Sands Hotel Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Zayed the 1st RD/Electra Street, Abu Dhabi, 32430, United Arab Emirates
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Sands Hotel Abu Dhabi is a 4-star hotel located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, near the business and commercial districts, government and embassy offices, and within easy walking distance of the area's primary shopping malls.

Sands Hotel blends its modern conveniences and Arabic hospitality with its classic charm and sophistication. With a beautiful rooftop swimming pool, a soothing health club - equipped with a sauna and the latest in high-tech fitness equipment, a wide selection of cuisine, and live entertainment. Excellent banqueting and meeting facilities are also available for hotel guests.

Each unit is elegant, stylishly furnished, and includes a mini-bar, direct-dial phone and satellite TV. Executive units give an unparalleled sense of access and space to the relaxing Executive Club Lounge located on the 16th floor.

There is a selection of 6 different restaurants serving a wide variety of cuisines, from mouth-watering Mediterranean and Lebanese to delicious Italian and international.

Sands Hotel Abu Dhabi is just a short drive from the airport, the Abu Dhabi 36-hole Championship Golf Club and the Marina. Guests of Sands also have access to enjoy the Beach Club facilities along with convenient complimentary shuttle transfers.

Hotel Services and Facilities

Free WiFi Free parking Free breakfast


Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café, and 24-hour room service is provided. While enjoying a refreshing dip in the hotel pool, you can order your favorite drink at the poolside bar.

Hotel facilities

  • Health club
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (complimentary)
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)
  • Luggage storage
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Nightclub
  • Sauna
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Poolside bar
  • Express check-in
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour business center
  • Concierge services
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Conference center
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Shopping on site
  • Terrace
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Accessible parking
  • Hair salon
  • Roll-in shower
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Elevator/lift
  • Computer station
  • Laundry facilities
  • Express check-out
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Multilingual staff
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1500
  • Coffee/tea in lobby
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Beach shuttle (complimentary)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Conference space size (meters) - 139

Important information

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: AED 75 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: AED 30 per day (in/out privileges)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Guest reviews

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stayed in January, 2013
Guest Score 10.0 out of 10
I liked the hospitality of the staff in the gate. Clean rooms and good location.
Everything was perfect.
stayed in March, 2013
Guest Score 10.0 out of 10
I liked evreything on the hotel. The food was great, quick Internet WIFI, the room service were helpful and nice crew workers. The most thing that I liked is the friendly treatment with customers. Especially Mr.Ahmed and Mr.Yosef they are working at the reception. If I'll come to Abu Dhabi again definitely will vist them. Thank you Sands
Nothing to dislike :)
stayed in March, 2013
Guest Score 10.0 out of 10
Well.. I would start from the reception. Ahmed & yousef were so friendly with us and helpful, the room was very clean and tidy like the bathroom., the WIFI was good. Also i loved the restaurant... Thank you guy's..
Couldn't find anything !!!
stayed in February, 2013
Guest Score 9.5 out of 10
I stayed in Sands hotel for 5 nights. The reception people were very friendly and they help you the best to find your ideal room. Especially Krishna and Masa are very welcoming. The lobby man Mr. Pauly is also very helpful. The breakfast is really good. In general, with the rate you pay, you get what you want. The hotel is very close to various Malls specially Abu Dhabi Mall and Madinet Zayed. Nice view from my room on 11th floor. The internet was fine in the room.. a moderate speed... but will do the work...I will definitely choose to stay in Sands again when I travel to Abu Dhabi.
Sometimes there was some strange noises maybe because of the elevators .. but it was not a hassle at nights.
stayed in February, 2012
Guest Score 10.0 out of 10
“Excelent coice withn the city” Reviewed November 8, 2011 i had couple of day stay on different occasion during 2011. The location is at the city center of Abu Dhabi easily accessible to Food joints, Mall and Business locations. Recommended property for leisure as well as business stay. They have different choices of restaurants available with them. They have nice coffee shop too. Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
I love to saty at Sands
stayed in May, 2011
Guest Score 8.5 out of 10
i like this hotel , it was like my home for the time i station in it , it was a good accomedation , very gooid services and the best hospitality i ever have in hotel's , manager's , worker's all is the best team you will ever have in a hotel,i would like to thank all of them .
stayed in May, 2011
Guest Score 10.0 out of 10
The hotel staff is cooperative, and the reception welcomes the guest with a smiley face. They respond quickly to the needs of the cutomers.
stayed in May, 2011
Guest Score 10.0 out of 10
Lovely hotel , very recommended to stay as location is amazing in the heart of Abu Dhabi, room was clean with fresh smell, bathroom/bathtub is full of amities, LCD TV & safe deposit box are available in the room, tea/coffee maker in the room, Warm & outstanding service from the front desk, staff are attentive to guest needs, It was pleasure staying in Sands hotel and sure I will be back one day. Great customer service as when i had problem in shower their respond was very fast . Keep up the good work ..

How to book

Making your reservation in Sands Hotel Abu Dhabi is easy and secure. Simply select your dates of stay and click on the “Check Rates” button to submit the form.

After room types and rates are returned to your screen, you will be able to choose the rate you desire by reading the room information in the center of the screen, then clicking on the "Book Now" button on the right side of the screen. After you have selected your desired room type, you will be taken to a "Complete your booking" form. Then you will need to review the "Details of your stay" and fill in the blanks on the "Guest Details" section. Be sure your name and email address are spelled correctly.

After you fill out all of the needed information, press the "Complete reservation" button. To ensure your security, we use a secure commerce server, which encrypts the credit card number and encodes it into a non-usable form.

Guest reviews
...Lovely was clean with fresh smell...
Overall score: 9.8
(out of 10) Based on 8 votes
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Sands Hotel Abu Dhabi

Area information

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or attraction, and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Capital Garden - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Zayed City Market - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
The Corniche - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Al Hosn University - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Cultural Foundation - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Al-Hosn Palace - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Khalifa Center - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Abu Dhabi Mall - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Qasr al-Hosn - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Shaikh Khalifa Medical City - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Al Wahda Mall - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Al Wahda Club - 2.3 km / 1.4 mi
Red Crescent Authority - 2.4 km / 1.5 mi
The Galleria - 2.4 km / 1.5 mi

The nearest airports are:
Abu Dhabi (ZVJ-Abu Dhabi Bus Station) - 2.3 km / 1.4 mi
Abu Dhabi (AUH-Abu Dhabi Intl.) - 29 km / 18 mi

The preferred airport for Sands Hotel Abu Dhabi is Abu Dhabi (AUH-Abu Dhabi Intl.).