A destination of distinction, Abu Dhabi is the modern and diverse capital of The United Arab Emirates. Developing at a significant rate while maintaining its rich heritage and culture. The emirate is abounding with heritage sites, cultural and modern day attractions and idyllic touches of luxury.
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The St. Regis Abu Dhabi soars to new heights of splendour and service. Located at the vibrant heart of Abu Dhabi, each of the hotel’s 283 rooms revels in a magnificent view of the alluring Abu Dhabi Corniche.
P.O. Box 60476
United Arab Emirates
Phone: (971) (2) 6944444
We are pleased to offer the following special room rates for delegates at St. Regis Abu Dhabi:
Superior Room, Single Occupancy AED 600
Superior Room, Double Occupancy AED 700
Junior Suites, Single Occupancy AED 1 000
Junior Suites, Double Occupancy AED 1 100
Rates includes buffet breakfast at The Terrace Restaurant and basic wi-fi internet access. Please note that rates are exclusive of 10% service charge, 6% tourism fee and 4% municipality fee, increases will be applied automatically. A fixed municipality fee per consumed room per night is chargeable at AED 15. Our special room rates are available 3 days before and after our event, subject to availability of guest rooms at the time of reservation. Please note that the special room rate expires on 15 January 2018.
Should a guest wish to cancel a reservation, cancellation will be penalty free up to one day prior to arrival at 6pm. Thereafter guest will be charged 1 night penalty.
Things To Do In Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi Corniche
The waterfront Corniche, the spectacular sandy beaches and generous promenade, stretches the entire length of the north-west shore of the city. Giving spectacular views of the iconic high rise tower blocks assembled along the seafront, it also offers one of the city's main recreation opportunities with a dedicated walking and separate cycle path weaving in and out of the Corniche's landscaped gardens.
The inland side of the Corniche is dotted with parks and sheesha cafés that come alive at night with local families seeking the sea breeze in the sweltering summer months (May to September) or clustered around mobile heaters in the cool winter nights (December to February).
Built at a cost of Dh11 billion, this is the must see hotel in the Gulf, with 1002 crystal chandeliers and 400 luxury rooms and suites. You don’t have to check in to check out the Emirates Palace, as it doubles as a cultural hub of the city.
Hosting opera and renowned orchestras during the Abu Dhabi Classics concert season, and showing screenings during the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, the Emirates Palace has played its part in the cultural expansion of the capital. Other reasons to visit include the Barakat Gallery, which offers exquisite fine art from ancient China, Egypt, Africa, Greece and Rome; ever-popular afternoon high tea in the foyer (Dh160); and an ATM that dispenses gold bars.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
An exquisite architectural work of art and one the world’s largest mosques, with a capacity for an astonishing 41,000 worshippers, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque features 82 domes, over a 1,000 columns, 24 carat gold gilded chandeliers and the world's largest hand knotted carpet.
Just seven minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, the 27 square kilometre Saadiyat Island is undergoing remarkable transformation into a world class leisure, residential, business and cultural hub of global proportions, housing the world's largest single concentration of premier cultural assets. These will include the Zayed National Museum, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi - all designed by Pritzker prize winners.
In Abu Dhabi city and Al Ain there are numerous ultra-modern malls which house a range of stores selling everything, tax-free, from the latest beauty products and watches from the world’s top brands, to locally-made souvenirs.
In the Souk (market) at Qaryat Al Beri and the new Central Market, you’ll find shops selling all the perfumes of Arabia sitting happily side-by-side the latest in beauty stores.
Down at Abu Dhabi city’s Mina area you’ll find the Carpet Souk where you can pick up a souvenir to last forever – don’t forget to bargain!
In Al Ain, visit Souq Al Zaafarana round the corner from Al Jimi Mall. This is a jewel of a find which reflects true Emirati culture and tradition while being new. Whether you’re looking for abayas (ladies outer garment) or kandouras (men’s white flowing garment), incense or spices, henna or ouds, dallah (Arabian coffee pots) this is the marketplace for you. This is the new home of Al Ain’s old souk and features Mubdia Village, a section exclusively for women that is staffed by female shopkeepers. The place to get traditional souvenirs and watch the Emiratis bargain.
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Visa and Country Entry Requirements
Citizens of Australia, Andorra, Austria, Brunei, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America and the Vatican State can get a free-of-charge entry visa upon arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
GCC citizens do not need a visa to enter the UAE.
Citizens of all other countries will need to apply for a Tourist, Transit or Visit Visa prior to their trip.
You will need to apply for a visa through your nearest UAE embassy. An eye scan will be required at the airport. For more information on visa types or how to get your visa, visit the Abu Dhabi Government website or call its contact centre on +971 2 666 4442 (800-555 from inside the UAE)
The St Regis Abu Dhabi Hotel is 37km/approx. 40 minutes’ drive by Taxi, from Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Taxis are reasonably priced and plentiful and can be flagged down at the roadside or booked by phone through the TransAD hotline 600 535353.
Street taxis are easily recognised. They are either silver with a yellow roof sign (newer taxis) or white and gold with a green roof sign (older taxis). Both old and new taxis are metered, yet many of the old taxis may negotiate the fare in advance. A tip is not expected but always welcome.
Otherwise, the bus network that plies the emirate is very efficient. In the capital, modern air-conditioned buses operate round-the-clock. The service is easy to use, with passengers hopping in and out of any bus by placing a one dirham coin in the collection box next to the driver. There are also buses travelling to Al Ain and other parts of the emirate, which can be taken from Abu Dhabi’s Central Bus Station on Murour Road.