A staycation through the arch of luxury

Romantic getaway? Business conference? Impromptu staycation for the family? There is no mood that cannot be catered to at the newly opened Rixos Marina Abu Dhabi Resort.

PARTNER CONTENT: The colossal arch frames the tranquil waters of the Arabian Gulf on one side; the opposite perspective offers an unparalleled view of the Abu Dhabi skyline. As you walk the red carpet into the softly illuminated lobby, serenity is the first word to come to mind.

This is what vacation musings are made of. Welcome to Rixos Marina Abu Dhabi Resort.

Engulfed by gorgeous vistas, the hotel stands as a solitary pinnacle of luxury in the area. 10 years in the making, residents of the capital finally have an unmissable destination appointed to the iconic architectural landmark.

Often touted as the nerve centre of any hotel, the enormous lobby here too, manages to capture a snapshot of what is on offer. There is a clean efficiency while simultaneously remaining welcoming. With a resplendent fallen bouquet at its heart and a pianist serenading the entire floor, the ambience gently carries one from journey to arrival.

Seamless juxtaposition lies across several facets of the Rixos Marina Abu Dhabi. The sparkling waters and sandy shoreline. The homage to culture and heritage with a touch of contemporary allure. The opportunities for leisure and business. Perfectly manicured opulence and a sense of home. The multifaceted resort manages to deliver it all.


The Chambers


Azure tones are splattered across the aesthetic, in sync with the hotel’s tribute to maritime culture in the UAE. The pearl-diving history of Abu Dhabi is suffused with 21st-century sensibilities that make up the aquatic and mesmerising oceanic features.

Allowing guests to author their own stories, the hotel is offering customisable services that currently include; room only, bed & breakfast, and half board. While the full board is expected to be introduced next month, the all-inclusive concept will come into effect starting next year.

As you wander through the 563 seemingly endless and uber-comfortable guest rooms, you’ll likely spot the arabesque geometric art and calligraphy. Designed to tell the story of Abu Dhabi’s journey from an ancient seafaring community to a thriving cosmopolitan city, it makes for a compelling sight. The rooms themselves are stylised such that it gives you a sense of the city all around.

Through the multitude of experiences at hand during the course of your stay, there is an effortless narrative being charted, allowing you to explore the pulse of the emirate.


The Recreation


It is simply not a Rixos Marina Abu Dhabi Resort experience without a plethora of luxurious opportunities for respite.

For the adults, sanctuary comes in the form of three beachfront swimming pools. There is also a pristine and private white beach on the premises, with intimate cabanas coming next year for the ultimate getaway. Kids, of course, are not forgotten, with a separate pool and play area. It is neither too close nor far, offering just the right amount of privacy without concern.

When the outdoors begins to overwhelm, a quintessentially Rixos and supremely revitalising Naturelife Spa, wellness and fitness centre await. If you are a night owl or simply a fan of flamboyant nights, the psychological bar ‘Anti-Dote’ will soon open its doors.

For the families on vacation, fret not! The Rixy Kids Club is to the rescue for all the tiny tots, offering a variety of activities and outdoor play areas to keep them occupied. Even all day, if needed!


The Dining Delights


Through 10 signature restaurants and bars soon arriving, the palatial hotel also pays homage to the finest of Middle Eastern and Turkish dining and hospitality.

Favouring even the most discerning palates, guests will be taken on an immersive culinary journey across global cuisines. At the time of writing, the signature all-day restaurant Turquoise was functioning, a welcome ambience for all gourmands. On display here is a wide variety of flavours from world-class cuisines, served in an open-buffet concept.

For those chasing the sweeter things in life, the lobby lounge is where you’ll find Godiva Café. From dainty little crostinis to desserts almost too beautiful to eat, the menu is a treat in more ways than one. The cafe encircles an entire half of the lobby, expanded to cater to eager guests. The menu also prides itself on an enticing selection of beverages, offering everything from coffee to freshly squeezed juices.

Teasing your imagination is the promise of what’s to come over the next few months, all the way from an exclusive Privé Lounge located on the 37th floor to the choicest cuts of meat at The Flame. While the former has the best women on the scene running the show, the latter offers you a chance to sit back and indulge in a premium steakhouse.

Post the pre-opening phase, there are several exciting nooks to settle in scattered across the property. If you fancy a cigar and some aged amber to accompany it, the adjoining Cuba Cigar Lounge is destined to be your go-to spot at the hotel. For confectionery cravings, the orange-toned quirky Bakery Club offers plenty of freshly-made goodies every day.

And that’s not even the half of it.


The Business End Of Things


If there is a bit of business on your mind, there’s plenty of professional room here.

From a luxurious Executive Lounge with infinite views of the Arabian Gulf to 10 spacious private meeting rooms rife with top-of-the-line technology, here is a way to deal in style. Not to mention, the unequalled business centre also boasts a separate entrance.

For conferences or celebrations, Rixos Marina Abu Dhabi also houses a sophisticated grandiose ballroom that seats up to 1000 guests comfortably. An iconic landmark. Services tailored to the story you choose to write. Convenience and comfort in equal measure. And the chance to soak in all that makes UAE’s capital tick. Now that’s a five-star experience.

For more information, visit rixos.com/en/hotel-resort/rixos-marina-abu-dhabi

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