Travellers have long considered this graceful hotel a jewel in the heart of the Middle East. The capital of the largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is making a name for itself as a rival in style to its northern neighbor, Dubai. Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi sits at the heart of this stunning city. Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi offers luxurious guest rooms and suites with stunning views of the shimmering Arabian Gulf and the lush public gardens of the Corniche. The hotel also features a private lounge, a state-of-the-art health club, and a pool set amidst the soothing greenery of terraced gardens. Situated within walking distance of the commercial and business districts of the city, Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi is only a short drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport. Entertainment is a mere stroll away, with shopping malls, the Corniche, and the best water-sport facilities, tennis courts, and golf courses in the city. Abu Dhabi is also home to a myriad of museums, as well as the National Theater and the Abu Dhabi Classical Music Society. A Guggenheim Museum complex, designed by the legendary Frank Gehry, is under construction on the island of Saadiyat.