Why Traders Hotel by Shangri-La Abu Dhabi is the Best Choice!

Traders Hotel Abu Dhabi review

The Traders Hotel by Shagri-La is a Superb Hotel to Book Your Stay at in Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi.

Traders Hotel is a 4-star hotel equipped with everything you need. The staff are absolutely beautiful all-around! Most of all they are so friendly and helpful and would bend over backwards to make your stay pleasant! Pricing for the Traders Hotel is very reasonable and we would recommend to anyone!  Upon your arrival you are greeted at your taxi by the concierge to pick up your luggage and take you to check in.


Once you arrive to your room, housekeeping leaves a personal message to contact them with anything you need. They keep the room cleaned and bottled water, teas, coffee and toiletries etc. are replenished daily.

notes from housekeeping
our room

Traders Hotel Amenities

The Traders hotel amenities includes a health club, children’s play area, private outdoor swimming pool and private beach area. Whether you prefer the beach or pool, the lifeguard always brings you a small cooler with ice water and iced towels to stay cool and hydrated in the heat.  All your towels are also included!

​Abu Dhabi weather is perfect all year-round however, the summer months June, July and August are very very hot! All in all Abu Dhabi is the best place to visit for some guaranteed sun!

play area
jimmy sunning
We are on the Beach
pool bar

There is bar and restaurant service around the pool as well as at the beach.  Also you can take advantage of the excellent room service 24 hours a day.  Except for the summer month, there is a wonderful bar and buffet located by the beach.  Another bar is located poolside with happy hour from 5pm to 7pm.  If you prefer to stay indoors, there is a lovely bar by the reception area as well as plenty of seating in the Afya restaurant. 

hotel bar
party on the beach

Whether you're Travelling for business or pleasure Traders Hotel has everything you need to make your stay convenient and enjoyable.  The following list is just some of the additional services Traders has to offer.

Tina at the Bar
  • Foreign Exchange Service
  • Laundry and valet service
  • Broadband in your room
  • Postal and courier service
  • Business Centre
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Spring for the Traders Club Privileges!

traders club lounge
Traders Lounge Buffet

We highly recommend adding the Traders Club privileges when you're booking your stay.  The additional charge is about £30 per night for 2 people and is well worth it!  Also with the Traders Club you are entitled to breakfast at Afya or the Club Lounge located on the 9th floor.  Take it from us, you will not go away hungry!  Additionally you can visit the Traders Lounge throughout the day for tea, coffee, soft drinks and there is usually some cookies or cakes as well.  Jimmy and I usually stop in after we come in from the beach for a quick snack before evening cocktails and canapes are served! 

in the lounge

From 6pm to 8pm the lounge offers unlimited wine, beer, spirits, tea's, coffee and a full array of food.  You'll find everything from salad, canapes, soup, warm main course snack and plenty of chocolates, cakes and cheese!    Club privileges also have services for 1 complimentary suit pressing and shoe shine, fresh fruit in your room, daily paper upon request and complimentary use of private business offices for up to 2 hours.  You just can't go wrong with the Traders Club!  Additionally, there is also a club buggy (golf cart) That will take you to any of there nearby hotel bars.

​Additional Information

Tourism:  Big Bus Tours are an excellent choice to see various places in Abu Dhabi, you can get on an off the bus in different places as well as don't forget to take some time to tour The Grand Mosque!  It's exquisite and can be seen across the canal from Traders Hotel!

Transportation:  Taxis are your main transportation and very inexpensive.  The airport is approximately 15 to 20 minutes away and will cost you about 50 dirhams which is roughly £11.

Flights:  Some of the best pricing found to Abu Dhabi in our experience has been through EBookers or Expedia.   If you happen to live in the UK or are flying out from Manchester Etihad offers a direct flight to Abu Dhabi, which is about a 7 and half hour flight.  Flight reviews for Etihad from Abu Dhabi to Washington also reveal direct flights.  Another nice perk is that Abu Dhabi has customs pre-check which saves you time when you land after a long flight!

Happy Travels to you and we hope you will consider Traders Hotel your next choice!  Don't forget to include the Traders Club in booking!

Disclosure:  We did not receive monetary benefits or gifts from Traders Hotel, Etihad, EBookers or Expedia when writing this article.  This article was written from our experience of our many stays with Traders Hotel as we love it and hope you will too!  The amenities and club privileges are subject to change.  Please review their website before booking.

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    • MR JAMES D
    • August 7, 2016


  1. Reply

    Traders Hotel looks like one of the best options to stay while in Abu Dhabi. I have visited the city a couple of times but then they were just day trips from Dubai. Would love to stay and experience this vibrant city someday. Will certainly look up for Traders Hotel then. The beach side restaurant looks amazing, perfect for romantic dinners or just a much need ‘me’ time :). With the amenities and services you described, I cannot imagine anything going wrong for the guests.

      • durhamslovelifetravel
      • October 19, 2016

      Thank you Suma, If you make it there I hope you love it as much as we do! We usually go about 3 times a year 🙂

  2. Reply

    Oh wow! It looks like such an amazing hotel. I wish my partner and I could go to Abu Dhabi 🙁 Maybe one day when their policies change.

  3. Reply

    The hotel property is really nice one and i sure shot would give it a visit on my trip to abu-dhabi.

      • durhamslovelifetravel
      • October 22, 2016

      Thank you Mohit!

  4. Reply

    Sounds very nice, I’ll have to remember to check it out if I’m ever in the area.

      • durhamslovelifetravel
      • October 22, 2016

      Thank you Tamara

  5. Reply

    This looks like the perfect place to stay for a getaway or a staycation. I’ve been wanting to visit the Middle East. I shall keep this in mind.

      • durhamslovelifetravel
      • October 22, 2016

      Thank you Karla, You really can’t go wrong and with Traders Lounge, you save lots because to eat out is can get a little expensive

  6. Reply

    I’ve never been to Abu Dhabi. If I ever go there, I’ll have to visit that hotel. It sounds wonderful, plus the staff leaves you nice handwritten notes. An extra amount for lots of chocolates? Sounds like a plan!!!

      • durhamslovelifetravel
      • October 22, 2016

      Thank you Alice!

    • Sarah
    • October 22, 2016

    Beautiful hotel! The beach area looks amazing. No plans to visit Abu Dhabi but I may have to change that. Looks like lots of r&r to be had.

      • durhamslovelifetravel
      • October 22, 2016

      R&R indeed! Thank you Sarah!

  7. Reply

    I always appreciate when hotels have currency exchange services. “This is Shangri-La” is a Mother Love Bone Song. “Shangri-La-Dee-Da” is a Stone Temple Pilots cd.

  8. Reply

    Glad you had a great time stay at Traders and it is a fantastic hotel, I would love to visit Abu Dhabi one day, bask in the sunshine, and enjoy the drinks on the poolside. I just could not get enough of the hotel food, especially the breakfast.

      • durhamslovelifetravel
      • October 23, 2016

      haha, breakfast is my favourite, eggs made to order every morning 🙂 Thanks Julia

  9. Reply

    Staycations have been my pastime in UAE. With the abundance of luxury hotels which by the way, not lacking in anything, I always mark my visits in this country as favourite!

      • durhamslovelifetravel
      • October 23, 2016

      Our favourites as well! Thanks Trisha!

  10. Reply

    Sounds wonderful and the club privileges are fantastic. Love your photos

      • durhamslovelifetravel
      • October 23, 2016

      Thanks Martha!

    • Jasmin N
    • October 23, 2016

    Abu Dhabi would be an amazing place to visit someday! The hotel you stayed at looks so fab & cozy and all.

    ~ Jasmin N
    Little Things With Jassy

      • durhamslovelifetravel
      • October 23, 2016

      Thanks Jasmin! It really is spot on!

  11. Reply

    We loved this mall when we visited Abu Dhabi! Its got great views as well as some great restaurants. I didn’t realise there was a hotel associated with it. The Shangri La hotels are always good so I’m sure this is one is too.

      • durhamslovelifetravel
      • October 23, 2016

      Thanks Shobha, There are a great hotel chain! and the sister hotels are right next door to each other 🙂

  12. Reply

    The hotel sounds just amazing. The view is wow, and Abu Dhabi is just such a coool vibes city! I’ve heard so much about this place and about the luxury, and your experience is just showing this off perfectly! Thanks for sharing!

      • durhamslovelifetravel
      • October 23, 2016

      Thank you Liana, We really love the area and keep going back for some quiet R&R and sunshine 🙂

    • Judith
    • October 23, 2016

    Who knows? Right now I have no plans to visit Aubi Daubi, and that could change! I loved your detailed description of The Traveler’s and the wonderful pics. Good stuff.

      • durhamslovelifetravel
      • October 23, 2016

      Thank you Judith!

  13. Reply

    What a wonderful Hotel Review! Sounds like a fantastic place to visit in Abu Dhabi! Love the extra details about airlines and transport in the area.

      • durhamslovelifetravel
      • October 23, 2016

      Thank you Stephanie, We love Traders so much wouldn’t stay anywhere else when there 🙂

  14. Reply

    This looks like such a lux place to stay! Seems like they treat their guests like royalty. We haven’t stayed at a Trader’s Hotel but we will definitely look into it!

  15. Reply

    Looks like a great hotel. I have never been to Dubai but will keep this hotel in mind whenever I will visit. I like the location and its amenities. Nice post !

  16. Reply

    This hotel looks totally awesome. Great write up.

  17. Reply

    Looks like a great hotel. I haven’t been to Abu Dhabi yet but will be sure to check this place out when I do. The rooms and the views look amazing 🙂

  18. Reply

    The hotel looks like a great option for a Abu Dhabi trip. I always love the Shangri-La hotels, so I’m not surprised that this hotel of theirs is great. I particularly love when hotels do “happy hour” with complementary wine etc in a lounge.

  19. Reply

    I spent a night in Abu Dhabi at the airport on the way to Seychelles. It pained me not to be able to stay longer, and now when I go back I’ll know where to stay. Thanks.

  20. Reply

    Ooooh I stayed here when I was in Abu Dhabi too! It’s beautiful, right? Had a great deal from Etihad via their free stopover program. All worth it 🙂

  21. Reply

    The Traders Hotel Shangri-La looks like a great hotel choice when visiting Abu Dhabi. I really like the personalized notes from housekeeping. It’s the little things that make a hotel stand out.

  22. Reply

    Looks like a great hotel to spend some time at! The lounge definitely seems worth the price – especially with unlimited wine and canapés in the evenings 🙂

    Solid review!

  23. Reply

    Great post. The Traders hotel sounds wonderful!! I love Abu Dhabi and I will definitely look into staying there the next time I am back.

      • durhamslovelifetravel
      • October 24, 2016

      Thank you Brittany, It’s definitely worth it!

  24. Reply

    A personal note from the staff? How sweet! Sometimes it’s not the look of the place itself that lingers in the mind, it’s the warmth of its personnel. There are many times that I didn’t find the stay satisfying (oftentimes caused by some problems with room and amenities) but I’d still put out a good word just because I’d been treated well by the staff. But with Traders Hotel, seems like they have everything, nice and clean rooms, good amenities, and of course courteous staff. It’s easy to see why you guys enjoyed your stay there.

      • durhamslovelifetravel
      • October 24, 2016

      Thank you Marge, It’s not the fanciest place there, but I wouldn’t stay anywhere else just for that reason the service is bar none 🙂

  25. Reply

    The hotel looks great and I love the personal touch the housekeeper left you every day. I love that the hotel has its own private beach with a bar so that you don’t have to go too far when you want a drink. The lounge is also a great idea for when you want to enjoy a snack in between beach sessions.

      • durhamslovelifetravel
      • October 24, 2016

      Thank you Joanna

  26. Reply

    This looks lovely! A little too fancy for me but it looks like you two had a great stay! And your review was very thorough and interesting 🙂

    • Sudipto
    • October 25, 2016

    Really lovely post but you never told us about the food you had there? Did you get to try any of the authentic Middle Eastern food? Secondly what would be the price range on this hotel’s restaurants??

      • durhamslovelifetravel
      • October 25, 2016

      Hello Studipto, I’ve tried quite a bit of Middle Eastern Food and It’s quite good. I could not really tell you what anything was called as we always had our meals in the traders lounge buffet with is included when you pay and extra £35 a day. This is a good deal since you get full breakfast with large selection as well as dinner and cocktails. I’d say if you had to pay that outside of Traders Lounge addition it would cost you over £300 a day. The food and beverages are quite expensive.

  27. Reply

    The place is so intimating.. The privilege club benefits are so great for some like me who need small bits to feed my tummy all round the clock in small intervals..

  28. Reply

    This looks like a great hotel to stay at. Will definitely check it out if I head to Abu Dhabi in the near future!

    • OmniyaFareed Shafik
    • October 25, 2016

    I live in Abu Dhabi and I must tsay I completely agree. Not only is Abu Dhabi an awesome city, but shangri La is a great place to stay in as well.

      • durhamslovelifetravel
      • October 25, 2016

      Thank you OmniyaFareed, We really love it there and looking forward to returning, Jimmy has been 30 times to my 3 times this past year 🙂

  29. Reply

    The amenities like Kids play area, outdoor pool and private beach area are deciding factors in booking a place to stay. The beachside restaurant looks superb and with so much comfort and great service the Hotel by Shangri-La definitely looks like a great choice.

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    • Ami
    • October 25, 2016

    Abu Dhabi is nostalgia. I spend my early childhood here and any post that gets me to experience it again finds a way to my heart. Sigh! Thanks for sharing this.

  31. Reply

    Traders hotel looks like a great place to stay – good to know the room service is 24 hours – i’m a sucker for that kind of thing.

  32. Reply

    Looks like a beautiful luxurious hotel, the little hand written notes from the maids are adorable… it’s those little touches that we seem to appreciate the most isn’t it? Great informative post, thank you for sharing!

  33. Reply

    That sounds like a great hotel to stay at. I don’t think we’ve ever looked into travelling to Abu Dhabi but it looks like a place to add to the bucket list. I really like the layout of the post as it gives you all the information you need on the hotel. It sounds like you don’t even need to leave the hotel if you don’t want to. It sounds like it has everything you need right there. Thanks for the info.

  34. Reply

    Wonderful property! The interiors look good and ideally located too.
    Grand Mosque is one place I am very keen to see.

  35. Reply

    A hotel to check out, definitely. What I really liked was the expansive area next to the swimming pool. Its really large, isn’t it? And that personal note by housekeeping is so sweet!

  36. Reply

    Unlimited food need to be careful around me!!! I’ll ear until I can’t move! The bathroom looks amazing and so does the beach! Lovely place 🙂 Ree love30

    • Blair Villanueva
    • November 7, 2016

    Thank you for sharing us your Trader’s Hotel review. I think I haven’t experience any negative service about Shangri-La hotels, and its sister hotels. They all have same quality of hospitality

  37. Reply

    I’ve been living in Dubai for 10 months and still haven’t made it to Abu Dhabi so I might stay here when I eventually visit. Thanks for sharing, looks like a fab place to stay. Did you have breakfast?

  38. Reply

    Looks like a great place to get away and relax for a while – and it seems like the benefits of staying there are just about unbeatable. I particularly love that they have the evenings opened for people to come together over food and cocktails … Always a great way to meet new people when traveling.

  39. Reply

    That looks amazing!

  40. Reply

    Funny when we lived in Canada we knew no one who had been to the middle east ever it just wasn’t on the radar. I always wanted to visit as I worked in ESL with Arabic speaking students and their descriptions always fascinated me. Will have to add this to my bucket list.
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      • durhamslovelifetravel
      • December 28, 2016

      Haha, I know what you mean, Actually back in America I don’t know anyone who has been to the Middle East, Having been a few times, I love it and would keep going back.

  41. Reply

    What an absolutely stunning hotel, it looks like it has great amenities as well as being well placed to do a lot of things.

  42. Reply

    So many wonderful perks! I like that they offer unlimited wine after a certain time.

    • hannah
    • December 28, 2016

    This looks like a fab hotel. Glad to see you had a great time x

  43. Looks beautiful! I’ve always wanted to visit there. If I ever make it, I’ll be sure to check this hotel out.

  44. This looks like a great hotel – I cannot believe how personal the notes they leave you are. What a lovely touch. I’ve never been to Dubai but its definitely on the bucket list.

  45. Reply

    Oh my gosh the bathrooms in that hotel are too cute!
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  46. Reply

    Trying to plan a trip for my husband and I…. this couldn’t be more perfect!!!! Beautiful! I always find it hard traveling without a review first
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  47. Reply

    Oh wow, this hotel looks so great! I’d love to stay here.
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  48. Reply

    Wow now I know which hotel to visit, I love the personalized messages and the staff seem to be really lovely too!
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  49. Reply

    Wow. Abu Dhabi looks like a great place for a vacation. I always thought it was expensive just thinking about the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

  50. Reply

    So cool to see that they have a lounge. I usually stay at one of the Hyatt hotels or Hilton hotels because I have elite status and can get free breakfast and lounge access. I was just there in November and bummed to learn that Uber is no longer in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. I used them during all my previous visits – made things so much easier.

    • neha
    • December 29, 2016

    Definitely looks like a great choice. The hotel seems to be so spacious and beautiful. Would love to stay here

  51. Reply

    Looks perfect. We’re thinking of going in the new year.

    • terri
    • December 29, 2016

    Looks like a stunning hotel, and sounds like you had a great trip filled with luxury! I would love to have the chance to visit Abu Dhabi!

  52. Reply

    What an absolutely fantastic holiday and hotel you experienced – I get the impression that the hotels in Abu Dhabi are fantastic regardless of their star rating – but yours looks especially great!
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  53. Reply

    This looks like a great place to stay. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  54. Reply

    What a gorgeous hotel, they really try to make it your best experience!

  55. Reply

    This hotel looks amazing, they do make sure you are having a wonderful time!
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    • Tyler
    • December 29, 2016

    What a thoughtful hotel! This trip looks like so much fun!



  56. Reply

    Wow, it looks like you had a lot of fun there! I want to visit that hotel now and Abu Dhabi, it looks so nice!

  57. Reply

    I have heard so many great reviews of this beautiful city, I passed through on the way to Australia but only got to see the inside of their airport – certainly, somewhere I would visit

  58. Reply

    oh wow looks like you had a fab trip and the hotel looks amazing! x
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  59. Reply

    It does look like a beautiful hotel. I would love to go there if I decide to visit Dubai.
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  60. Reply

    Looks like a beautiful hotel, especially the Traders Club incentive. If I ever visit Abu Dhabi I’ll be sure to check it out x
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  61. Reply

    Wow looks like a beautiful hotel! Going to visit Dubai next month! If I ever visit Abu Dhabi, will definitely stay here!

    • Elizabeth O.
    • December 30, 2016

    I’ve never been to this hotel before. It sounds amazing and it looks amazing as well. I am loving the room, you have so much space! There’s plenty of activities to enjoy as well.

  62. Reply

    I’d love to go there! There are a few places in the middle east that I’d love to see.

  63. Reply

    Not only does the hotel look amazing, they had such wonderful customer service!

    Isaly Holland

  64. Reply

    Wow lovely hotel and experience. Will surely be my first choice if once I visit there.

  65. Reply

    The hotel looks so beautiful!
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  66. Reply

    Fantastic place to visit Abu Dhabi the hotel looks amazing also and the beaches

    • Rebecca Smith
    • December 30, 2016

    Looks like a great hotel to stay in if visiting Abu Dhabi – sounds like you had great customer service too

    • Anna
    • December 30, 2016

    Trader Hotel looks great – it offers everything a traveller would need! Great to hear you had such a pleasant stay there. Never been to Abu Dhabi, so I’ll keep this hotel in mind for future reference! 🙂

  67. Reply

    This hotel looks amazing. Sounds like you had a fab time.

  68. Reply

    This sounds like a great place to stay!

  69. Reply

    Ive never been to Abu Dhabi but I am glad you had a great time stay at Traders it sounds like a fantastic hotel.

  70. Reply

    Sounds like you had a lovely stay in Abu Dhabi! The hotel looks fantastic. I could live in that room!

  71. Reply

    Looks like a lovely hotel! I hope you had a great time. I would love to travel to see more of the world one day
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  72. Reply

    Oh wow Trader hotel sounds and looks like an awesome hotel to stay at, I am yet to visit Abu Dhabi but if i do I will consider this hotel as they have everything I might need
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  73. Reply

    Not a place I’ve considered visiting but this post might have made me reconsider! The notes in your room are cute. I love little touches like that. I think it makes all the difference! Sounds like you had a lovely time x
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  74. Reply

    This definitely looks and sounds like a dream hotel! Definitely one to bookmark for future trips.
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  75. Reply

    Looks like a great hotel! Those letters are so so cute, what a lovely thing to receive!

  76. Reply

    Looks like a great hotel option in Abu Dhabi! Would love to visit one day!

    • Robin Rue
    • January 3, 2017

    This looks like such a beautiful place to stay! I would love to go and visit one day.

  77. Reply

    I have never been to Dubai, but it is on my list to go to in the next couple of years.
    I’m saving this post so that I can remember the hotel because it sounds amazing!

  78. Reply

    I love this hotel! I stayed there 3 years ago and also impressed by the service and infrastructure – a great find!
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