Hot new hotels in Abu Dhabi


• Qasr Al Sarab: Five-star Arabian retreat and spa with 150 rooms and 60 villas in the emirate’s Liwa desert, seven kilometres from the Rub Al-Khali

• Lagoon Club Hotel and Residence: $400-million 380-room beach resort to be managed by Conrad Hotels, convention centre, offices and residences on the city’s corniche (right)
• The Quay: 1.5-million-sqft waterfront development with leisure, residential and commercial facets, including a 620-room hotel
• Coconut Island Resort: Aldar Properties and the National Corporation for Tourism and Hotels are developing a five-star, 128-room resort with villas, spa and marina on two islands off the emirate’s west coast
• Bridgeway at Zayed Sports City: $136m new five-star hotel complex with 306-room hotel, 146 serviced apartments, 91 residential apartments, conference centre and mall to be completed in 2009. Developed by Al Farida Investment.