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2019-08-05

Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi - An Inspired Arabian Nights Staycation

Directly overlooking the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Shangri-la Hotel Al Beri Abu Dhabi has its prime locale to inspire you for endless magical Arabian nights private beachfront staycation the moment you step into the Arabian oasis in the heart of Abu Dhabi. mylifestylenews writes.


Location always play an essential key when it comes to choosing a hotel for a vacation. Be it the infinity ocean view, the panoramic city skyline, the tranquil garden or lush forest, to the breathtaking and majestic mountain as the backdrop to wake up to, you name it……after all, it is you to create your own unique vacation with the fond memories to bring home to share and to rewind.


Nestled between a pristine one kilometre beach with long, private and lush gardens, Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi exudes classic Arabesque style and serenity right in the heart of the dynamic Emirati capital.


The complex also includes six spectacular villas, each consisting of private pools and four bedrooms. In addition, the Shangri-La Residences offer 161 spacious serviced apartments ranging from studio to four–bedroom units that are ideal for longer stays.


Our arrival was earlier than expected and the Horizon Club only opens from 12 noon onwards during the summer period. Despite the shortfall, the check-in was handled promptly at the main lobby and allowing us to have more leisure time to admire the soaring high ceiling designed with a geometrical line of light and adorned with an oversized chandelier that adds a magnificent palacio motif. The giant wooden table top taking center stage in the foyer is decorated with various colors of orchids vertically and widely spread out almost to the edge to create an awe-inspiring effect.


The adjacent lobby lounge is allocated with plentiful of earth toned sofas and lounges and spaced out with different carpets separating different sections for privacy and more intimate conversation.


Numerous impressive arched passages with Arabic design motif lead to the full service bar that serves signature cocktails and afternoon tea with an elevated view of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque through the main swimming pool.


Our Horizon Club Deluxe room also comes with a view of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque with balcony and the interior designed with Arabesque features, vintage but injected with color and wit by bringing the décor into unexpected settings. The large piece of curved wooden poster headboard is well fitted with the super King size bed with a few old and color-faded framed pictures still hanging on the wall.


 We couldn’t help but to wonder if these eye-soaring images were there since the opening in 2007. However, the spacious Arabian architecture flare bathroom is another bonus feature with premium amenities.


The Horizon Club is a definite must-go to lounge especially when you are booked on the club floor with unlimited access and a fair selection of beverages as well as some quality snacks and good-bites throughout the operating hours. Besides the more prestige and privileged luxuries that are offered with personalized service, individual recognition and special benefits at this exclusive retreat, the Horizon Club is worth to spend some quality and intimate time at. Alas, there is no breakfast served but to be directed to the all-day dining Sofra Bld restaurant.


Three outdoor swimming pools located in different areas are available in this hotel for your enjoyment. All three swimming pools are also facing the Sheikh Zayed Grand mosques for you to capture the best shot from different vantage points.


With the infinity main swimming pool being the most frequented pool among the other two, the gazebos and a few designated areas are the most demanded spots to hold for a perfect sunset viewing.


The other recreational pool is more for relaxing, surrounded by the lush green of palm trees by the beach whereas the adults only pool at the spa area will allow you to have quieter moments to chill.


The adults only elevated pool.


An abra experience is another attraction offered by the hotel. Being the important means of transport in the past, the hotel brings this water taxi experience back to life for guests to experience a ride through the complex to the nearby indoor souk while enjoying the architecture & design of the surroundings.


Breakfast served in Sofra Bld spreads a wide selection of international and local delights with authentic flavors as well as Asian relish in an extensive dining space where Arabia meets Asia.


Wander through the souk-style restaurant, where chefs showcase different cuisines from their ancestral homes and sample traditional dishes from the food station dedicated to different regions.


Be open-minded to excite your taste buds.


Sun, Sand and Sea for an Arabian dream escape is what the Shangri-la Qaryat Al Beri is trying to bring to their guests with a carefree lifestyle staycation or even workation.


Pamper your senses and be enchanted by the magnificent views and impressive architecture with a fine Arabic touch that takes you to a serene and faraway world.


Tried & Tested:
Location: 4.5/5
Design & Decor: 4/5
Room Amenities: 4/5
Food & Beverage: 4/5
Service: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
Experience: 4/5

Khor Al Maqta,
Qaryat Al Beri
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: +971 2 509 8888

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