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 4 à la carte restaurants serving Mediterranean, Turkish, Italian 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). Club House for Villas. Musical performances by live bands and DJs.

* Denotes local charge. 

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Traveller rating

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Sep 24, 2020 Zanejaring

Thank you so much Rixos we had a great time. The services you offered exceeded our expectations and worth every penny we paid. Me and my friends enjoyed the whole staycation. We also appreciate and we are very grateful to the service and hospitality of all your hotel staffs specially to Jinky and Levy (housekeeping) and Erelyn (buffet restaurant)… Read more
Thank you so much Rixos we had a great time. The services you offered exceeded our expectations and worth every penny we paid. Me and my friends enjoyed the whole staycation. We also appreciate and we are very grateful to the service and hospitality of all your hotel staffs specially to Jinky and Levy (housekeeping) and Erelyn (buffet restaurant) and the pool bar and lounge bar staffs and guards 😊 All are very approachable and accomodating. We will surely recommend and go back!! Read less
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Sep 23, 2020 TurkishH Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Thank Rixos for enabling me and my friend to have a wonderful staycation. Thankyou Alex for accommodating us and making sure everything was perfect. A HUGE thankyou to FRANK pool bar staff. He has excellent customer service skills, perfect bedside manners, as well as being entertaining he honestly made our stay super relaxing!! Thankyou!!
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Sep 23, 2020 tamara_abby Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

This is not the first time for me to stay at Rixos, but this time is definitely a different one, I had a minor issue when I first checked in but it was solved in few minutes by the great manager Mr. Pradeep, very efficient and attentive. My plan was to stay for one night I extended to 3. The minor incident didn’t spoil my stay, on the contrary it… Read more
This is not the first time for me to stay at Rixos, but this time is definitely a different one, I had a minor issue when I first checked in but it was solved in few minutes by the great manager Mr. Pradeep, very efficient and attentive. My plan was to stay for one night I extended to 3. The minor incident didn’t spoil my stay, on the contrary it was even better than the rest of my stays. I usually chill by the pool or the sea, have my meals and enjoy a drink or two at one of the lounges, the staff at Rixos are great, because they are there when you need them, yet they don’t bother you. I usually don’t like to be approached at resorts, this time I was approached by the staff, but at the right time, this shows how well trained the staff are at Rixos. First the entertainment manager Mr. Okan provided info about the activities, I signed up for yoga, aqua class and was delighted to know the spa was reopened, the masseuses in this spa are the best, I am very well traveled and been to various resorts globally, the service in this spa is exceptional. Trainer Nalin is very good, he runs the aqua sessions, thank you for a lovely class. Marina is one of the best Yogis I’ve ever did yoga with, she is amazing, pushes you to discover what’s beyond your limit without pressuring you. I was so happy to know there were yoga classes at Rixos. I also made a reservation for the tepanyaki show at Aja restaurant. Food was delicious. Thank you Rixos for the excellent servicemen Read less
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Sep 23, 2020 Monica C Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Amazing location and customer service. Not a single detail in our holiday was out of place... The location is wonderful with an amazing beach, it literally seems to be in Maldives. The interior design of the hotel is unique, a blend of colours that invites to relax immediately as you step into the lobby. The room and amenities are wonderful, the… Read more
Amazing location and customer service. Not a single detail in our holiday was out of place... The location is wonderful with an amazing beach, it literally seems to be in Maldives. The interior design of the hotel is unique, a blend of colours that invites to relax immediately as you step into the lobby. The room and amenities are wonderful, the swimming pool is one of the best in the area. The restaurants offer good quality food, and considering the All Inclusive package of the hotel it is an amazing deal overall! But the best part is literally how you are welcomed and treated, the staff is literally the real gem of this place. Attentive, discreet and smiling the whole time. Special thanks to Ms Tatsiana that welcomed us at the Check-in and pampered us during the whole stay. She made our staycation truly unique! Covid-19 related comment: probably the most attentive place we have been so far since the pandemic started. Social distancing and mask observed everywhere by everybody, with the staff also gently reminding all guests that sometime may forget to do so in the common areas. Availability of extra masks and hygienization products everywhere, from the lobby to the beach... probably the safest place I have been so far in the UAE! Super. I cannot wait to be back! Read less
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Sep 22, 2020 Bryyyyy

The place was nice and with lots of fun activities to do. And the staff are very accommodating. The food was great, the view is fantastic, amenities is superb. Special Thanks to the ff staff below: Housekeeper Roan, Joy and Levy Thanks for the good service.