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Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri





The Husband and I took ourselves off to Abu Dhabi last weekend for a much-needed getaway. Things have been so crazy with work and moving house and finally getting ourselves properly set up in Dubai that this trip came at just the right time. To be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed a weekend getaway as much!

We stayed in the Shangi-La Qaryat Al Beri, a beautiful hotel with its own private beach located between the two bridges in Abu Dhabi. When we arrived, I spent about an hour mooning around the hotel room first, as it truly was a thing of wonder – fabulous decor with the exact bathroom I want to have in my own house when I grow up. Once I finished taking notes we had some Chinese tea, checked our emails and then hit the beach. The weather was fabulous with a lovely breeze and we pondered the meaning of life and what cocktails to have whilst watching fellow holidaymakers zipping passed on jet skis. Tough, eh?

Later in the afternoon we headed over to the pool and had some lunch. I had an amazing BLT salad washed down with er, a strawberry daiquiri and The Husband had the best chicken quesadillas I’ve ever tasted in my life. The hotel was packed with holidaymakers and day visitors and there was a lovely relaxing atmosphere, which is just as well as after lunch I promptly went for the most epic nap ever.

That night we dined in Bord Eau, the hotels signature french cuisine restaurant and feasted on six courses of deliciousness paired with er, six different glasses of wine. Naturally, the next morning I felt amazing… We had a late breakfast the next day (I don’t know how we managed it, I seriously thought I’d never eat again) and headed to our friends apartment beside Yas Island for a gossip and a cuppa. All in all, total and utter bliss. I was most unhappy to leave but hey, it’s on to planning the next getaway now!

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  • Reply Zein

    I’m so glad you got a break from Dubai’s madness! I love this Shangri-La! Next time, make sure you check out The Cove Rotana in Ras Al Khaimah. Ahhhhmazing!

    March 12, 2013 at 2:53 pm
  • Reply Louise @ Dubai-Beauty-Pages

    Jealous? Me? Yes. Especially the epic nap bit.

    March 12, 2013 at 9:17 pm
  • Reply Hearts&Crosses

    Awww Abu Dhabi, looks amazing

    A little bit Unique


    March 13, 2013 at 2:08 pm
  • Reply Jane

    Gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    March 13, 2013 at 4:43 pm
  • Reply Amelia

    Oh gosh, sounds bloody AH-mazing! Shangri-las are beautiful, I can only imagine how blissful the weekend was. I’d be happy just with the daiquiri or that tasty looking salad, let alone all the other bits!!

    Sure this weekend wasn’t quite as good, but hope it’s been nice and relaxing still.

    Amelia xxx
    Enter the Goodie Box Giveaway! 🙂

    March 17, 2013 at 6:04 pm
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