• an umbrella sitting on top of a sandy beach

Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri

An enchanting beachfront oasis in the city

The Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi is a true taste of Arabian luxury. Set on a private stretch of beach, its architecture reflects grandeur and authenticity, with waterways weaving through the resort, transport aided by traditional Arabic boats known as abras; you'll feel transported to another world. Rooms are lavish spaces, with Arabic decorative flourishes and modern comforts, and the restaurants and bars feature choice cuisine that certainly impresses. Unwind by the pool, indulge at the spa, or take a short drive to downtown Abu Dhabi — all choices are good ones here.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

 £1,139  per person
Hotel Category
Luxury
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Tripadvisor rating 3179 Reviews
Abu Dhabi Skyline

Hotel highlights

  • 1km of private beaches to relax on
  • Luxurious Arabian atmosphere
  • Short transfer from the airport
  • Elegant bars and restaurants to discover
  • Choose Horizon Club for an enhanced experience

Hotel Features

General Information

  • 214 rooms
  • Transfer duration: Approx. 15 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport
  • Floors have lift access: Yes

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Board Basis Options

  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Kid's Pool

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri

  • Approx. 15 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport
3179 Reviews 91% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2438
  • Very Good 487
  • Average 159
  • Poor 47
  • Terrible 48

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jan 14, 2020

Perfect for a relaxing time

Ghent, Belgium

Having stayed at the hotel loads of times this short stay definitely felt like coming home. The check in went smoothly after the warmest welcome at the airport. We love “our” room 435 and were pleasantly surprised by the views of the mosque. They are still there even though the construction of the souq in front. Everyone is just so friendly, attentive and wonderful. It was fabulous to see so many familiar faces again (after a “long” absence of 5 months). Great to see that Mr. Usman is now getting a chance of starting a new career as doorman. We will miss him in housekeeping but this new job is certainly an opportunity he deserves. He’s friendly, warm and ever so attentive. So a pleasure to be greeted by his fabulous smile at the door of SL Abu Dhabi. Although our stay this time was (too) short we had a good time. Loved catching up with everyone: Deirdre, Zen, Pooch, Cecile, Karlina, Jane, Wei, Gazelle, Queenie, Joseph, Thushaj, mr. Younus mr. Shyam mr. Hadi, mr. Bakr and of course mr. Issa. And meeting Tracey one of the new staff. Looking forward to our next stay in about 5 weeks from now.
Jan 13, 2020

Second Stay

We have just finished our wonderful relaxing holiday at the Shangri-La. This is our second stay at the hotel we were last here in October 2019 and had such a relaxing time we thought we would come back for some winter sun. Rooms This time we opted to go for the Club Horizon room where you have complimentary evening snacks and drinks (happy hour only 5:30-7:30pm). We were very impressed with this, the room is smaller than the premiere room but we felt the benefit of having our own cocktail lounge was outweighed. Service On arrival we met with Lyndon the Chief Concierge who’s knowledge of what to do in and around the hotel was excellent. He made us feel so welcome and at home and is a real credit to the Hotel! Jane who is the Head of the Horizon Lounge is extremely efficient and friendly and gives the lounge its warmth and homily feel. Her staff Gazel in particular take a special interest and remember what you ordered the previous evening. The Chef’s in the lounge were excellent and I guess as directed by Jane made a special effort for my wife as she is a vegetarian making her something special to eat every evening. Restaurants The choice at the Shangri-La is almost overwhelming, you will not need to go anywhere else. Our favourite is the Hoi An Vietnamese restaurant, living in London we have a choice of Vietnamese restaurants but this place is hands down the best we have ever had! Again the service here by Sheska who remembered us from our previous visit was incredible she actually recalled what we had to eat when we last here!! We were introduced to Ta Van by the Head Chef Nikos and Ta Van made my wife a special meal. Truly a memorable experience. The Buffet and Main Restaurant is the Sofra is headed up by Nikos. Quite honestly if anyone says that they can’t find anything delicious to eat here they must be Mad. I’m a fussy eater and Nikos the head Chef made things specifically for my taste. Really the whole experience at this Hotel is made by the Staff they simply cannot do enough for you a real 5 star service.
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Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri

Facilities

a large white building

Beach

There is one kilometre of private beach in front of the hotel, with sun loungers and umbrellas, and views across the canal.

Fitness Centre

Health Club

The Health Club facilities are accessible by short stroll through the hotel's gardens or by hopping on one of the complimentary club cars. There is a mixed gym and one female only gym, a lap pool open until late, a yoga room, juice bar, steam room, sauna, and Jacuzzi®. There is also a range of fitness classes to join in with, including Zumba and Pilates.

a living room filled with furniture and a fire place and a dining table

Horizon Club

Guests staying in the Horizon Club Deluxe and Premier rooms will benefit from an enhanced experience from the moment they get to the airport. There you will be met by a hotel represantative, and at the hotel a member of management will greet you. There is the option of private check-in and check-out in your room and a special concierge service to help you make the most of the hotel and local attractions.Additionally, a private club lounge is available and provides a continental breakfast each morning from 06:30am, complimentary evening cocktails and canapés from 18:00pm to 20:00pm, and a selections of snacks and drinks during the day. Restrictions: Certain additions may be subject to availability.

an umbrella sitting on top of a sandy beach

Swimming Pools

There are three swimming pools at the hotel: a main pool in front of the main building and terrace; a lap pool at the Health Club; and one for children. The lap pool is open until 23:00pm for late night swims.

CHI, The Spa

With Hammam treatments, massages and signature spa packages; CHI, The Spa is a an enchanting environment of relaxation within the hotel that benefits your body and mind. Leave your cares at home and let its highly trained therapists perform their magic. Appointments can be made at the reception, with personalised treatments available on request.

Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri

Room Types

Deluxe King Room

Deluxe Room

Spacious, luxurious, and wonderfully appointed, the deluxe room welcomes you to a truly comfortable stay. Its interiors reflect the Arabian opulence of the hotel with a full marble bathroom that comes with a separate rain shower and toilet, a large bath tub and double basins. It comes with a balcony offering views of the canal, and has modern conveniences in the form of a flat screen TV with international channels, complimentary Wi-Fi, and an electronic safe.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Executive Garden Room

Offering all the luxury of the deluxe rooms but with direct ground floor terrace access straight to the gardens and pools, this is a great choice if you want to be first to the sun loungers every morning. It has premium interiors with a full marble bathroom, king-sized bed, and modern amenities — all held together in an elegant and authentic space.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Premier Room

The Premier Room is the most spacious room in the hotel, with interiors that consist of comfortable chairs, a luxurious bed, a large desk, and a full marble bathroom with separate rain shower, large bath, and premium toiletries. You'll enjoy either a balcony with views of the canal or a ground floor terrace with easy access to the gardens and pools, along with amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV with international channels, a minibar, and fresh fruit on arrival.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Horizon Club Deluxe Room

This version of the Deluxe Room provides additional Horizon Club benefits which include in-room check-in and check-out, personalised concierge services, and complimentary access to a private lounge where a breakfast, snacks and drinks are provided daily — including cocktails in the evening.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Executive Suite

Split between a comfortable living area and a separate bedroom and marble bathroom; the Executive Suite is pure decadence. It has a large balcony with views of the canal and is well appointed with modern amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi and an LCD TV, and classic indulgences like a walk-in shower and separate bath with designer Bvlgari toiletries. Horizon Club Lounge access is also complimentary to guests of this suite.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri

Food & Drink

Sofra Bld Restaurant

Sofra bld is a grand all-day dining experience located beneath the lobby. Its extensive buffet arrangements welcome you for breakfast, lunch and dinner and showcase a wealth of international cuisine including fresh seafood and middle eastern dishes from an open kitchen; a tantalising dessert selection; and plenty more.

Bord Eau Restaurant

Offering fine French cuisine in an elegant setting, Bord Eau is an award-winning à la carte restaurant that creates dining experiences you won't soon forget.

Shang Palace Restaurant

Shang Palace is the signature restaurant of all Shangri-La hotels. Open for lunch and dinner, it provides authentic Chinese fine dining in an intimate atmosphere and has won multiple awards in Abu Dhabi for its food.

Hoi An Restaurant

Hoi An is the hotel's Vietnamese restaurant, presenting a menu of modern and classic dishes in a colourful yet relaxed environment.

Al Hanah Bar

With its bar adorned with a dazzling crystal canopy and a terrace with views onto the water, Al Hanah Bar is an elegant adults' only environment with an adjacent cigar lounge where you can unwind and relax in the evening.

Lobby Lounge

Sit back on an armchair and soak up the grandeur of the hotel's main entrance while sipping a hot drink or enjoying a snack. There is an afternoon tea service every afternoon so you can take an appreciated break before dinner.

an umbrella sitting on top of a sandy beach

Pool Bar

Settle down with a refreshment by the pool, taking in views of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque across the canal. Open throughout the day and into the night, this bar and restaurant serves drinks and snacks in the sun.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

Breakfast from the buffet of Sofra Bld each morning.

Half Board

Breakfast and Dinner from the buffet of Sofra Bld each day.

Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri

Special Offers

Deluxe King Room

Rate reduction

Peak Season Offer

For selected travel dates in 2018, save up to 35% on your room rates. 

Blackout dates, exclusions and terms and conditions apply. 

Hoi An

Board upgrade

Peak Season Offer

For selected travel dates in 2018 receive a complimentary upgrade from Bed & Breakfast to Half Board

Blackout dates, exclusions and terms and conditions apply.