Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Virgin rating

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.


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

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

288 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: includes the below services.

- Turquoise restaurant (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

- Rixos lobby lounge

- People Restaurant (reservations required)

- L'Olivio (reservations required)

- Mermaid (reservations required)

- Orient (reservations required)

- Aja (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. Minimum length of stay of 3 nights is required for a la carte usage. Arrival date dining is at Turquoise restaurant. For stays of 4 nights and above, guests are eligible for a maximum of 3 à la carte dinners. All bookings of the a la carte restaurants are subject to availability and the use of a la carte during above mentioned stay periods is not guaranteed.

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 3 adults and 2 children.

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 3 adults and 2 children.

Two Bedroom Family Rooms with 2 king-size beds sleeping maximum 4 adults, 1 child and 1 infant.

Club Prive by Rixos Villas (3 bedrooms, sleeping maximum 6 adults and 1 child), Villa Prive (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.

Turquoise restaurant (all-day dining, buffet concept), L’Olivo (Italian fine-dining restaurant), Aja & Teppenyaki (Asian fine-dining restaurant), Mermaid (seafood and Greek dishes, fine-dining restaurant), Orient (adult-only, modern Turkish fine-dining restaurant). Peoples (casual dining and drinks). Pool bar. Wave pool aqua bar. Vitamin bar 

Live entertainment including live bands and DJs.

Turkish-inspired spa and wellness centre*. 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.

* Denotes local charge. 

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Apr 15, 2024 Departure46223951511 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Special birthday for the kids !!!! Really enjoyes the hospitality plus great service from all the staff members. Great food amd lots of choices specially if u want to enjoy multiple cuisine. Beach is amazing and lots of activities all around the resort WE ALL WILL BE BACK SOON !!!
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Apr 15, 2024 Rakiios

the guys by the pool are awesome especially ali and kb would recommend it to anyone evething about the hotel is great the room and all the all inclusive lunch dinner Breakfast La menu the room are nice bright and clean everything is great people very friendly
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Apr 14, 2024 Zoe G

Our experience at the Rixos Saadiyat was lovely and couldn’t recommend them enough. Room was stunning and facilities were amazing. Food was unreal and absolutely delicious. Al a carte restaurants were amazing and thoroughly recommend booking on arrival. Kids club and service around the pool and beach was great also. We DEFINATELY want to return.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A privilege to stay at this fabulous resort

Apr 14, 2024 Pauline B

This is one of the best places we have ever stayed. It was immaculate in every way. Staff friendly, helpful and efficient. Food delicious, service faultless. A truly wonderful holiday. Our only comment- we had 3 rooms and none of us could get the hang of working the lights! 😂
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Apr 13, 2024 Tural A

Excellent service, food, personal, rooms are very big suits for big family and very clean always, a lot of intertainment for children . Everyone is very helpfull . Sea and sand is the best in that continent:). I want to thank all the hotel staff and separately Soumen .