Set in a grand Venetian-style building, this luxe beachfront resort with sprawling gardens is 3 km from the ornate Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
Accommodations range from chic rooms with water-view balconies to sleek 2-bedroom villas with butler service and kitchens. All have Wi-Fi (fee), flat-screens and Nespresso machines, plus marble bathrooms and high-end linens. Upgraded quarters add access to a lounge with free Wi-Fi. Room service is 24/7.
Parking and a breakfast buffet are free. Amenities include 8 restaurants/bars with Italian and refined Asian options, a private beach and a 1,600-sq-m pool. There’s a spa, as well as a gym and a ballroom.