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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Nov 12, 2019 Rtgkdi2009 Burlington, Vermont

With great anticipation I had booked a room based upon the exceptional reviews.I was traveling to Abu Dhabi on business with my wife accompanying me.It was a long trip for Montreal however upon arriva It was a long trip from Montreal however upon arrival and after being mildly jetlagged I was put through a process of renegotiating my room upon… Read more
With great anticipation I had booked a room based upon the exceptional reviews.I was traveling to Abu Dhabi on business with my wife accompanying me.It was a long trip for Montreal however upon arriva It was a long trip from Montreal however upon arrival and after being mildly jetlagged I was put through a process of renegotiating my room upon arrival. I had booked the hotel via Expedia and the prices they listed were similar to that on the hotel website. Upon arrival to the hotel the receptionist had hastily tried to get me to upgrade my room I’m period between the currency exchange us and jet leg I found this if information difficult to process and kindly requested my original reservation. I was a told also that since it was 7 AM that I would not need to Pay for the evening before as a welcome courtesy. Considering that the rooms go for up to $1000 a night after taxes and fees for a standard room I was quite pleased with this. However the relentless receptionist continue to try me to upgrade additional servicesAnd at least requested that I purchase a package for the buffet breakfast daily. I specifically asked the reservationist if the price quoted was for my entire stay and he acknowledged yes. The palace itself is an exceptional monument to Abu Dhabi and reflects its majestic architecture. However be aware that the size itself reduces the intimacy expected that one would normally receive at such a quality rated resorts. As I walked through the major hallways there were many visiting tourist that we went by on our way to our room which gave and contributed to the more touristy feel that I obtain from this place. The rooms itself were excellent and the individual housekeepers Were exceptional I did however want to settle any of my chargers the evening before I left and met with the manager. I had found that the receptionist has missed lead me and in fact I ended up being charge for the evening before and a day later than I needed to stay. Since I had booked this with Expedia they felt and informed me that I should discuss this with them and not With them as I would have expected. Overall I do not feel that the Emirates palace lived up to the expectations And service I normally would encounter at such a place. Unfortunately I only would recommend this place as a resort or hotel since the price is much higher than the surrounding hotels and that the staff appear to be under a lot of pressure to force services on those staying at the hotel. My advice would be to stay at another hotel since they are much more affordable yet still provide the same level of luxury as this place does but consider taking a day trip to experience the premises Read less
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Nov 12, 2019 Donnie R Loch Lomond

This hotel is out of this world , old world excellence , fabulous sumptuous decor , afternoon tea served with style. Would love to return .
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Nov 12, 2019 Cgads

The traditional afternoon tea at the Emirates Palace was beautiful. Food was incredible, presentation was beautiful and Marshall completed the experience with a polite, friendly and efficient presence. Thank you
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great stay (12 hour dayuse)

Nov 8, 2019 narvik7 Paupack, Pennsylvania

Had a long layover at AUH, and booked the Emirates Palace from 8am to 8pm. Great stay, enjoyed the perfectly appointed room for some zzz, and the beach for a nice swim. Staff is impeccable. The hotel gets a bit crowded with tour buses with tourists taking photos in the lobby/dome area. For a longer stay, I reckon one isn't hanging around the… Read more
Had a long layover at AUH, and booked the Emirates Palace from 8am to 8pm. Great stay, enjoyed the perfectly appointed room for some zzz, and the beach for a nice swim. Staff is impeccable. The hotel gets a bit crowded with tour buses with tourists taking photos in the lobby/dome area. For a longer stay, I reckon one isn't hanging around the hotel anyway, so not a big deal for a "normal" stay. Read less
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Nov 8, 2019 kris633 St. Petersburg, Russia

Def worth visiting. Huge hotel with lots to see: camels, Bedouin tent, marina, the beach, and ofc beautiful interiors of the palace. Tried their famous golden cappuccino and some sweets. Stephanie (at the reception) was exceptionally nice and helpful. That day there were no tours because of the Brazilian delegation, but she still managed to… Read more
Def worth visiting. Huge hotel with lots to see: camels, Bedouin tent, marina, the beach, and ofc beautiful interiors of the palace. Tried their famous golden cappuccino and some sweets. Stephanie (at the reception) was exceptionally nice and helpful. That day there were no tours because of the Brazilian delegation, but she still managed to arrange a tour for us and even gave some small souvenirs. She is so sweet and def made the experience even more memorable! Read less