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The Best Hotels In Al Ain, UAE

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Updated: 9 February 2017
One of the largest cities in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Al Ain is an oasis in the desert. It is the perfect place to get a balance of history, culture, contemporary edge and comfort. Read Culture Trip’s guide to the best places to stay in Al Ain. 

Al Ain Rotana

Al Ain Rotana is located right near Al Ain’s famous landmarks, making a convenient place to stay when in the city. The five-star hotel is less than a half hour from the airport too, so is easily accessible. As soon as guests make it to the front entrance, the staff kindly take over, ensuring that every comfort will be met. The staff are available 24-hours-a-day to assist customers with any needs they may have – be it at the pool, in your suite or at one of the many restaurants.

Al Ain Rotana, Zayed Bin Sultan St, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, +971 3 754 5111

Al Ain Rotana pool | ©

Al Ain Rotana pool | ©

Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet

Located in the mountainous region of Al Ain, at a height of 3,000 feet above sea level, the Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet offers amazing views from all of its 124 rooms. This hotel is suitable for everyone, whether it be a business trip or a honeymoon. Amenities include three separate pools, mini golf, a spa, and a fully equipped gym.

Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet, Jebel Hafeet, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, +971 3 783 8888

Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet | © Michael Gaylard/Flickr

Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet | © Michael Gaylard/Flickr

Ayla Hotel

In what is known as the “Oasis City”, Ayla Hotel creates a contemporary sanctuary for customers to have a comfortable vacation in. Around 153 rooms and suites combine authentic decor with historical influences to make the experience as original and as cultural as possible. In addition to the on-site amenities, the hotel offers packages for groups and families to visit sights around the city.

Ayla Hotel, Khalifa Bin Zayed, Al Awwal Street, Al Mutarad District, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, +971 3 761 0111


City Seasons Hotel

The City Seasons Hotel is a charming and welcoming little accommodation option in the very midst of the Garden City. It boasts a classic, arabesque, desert architecture, which belies the opulent deluxe and suite rooms within, all of which come with hi-tech mod cons and 24-hour room service. Location wise, the spot is close to most of Al Ain’s museums and historical hotspots, not to mention its famous oases parks. 

City Seasons Hotel, Sheik Khalifa Bin Zayed Street, Al Muwaiji, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, +971 3 755 0220

Slopes of Green Mubazzarh | © Peter Dowley/Flickr

Slopes of Green Mubazzarh | © Peter Dowley/Flickr

Hilton Al Ain

Located near many hotspots, such as the local mall, the Camel Market and the Wadi Adventure for those hot summer days, this hotel does not fall short of the expectations of the famous Hilton name. Customers can also expect to enjoy the height of luxury here, with the complex boasting palm tree-dotted gardens, one colossal outdoor pool and newly renovated suite rooms to boot. 

Hilton Al Ain, Khata Al Shikle St, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, +971 3 768 6666