The Emirates Palace
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The Emirates Palace is spectacular and opulent. Built in 1 million square meters of landscaped gardens and with its own long, private beach this palace concept hotel is certainly Abu Dhabi’s most famous address and a real showcase for Arabian hospitality.
At a Glance
Abu Dhabi's flagship hotel is enormous and lavishly decorated with no expense spared
1.3km of pristine white beach is a luxury in Abu Dhabi and ensures you will always have space to yourself
Sport and activities are high on the list here with tennis, two gyms, watersports on site and golf and horse riding nearby
Great for families but it's worth remembering that the rooms do not interconnect
Rooms are opulent and enormous, all are the same size but upgrading can give you a better view
You will not believe the opulence of this hotel! Three million dollars was spent on gold fittings alone and there are door handles studded with Swarovski crystalsAlice Moseley
With 14 different outlets, you will never have to dine in the same restaurant twice!Alice Moseley
This is hotel is home to Mezlai, the first restaurant serving Emirati cuisine in the countryClare Monro
The hotel has two wings, couples should request the East Wing which is home to the fantastic spa and families will be better suited to the West Wing due to its proximity to the children's club.Dominic Atterton
Head down to the private beach and enjoy the authentic mode of transport - the camel, they great animals and its complimentary if you are staying there!Jack Mace
Visit the bakery and indulge in a cupcake topped with a 24 carat gold leaf!Kirsty Harper
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To start planning your vacation to The Emirates Palace
No expense has been spared in the creation of this hotel, which uses gold, silver, mother of pearl, and marble as well as thick-pile Persian carpets in abundance. Guests cannot fail to be impressed by the sheer scale and workmanship that has gone into this landmark 362 room hotel.
With one of the best beaches in Abu Dhabi this is a lovely hotel to spend a week at whether you are a couple or a family. One end of the hotel is more family focused and has a well equipped children's club with an activity program.
Emirates Palace is home to over 300 guest rooms and 90 suites. All room categories experience the same level of immaculate service and enjoy a vast range of amenities, but offer three different views, either of the landscaped gardens and Abu Dhabi’s modern skyline, views of the tropical gardens, swimming pools, and pristine beach or panoramic views of the Arabian Sea. The hotel also has suites with breathtaking views of the beach and the Arabian Gulf. Each suite comes with your own butler service, spacious sitting area, bedroom, private terrace and superior bathroom.
The Coral Rooms (55m2) have views of the lush landscaped gardens and Abu Dhabi’s modern skyline. Luxury Arabian furnishing combined with fully multimedia system offer you a taste of Palace living.
The Pearl Rooms (55m2) have views of the tropical gardens, swimming pools, and pristine beach. The rooms combine premium facilities and latest technology to create a sense of well-being.
The Diamond Rooms (55m2) have panoramic views of the Arabian Sea and the beach which runs for 1.3km with the same amenities as the other bedrooms within the Palace.
Location & Directions
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Emirates Palace, located on 1.3 km of private white sandy beach and surrounded by 85 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens, with 114 domes that are 80 meters high.
When to go
The best time to visit the UAE is between October and November and then February and March, when temperatures hang around the mid-20s and the humidity is under control. While December and January are generally considered the best months to go, the weather over the last couple of ‘winters’ has been unpredictable with occasional cloud and rain.
The month of Ramadan means hotel rates are heavily discounted, but while outside the resort, Ramadan is strictly adhered to, within the resorts you will notice very little difference.
High summer (July and August) means heavy discounted hotels it’s a great option for a cheap getaway but it will be very very hot and very very humid!