The Shangri La of James Hilton’s novel “Lost Horizons” was a mystical place set in a utopian Himalayan valley and the beautiful white stucco of the Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri evokes a utopian mysticism of its own. Located on a stretch of private beach overlooking the strait that separates Abu Dhabi Island from the mainland it features 214 luxurious rooms and suites, each furnished in a striking modern Arabic style. Every room also has a balcony or a terrace which provides an ideal setting from which to view the skyline of traditional Arabic domes and minarets and then there are the wonderful ocean sunsets. For the more inward looking, an excellent range of satellite TV, DVDs and broadband wi-fi are standard.
The accommodation choices also include six spectacular villas comprising four bedrooms and a private swimming pool while the hotel complex provides a wide range of facilities and services for the discerning traveller. These include the signature CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, and a dedicated well-being zone comprising two gymnasiums, a swimming pool and a yoga room. In addition, there are four swimming pools within the grounds.
The Souk, a traditional Arabian market built in a modern setting, offers a variety of shops under one roof which are connected by a waterway featuring ‘abras’, which slowly meander through the unique architecture and lush garden scenery. Offering a supreme waterfront lifestyle enhanced with Shangri-La hospitality the hotel was designed with luxury and comfort in mind and will give you the perfect setting for rediscovering your own lost horizon.
7 nights from £1,165pp inclusive of flights, transfers and breakfast.
Enquire online or please call 01244 322770
Private transfers are 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi Airport / 213 Rooms & Suites / 5 Restaurants & 4 Bars / Spa / Swimming Pool / Fitness Centre / Business Centre / Conference Facilities / Babysitting