Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas  

Fabulous family getaway

Sun-baked Arabic architecture on a pristine natural beach with plenty of recreational facilities.

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas is a beautiful beachfront escape with large swimming pools and wide natural sands lapped by the Arabian Gulf. With the little ones happy at the resort’s Aladdin’s Cave kids' club (complete with lazy river and water slide), parents are free to slink off to the spa, take a long lunch at one of the numerous restaurants, or have a game of tennis under sunny skies.

Why we love Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas

  • Many of the smart and modern guestrooms overlook the Arabian Gulf so you can wake to a glorious, sun-drenched sea view

  • Take your pick from several dining venues, including an Italian restaurant and gastropub, which help to keep things varied throughout your stay

  • The resort is set on a natural beach, and you might be in with a chance to spot indigenous hawksbill turtles in the water

  • Let the little ones, tweens, and teens run free in the impressive kids’ club, Aladdin’s Cave where there’s a cinema, teen zone, splash pool, lazy river, and water slide

5 stars
Abu Dhabi
7 hours
Suitable for children, Villas



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Children
  • Golf

The choice of restaurants is a real plus — there are eight venues and there’s a real variety to the menus on offer. A diverse buffet restaurant, Sim Sim, is the main restaurant but complemented by an Italian, gastropub and a pool bar. Evenings will tempt you to the roof where you can order light bites and drinks.

Si Ristorante Italiano & Bar
Open every day for lunch and dinner (except Saturday, when it’s dinner only), Si Ristorante brings fresh Italian flavours to the table, prepared in open kitchens.

Hamilton’s Gastropub
Expect British and American favourites in a lively setting with a sports bar ambience.

Turtle Bay Bar & Grill
Dine on surf and turf or favourite grilled dishes on a lovely terrace overlooking the pool.

Nasma Beachfront Bar
Order bar bites and cocktails while you listen to Caribbean music in a prime beachfront location.

Sama Lobby Lounge
Order a coffee and pastry to enjoy on the large terraces with a view of the Arabian Gulf or pick up a takeaway.

Sim Sim
Watch chefs prepare a range of international dishes at live cooking stations at this diverse buffet.

Pool Bar
Order drinks, snacks, and light bites in a shady area by the pool, or direct from your sunlounger.

The Roof @ Turtle Bay
Come for a light meal or just drinks and watch the sun melt away to a soundtrack of chilled out beats.

Sim Sim hosts themed evenings - a chance to try seafood, Asian and Arabic dishes.

What's included

Breakfast at Sim Sim.

Upgrade options

Half Board Dine Around • Breakfast at Sim Sim • Dinner at Sim Sim or the resort’s à la carte restaurants • Water and soft drinks with dinner
Premium Half Board Dine Around • As Half Board Dine Around plus: Hot drinks 3 x alcoholic drinks (wine or beer) per person at dinner
Full Board Dine Around • Breakfast at Sim Sim • Lunch and dinner at Sim Sim or the resort’s à la carte restaurants (opening times vary) • Water and soft drinks with meals
Premium Full Board Dine Around • As Half Board Dine Around plus: • Hot drinks • 3 x alcoholic drinks (wine or beer) per person during meals

Choose from a selection of pampering massages, facials, and wellbeing treatments, or try a Turkish and Moroccan Hammam or rituals inspired by the Himalayas at Zen the Spa. Bodylines, a full fitness centre, is complemented by a tennis court, three padel courts, and mini golf. Friendly family competitions are encouraged!

Saadiyat Island has become a centre of culture. Explore the artworks at Louvre Abu Dhabi or Manarat Al Saadiyat or visit The Abrahimic Family House where there is a church, synagogue and mosque.

The swimming pool is suitable for lengths, and there’s a separate splash pool, lazy river, and water slide in the Aladdin’s Cave kids’ club. The resort also offers a selection of non-motorised watersports.

Aladdin’s Cave is open daily from 10am to 8pm for children aged 4 to 12. There’s a cinema zone, teen zone, shaded playground, and splash pool with lazy river.

The Gary Player designed Saadiyat Golf Club is the area's first coastal course. You may even see dolphins are you take on the challenges of the of this par-72 course.