Emirates Palace, Mandarin Oriental Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Virgin rating

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, each with sensational views and 24-hour butler service. A truly indulgent spa (we’re talking gold body and beauty treatments), and 12 restaurants, cafés, lounges and bars serving cuisines from world-renowned chefs. Even its gardens are majestic, with 85 hectares promising tranquil strolls, yoga and two temperature controlled swimming pools: one for relaxation and the other for fun. The crown of Emirates Palace is its dining, from Arabic cuisine at Lebanese Terrace, to the award-winning Mezzaluna Italian restaurant. With many of Abu Dhabi's main attractions within a short distance, including superb shopping destinations and impressive cultural and heritage sites, Emirates Palace provides guests with the perfect place to explore the beauty and charm of the UAE's capital.

Amenities

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool

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

390 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. Deluxe City View Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Half Board option: lunch or dinner in Vendôme. For an additional supplement of AED 95 per person, guests can dine at Lebanese Terrace or Le Café Under The Dome. For an additional AED 150 per person, guests can dine at Martabaan, Talea and Hakkasan.

Deluxe City View room with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child. 

Deluxe Garden View room with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child. 

Deluxe Garden Terrace room with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child. 

Deluxe Sea View room with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child. 

Sea View Suites with butler service, separate living room, bathroom with hot tub, and master bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children. 

Panoramic Sea View Suites are the same as Sea View Suites but with 180 degree sea views. 

Royal Suites with butler service, separate living room, terrace balcony with views of the gulf and master bedroom with1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children. 

Palace Suites with with butler service, separate living room, bathroom with hot tub, and master bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children. 

Two Bedroom Palace Suites with butler service, separate living room, bathroom with hot tub, and two bedrooms each with a king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 2 children. 

Three Bedroom Palace Suites with butler service, separate living room, bathroom with hot tub, and three bedrooms each with a king-size bed, sleeping maximum 6 adults and 2 children.

Club or suite guests have exclusive access to The EP Club, a suave and elegant living room area that provides guests with an array of bespoke privileges and amenities throughout their stay. Benefits include: Personalised check-in and check-out from your room, suite, or The EP Club. One complimentary return limousine transfer per stay to/from Abu Dhabi city or the airport (only applicable for suite bookings). Exclusive club room and suite amenities. 24-hour access to the club and round-the-clock butler service. Priority F&B and Spa bookings with the exclusive opportunity to book in-room Spa treatments without surcharge. Dedicated Concierge services. Sumptuous champagne breakfast, afternoon tea and sunset cocktails. Evening canapés served with champagne, wine, bottled cocktails, house spirits and beer. Use of the private beach with direct access from The EP Club

Talea by Antonio Guida (contemporary Italian cuisine), Hakkasan (contemporary Chinese), Martabaan by Hemant Oberoi ('contemporary classic’ Indian menu), Lebanese Terrace (Arabic cuisine), Vendôme (local and International buffet), Café by the Fountain, Le Café (light meals and afternoon tea), Sand & Koal (beachside grill, closed on Mondays), Cascades (poolside restaurant), Alma (Mexican cuisine.). Broadway & DMC Theatre (modern American brasserie and bar with live entertainment that alludes to the 1920's).

2 swimming pools (Cascades Adventure Pool with lazy river, waterfalls, water flumes, and activities; Las Brisas Pool with a large Jacuzzi, 3 bubble pools and a swim-up bar for adults). Emirates Palace Spa* (with 7 treatment rooms and 2 hammam rooms). Fitness centre with a range of fitness classes. Private beach and marina (with non-motorised water sports such as kayaking, paddle boarding, and sailing, and motorised water sports* such as wakeboarding and water skiing). Beach cabanas*. Beach volleyball. Tennis courts. Yoga classes*. Football pitch. Bike rental*. Jogging and cycling trails. Pool table. Table tennis. Children's playground. Emirates Palace kids' club*. Horse Riding* (Thursdays, 6.30-12:00, times may vary).

Complimentary WiFi access. Luxury shops. Concierge.

3 nights between 31 Dec–1 Jan.

* Denotes local charge.

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May 24, 2024 GMMvura Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Friendly and helpful staff. Had the pleasure of being hosted by Dante at the Vendome restaurant whose service was exceptional throughout the evening. Food was quality was great!
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May 24, 2024 786mariam2234

Dino and Anna were very helpful and friendly really appreciate definitely visiting soon. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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May 23, 2024 Irish D

Emirates palace is really amazing I came just for 1day but the experience is too much I got assist by messan and nikhil very friendly and cool guys I can't wait to come back again the Mexican food is super amazing guacamole and chips 😋 😍 everywhere is clean and neat pool also nice
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May 22, 2024 James H Edmonton, Canada

My stay at the Emirates Palace was perfect experience. The building, location, room, services and everything gave us good memories. Thank you!
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May 20, 2024 Patrick H

Fantastic stay From check in to check out staff and service super friendly, efficient and preemptive. Guest relations team Arjun went out of his way to make our stay so special. Check out wit Maurice collecting our bags, so considerate to check and reconfirm we left nothing behind. Yara at check out, super smooth, friendly and… Read more
Fantastic stay From check in to check out staff and service super friendly, efficient and preemptive. Guest relations team Arjun went out of his way to make our stay so special. Check out wit Maurice collecting our bags, so considerate to check and reconfirm we left nothing behind. Yara at check out, super smooth, friendly and patient. Concierge team to book and arrange Hakkasan dining experience and celebration went .. out of their way. We felt so special. Houskeeping team..so pleasant, so efficient. Rooms beautiful.. Overall wonderful experience. All staff made us feel welcome. Thanks.. Read less