The UAE is a certified tourist magnet – the capital has been listed as one of the world’s top ten travel destinations for 2015 by the news channel CNN.
For visitors, booking a ticket is just the first step. Finding a place to stay is another consideration. Most tourists book hotels, but serviced apartments are worth considering.
Why choose a serviced apartment?
A serviced apartment is built for short and long-term stays. Usually fully furnished, most include a kitchen and living area.
Ben Crompton of Crompton Partners Estate Agents says, “Serviced apartments are often rented by people who are waiting for their visas before they rent permanent accommodation, as well as single professionals who don’t need a lot of space but appreciate the extra services they wouldn’t get if they lived in normal accommodation.
options in the city
The Arabian-themed Asfar Hotel Apartments includes a spacious lounge and kitchen with a fridge, electric oven, toaster and microwave. Studios from AED 350 per night, AED 9,000 per month. Al Zahia, facing Abu Dhabi Municipality. Contact: 02 645 7333 www.asfarhotels.com
The accommodation at Ramee Garden Hotel Apartments includes a kitchen with a fridge, toaster, microwave and utensils, as well as a dining table and washing machine. From AED 350 per night, AED 9,500 per month. Muroor Road. Contact: 02 642 8333 www.rameehotels.com
Sahara Hotel Apartments 9 is a simple yet comfortable option. The rooms feature a kitchen with stove and laundry services. From AED 477 per night, AED 9,500 per month. Corner of Najda (6th) and Zayed the First Streets. Contact: 02 631 9000 www.saharahotelapartments.com
Al Diar Palm Hotel Apartments has one-bedroom apartments that can be fitted with a king or double bed. It also features a full kitchen. From AED 550 per night. Muroor Road. Contact: 02 642 0900 www.aldiarhotels.com
Aparthotel Adagio Al Bustan has studios to three-bedroom apartments with a kitchen and laundry facilities. From AED 600 for a studio and AED 800 for one-bedroom per night. Airport Road, opposite American International School. Contact: 02 508 6444 www.adagio-city.com
Grand Millennium Hotel has two-bedroom apartments with large living areas and fully equipped kitchens. From AED 1,400 per night for one-bedroom and AED 1,650 for two-bedroom. Adjacent to Al Wahda Mall. Contact: 02 443 9999 www.millenniumhotels.ae
Most hotels in the city also have apartments. You can check our property section on pages 40-44 for more serviced apartment options or compare prices on www.justrentals.com and www.wego.ae