heavily discounted, but while outside the resort, Ramadan is strictly adhered to, within the resorts you will notice very little difference.

High summer (July and August) is best avoided due to the extremely high temperatures, where it can regularly reach 50c, with 100% humidity.

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Insider's View

The kids club really is excellent, with so much space and so many facilities - Rotana is a wonderful place for families.

Villas right on the beach are a rarity in the UAE, and the villas here are particuarly well positioned - allowing you views straight out on the turquoise waters of the Arabian Sea.

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The Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas is a firm family favourite on the stunning Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi. The property offers first class facilities, a swimming pool and a beach side location with an impressive array of restaurants to enjoy.

The resort is located in an enviable location on the 9km stretch of sandy beach on the stunning Saadiyat Island, one of the most beautiful natural islands in the Middle East. It boasts luxurious rooms and gourmet cuisine as well as second to none facilities, including a vast swimming pool with beach style entry and more then 600 loungers ensuring plenty of space for all.

The Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas features 327 Rooms and Suites and 13 luxurious Beach Villas, making this an exceptional choice for families staying in this breath-taking corner of Abu Dhabi.  The suites range from the Club Rotana Suites to Two-Bedroom Suites and the elegant Royal Suite. All the Villas come with their very own private plunge pool, walk in wardrobes and Club Rotana Lounge access. Another great family option are the interconnecting rooms offering a spacious 80sqm. The rooms are all finished to the highest standard in elegant contemporary design, boasting the latest in technology and furnishings.   

The resort is located right on the beach with views out to the crystal blue waters. You can be as laid back or as active as you please here, with many sporting facilities on-site, including tennis courts and a state of the art gym. The resort is also equipped with the exquisite Zen Spa where you can indulge in pure luxury with many treatments on offer. Mini golf is available and Saadiyat Island is home to many golf courses for you to enjoy.

You will be spoilt for choice for dining options with seven different restaurants to choose from offering a vast array of cuisines, from relaxed pool side dining to an international buffet option, Italian delicacies and Gastropub where you can enjoy a lively evening atmosphere.

Children are very much catered for here with the first class children’s club Aladdin’s Cave, where children aged between 4 to 16 years can enjoy their very own lazy river, splash pool, teen zone and water slide. There is also a good array or activities in the club house, allowing parents to relax knowing their children are having fun.  

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The Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas features 327 rooms and suites and 13 luxurious beach villas.

The suites are a brilliant option for families, ranging from one and two-bedroom suites and the elegant Royal Suite. All the villas come with their very own private plunge pool, walk through wardrobes and Club Rotana Lounge access.  Another great family option are the interconnecting rooms offering a spacious 80sqm.

Premium Seaview Room

40sqm double with either king or twin beds, all with private balcony and beach views.  Open plan modern bathroom.

Terrace Suite

90sqm suite with king bed and separate living room, leading on to a 100sqm private terrace with seaviews. 

Saadiyat Suite

170sqm two-bedroom suite with sea views,  private balcony, living and dining area.

Royal Suite

275qm suite with sea views, oversized bed, large bathroom, living and dining room with the option of two additional bedrooms if required.

One-Bedroom Beach Villa

77sqm one bedroom beach villa with private plunge pool and sea facing terrace.

Two-Bedroom Beach Villa

150sqm two bedroom villa with large private plunge pool and sea facing terrace. 

Classic Family Room

The Classic Family Rooms at Rotana Saadiyat consist of two classic rooms interconnected. at 40sqm each both rooms offer ensuite facilites, a beach house inspired decor and floor to ceiling glass leading out to a balcony.


Boasting one of the best kids facilities in the UAE, Rotana Saadiyat has a purpose built mini complex with a host of activities to keep youngsters engaged and excited during their stay - with its own splash play, waterslide and lazy river, along with different zones catering for different ages ranging from 4-12 years. Incidentally the lazy river is popular with all guests, not just the little ones!

Aladdins Cave

Available for 4 – 16 year olds, with splash pool, lazy river, water slide, indoor climbing wall, cinema room, outdoor cave tunnels and inside base offering other crafty activities.


Bodylines Leisure & Fitness Club

Fully equipped gym open 24hrs a day

Mini Golf and Beach Club

Enjoy mini golf together as a family and the Beach Club watersports facilities

Swimming Pool

A vast swimming pool with beach style entry and more then 600 loungers ensuring plenty of space for all.

Zen the Spa at Rotana

Located by the beach with its own private entrance, open from 10am to 10pm. The wellness retreat has many stylish treatment rooms and relaxation areas. 


You will be spoilt for choice for dining options with seven different restaurants to choose from offering a vast array of cuisines.

Sim Sim

International buffet restaurant offering Middle Eastern favourites, European classics and Asian delicacies all cooked to perfection. Also, with its own a la carte menu for you to try.  Daily breakfast buffet is served here.

Si Ristorante Italiano & Bar

Authentic Italian dishes prepared from fresh seasonal produce all to be enjoyed in a relaxed atmosphere.

Turtle Bay Bar & Grill

A stunning two storey al fresco dining option for a relaxed pool side lunch or evening meal whilst taking in the sun set and cool sea breeze.  Fragrant grilled meats and locally caught fish can be enjoyed.

Nasma Beachfront Bar

With stunning sea views, Nasma has a relaxed beach vibe with large bean bags, sofas and private cabanas, perfect to enjoy a light bite or a sundowner or two.

Sama Lobby Lounge

A lovely spacious and relaxing area where afternoon tea and light meals can be enjoyed, there is also a takeaway option for tea, coffee and pastries.

Pool Bar

A truly relaxed al fresco dining option, light snacks and drinks can be enjoyed in this lovely pool side setting.  Or place your order and have it delivered to your sunbed.

Hamilton’s Gastropub

A unique gastropub in this stylish hotel, offering an extensive menu from scotch egg, mussels and sausage and mash to sharing platters with friends a super choice to choose from in this lively evening setting.


Within the resort there are a host of activities on offer including tennis, yoga, mini golf, kayaking and paddle boarding as well as the fitness centre and spa.

Outside of the resort, within a five minute drive you can enjoy a round of golf, art at the Louvre Abu Dhabi and, within ten minutes, Yas Island with its waterpark, shopping mall, Ferrari World and Warner Bros. World.


  • Brunch in Dubai

    If in Dubai on a Friday, why not partake in the favourite past time of the local expat community and enjoy an ever-so-social Friday brunch. Take your time and enjoy free-flowing champagne and cocktails accompanied by a mouth-watering feast for the palate.

  • Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner

    No trip to Dubai is complete without experiencing a desert safari. Embark upon an unparalleled adventure over the golden sand dunes in a 4x4 followed by a magical evening in a traditional Bedouin camp.

Location & directions

Abu Dhabi - City, United Arab Emirates

Located on Saadiyat Island, a 9 kilometre stretch of environmentally protected beach. The resort is adjacent to the famous Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, minutes from the city’s prime business district, the Abu Dhabi Corniche, and 25-minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport.

How to get there

The hotel is a 25-minute drive from Abu Dhabi Airport and a 1-hour 30 minute drive from Dubai Airport, both airports are approximately a 7-hour flight from London.

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