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

  • Excellent (1577)
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Oct 30, 2020 jaymorada

Staff were accommodating especially Kristian and Jinky. We enjoyed all the amenities, food,drinks, pool, beach...all in all it was a great place to relax, & chill with your love ones and friends. 👍👍👍 Special mention the all inclusive offer from lunch til breakfast the next day buffet😊😊...
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Oct 30, 2020 jhoe390

Had a wonderful short staycay 😊 amazing food and drinks! will definitely go back soon... Thank you for the excellent service during our stay - Crystal, Matt, Jervy, Sonam, Roxan, Jean and Marivic.. 😊👌
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Terrible service - INSULTING STAFF

Oct 30, 2020 Ifalv94

It was me and my partners first time staying at Rixos and we went for the all inclusive package (food, drink and hotel room). We were so excited and had been looking forward to our stay at Rixos for a long time, however the treatment we received was absolutely ridiculous. The day began perfectly fine, there were no issues, however, once the… Read more
It was me and my partners first time staying at Rixos and we went for the all inclusive package (food, drink and hotel room). We were so excited and had been looking forward to our stay at Rixos for a long time, however the treatment we received was absolutely ridiculous. The day began perfectly fine, there were no issues, however, once the evening came and the sun started to go down, we were REFUSED to be given more drink. We met other friends at Rixos, and every one of us were refused to be given any drink. My partner and I were minding our own business, we went down to the beach for a while, and when we came back up they wouldn’t serve us any drink, to which we were bemused. I tried explaining that if something had happened with another group then that’s fine, but you cannot stop serving us for something that we had no part in, especially after paying for the all inclusive package. Moving on to dinner. We went up to our hotel room and got dressed for dinner. Everything was going great, we were having a great time, enjoying our food, when a member of staff named NOUREDDINE, who is meant to be security team leader, comes over to me and my partner and said to her “To be quiet, you are far too loud” while going on to tell her “shut up, you are not normal.” I was absolutely appalled by these abusive comments being made at my partner and understandably she got very upset by these DISGUSTING REMARKS. The room we were in was full of people, everyone was talking and laughing, it was a loud atmosphere anyway, we were again only minding our own business eating our food when this member of staff decided to take it upon himself to VERBALLY ABUSE us. We requested another drink with our meal and again we were refused. For a place that is meant to be all inclusive, I don’t think that’s the service we were getting! After dinner, I went to a bar on the 6th floor, while my partner went to the hotel room to get something. I ordered us drinks and I got a phone call from my partner who was outside the door of the bar but this time was being REFUSED entry to the bar. This was starting to get a bit ridiculous, so I went out and after explaining she was with me, he left her come in. We had 1 drink and I spotted someone I knew at a table outside in the corner, so I said I would go over and say hello to them. I had barely gotten the words “hello” out of my mouth when another member of staff came over and told me and my 2 friends that we need to LEAVE immediately. I couldn’t understand what was going on so I went back over to sit at the table with my partner. Next thing there were 3-4 members of staff all around the same area and pointed at me and told me to leave the bar. I still don’t know what I did wrong or why I was being asked to leave. I asked for an explanation but I wasn’t given an answer, and they pushed me and my partner out the door. It almost felt like the staff at Rixos were going out to their way to RUIN our stay at the hotel. We went down and sat in an outside seating area where we were refused drink again and were being harassed any time we stood up or tried to talk to someone else. Again they were pointing at us and singling us out from everyone. It was as if they had a personal vendetta against us. Other guests at the hotel were as shocked as we were, and asked why the staff were being so RUDE and why they weren’t serving us as we were doing nothing wrong whatsoever. Their solution was that we had to go to our rooms and we would be given ONE drink and that was all. It almost felt like they were trying to imprison us and that we were NOT ALLOWED to be anywhere other than our rooms. What we had expected to be a lovely at Rixos ultimately turned into the WORST EXPERIENCE I have ever had at a hotel. I have never been to a hotel where you are DISCRIMINATED against and VERBALLY ABUSED by members of staff. Having paid for the all inclusive package, we were REFUSED drink at several times throughout our stay, that’s not exactly all inclusive. Being forced to go to our hotel room was also horrible, and very undermining. Rixos really need to have a look at the behaviour of some of their staff, and educate them on how to deal with certain situations and treat people with respect, not undermine, abuse and manipulate guests who pay good money to stay at the hotel. Read less
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Oct 29, 2020 MauFlores Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

We just had our wonderful 2 nights all inclusive staycation at Rixos Sadiyat Island. Loved the interiors, clean and well maintained room, excellent service. Food and drinks were abundant and of high quality. We really enjoyed our stay, no dull moment as there were many things to do. We joined the sunset yoga, we went paddle boarding, had fun at… Read more
We just had our wonderful 2 nights all inclusive staycation at Rixos Sadiyat Island. Loved the interiors, clean and well maintained room, excellent service. Food and drinks were abundant and of high quality. We really enjoyed our stay, no dull moment as there were many things to do. We joined the sunset yoga, we went paddle boarding, had fun at the wave pool all to ourselves, and relaxed at the beach. The best beach so far I've been to in UAE - softest white sand and with waves! During our stay we felt like we were in a cruise but inland. Would like to commend the staff who made our stay unforgettable : Jerby the pool bar captain, Leo at the Turquoise restaurant who made us special drinks, Marina the yoga instructor, Mohammad at the reception, Fernan and Nalin. We so love our experience that we have already booked for another staycation. We can't wait to come back in 2 weeks! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating It was a lovely stay!

Oct 24, 2020 Yenski08

Me and my friends loved our stay at Rixos! Very much! Everything went smooth from the booking to the actual stay and check out! Our requests were handled very well & all the staff were very friendly & accommodating! Everyone was smiling and always ready to help! The food selection was good on the buffet and our tummies weren't disappointed the… Read more
Me and my friends loved our stay at Rixos! Very much! Everything went smooth from the booking to the actual stay and check out! Our requests were handled very well & all the staff were very friendly & accommodating! Everyone was smiling and always ready to help! The food selection was good on the buffet and our tummies weren't disappointed the whole stay! The amenities were topnotch. Everything was organized, clean, and fancy! On top of that, the price we paid was so worth it! I wished we have stayed longer so we will for sure come back! Thank you guys especially to Kristian & Crystal! You guys rock! Our stay went further up to the next level because of you two! See you soon! More power! :) Read less