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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Sep 24, 2020 pilot1970 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Beautiful Hotel This was one of the best weekend trips for my family and I. Vittali Levchuk assisted us with our booking and was very helpful. The staff was extremely helpful, and the hotel was extremely clean. Highly recommended!
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Sep 22, 2020 mikele8802 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

We had a slightly rocky start to the experience of staying at the hotel, we made some notes and shared our thoughts with the staff and management. They were exceptionally responsive and tried their hardest to make our stay as comfortable and luxurious as possible. I think places like this are hit hard due to the fact Covid has reduced staff… Read more
We had a slightly rocky start to the experience of staying at the hotel, we made some notes and shared our thoughts with the staff and management. They were exceptionally responsive and tried their hardest to make our stay as comfortable and luxurious as possible. I think places like this are hit hard due to the fact Covid has reduced staff numbers and certain types of personal touches or servcies to your stays, however the management go above ad beyond to make sure you feel welcome and appreciated, Read less
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Sep 21, 2020 khaled20212020 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Excellent stay and an awesome experience every time we stay at Emirates palace! I recommend all those who can afford to stay there and get the royal treatment. What emirates palace offers, no other hotels can offerI certainly will go back soon!
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Sep 18, 2020 ffrawas Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

What an amazing spa experience. After the pressure of Covid 19, finally having a treatment at emirates palace spa. They follow safety protocols and people are Very welcoming. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to feel free and relax.
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Sep 18, 2020 799garyn Dubai, United Arab Emirates

My family took a staycation break at the Emirates Palace last weekend. Our first meal was taken at Hakkassan and was excellent - both with regard to food and service. However the next evening we decided to try the Vendome restaurant. Big mistake. Our first course took an hour to be served. My wife's risotto was completely dry and tasteless. In… Read more
My family took a staycation break at the Emirates Palace last weekend. Our first meal was taken at Hakkassan and was excellent - both with regard to food and service. However the next evening we decided to try the Vendome restaurant. Big mistake. Our first course took an hour to be served. My wife's risotto was completely dry and tasteless. In fact, it looked as if it was made of plastic. I complained to the restaurant manager and there was no improvement whilst waiting for our main course. I then complained to the hotel's duty manager who called the restaurant manager to explain the situation. "We are short of staff" is not the excuse one expects from a 5 star hotel. On returning to the restaurant the manager offered us a complimentary bottle of wine. The main course eventually arrived. My seafood platter was completely dry and overcooked. I could have got better food and service from KFC!! The chief concierge, Sandra Newman, was the only member of staff who appeared to have any concerns regarding the unacceptable food and service. I have, to date, received no written apology from Emirates Palace. The whole experience was very disappointing and totally unacceptable. Read less