Just a stone's throw from the hustle and bustle of central Abu Dhabi, nestled on the shores of Saadiyat island is the newly launched Saadiyat Beach Club, which strives to deliver a new standard in beach basking luxury. With its natural beach reserve and unspoilt views across the Arabian Gulf and an outrageously alluring aqua pool that appears to blend into the sea, this is fast becoming our favourite weekend spot. 

Saadiyat Beach Club

Select a private pool cabana and luxuriate in the feeling that you have the beach club to yourself or stretch out on a chic white cushioned lounger and relax in the sun on the soft sandy shore. You may not have the beach to yourself, as Saadiyat Beach Club is a registered Blue Flag eco label resort and is frequently visited by the native Hawksbill turtles and if you look carefully you may be lucky enough to enjoy a dolphin sighting.

Saadiyat Beach Club

Delectable dining is somewhat of a speciality at Saadiyat Beach Club with three restaurants that range from the sundowner spot for drinks and light bites, De La Costa, where you can sip cooling cocktails on the terrace and watch the evening draw in, bringing with it a whole new atmosphere, to the relaxed pool side dining at Cabana 9. Safina, however, is the culinary adventure that you can not miss, with a Mediterranean menu that is a flavourful journey up the French and Italian riviera, there are unspeakably delicious treats in store for you, the burrata was transcendent and that's no exaggeration. 

Saadiyat Beach Club

If you over indulge in said burrata and other delights then the workout room can help you absolve the foodie guilt with its stunning 257-square-metre space that boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the room with light and afford beautiful views whilst you get one step closer to fitness satisfaction. Personal trainers are on hand to develop fitness programs and goals and  NYLA method classes are always on offer. In the cooler months, you can take the classes on the beach. 

Saadiyat Beach Club

No relaxing retreat would be complete without a spa and at Saadiyat Beach Club you can experience world class massage and beauty treatments in the chic and calming treatment rooms. There is quite literally nothing that they haven't thought of, and if you require a day of blissful relaxation, delicious food and sun, sea and sand then you can do no better than Saadyiat Beach Club. 

Saadiyat Beach Club