We're excited to announce a new and exciting venue is joining Abu Dhabi's landscape of luxury daycation spots and fitness centres. The best bit? As a Privilee Member, you'll get access to everything that this unique landmark destination has to offer! 

We're talking about Erth Abu Dhabi and Etizan Fitness. The freshly opened five-star hotel will span 58 000 sqm and features everything you need to daycay, dine, work out and relax in a chic and sophisticated setting.

Central location in Abu Dhabi

You'll find Erth Abu Dhabi and Etizan Fitness opposite the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. If the area sounds familiar, it's probably because Erth – now a five-star hotel – was formerly known as Abu Dhabi's Armed Forces Officers Club and Hotel (AFOCH), but recently it's overgone a rebrand and is now even bigger and better. 

As part of the rebranding, Erth Abu Dhabi will now include the Etizan Fitness facility, featuring an Olympic-sized indoor swimming pool, numerous training studios, indoor and outdoor football pitches, padel tennis facilities, and so much more. So put on your gym gear, grab a water bottle, and set off on an exciting wellness journey!

Etizan Fitness mixed gym and ladies-only gym

It doesn't matter whether you're a newcomer to the gym scene or a longtime fitness enthusiast – Etizan Fitness will welcome you with open hands. It's not simply the equipment or facilities that go the extra mile, but the atmosphere too. Here, you'll have all the tools to be the best version of yourself.

The impressive fitness centre includes one of the largest mixed gyms in Abu Dhabi, which aims to please the modern-day health and well-being needs of the Abu Dhabi community. With dedicated cardio and weights areas and cutting-edge equipment, you are sure to get your pulse racing.

At Etizan Fitness, you'll also find a ladies-only gym, which, like the mixed gym, has an impressive cardio and weights area, plus plenty of fun group fitness classes to try. Both gyms boast a sleek, contemporary design, which will inspire you for an energising workout. Etizan Fitness really is crème de la crème for working out in style.

Please note that Privilee Members must check in at the Etizan Fitness reception desk to use the gym facilities, including the indoor pool and squash court.

Olympic pool

Nothing gets those endorphins flowing like a good swim. In fact, swimming is not just good for you, it's a splash-tastic way to stay fit! Etizan Fitness's indoor eight-lane Olympic-sized pool is 50 metres long and 2.4 metres deep. Due to the variety of timings and access restrictions, it caters to the needs of swimmers of every level - these are listed below and in the Privilee app.

Please note the pool has different access times. Beginners and kids can use it from 10am to 7pm. Ladies-only access is Tuesdays and Thursdays (10am to 8pm) and Sundays (5pm to 10pm).

Squash court

If working out for you is synonymous with squash, you'll have a blast at Etizan's squash court, which is open every day from 5am to 11pm. For those in need, rackets and balls are available for rental.

Privilee Members can access the Squash Court seven days a week, please book at least one day in advance by calling +971 2 497 5229.

Padel tennis courts

Another great way to get your daily exercise in is to make use of Etizan's five incredible padel tennis courts. Open daily from 7am to 12am, the indoor and outdoor Panorama Pro courts provide an excellent opportunity to improve your throw. What's more, a private ladies' court is available too. 

If you need rackets and balls, they can be rented on-site. The best part – as a Privilee Member, you can save 20% on padel tennis facilities.

Please note that the outdoor padel tennis courts are under construction and currently unavailable.

Results-driven group classes

When you are in need of motivation, exercising with like-minded people will do the thing. If you're searching for premium group workout classes, look no more! As a Privilee Member, you have access to Etizan's action-packed fitness schedule. Beginner or advanced, there are classes for all interests and levels.

Get your sweat on in the spin classes, join exhilarating bootcamps, have fun at the aqua aerobics, get your moves in at Zumba or try the HIIT sessions. Whatever you choose, you are sure to become a stronger version of yourself. View the full fitness schedule here. 

Privilee Members can attend two complimentary Etizan fitness classes per week.

Hotel-grade changing rooms

Once you spend time at Etizan's changing facilities, you'll never want to go back to a regular gym. Make use of the sauna and steam rooms in both the men's and ladies' changing areas – post-exercise, it's just the recovery you need. For ladies, there’s also a cold plunge pool available.

Blue-Flag certified beach and outdoor pool

While the venue's fitness facilities are truly exceptional, Erth Abu Dhabi & Etizan Fitness isn't simply about working out. It's also a place to relax and daycay in a dreamy setting. 

Erth Abu Dhabi features a 1km long picture-perfect (and incredibly Instagram-friendly) beach, where you can wind down after a busy week or enjoy quality time with your loved ones. Spending a day at this pristine beach is the perfect way to clear your mind and reconnect with nature. There's nothing like the sound of waves crashing to lull you into a peaceful nap.

As a Privilee Member, you also have access to Erth Abu Dhabi's stunning outdoor pool area, known as Al Waryah Pool. Al Waryah Pool is brand-new and super chic, offering a swim-up pool bar and sun loungers in the pool, it’s the perfect location to refresh and cool off throughout the beach season! Not to mention, the dreamy aesthetics mean you can get endless Insta-worthy snaps when you daycay here. 

Kids' pool

Erth Abu Dhabi is a wonderful daycation destination for the whole family. Bring your little ones with you – they can splash away at the excellent kids' pool, which is located just behind the main pool. The shallow depth and convenient location mean that they can enjoy themselves without parents having to worry!

Exceptional dining

Attention all food lovers and gourmets! Erth Abu Dhabi and Etizan Fitness also boast a proud collection of exceptional restaurants that are sure to satiate your hunger for the finer things in life. Here, every bite is an unforgettable journey. Pay a visit to:

Al Rimal: An upscale restaurant offering a carefully curated menu inspired by Emirati roots. The freshly made Arabic bread, mezze, and mouthwatering desserts are must-try for every foodie!

Ramsa: Nothing beats a good street-food experience. If you'd like to try an eclectic menu featuring meals from places all around the globe, Ramsa won't disappoint. Authentic flavours in a lovely atmosphere – what else could you wish for?

Beetza: There's no problem a good slice of pizza can't solve. If you agree, head to Beetza, where you'll have a chance to sample Naple-style pizza, along with an excellent selection of hot and cold beverages.

Quite soon, Erth Abu Dhabi will add new two more dazzling restaurants to its list of dining venues, so keep an eye on your Privilee app for updates!

Hidden gems at Erth Abu Dhabi & Etizan Fitness…

  • Etizan Fitness is newly renovated, prior to this, it was an Armed Forces Officers Club. The meaning behind the name is 'legacy', which perfectly explains the venue's history and rich heritage.
  • Both the mixed and ladies-only gym features brand new Technogym equipment.  
  • At the gorgeous outdoor pool area, Al Walyrah, you'll find complimentary cabanas, which have sockets within them. While you lounge and soak in the sun, you can charge your phone and laptop or even do some work in between!
  • Whenever you're craving a light snack, Asrah – the on-site swim-up pool bar – is where you should go (or swim). Here, you'll find colourful beverages, delicious ice creams and mouthwatering snacks
  • In total, Erth Abu Dhabi has 17 venues within it. There's even a ballroom, cinema hall, theatre and bowling alley!

Privilee Member benefits

If you're ready to Privilee and experience Erth Abu Dhabi and Etizan Fitness, below are the perks you'll get.

Free and unlimited access, seven days a week, to:

  • Erth Abu Dhabi outdoor pool and beach, including up to three children aged 3 - 16 (infants join free).
  • Etizan Fitness mixed gym and ladies-only gym.
  • Indoor Olympic-sized pool.
  • Male and female separate hammam, sauna and steam rooms.
  • Squash court.
  • Changing facilities.

Additional benefits:

  • Two complimentary fitness classes per week at Etizan Fitness (including all current and future Bootcamp, Outrace-build, Abs Blaster, Spinning, HIIT, Total Body, Outrage-Burn, Step, Aqua, Running Club, Spinning, Tae Bo, and Zumba).
  • 30% off dining, for Members and up to three guests, at all dining outlets, including Al Rimal, Asrah, Bahanis, Beetza, Hidd, and Ramsa. Please note that Bahanis and Hidd are not open yet.
  • 20% off padel tennis facilities.
  • 20% off spa treatments and spa retail products at Etizan Fitness for Members and up to three guests.
  • 15% off hotel room rates at Erth Abu Dhabi.
  • Complimentary access for one Nanny per family (however, they aren't permitted to use the facilities).
  • Complimentary self-parking.

Ready to indulge in a little extravagance? We invite you to visit the magnificent facilities and experience the splendid offerings yourself! 

Whether you wish to get a dynamic workout in a motivating atmosphere, have a laid-back daycay and enjoy well-deserved 'me-time', or treat yourself to gourmet dining, Erth Abu Dhabi & Etizan Fitness has got you covered.


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Feb 15, 2023