Abu DhabiThe Perfect Girls’ Weekend Away in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi’s best beaches, brunch and beauty treatments

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With luxurious resorts, great shopping and blissfully peaceful spas, Jumeirah’s three Abu Dhabi hotels have everything you need for a girly catch up.

View at the facade of the Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa


Spa and sand

Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa sprawls over 22,000sqm of tranquil desert and includes a destination spa, villas with private pools, a vast central swimming pool, plus six restaurants and bars including a remote desert camp. If you’re feeling active you can ride fat bikes through the dunes here, join a guide on a desert trek, or watch majestic birds of prey in action in falconry displays. If you want to relax, you’ve also come to the right place. 

The award-winning Talise Spa has 13 luxury treatment rooms and hammans, snow caves, hot and cold plunge pools and crystal salt and cryotherapy rooms. Treatments include the hydrating Arabian Indulgence, where you’ll be layered with moisturising marine algae and body butter, jasmine, miru miru, ylang ylang and rose. Or try one of Talise Spa’s traditional treatments such as the three-hour Royal Hammam Ritual. 

Front view of the Jumeirah Saadiyat Island Resort


Natural beauty

Saadiyat Island, 20 minutes from the city centre, is Abu Dhabi’s best beach. Private, secluded and surrounded by natural mangroves, Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort overlooks 400m of undeveloped shoreline. Abu Dhabi’s white sand beaches are framed by the bright blue waters of the Arabian Gulf and the glamour levels are high here. Relax in a palm-shaded cabana and soak in the spectacle, or take to the sea for a range of exciting water sports.

Etihad Towers skyline


Urban appeal

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers has big city glamour and a beautiful pool and beach setting. Its brunch at Nahaam, next to the pool, is one of the best in the city, while on Fridays, the hotel’s award-winning restaurants join forces to offer diners a taste of their delicious, international fare, including steaks, sushi, tacos and fajitas. 

Hotel life is equally exciting at the other end of the day. Head up to the 62nd floor of Etihad Towers when night falls and you’ll find Ray’s Bar, Abu Dhabi’s favourite drinks venue. Rotating DJ sets, chic, contemporary interiors and a gorgeous view over the city’s glittering nightscape complete the evening.

Arrange your girls’ weekend at Jumeirah at Etihad TowersJumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa or Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi.