12 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Abu Dhabi, UAE - Updated 2024

Maria Cristina
Maria Cristina 
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Abu Dhabi is one of the top destinations you should visit in the UAE next to Dubai. Not only is it an hour and thirty minutes away from Dubai, it covers 80% of the entire country making it rightfully UAE’s capital city. Abu Dhabi is not just glitz and glamour, it holds the city’s most important assets in terms of geography, history, and politics. Shiek Zayed Grand Mosque, UAE’s most beautiful mosque, was built by their first UAE president Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The city is the hometown of the Al Nahyan Family, the clan where all UAE presidents hail from. Enjoy exciting state-of-the-art thrills like the Yas Waterworld, a huge water park and Ferrari World, the world’s fastest roller coaster. Linger for a few days to enjoy the sights and book luxury villas or Airbnb vacation rentals in Abu Dhabi, UAE, that we’ve listed below.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 19, 2024.

1. Spacious one-bedroom loft with a stunning view (from USD 407)

This amazing loft with bay views is located on Nareel Island, an upcoming neighborhood just 13 km (8 mi) away from the city center. The loft comes with a comfortable double bed, making it perfect for couples or solo travelers. This modern space has a unique walk-in closet, a dedicated workstation, as well as a fully functioning kitchen.

Guests can enjoy private access to the terrace and the lake is directly accessible from the dock. This waterfront property also features central air conditioning, heating, and fast Wi-Fi. Smoking is allowed and pets are welcome. Free parking is available on the premises, and resort facilities are accessible nearby.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2.9 km (1.8 mi) from Emirates Heritage Club Heritage Village
37 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing apartment with real stunning views
beautiful apartment with an amazing view
the rooms were clean very spacious cozy and has a fantastic view of etihad tower
spacious apartment with amazing view friendly host good location
Cleanliness:
place was spotless clean and furnished with everything you’ll need
place are very nice and clean
Host:
mohammed was great host and response on time
a highly recommended host
mohammed is a very welcoming and friendly host
amazing host and the apartment is well worth the price and more
moe is an amazing kind spirited person
Location:
being on a private island the location and privacy are great
always a pleasure to stay at mohammed’s place in the heart of abubdhabi
this is the perfect place to stay in if you are visiting abu dhabi
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2. Waterfront apartment with pool access (from USD 108)

Located on Reem Island, this stunning one-bedroom apartment offers breathtaking views of the sea. The property is just 15 minutes away from the city center and offers an unrivaled experience of urban development and natural beauty. The bedroom boasts a king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with superior fittings.

Take advantage of the open-plan living and dining space, complete with a fully equipped kitchen, and enjoy meals on the furnished balcony overlooking the canal. The apartment has all the necessary amenities such as Wi-Fi, a TV, air conditioning, and laundry utilities. Building amenities include a pool, a lift, a gym, and private parking. Visitors also have private access to the terrace.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
8.45 km (5.3 mi) from Emirates Heritage Club Heritage Village
117 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment is very nice and has a lovely view
we had a comfortable and pleasant stay at the apartment
Cleanliness:
the accommodation was very clean and good
place is clean new and top furnished
the flat is very new very clean and just as described
the apartment was stylish spotlessly clean and met all of our needs
we had a good stay at cloud living it was clean and had everything er needed
Host:
the hosts were very responsive
the staff was very helpful and pleasant
good responses from host when required
the hosts were very friendly and responsive
the host was very responsive and we really enjoyed our time
Location:
good location close to everything
very comfortable place with a great location
good quiet place and walking track close good transportation two shops nearby nice and cozy apartment
great location excellent host
great and professional host; ideal and central location
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3. Stylish self-service studio (from USD 259)

The well-appointed upper floor studio of a posh building in the city center is near a café and grocery store and 20 minutes by car to the Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Fully carpeted with bright modern interiors, it offers a relaxing space when visiting the city. The open layout features a fully equipped kitchen, a double bed that sleeps two guests, a desk, a dining area, and an en-suite bathroom with a tub and shower. You are entitled to use the sauna, gym, outdoor pools, and on-site parking during your stay. Wi-Fi, heating, air-conditioning, TV, and hot water are also provided. This studio is perfect for visitors looking for a self-catering accommodation in Abu Dhabi.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
5.85 km (3.7 mi) from Emirates Heritage Club Heritage Village
51 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in serviced apartment 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
like you see it’s a hotel and not aa typical airbnb apartment
cheap and good breakfast
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable
beautiful clean space amazing communication and excellent service from the on site team
the apartment is amazing everything was ok very clean and has everything you need to be comfortable
it is clean and the staff were very friendly
the apartment and the common area (hall gym pool and others) are very neat and clean
Host:
great host and good staff
all the staff are friendly and helpful
helpful staff and mahmoud responded to any queries quickly
people at the reception are super friendly and very professional
incredible value for money with the most respectful and accommodating staff
Location:
location is great close to everything in the city
close to highways to make transit easy
the apartment was great it was in a central location in abu dhabi
would recommend this as a good value stay in a handy location
it’s close to most of the malls and it’s easy to get to everywhere in abu dhabi
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4. Fabulous apartment with amazing views (from USD 143)

The apartment is in The Project, in a posh building near Carreflour Supermarket, Shaik Zayed Mosque, a 10-minute drive to The Lauvre, and 15-minutes to Emirates Palace. It offers two lavish bedrooms containing king-sized beds that sleep two guests each. Both rooms feature wide windows with awesome views of the mangroves and sea. A statement wall separates the cozy living room and the second bedroom. The L-shaped sofa is cozy for entertaining visitors, watching TV, and sleeping two more guests. The unit also has a fully stocked kitchen and one-and-a-half private bathrooms. Enjoy use of free Wi-Fi, cable TV, heating, laundry facilities, and hot water including access to the outdoor pool, gym, tennis and basketball court, kid’s play center, billiards room, and landscaped gardens. Luggage drop-off and long-term stays are allowed.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
7.91 km (5.0 mi) from Emirates Heritage Club Heritage Village
97 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful spacious apartment with spectacular views that you never tire of looking at
the view from the apartment was breathtaking
the view from the apartment is breathtaking
the apartment is very beautiful cozy with nice interior design and the views are amazing
spacious and well appointed apartment with beautiful views from both bedrooms
Cleanliness:
the property was clean and looked just as advertised
the building is clean and neat
the rooms were clean and the instruction were clear
lovely clean flat with great views
one of airbnb's jackpots the apartment is so stylish everything was sparkly clean
Host:
khaled is a great host and always available to answer your questions
khaled was a fantastic host and always replied extremely quickly to any questions we had
the host was amazing and any questions we had was promptly answered
very good apartment and friendly and helpful host
great place and excellent host
Location:
great airbnb close to the city center mall near to the flat
great location with supermarket downstairs and mall in 5 minutes walk
nice location nice apartment overall well worth the stay
the apartment is spacious and in a good location
the apartment was in a good location
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Abu Dhabi Emirate Tour Guide

Claudia Hoffmann

Claudia Hoffmann

Hello ! or Marhaba as we say here! I'm deeply passionate about the history and vibrant culture of Dubai's old city, and I'm thrilled to share this enchanting journey with you. Step back in time with me as we wander through the winding streets, uncovering hidden gems and untold stories. Whether you're a history buff, a culture enthusiast, or simply seeking an authentic experience, my walking tou... Read more

Abu Dhabi Emirate Tour Guide

Sultan Karrani

Sultan Karrani

I am an Emirati national working in the hospitality and tour guide industry since 2013. I grew up and worked in most areas of the UAE and I am special at providing guests with real information about the culture of the UAE and the different stories of the places we visit. My goal in my work is to introduce the world to the treasures of Emirati culture and its many tourist sites.

Tours by Sultan

5. Cozy apartment with amazing views (from USD 1227)

Minutes away from restaurants, a pharmacy, a hospital and the Abu Dhabi Mall is a cozy upper-floor apartment with amazing city views. You can rent one of the bedrooms of this apartment in Abu Dhabi. It is simply furnished with a flat screen TV, tall cabinet, a counter with bar stools, a lounge chair, and a sofa bed that spreads to sleep two guests comfortably. It is provided with heating, air-conditioning, and free Wi-Fi. The highlight of the room is the huge picture window with breathtaking views of the cityscape. The common areas are shared with the hosts like the bathroom, kitchen, living room, and laundry facilities. You are required to clean the unit before checking out.

Stayed at this property?
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
5.34 km (3.4 mi) from Emirates Heritage Club Heritage Village
101 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good apartment with good view
room was as perfect it was in pictures
clean apartment room with a very nice view of the city
the room is very spacious & clean with an amazing unobstructed view of the al maryah island
you will enjoy the kind hosts large room and great view from your window
Cleanliness:
clean and big room
very clean and large space
neat clean n tidy n peaceful
the place is clean and quiet
the apartment is classy and remarkably clean
Host:
host are also kind
the hosts were welcoming and kind
host were really accomodating and friendly
they were very welcoming kind and extremely accommodating
super host clear guidelines
Location:
great location near to abu dhabi mall
good location close by al maryah island
the apartment is ideally located with great bus links and a direct bus to the airport
the location of the apartment is perfect
amazing place at very convenient location
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6. A very cosmopolitan apartment (from USD 388)

Visitors looking to rent apartment in Abu Dhabi can check this one-bedroom apartment in Al Nahyan Camp-Muroor. Its furnished with stylish interiors like it was taken from a lifestyle magazine. It has warm, earth-toned walls complemented with a brightly colored carpeted floor and decorated with chic modern furniture.

It features a living room with a wide L-shaped sofa perfect for stretching out for a nap or while watching TV. There’s a tiny dining table if you want to dine in and a fully equipped kitchen for cooking your meals.

The bedroom is spacious enough to host two guests and you have a choice of either twin beds or a double bed. End a stressful day by soaking in your tub or taking a long hot shower in your private bathroom. As a guest, you are entitled to use the outdoor pools, gym, and sauna.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
5.85 km (3.7 mi) from Emirates Heritage Club Heritage Village
16 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire serviced apartment 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Location:
quiet comfortable very good grocery store within easy walking distance
excellent place to stay absolutely worth the money
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7. Homestyle apartment 10 minutes from the airport (from USD 74)

If you’re looking to rent an apartment in Khalifa City, this property in Caffy Complex-47 is a great choice. It’s also just 10 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport. It’s perfect for four travelers or a small family who want a short-term lease with home-like amenities.

All the rooms are spacious such that you can choose to sleep in the bedroom furnished with a double bed or in the common areas with a king bed and request for additional floor mattresses if needed. You can choose to take a bath using a shower or the spa tub in your private bathroom. The fully stocked kitchen has a tiny dining area. Free Wi-Fi, cable TV, heating, air-conditioning, and free parking are available.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
32.99 km (20.5 mi) from Emirates Heritage Club Heritage Village
28 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Host:
the best part of this accommodation was our host husam
and the maintenance coordinator abdul was also very helpful and quick to assist
Location:
location is good also
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8. Luxurious, Nordic-style apartment (from USD 275)

This elegant Scandinavian style apartment is on the 25th floor of Gate Tower 3 is a great accommodation in Abu Dhabi. It has all-white interiors with signature Nordic furniture and floor-to-ceiling windows with awesome views of the Arabian Gulf. Though you can use the kitchen to cook your meals, you get free breakfast during your stay. It also features a cozy living room with a TV and sofa that sleeps an extra guest and a bedroom with a king-sized bed that sleeps two more. An air mattress is available upon request if you have a fourth guest. The one-and-a-half bathrooms provide free essentials and hot water. During your stay you’re given access to the swimming pools, all the sports facilities, five gyms, saunas, hot tubs, children’s playground, recreational rooms, lifts, and on-site private parking.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
8.13 km (5.1 mi) from Emirates Heritage Club Heritage Village
21 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the apartment is very clean and stylish full with cute and handy things
amazing place and location was very clean and neat and was perfect for a weekend retreat
Host:
the host is very kind and friendly
Location:
it's a good house and the location is very nice
great location great host great apartment
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9. Luxury suite in a five star hotel

This luxurious one-bedroom suite in Crowne Plaza is the perfect for three people on a mini vacation. You can lounge on the king-sized bed all day and watch TV or surf the net with free Wi-Fi. Cook simple meals in the tiny kitchen or call for room service. The tiny table for two by the window offers awesome views while you’re dining. You can soak in the tub or take long showers in the en-suite bathroom. While checked in you have access to the health club and swimming pool. The hotel is walking distance to the beach, Qasr Al Hosn (Abu Dhabi’s oldest building and museum), and World Trade Center Mall.

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3.85 km (2.4 mi) from Emirates Heritage Club Heritage Village
22 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire serviced apartment 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place has a living room and a nice bedroom with a very comortable queensize bed
Cleanliness:
the apartment is cleaned every day by very friendly staff
Host:
staff is incredible and friendly
thanks to mohamed and crowne plaza staff
Location:
this is a great place in the perfect central and quiet location
great location enjoyed lot very good stay for family little issue in room cleaning at par only
i will be back its amazing place
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10. The luxurious apartment on the 58th floor

You’ll be overwhelmed with the view from this apartment on the 58th floor of Gate Towers! From its floor-to-ceiling windows, you have an amazing view of Abu Dhabi’s skyscrapers, the sea, and the mangroves. The owners are willing to rent out one of their bedrooms to two guests. The luxurious bedroom has a minimalist motif furnished with a deluxe double bed, a wide desk, and an en-suite bathroom. Guests share common areas with the owners like the cozy living room where they can watch TV or share a meal in the dining room. Enjoy use of all the amenities the complex offers during your stay. Gate Towers is an hour’s drive from Dubai and 25 minutes to Yas Island.

Stayed at this property?
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
8.03 km (5.0 mi) from Emirates Heritage Club Heritage Village
69 reviews  
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great apartment with excellent amenities
the view was indeed stunning and the apartment in perfect condition
the view from room is very cool
great to have full use of the pools and facilities
comfortable mattress and pillows
Cleanliness:
everything was very clean well furnished and modern
their place is spotless and beautiful
the apartment is beautiful and impeccably clean
apartment was sparkling clean and very comfortable
the house is very clean and very quiet
Host:
hosts were very welcoming
friendly and hospitable owners
hosts made sure that i had everything i needed and made my staff very comfortable
thomas and his wife were excellent hosts
thomas is an amazing host
Location:
great location on al reem island for visiting my friends
very quiet room excellent matrass ensure good sleep
this place is perfect for it’s location security and amenities
we really enjoyed staying at your place
i will recommend this place to others
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11. Guest studio with a private beach

Book this luxurious one-bedroom suite at the St. Regis Residences Complex on Saadiyat Island. The spacious studio hosts two adults and two kids. It features a sleeping area with a king-sized bed and a huge wardrobe, a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and living room sharing the open plan. The three-seater sofa in the living room can be spread out to sleep two guests. Indulge in hot water rain showers or a warm bubble bath in your private bathroom. Relax by watching TV in the living room or surf the net using free Wi-Fi or get some refreshing views out on the balcony. You have guest access to the nearby private beach and a day pass to the squash and tennis courts, the gym, and three swimming pools. There’s a grocery, Laundromat, hair salon, and Japanese restaurant on the ground floor.

Stayed at this property?
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
11.81 km (7.4 mi) from Emirates Heritage Club Heritage Village
37 reviews  
Entire apartment 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is a lovely heated kids pool a heated communal pool and an adults only pool
perfect toilets and shower/bath room
Cleanliness:
the apartment very clean and confortable specialy bed
they were both very responsive and their place just looked amazingly clean and modern
the private beach is very clean sunbeds are available all the time water is warm
Host:
shafaq is really a great host
the host is amazing and friendly
taxis were always there and resort staff was friendly and helpful
shafaq and her husband are wonderful hosts
shafaq is truly a super host lovely and accommodating
Location:
amazing facilities location and comfort
very close to the beach and some nice restaurants
this is an ideal location for a visit to the louvre and also the convention hall nearby
grocery and good restaurants very close were very appreciated
it’s the perfect place for a relaxing vacation with easy access to the beach
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12. Elegant self-catering apartment near the airport

Caphy offers luxurious self-catering apartments ideal for travelers and businessmen looking for short-term accommodations. The apartment complex is a few minutes by car from the airport, Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi Island, Yas Island Circus, Etihad Plaza Shopping Mall, and Masdar City. The unit is simply stylish with minimal modern furniture, and spacious rooms. Floor-to-ceiling windows make it look bright and breezy. Four guests will fit cozily in the upstairs bedroom furnished with two queen beds, a huge wardrobe, air-conditioning, heating, and free Wi-Fi. There are two lounges on the ground floor for entertaining guests. The small kitchen is equipped with a microwave, coffeemaker, a sink, and dinnerware. Enjoy luxurious hot showers or soak in the tub in your private bathroom. On-site parking is available.

Stayed at this property?
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
27.45 km (17.1 mi) from Emirates Heritage Club Heritage Village
16 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
very clean and housekeeping was good
the apartment was very clean and description was accurate
the place is great clean in a quiet location
Host:
great host he and his team have been very helpful with my queries nice residential area
staff was helpful place is quite and clean
Location:
luckily i live close by
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Amazing accommodations in Abu Dhabi

You’ll find a wide selection of serviced apartments and rental properties in Abu Dhabi, ranging from a private bedroom to an entire apartment. All of them are very spacious and filled with luxuries that will make you instantly feel at home. Include them in your travel plans when you visit Abu Dhabi to complete your amazing experience in the Arab states.

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