From Bustling city to Stunning Scenery | Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi

I don’t want to come to terms with the fact that I am back again sitting behind my desktop to share my experience. I’d rather be still enjoying the view from my balcony sipping on the Sparkling date juice with Mr. M.


Obviously, all good things come to an end, and here I am now making sure that the memory stays on here. So, I was planning my trip to the UAE, and the first place to choose that came to my mind was Rotana. But, why so? I had the chance to experience Rotana’s hospitaliy in Qatar on many occasions. If you haven’t read them, you can have a glimpse here of what Oryx Rotana offered me.

Rotana’s home being the Emirates – the number of hotels to choose from are plenty. With all the choices that were available, and having previously stayed at Park Rotana, the top pick that came was of course the parent Rotana – Beach Rotana – the mother of all Rotanas.

Easy check in right from the moment we reached the valet to the check-in counter – everything was smooth, and done easy. We were quickly given our room details, and greeted by Mr.Dario Trombetta.

We were then showed into our room 1612 which was a classic suite. Did I mention we were on a road trip from Qatar to UAE? Well, we were. So you can imagine how exhausted we would have been by the time we made it to Abu Dhabi – myself & Mr. M both of us were fasting, it was really hot scorching summer, and we had arrived after a drive of almost 600 kilometers. That is quite tiring even to think of it! However, the moment we stepped into our room all signs of exhaustion faded away. We felt instantly refreshed, and like little kids excited to be in our room. It was quite so spacious.


Now isn’t that the perfect place to have in front of you when you are tired. Even the bath was really nice. With rainforest showers, and also a private tub, it was beautiful as well. Really!




As soon as I entered inside, I had some beautiful Eid gifts waiting for me which was a pleasant surprise and a really thoughtful gesture from Beach Rotana.



We arrived a little while before sunset, and had sometime to get refreshed before we headed out for breaking our fast at their all day dining buffet restaurant – Essence. Essence was so full when I went in for Iftar that it was hard to take a picture there. The setups were great but, before I could click good shots, someone would walk past by or reach out for the dish I was aiming at.


The buffet setup at the Restaurant was quite lavish not like a wedding party setup, but more so in an elegant manner. Nothing like I have seen in Doha – not too cliche, beautifully spread out, and an altogether different setup.

When we got back to our room, we had some surprises waiting for us – the spread of fruits brought a smile to my face. And, yes I love fruits a lot. I could have them any day any time.  To put it into words, the customized personalized experience that Beach Rotana had prepared for me was one of the best that I had through out my trip.


This spread on the table was not the only thing we had waiting for us when we got back. We had something extra waiting for us as well that gave us a bit of a shock for a while. Both of us were a bit scared to go close to it, only to realize it wasn’t anything like we imagined.


The arrangement got us on our toes, and we are quite sure it will be one of those memories we will always remember.

There is something about the beds in hotels. Do they put some kind of a sleeping charm or something in there? I had just lied down for a bit, and before I knew I had already fallen asleep. I woke up wondering whether I had missed the time for Suhoor considering that was the first time I went to bed after our tiring road trip. Thankfully, I had enough time for Suhoor. So, as soon as I got off the bed, I dialed through for our Suhoor to come in through room service. I am guessing that on a normal day, the room service experience would be pretty much the same with a much more elaborate menu to choose from. Within half an hour since when I placed my order, the food came in steaming hot, and delicious. Myself, and Mr. M enjoyed having the meal.


I prayed, and waited up till sunrise to enjoy the beautiful view from my balcony.

I then went for a tour of the Hotel with Mr. Ahmed – the front desk manager who gave me a tour of the most scenic points of the Hotel. Inspite of the fact that it was really hot, and humid, and he was fasting, he gave me a tour of the Hotel with nothing but all smiles. A huge shout out to him. It is my habit though wherever I stay, I like to take a tour of the place. More than often, there is a lot to see everywhere you go in terms of art, architecture, history, nature – and I love discovering them all!


Before I left, Mr. Dario gave me a tour of all the restaurants in the Hotel – obviously, because I was there only for a day, and  it was Ramadan I did not get the chance to try all the restaurants. However, I did see them all.

A very quiet Essence


An Interesting wall in Prego’s



Each restaurant according to its cuisine would take you through a memorable culinary journey of that land. To see more of the dining options, you should head to the article on my favorite dining options at Beach which have been prepared with some amazing pictures that were shared by the Hotel. I know I have to go back there some other time just to dine at their restaurants, and also to enjoy the Beach in a more beautiful weather.

Considering going to Abu Dhabi somewhere October end or after? Why not try Beach Rotana.

On another note, I have been choosing the pictures to post on my blog for days now. Beach Rotana is a beautiful place to stay, enjoy, and explore. Take my word for it! You can also have a wonderful experience at Beach. Head to Beach Rotana’s website, and book the stay of your choice.



Disclaimer: I was a guest for a day at Beach Rotana. However as always, photos are my own and opinions stated are genuine and in no way influenced.


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  • Anvita
    July 20, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Fancy bathroom. BTW never heard of sparkling date juice before.

    • Kay
      July 21, 2016 at 2:29 pm

      Me too. It was a first for me!

  • tp keane
    July 20, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    oh wow, are you kidding me right now. What gorgeous gifts and what a fantastic hotel. Really lovely, so jealous right now.

    • Kay
      July 21, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      I know! One of the very best I have stayed at!

    • Kay
      July 21, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      Would love to see what your thoughts are if you happen to stumble across the same place.

  • Gabby Beckford
    July 21, 2016 at 10:30 am

    This looks like a STUNNING experience! I’m moving to Dubai soon and plan to frequently visit Abu Dhabi, so thank you for the recommendation 😉

    • Kay
      July 21, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      You are welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Inês
    July 21, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Wow, it definitely sounds like they customized your whole stay to your liking perfectly! 😉 Looks like a wonderful place to stay!

    • Kay
      July 21, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      They did a fantastic job! I have to agree 🙂

  • Kelly | A Pair of Passports
    July 21, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    This looks like such a lovely place to stay! I love places like this that put such thought into even the smallest details!

    • Kay
      July 21, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      Agree! Personalized experiences are the best!

  • Sydney Fashion Hunter
    July 21, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Sounds like you had an amazing stay. I have never heard of Rotana before but will keep it in mind for future trips!

    • Kay
      July 21, 2016 at 2:29 pm

      Rotana is a brand that was born in Dubai, and is only currently present within Asia and Africa.

  • Flo @
    July 21, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Wow. Must have been amazing to be able to rest here during your massive road trip! The place looks absolutely incredible.

    • Kay
      July 21, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      Yes it was so Thanksful that I could rest there!

  • Sandra
    July 21, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Everything is so over the top in UAE! I was fascinated by all the constant luxury when I visited Dubai 4 years ago; a girl could get used to all the pampering! Except the heat… The heat was my worst enemy…

    • Kay
      July 21, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      I have to agree with you. Did you stop by Dubai Mall, and Burj Khalifa?

  • roxy
    July 21, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Rotana looks soooo beautiful! Everything is so luxurious. I hope to visit one day.

  • Mardene Carr
    July 21, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    What a stunning and oh so relaxing looking room you got. Thanks for letting me live vicariously through your travel

  • Danielle Des
    July 22, 2016 at 4:04 am

    Spacious room, rainforest showers and private tub… what is there not to love. I would most definitely want to stay here after a long road-trip.

  • Chocolate Mama Loves Vanilla
    July 22, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Through your pictures, your trip looks so elegant and full of things to see and do! Such a beautiful post! Excited for more 😀

  • Cristal
    July 22, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Wow, looks like a super nice hotel. So luxurious 😀

  • Laura Nalin
    July 23, 2016 at 1:31 am

    It looks like you’ve had a lovely holiday and were pampered well! I love the photos! Thanks for letting me live vicariously through you from the lovely pictures.

  • Angela Nicolas
    July 23, 2016 at 2:12 am

    Wow. This is great! Nice photos.

  • kylie cre8tone
    July 24, 2016 at 3:15 am

    I feels like wanna stay there too after reading your post.. It’s a great place with wonderful scenery..

  • Sydney Fashion Hunter
    October 18, 2016 at 12:35 am

    Sadly I haven’t made it to Dubai yet. I have been a bit out off by how expensive it is and if I’m going to do it I don’t want it to be on the cheap. Beach Rotana looks exactly like my kind of place and your hotel looks amazing. I can see why you are bummed to be back. I’m going to have to squeeze it into the budget somehow!


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