A Place where legendary events took place

First GCC Summit was held at InterContinental Abu Dhabi in 1981

A moment where history was written

The six heads of state of the Gulf countries sit around a handcrafted table in the Dar El Istiqbal ballroom


Opened by His Highness, the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the United Arab Emirates, to house the first Gulf Cooperation Council Conference for the Gulf States. Since then, the hotel has been home to presidents, royal families, celebrities and captains of industry. The hotel offers an unparalleled stay, the experience of history,  Arabian hospitality.

The Past and Present 

InterContinental Abu Dhabi was the first hotel in Abu Dhabi to have a stretch of white sandy private beach and pool and a grand ballroom.

The legend continued, and the hotel has maintained its pioneering spirit throughout its 40 years, offering award-winning dining options and comprehensive leisure facilities in an oasis of calm right in the heart of Abu Dhabi.  

A Well Known Landmark of United Arab Emirates

In the 80s, the drawing plans were being laid out to develop this first InterContinental five-star hotel in Abu Dhabi. For centuries Abu Dhabi has served as a crossing point for world travellers.

The hotel has gained a great reputation as Abu Dhabi’s finest premier hotel, situated in the heart of the diplomatic area on top of one of the only hills in the capital.

Hotel reservations phone number:
+971 2 5999 330
+971 2 6666 888

InterContinental Abu Dhabi
King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street,
PO Box 4171, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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