Southern Sun Abu Dhabi: A taste of South African hospitality in the UAE capital

Southern Sun Hotel Abu Dhabi has since its opening, become well recognized as one of the city’s finest hotels that offer luxury at an affordable price. Perfectly situated close to the UAE capital’s Corniche District, the property welcomes its guests to a unique combination of great access to Abu Dhabi’s popular tourism landmarks, dining, and shopping experiences as well as adjacent commercial hubs. This undoubtedly makes it the perfect hotel accommodation for families and couples visiting the city for leisure or professionals in town for business and seeking city convenience.

The Southern Sun brand is part of the Tsogo Sun stable, a leading, proudly South African hospitality, which is well respected for its ability to foster a distinctive heritage and theming, synonymous with what you would find among leading global competitors. Staying at a Southern Sun property will bring you to the fore of experiencing calm ambience, seamless service and a decadent cuisine offering to match.

Walking into Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, the hustle and bustle of the city fades away as you take in the imposing beauty of the hotel’s lobby. The earthy tones and glow of lighting, and an unmissable contemporary designed water feature, all come together to create a tranquil, welcoming environment for guests. Whether you are there for a few nights or just for popping in for lunch or dinner with friends, Southern Sun Abu Dhabi quickly feels like a home away from home, especially given the friendly staff who go the extra mile to assist you as you take in your surrounds.

A Perfect city getaway

Southern Sun Abu Dhabi is perfectly situated at the edge of the city centre and a walking distance to Abu Dhabi’s Corniche area, famed for great views of the adjacent Persian Gulf with a backdrop of an impeccable skyline. This convenient location means any destination, be it a wide variety of shopping malls to choose from, a trip to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque or nearby heritage sites, Abu Dhabi’s entertainment island attraction Yas Island, or the pristine beaches and arts and cultural districts of nearby Saadiyat Island – are all a quick taxi drive away. A return to the hotel ushers in a mood of pure relaxation within the city, with luxurious, well-appointed rooms to offer one an opportunity for quiet reflection of the day’s events. Southern Sun Abu Dhabi makes for a great hotel for an in-city staycation, giving you the convenience of access and the appeal of comfortable luxury.

Award-winning dining and night life

One must enjoy a mouthwatering steak meal at the Foundry, Southern Sun Abu Dhabi’s award-winning steakhouse. The Foundry also boasts a delectable wine list with some of the best wines and champagnes to suit your palate. Beyond indulging in a sumptuous steak dining experience that’s characterised by the chef’s uses of the freshest ingredients, this city hotel is well famed for its seasonal Sushi Nights and the roof top lounge experience at Hytes Bar. Kahraman restaurant on the hotel’s mezannine floor offers a fine dining experience for those craving an Arabic fusion cuisine option. Guests can also head over to Blu Sky Lounge & Grill, which promises a great evening out with friends especially during game nights. This casual establishment offers a great selection of beverages to accompany a mouthwatering menu of grill favourites too, an awesome accompaniment to a thrilling football or cricket match on show on the large HDTV screens.

A welcoming meeting place

Whether you have a business meeting or a special party to organise, Southern Sun Abu Dhabi boasts a good selection of meeting rooms for small to medium sized meetings and events. Perfect acoustics allow you to host your event without any disturbances from those taking place in other rooms. The meetings team also goes the extra mile in curating tailor-made packages that also include wide selections of snacks and sandwiches, refills of coffees, juices and more.

A taste of South African hospitality

Whether you are find yourself in the United Arab Emirates, or any one of Africa’s cities where the Southern Sun brand has its footprint, the appeal of the South African hospitality chain’s service culture and quest to anticipate the needs of its guests stands out. For those in the UAE yet to experience distinctively South African hospitality, Southern Sun Abu Dhabi is a great place to start, having garnered acclaim as a hotel that draws expats from all over the Emirates, especially the resident Southern African community in search of the nostalgic dishes on the menu, as well as others looking to come together for in-city rest, or fellowship with friends around sports watching, great food and all-round good vibes.