Marina Heights Apartments on Al Reem Island are a little slice of heaven. Although I was staying with a friend I could imagine myself living there: palm trees dotted around the pool, and stainless steel showers for when you want to cool off. It was more like a hotel.
I'd have been jealous if I didn't have full use of the facilities, and my stay was oh so sumptuous. The apartments are available to rent for the weekend, or for a week, so if you're a visitor and want to stay in relaxed luxury and not have to check out as it were, Marina Heights is clearly the place to be.
Even the concierge service is fantastic. When we pulled up in the car, we were guided by a member of staff to the car park who offered to park our car closer to the friend we were staying with.
Enjoying the weather
Al Reem Island is off the Northeast coast of Abu Dhabi, and full of restaurants, and places of leisure, only about a ten minute drive from the Marina apartments.
Although majority of residents own and rent the apartments I urge you to take the opportunity to indulge in a weekend there. It's breathtaking, and one of the best apart-hotels I've stayed in.