Emirates Palace

Abu Dhabi, Middle East

The hotel

Every bit as palatial as the name suggests, Emirates Palace is fit for royalty. Its private beach, marina and bay give an air of intimate seclusion, while the location, on the Corniche in the heart of Abu Dhabi, says otherwise. Under 114 ornate domes, each 18 metres high, this regal retreat hosts elegant guest rooms, a truly indulgent spa (we’re talking gold and caviar body and beauty treatments), and 14 restaurants, cafés, lounges and bars catering to your every whim. Even its gardens are majestic, with 85 hectares promising tranquil strolls, yoga and two swimming pools: one for relaxation and the other for fun. The crown of Emirates Palace is its dining, from the Emirati dishes and décor at Mezlai to the award-winning Mezzaluna Italian restaurant. All after starting your evening in style at the caviar and champagne bar.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Children’s Playground
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Tennis
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Water Skiing

Where is it

On the Corniche in the centre of Abu Dhabi, with its own private 1 mile beach and a private marina. Transfer time from Abu Dhabi International Airport: 40 minutes.

Hotel information

394 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, balcony or terrace with garden views, flatscreen TV and in-room multimedia entertainment system, personal iPad control, WiFi access, mini-bar*, safe, choice of pillows and a daily newspaper. Coral Rooms with garden views, sleep maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Half Board option: guests will be entitled to utilise Half Board by the following two options;

a) Lunch or dinner in Le Vendôme (free Half Board offer)

b) Dine Around Half Board Allowance (amount subject to change) can be used in any hotel’s restaurants except Palace Ceremony.

  • Guests will not be refunded and/or accumulated for any unconsumed allowance(s) from the Dine Around Half Board
  • Should the total bill for a consumed meal (lunch or dinner) be below the allowance amount, no refund will be credited to the guest
  • Should the total bill for a consumed meal (lunch or dinner) be above the allowance amount, the difference will be charged to the guest accordingly
  • Beverages cannot be redeemed from the allowance and will be charged as per consumption
  • Dine Around allowance cannot be split between lunch and dinner, the allowance can be utilised only one time a day for lunch or dinner.

Pearl Rooms pool with partial sea views, sleep maximum 2 adults and 1 teenager (up to 15 years).

Diamond Rooms with Arabian Sea views, sleep maximum 2 adults and 1 teenager (up to 15 years).

Khaleej Suites feature sea views and a separate lounge, Jacuzzi and bedroom, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults.

Enjoy 180-degree scenic views in the Deluxe Khaleej Suite, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Le Vendome (International buffet), Mezzaluna (Italian cuisine), Sayad (seafood), Mezlai (authentic Emirati dishes), BBQ Al Qasr (beachside grill), Hakkasan (contemporary Chinese), Cascades (International family restaurant), Las Brisas (salads and grills), Mawal (Lebanese cuisine), Martabaan by Hemant Oberoi (contemporary classic’ Indian menu), Havana Club (lounge bar), Le Café (light meals and Afternoon tea), Caviar Bar (champagne, caviar and live music), Breeze Lounge (Spanish and Middle Eastern light bites and bar). 2 swimming pools (West Wing Adventure Pool with lazy river, waterfalls, water flumes, and activities; East Wing Pool with a large Jacuzzi, 2 bubble pools and a swim-up bar for adults). Emirates Palace Spa* (with 7 treatment rooms and 2 hammam rooms). 24-hour fitness centre. Private marina (with yachting* and water sports*). Tennis courts. Yoga classes*. Bike rental*. Emirates Palace kids' club*. Luxury shops. Concierge.

3 nights between 31 Dec–1 Jan.

* Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Jan 14, 2021 Lotta312 Moscow, Russia

We were traveling more than a month through UAE, stayed in 6 different 5* hotels, and we can say that our stay in Emirates Palace was the best actually it was fantastic. Everything starting from architecture, rooms and view were excellent. The hotel is very beautiful, rooms are cosy, well-equipped and clean. The pool is warm and the lazy-river is… Read more
We were traveling more than a month through UAE, stayed in 6 different 5* hotels, and we can say that our stay in Emirates Palace was the best actually it was fantastic. Everything starting from architecture, rooms and view were excellent. The hotel is very beautiful, rooms are cosy, well-equipped and clean. The pool is warm and the lazy-river is a real fun. In terms of food: breakfast was very nice, with a great variety of tasty dishes, lunch in the restaurant near the pool was also very good. They even made gluten free dishes for my elder daughter and some nice soups for my little baby. It’s a pity that half of the restaurants were closed due to covid and we could not tried them, those that were opened for dinner were Indian, Chinese and BBQ. The beach is extremely long, clean and beautiful. But what we liked the most about the hotel is extremely friendly and helpful personnel. My special thanks goes to Thao Ho, who made us a very nice tour through the hotel and helped us with all our enquiries. But what surprised us the most she kept helping us even when we left with some problems we were experiencing in our further trip. We would definitely recommend this hotel to our friends. 👍 Read less
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Jan 12, 2021 linbenavente Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Had a fun and memorable stay at the hotel, love all corners of it, the gold ambiance, the modern view outside of the hotel, romantic scenery at the beach. It was amazing Christmas Day stay at the Palace!!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Splendid Stay!

Jan 12, 2021 YsabelaReyes Colombia

Always love to come here everytime we got the chance to visit Abu Dhabi and it never gets old. Service in every aspect is impeccable. Everyone are courteous and smiling and very friendly! Food is also a highlight. I always love to visit here to have a quiet and relax stay and it never ever disappoint me. Thanks to everyone! Will always keep on… Read more
Always love to come here everytime we got the chance to visit Abu Dhabi and it never gets old. Service in every aspect is impeccable. Everyone are courteous and smiling and very friendly! Food is also a highlight. I always love to visit here to have a quiet and relax stay and it never ever disappoint me. Thanks to everyone! Will always keep on coming back Emirates Palace! ❤️ Read less
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Jan 11, 2021 megan j

This place never disappoint me! Every time i come to Abu Dhabi i always stay here and yet still the best service! Staffs are lovely and professional as always, wherever you go! Went to the fountain lounge and wow location and service is always on top! Emirates Palace will always be in my heart and will always come back here!!!
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Jan 9, 2021 ijahan London, United Kingdom

I was there with my family to welcome 2021; with the highest exceptions from the Hotel Authority. How wrong we were! The decor and architecture of Emirates Palace weren't what we went after; rather for a relaxing break with clean rooms and great meals. The shower room had hair on the wall and the coffee machine wasn't clean and had hair. So… Read more
I was there with my family to welcome 2021; with the highest exceptions from the Hotel Authority. How wrong we were! The decor and architecture of Emirates Palace weren't what we went after; rather for a relaxing break with clean rooms and great meals. The shower room had hair on the wall and the coffee machine wasn't clean and had hair. So much for the hotel to claim the roos were sanitised! Management of buffet breakfast was chaotic but was the worst in the morning of the New Year Day! 45 min wait for an omelette! Covid -19 was not in the agenda of the Management Team ! Finding no attendants at the buffet tables, guests were helping themselves to food. Some guest were were walking in the restaurant without masks; No staff there to remind them to put the mask on. Shortage of staff was evident as every table around us were waiting for someone to bring them beverages! Looking back, I wonder why we ever thought of going there! The Hotel had zero regards to giving its guests a positive start to 2021. Our day 1 of 2021 started with waiting for food, fear of broken Covid-19 guidelines and looking at angry guests! And all credit goes to the magnificent Emirates Palace! Read less