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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Jul 11, 2020 zvide0_ Dubai, United Arab Emirates

I went to check the hotel facilities for a business purpose, usually, I am someone who believes that "A book can't be judged by it's cover' however, when i approached the security officer at the hotel main gate, i experienced the quality of employees who have been selected to work in such a place, the hotel is really huge where you can get lost… Read more
I went to check the hotel facilities for a business purpose, usually, I am someone who believes that "A book can't be judged by it's cover' however, when i approached the security officer at the hotel main gate, i experienced the quality of employees who have been selected to work in such a place, the hotel is really huge where you can get lost inside, however, you will find a friendly staff everywhere of the hotel to offer help. I have reached the main lobby asking for someone to show me the place as we are interested to organize some events in the place, so I have meet Valmira the Concierge there, she is someone passionate about what she's doing, she's friendly, funny and patient, she showed me around then she arranged a car show to show me the west and east wing of the hotel, the driver also was polite and friendly, On our car show she kept explaining and giving such a useful information about the hotel, she even offered taking some pictures for us with amazing marina and cor-niche area view. In a nut shot, i had an amazing experience, this place is not just an amazing architecture place, it's an amazing place with an amazing and passionate staff. for sure, i will be visiting it again and again as a favorite destination in Abu Dhabi. Thanks again, Emirates palace staff and especial thanks to Valmira the wonderful concierge. Read less
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Jun 16, 2020 PrestonGuild United Kingdom

A luxury Hotel. We made a visit many years ago as they held a Picasso exhibition as Abu Dhabi prepared to position itself as a cultural hub of the Middle East. The opulence and the gold deco was plain to see. In a recent visit we had another look at the hotel. It is still sumptuous although all the gold does make it look more gaudy.
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May 30, 2020 moh8816 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Even though everything is pricey but every aspect is just wonderful. From the entrance to gardens to beach though swimming not allowed. It is simply built of perfection.
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May 27, 2020 464maxinej Vienna, Austria

Breath-taking architecture, both inside and outside, sitting conveniently close to the newly-built Presidential Palace. Teatime at the Emerald Palace is a beautiful experience not to be missed. Costly, but worth the experience. Taking time to stroll the history-rich interiors and corridors is very educational and awe-inspiring.
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May 21, 2020 sh2117 Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Been there around 3 times & loved every moment of it, however the pictures in the header on trip advisor are not relevant to the place ! I was surprised when i searched for “Emirates palace” by those pictures! Please fix it