Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi Hotel Review

By Nicole Brewer

Greetings globetrotters! I recently returned from a fabulous weekend getaway in Abu Dhabi last week after the EID holiday. There is so much to see and do in the UAE capital, from riding the fastest rollercoaster in the world at Ferrari World to having high tea at Emirates Palace. I had the pleasure of staying at the gorgeous Dust Thani Abu Dhabi for a couple of days during my stay. Dust Thani offers Thai luxury and decadence in the heart of Abu Dhabi.


A traditional Khim player in the lobby.
A traditional Khim player in the lobby.

The hotel is centrally located just 10 minutes away from the Abu Dhabi Corniche, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and additional leisure activities are also nearby. It is ideal for not only business travelers with it’s huge conference rooms and meeting spaces, but  also for tourist from near and far due to the luxurious amenities and facilities that it offers on the grounds. Be blown away by the hight lobby ceilings, which is one of the largest hotel lobbies in the region. Dusit Thani offers a calming and beautiful decor, along with a pleasant staff with traditional Thai graciousness.

Enjoy the amazing views while riding the elevators to your room.


Upon arrival, I was taken to the dusit club on the 35th floor for the checkin procedures. I was greeted with a cool glass of tea and a cool refreshing towel. To my surprise, my suite was located right on the club floor with a fantastic view of the city skyline. Enjoy daily continental breakfast, afternoon tea and coffee, evening drinks, all day snacks and refreshments with dusit club lounge access. Once I entered my room, I felt totally relaxed and happy. In addition to the comfortable and huge king sized bed, I couldn’t wait to soak in the deep-seated bath tub. The rooms offer luxury and modern amenities such as complimentary high speed internet, a huge flat screen TV and plush bathing accessories.


Rooms offer a comfortable stay with a fabulous view.
Rooms offer a comfortable stay with a fabulous view.
The luxurious Dusit club lounge.
The luxurious Dusit club lounge.

The hotel plays host to a variety of wellness facilities and services, including a rooftop outdoor swimming pool, traditional Thai treatments at Namm Spa, personal training by a personal trainer, spinning and yoga classes at DFiT fitness centre, which features Ganesh, one of the best yoga instructors in the area. Additionally, it features unique designs with a spellbinding conference and events center that has a dynamic glass-panelled Skydome. These features makes Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi the perfect venue to host amazing cocktail receptions or a wedding. Additional bonuses include the wedding planning hall that is onsite and even a cigar lounge for the groom to celebrate.

Table display in the wedding planning center.
Table display in the wedding planning center.
Namm Spa treatment room
Namm Spa treatment room.



While my ultra busy schedule from the weekend did not permit for me to dine in one of the fine dining restaurants that the hotel offers for dinner, I was able to enjoy the morning continental breakfast that offered an array of dishes for people from various cultures. Eat delicious foods from freshly made omelettes to Arabic treats.  Guest have various restaurant options such as contemporary food at Urban Kitchen that offers weekly barbecue and seafood theme nights; the Capital Grill which is the perfect choice for meat lovers to enjoy “all you can eat” 72-hour cooked Australian grass fed briskets or delight on traditional Thai cuisine like Tom Yum chicken and sticky rice with mango for dessert at Benjarong.

Treat yourself to a drink or snack in the Orchid Lounge.
Treat yourself to a drink or snack in the Orchid Lounge.



A stay at Dusit Thani will offer you an enriching Thai experience, with Middle Eastern luxury and comforts allowing for a fusion of the best of both worlds. I can highly recommend a stay here, you won’t be disappointed. Enjoy globetrotters and as always, happy globetrotting.

**Disclaimer: Please note that a hotel review stay was offered by Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi. All views and opinions are my own.**

  1. Carol Colborn says

    Wow this hotel really looks luxurious and stunning. I wonder when we can stay in this hotel? Looks unaffordable to us! Sigh.

  2. Love the elevators up to the rooms! That’s an experience in and of itself. I’d love to enjoy a cocktail in the club lounge overlooking the city.

  3. Suze - Luxury Columnist says

    I’d love to visit Abu Dhabi and this looks like a great hotel, the lobby is spectacular with that giant bell and the khim player

  4. Barbara Dawson says

    Just fab, enjoyed reading and looking at all the marvelous scenery of hotels and structures!!!

  5. Dana says

    The Dust Thani Abu Dhabi looks like a lovely hotel. I love that it’s centrally located, but from the pictures I might not want to leave the hotel!

  6. Hugo says

    I guess they can’t do anything other than super-luxury at the UAE. Looks great.

    The lift is really cool.

  7. Wandering Carol says

    Photos really do sell a hotel and these photos are fantastic. I stayed at night in Abu Dhabi at the airport on my way to Seychelles and really wish I’d been able to explore. And stay here!

  8. Lesley says

    It looks so luxurious, but I think I expect it in Dhabi. All of the photos are beautiful but that pool shot did it for me.

  9. Shannon says

    This is so beautiful and thank you for the review. The photos of this are just lovely!!!!

  10. Brianna Simmons says

    Wow, it looks like you were definitely living the good life in Abu Dhabi.

  11. molli vandehey says

    wow, ive thought about travelling a lot, but never considered abu dhabbi. this looks like an amazing time!

  12. antonette - we12travel says

    Looks totally luxurious. Although I never stay at these kind of places myself, I always love it when the opp comes by during a press trip 🙂

  13. Laura Lynch says

    What an awesome place to stay! The room looks really comfortable and that view – wow. I would definitely want to stay there.

  14. Jenna says

    Abu Dhabi looks like such a cool place to visit, and this hotel looks fantastic! How interesting to combine Thai and Middle Eastern at the property!

  15. Mai T. says

    Dubai is on my bucket list! It’s such a marvelously rich location to visit so I’m saving money.

  16. Irma says

    OMG! Is this real?! Wonderful.

  17. Ooh I’m planning my first try to AD soon and might stay here! Your photos are beautiful, especially the spa and pool! I moved to Dubai 3 months ago and can’t wait to venture out and see more of UAE.

    1. Globe trot says

      Great I hope you enjoy your stay! I surely did and am in Dubai this weekend :-).

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