The Emirates Palace
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
based on 7 nights
per person for 7 nights in a Coral Room based on 2 people sharing on a Half Board basis, including transfers.
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
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
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!
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to The Emirates Palace
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.
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.
Kirsty Harper (Staff)
You truly feel like you have walked into a palace when you enter the Emirates Palace, the detail is amazing!! There is gold leaf everywhere from the banisters to the cupcakes and Swarovski crystals even on the door handles. This is really luxurious and definitely an experience in itself. Although this said the room where quite standard and not the wow factor that I had imagined, they are off good size and you have your own ipad during your stay which controls everything from contacting your butler to turning off your lights. The hotel has an amazing private beach and you wouldn't even realise you are in the middle of the city!
Katie May (Staff)
The Emirates Palace is possibly the most opulent hotel I have ever set foot in! Gold is in evidence everywhere you turn, from the gold leaf on the ceilings and railings, to the delicately placed flecks on top of the cup cakes! It's a superb hotel, yet I found the rooms a little underwhelming in terms of the decor, which was a very pleasant Arabian style, but lacking in the Wow factor of the rest of the hotel.
Marina Voak (Staff)
The first thing that struck me when I walked in was the enormity of the lobby! The hotel is palatial, yet does not make you feel totally lost within it! It is opulent, yet tasteful, and has two separate wings - one side more suitable for families as it houses the kid's club, and the other is quieter and therefore best for couples. A huge variety of dining options means that you can have a different culinary experience every night of your stay!
Clare Monro (Staff)
Emirates Palace is a large property but with lots of facilities and it doesn't feel too big once you are in your wing. There are two wings, one better for families as it's close to the kids club and water slides, while the other is where adults traveling without children tend to stay so is more peaceful. It is quite opulent but still very tasteful and the rooms are really spacious. It has the only private beach in Abu Dhabi.
Dominic Atterton (Staff)
Located right on the beach in Downtown Abu Dhabi the Emirates Palace is something of an Enigma but an extremely luxurious one. Palatial in size with the biggest lobby area I have ever walked into it feels almost like two hotels in one and unless you made your way through the miles of corridors and internal areas you would never know it backed on to such a pretty beach and marina. It does feel much more local than the resorts I saw in Dubai with many local business men and lunching ladies taking high tea in their grand Parisian style caf. The hotel is split into two wings and they do try to separate families to one side which houses the childrens club and couples on the other which houses the spa. It is incredibly luxurious with every single surface decked out with gold leaf or Swarovski crystal and does feel genuinely opulent and Middle Eastern with a real sense of place. it could be recommended to families who have perhaps done Dubai before and whilst enjoying the luxury want to be somewhere a little calmer and slower paced whilst still have a great selection of restaurants and facilities.
Louisa Currey (Staff)
This is a truly opulent hotel, from the moment you enter the impressive entrance you will be amazed by the amount of gold and size of the property. There is so much to do here, which is brilliant for families. Rooms do not interconnect which is something to bear in mind.The 14 restaurants mean you are spoiled for choice, and do not need to dine in the same place twice!
The Scott Dunn team were surprised at how tasteful this glitzy option was and how high quality the food was. The hotel is perhaps one of the most ambitious yet impressive projects to have been built in the UAE.
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Palaces of Arabia
Abu Dhabi and Oman
from $0 pp 7 nights
- Impeccable and friendly service
- Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
- Iced water in cool boxes for every couple on the beach
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.