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
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Tennis
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Water Skiing
  • Restaurant
  • Sailing

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* (currently closed). Luxury shops. Concierge.

3 nights between 31 Dec–1 Jan.

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating My amazing experience at the emirates palace

Jul 21, 2021 Safari03147829091 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

I stayed during my eid holiday July 2021 with my family, i had an outstanding experience and stay, the staff were amazing and friendly specifically younis and mousa from the reception, sarah from sales and shery from the reservation they were so friendly and helpful with me and my family, the palace is operating well and provided for us the best… Read more
I stayed during my eid holiday July 2021 with my family, i had an outstanding experience and stay, the staff were amazing and friendly specifically younis and mousa from the reception, sarah from sales and shery from the reservation they were so friendly and helpful with me and my family, the palace is operating well and provided for us the best service, also the kids enjoyed the pool and we liked the food, this is our second time staying at the palace and we are definitely coming back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fit for a king

Jul 20, 2021 FWatersConcierge Croydon, United Kingdom

TRAVELLED NOV 2015 This hotel is the definition of luxury as it has everything you could really ask for from camels on the beach to riding bikes around the resort, night clubs, football goals, every activity I could think of it had. Was in a great location, in the marina area, amazing hotel inside and out. Lobby area and the hotel grounds are… Read more
TRAVELLED NOV 2015 This hotel is the definition of luxury as it has everything you could really ask for from camels on the beach to riding bikes around the resort, night clubs, football goals, every activity I could think of it had. Was in a great location, in the marina area, amazing hotel inside and out. Lobby area and the hotel grounds are immaculate with a big grand gold entrance. Each room had an ipad which would control the tv and lights, could also order food and drinks ect. Straight from the ipad. Good for clients that like big and over the top! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outstanding experience

Jul 19, 2021 BaselA684 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

We stayed for 2 nights in the hotel, where do i start… property very well maintained.. cleanliness is outstanding.. staff are pleasant and courteous.. check in and check out was outstanding in terms of service. Food was superb Room service top notch My kids loved the pool and slides, they were so entertained. This is by far the best hotel we… Read more
We stayed for 2 nights in the hotel, where do i start… property very well maintained.. cleanliness is outstanding.. staff are pleasant and courteous.. check in and check out was outstanding in terms of service. Food was superb Room service top notch My kids loved the pool and slides, they were so entertained. This is by far the best hotel we have stayed in the U.A.E and maybe globally. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Monika Kopp provided service that was way above and beyond!

Jul 14, 2021 Melissa A Muscat, Masqat, Oman

I had a lovely salad at the cafe at Emirates Palace. I had a small bag with me which I forgot when I left the cafe. Luckily Monika Kopp was there to save the day! She ran after me and finally caught up with me after I had walked up stairs and completely across the entire building and outside where I was taking pictures of the outside of the… Read more
I had a lovely salad at the cafe at Emirates Palace. I had a small bag with me which I forgot when I left the cafe. Luckily Monika Kopp was there to save the day! She ran after me and finally caught up with me after I had walked up stairs and completely across the entire building and outside where I was taking pictures of the outside of the building. She did not realise it but the bag had my extra phone with my Singapore sim that which I desperately need for confirming bank access to my SG bank account. Had she not gotten that small bag to me after her long run, I would have had such a hassle since I was only in Abu Dhabi for the day and I was staying in Dubai for the rest of my trip. Due to the pandemic going from Dubai to Abu Dhabi is a much bigger hassle which involves waiting for PCR test results etc before you can enter Abu Dhabi. Plus it was an expensive drive for me to have a driver to take me round-trip since no flights were available. Also since I no longer live in Singapore, it would have been very difficult to deal with the getting a replacement SG sim and changing the phone number on file with my Singapore bank. She truly went above and beyond with her chase after me and was so gracious about having to chase me down so far from the cafe! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating F for Fail

Jul 9, 2021 Jij0041 Zurich, Switzerland

F for fail! We went there to show our kids and promised them an ice cream. After passing the lobby, we headed to the main coffee shop where the 24k gold cake is served. From the kids menu we ordered a banana split (promised to be delivered with whipped cream and chocolate fudge) and two vanilla ice creams combined with fruit salads. It sounded… Read more
F for fail! We went there to show our kids and promised them an ice cream. After passing the lobby, we headed to the main coffee shop where the 24k gold cake is served. From the kids menu we ordered a banana split (promised to be delivered with whipped cream and chocolate fudge) and two vanilla ice creams combined with fruit salads. It sounded exciting! After 25 minutes long minutes (in an heavily under crowded coffee shop), what looked like a banana cut in half with ice cream made its way to our table: no whipped cream, no fudge! It's heading back to the kitchen along with fruit salads (they forgot the ice cream). 15min later it's round 2: Some yoghurt was added to the banana split, still no fudge and two ice cream scoops were dropped on the fruit salads. Interesting for a palace! The fruits were tasteless, yet to apologize, the hotel offered a small box of orange flavored chocolates. Oh well, looks like the chef needs help to either be replaced or to learn to do a proper job! At this price, the failed banana split was removed from the bill. What a poor gesture for such a name. Read less