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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Mar 19, 2020 CarolAstonUK Stevenage, United Kingdom

Such a beautiful opulent place with wonderful staff. Was truly surprised by the gorgeous beach location. The palace is stunning and huge and being a fan of boutique hotels feared it would feel impersonal - how wrong I was! We felt warmth from every member of staff we encountered and everyone went out of their way to make us feel welcome and… Read more
Such a beautiful opulent place with wonderful staff. Was truly surprised by the gorgeous beach location. The palace is stunning and huge and being a fan of boutique hotels feared it would feel impersonal - how wrong I was! We felt warmth from every member of staff we encountered and everyone went out of their way to make us feel welcome and special. The whole facility was spotlessly clean and beautifully presented. It’s hard to imagine how Mandarin Oriental can improve it but I am sure they will find a way and we want to return to experience it. Staff we encountered that surpassed expectations were Phyu Phyu in Mezzaluna the Italian restaurant, Rauf the chauffeur and a very special lady concierge Valmira who went way above and beyond expectations, was extremely friendly and helpful and became a great friend by the end of our stay. A couple of suggestions for improvement- have better signage for each restaurant as this being a huge hotel there’s lots of walking around and the sign that just says restaurants is not overly helpful! Also lighting controls were fine when you could see but when the lights were off it was hard to determine how to switch on the lights especially during the night. A truly special place! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating One of the best attractions in UAE!

Mar 18, 2020 NikosTheGreat Singapore, Singapore

Emirates Palace is spectacular, you can get lost in the peaceful gardens, relax by the private beach, admire the mind-blowing architecture, and try the world famous golden cappuccino-for sure you will be delighted after your visit there! Make sure you don't miss it if you visit Abu Dhabi.
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Mar 16, 2020 fayestravels London, United Kingdom

We booked the khaleej suite for a week , we were amazed it had everything we needed lovely suite . I was Sad we didn’t get a chance to see the spa as busy schedule, but the gym was used a few times. My only negative was the hotel wasn’t busy but with what is going on atm it’s understandable was lacking atmosphere, even hakkasan was empty . Also… Read more
We booked the khaleej suite for a week , we were amazed it had everything we needed lovely suite . I was Sad we didn’t get a chance to see the spa as busy schedule, but the gym was used a few times. My only negative was the hotel wasn’t busy but with what is going on atm it’s understandable was lacking atmosphere, even hakkasan was empty . Also our hotel room was very far away a good 10 min walk from breakfast luckily we young and fit but for a older guest it could be a issue . Breakfast was amazing can’t wait to see m.o transform it even more Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating High Tea for my grand daughter and me

Mar 16, 2020 B7043YFpeterm Whitby, Canada

I emailed ahead to request a gluten free high tea for my 5 year old grand daughter and myself. I was told that could be arranged. I made a reservation and we enjoyed a lovely tea party in a very elegant setting! This is the second time we have enjoyed tea together at the Emirates Palace. She talks about it frequently and told her parents she… Read more
I emailed ahead to request a gluten free high tea for my 5 year old grand daughter and myself. I was told that could be arranged. I made a reservation and we enjoyed a lovely tea party in a very elegant setting! This is the second time we have enjoyed tea together at the Emirates Palace. She talks about it frequently and told her parents she wants to go to the Emirates Palace for her birthday! Excellent experience and worth every penny. It was the only splurge on this trip but we will do it every visit just to see her face light up at the thought and then the total enjoyment! Read less
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Mar 16, 2020 kim0000087 Seoul, South Korea

It was fantastic and perfect. If possible, I wanted to stay without going outside the hotel. The staff were friendly and had a great time at the clean beach and running water. However, there was an unpleasant experience about racism.