Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island

Abu Dhabi, Middle East

The hotel

Palatial in scale, setting, design, and indulgences, the Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island needs to be experienced to be believed. Decadent décor with an utterly Abu Dhabi flavour fills every space, but it’s the setting on the white sands of stunning Saadiyat Beach that firmly root you in the luxury-loving UAE. The only all-inclusive retreat on Saadiyat Island, you can dine on delicacies from Italy to Asia at seven elegant restaurants; sip drinks at a series of beautiful bars; enjoy the fun of its beach, aqua park and wave pool; and even indulge in the ice room, Jacuzzi, and private outdoor pool of its Turkish-inspired spa.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi are both a 20 minute drive away. Transfer time from Abu Dhabi International Airport: 25 minutes.

Hotel information

366 rooms, suites and villas. All with air-conditioning, balcony (subject to availability), flat-screen TV, WiFi access, marble floors, personal fridge and mini-bar (stocked with a selection of soft drinks and beer per day). Deluxe Rooms Garden View with oversized bay windows and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Ultra All Inclusive of: the below services. 

  • Turquoise restaurant (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Rixos lobby lounge
  • Peoples bistro/snacks
  • L'Olivio (reservations required)
  • Mermaid (reservations required)
  • Orient (reservations required)
  • Aja (a supplement charge of AED 100 per adult and AED 50 per child, 6-11 years, applies. Children aged 5 years and below are complimentary. Additional charges apply to the teppanyaki show, reservations required)
  • Highlights pool bar
  • Shisha Lounge (cigars, shisha service and selected alcohol beverages are at an extra charge)

The above restaurants and bars serve a selection of alcoholic beverages (pouring brand of vodka, tequila, rum, whisky, gin, selection of beer and house wine) and non-alcoholic beverages (tea/coffee, juices, soda, diet soda, water) until 2:00am.

Please note: à la carte restaurants operate on a rotation basis, not all outlets are available on the same day. Some items on the menu may carry a supplement. 

Deluxe Rooms Sea View with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Premium Pool Access Rooms are located on the edge of the hotels pool, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

One Bedroom Family Suites with either garden, pool or partial sea views, have 1 king-size bed in the bedroom and living room with 1 sofa bed (180cm X 150cm), sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children, or 3 adults.

One Bedroom Family Suites Pool Access with 1 king-size bed in the bedroom, living room with 1 sofa bed (180cm X 150cm) and a balcony with direct access to the swimming pool, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children, or 3 adults.

Executive Villas (3 bedrooms, sleeping maximum 6 adults and 1 child), Superior Villas (4 bedrooms, sleeping maximum 8 adults and 1 child or 9 adults) and the Presidential Suite (2 bedrooms, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 1 child or 5 adults) are also available.

Choice of dining options with 1 all-day dining restaurant, Turquoise restaurant (all-day dining, buffet concept) and 3 à la carte restaurants serving Mediterranean, Turkish and traditional Japanese cuisine. Mobile food stations. 4 bars and 1 lobby lounge. Turkish-inspired spa and wellness center*. Private beach. Fitness centre. Aqua Park (for children only), with wave pool experience (wave pool is for adults and children). Non-motorised water sports. Beach Yoga. 2 tennis courts. Rixy Club - kids' club (4-12 years, parents will not be able to enter the club). Club House for Villas. Musical performances by live bands and DJs (suspended for the time being).

* Denotes local charge. 

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Traveller rating

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Oct 15, 2021 434brentw Sant'Agnello, Italy

Wonderful property. Refined, comfortable, and inviting. Friendly and attentive staff. This includes the mixologist in the Orient Bar, Rodney. He is clearly passionate about his work and is eager to share his unique creations in this elegant venue overlooking the property.
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Oct 15, 2021 ssU9082MP Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Let me start by saying that i tried 3 different resorts in Saadiyat island , Rixos was the least impressive one Beautiful building with amazing beach however the rooms looks like a bathroom , definitely not a 5 starts hotel room or service I understand its covid 19 and the regulations applied but its not an excuse for slow service
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Oct 15, 2021 Bethtravels2017 Reading, United Kingdom

We’ve just come back from a fantastic stay at the Rixos for our honeymoon. The hotel really is like a palace - beautiful chandeliers and decor! The rooms are spacious and light. The pool has plenty of beds and between that and the beach there’s always somewhere to enjoy to sun and the water. The staff on rollerblades are very friendly and quick… Read more
We’ve just come back from a fantastic stay at the Rixos for our honeymoon. The hotel really is like a palace - beautiful chandeliers and decor! The rooms are spacious and light. The pool has plenty of beds and between that and the beach there’s always somewhere to enjoy to sun and the water. The staff on rollerblades are very friendly and quick to replenish the drinks. The beach is beautiful and the sea is so warm (in October!) We spent lots of our evenings in the Orient Roof top bar which was like a hidden gem! Fatima and Rodney treated us like VIPs with special cocktails for their new menu. The food was great! So much choice and plenty of variety between the different days. The team in the Turquoise bar were fab as well particular mention to Sumitha who we loved talking to at meal times. The food at L’Olvio restaurant was absolutely delicious! Our waitress was fantastic but sadly didn’t get her name. Highlights for us were the Bellini’s, chicken saltimbocca and tiramisu! Food at the Aja restaurant was also amazing. So good in the a la carte that we went back for the Live Teppenyaki show which was certainly worth the extra cost (£30pp). Delicia and the team we great at keeping our cocktails flowing and even some specials from the bar manager. On our last day we were getting picked up in the evening so Patricia at guest services very kindly organised us late checkout for us and moved us to another room so we could rest. It’s worth noting though that the all inclusive package runs out at midday so make sure you have a big (and later) breakfast that day unless you want to pay extra! Read less
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Oct 15, 2021 Manuela Z

This Saadiyat Rixos property is a beautiful one. It’s peaceful. The beach is an open sea unlike other beaches in Abu Dhabi. The waves are amazing and the water is a stunning blue. Also, the staff members are friendly and professional. There’s just a small problem with the fact that some of them don’t have enough English or Arabic to communicate.… Read more
This Saadiyat Rixos property is a beautiful one. It’s peaceful. The beach is an open sea unlike other beaches in Abu Dhabi. The waves are amazing and the water is a stunning blue. Also, the staff members are friendly and professional. There’s just a small problem with the fact that some of them don’t have enough English or Arabic to communicate. We had delicious mimosas at the lobby bar that were prepared by Sabina and served by our friendly waitress Irene. Read less
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Oct 15, 2021 ekaterinakK2051JD

Everything was excellent! Especially food and service from Abubakar in Turquoise restaurant. He was very helpful, responsible and fast. He offered to try Turkish tea. We highly recommend this restaurant and hotel.