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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A royal holiday

Jan 23, 2020 Wim H Hasselt, Belgium

This was one of the best places i have ever stayed in. Everything from a to z was just perfect. Starting with delicious the upon entry aswell as the people handling security. We have stayed here with a baby and she was being threathed like a princes all day.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Сozy quiet hotel with beautiful beach

Jan 21, 2020 canpanella2020

We were at this hotel in January. Four consecutive years. Сhic interior. But the furniture in the rooms is already worn out. GREAT BEACH. Excellent breakfasts. Service in Room - 4+. Perhaps I'll come again.
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Jan 21, 2020 goo77 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Best i've ever stayed at. The quality and detail in this place is amazing. It is like staying at a palace, hence the name. Spoiled the family on a long weekend, pool with slides, beach, camel ride. Buggies to get you around the large grounds if you dont want to walk. Beach hut BBQ at sunset was so chilled and perfect. Restaurants and bars are top… Read more
Best i've ever stayed at. The quality and detail in this place is amazing. It is like staying at a palace, hence the name. Spoiled the family on a long weekend, pool with slides, beach, camel ride. Buggies to get you around the large grounds if you dont want to walk. Beach hut BBQ at sunset was so chilled and perfect. Restaurants and bars are top notch. Have done the Friday brunch also by the pool and that has to be one of the best classiest brunches in the city. Read less
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Jan 20, 2020 karenw868 Goulburn, Australia

A great way to fill in 1 hour in Abu Dhabi. A beautiful hotel, gardens and cafes. We went to experience the gold dusted coffee and ice cream, because when else would we do this. It’s expensive, as expected, but worth it if you’re looking for a decadent morning or afternoon team in a high end hotel in the UAE. Make sure men and women have full… Read more
A great way to fill in 1 hour in Abu Dhabi. A beautiful hotel, gardens and cafes. We went to experience the gold dusted coffee and ice cream, because when else would we do this. It’s expensive, as expected, but worth it if you’re looking for a decadent morning or afternoon team in a high end hotel in the UAE. Make sure men and women have full length pants and shoulders covered to enter. Read less
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Jan 20, 2020 CristiPascu Belek, Turkey

Was a very good experience in Abu Dhabi. Usually we stay in Dubai, but this time we want to change a little bit and we had a nice surprise Furniture and design it a bit old style (classic but nothing spectacular) Services and employees = premium