Best Hotels: Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE


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Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arabic Emirates

Location: Located on a 1.3 km stretch of Abu Dhabi's most beautiful sandy beach, Emirates Palace is a luxury retreat with superlative leisure facilities, including two pool landscapes.  The 1km long Emirate Palace also offers a host of superlative food and beverage outlets serving a variety of cuisines created by world renowned chefs. Set on 1 million square metres and surrounded by a beautifully landscaped park with several open lawns, Emirates Palace offers spectacular outdoor venues for gala dinners and creative events. Emirates Palace is located near many major business quarters, shopping malls and local attractions, as Abu Dhabi City Center is only one kilometer away. It is easily accessible from major international airports through Abu Dhabi Airport (38 km) and Dubai International Airport (180 km). Emirates Palace provides transportation services, including new Rolls-Royce Phantoms and Maybachs 62s.

History: Opened in February 2005, Emirates Palace is owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi and operated by luxury hotel group Kempinski Hotels & Resorts. Emirates Palace, designed by Wimberly Allison Tong and Goo (WATG), shows the beauty of Arabian culture, adhering to traditional themes and has a natural affinity with the national identity of the United Arab Emirates. Rising from the sand, the colours of the Emirates Palace façade represent the different sand nuances found in the Arabian Desert. The Palace is an an international landmark- boasting 114 domes, all covered in mosaic glass tiles. Some of the world’s eminent leaders who have set foot on the Emirates Palace include UAE President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan;all the GCC heads of state; Jordan’s charismatic King Abdullah and Queen Rania and former US president Bill Clinton, but also Holiwood actors such as Robert de Niro and Will Smith.

Rooms and Suites: Each of the exceptional rooms and suites provide guests with uncompromising indulgence. These include 302 luxury rooms, 40 splendid Khaleej suites, 4 Presidential suites, 16 Palace suites divisible into a total of 48 individual suites. Inside every room, the decor has a masterful blend of Arabian regal splendour and the latest technology. Here every guest's needs are anticipated and exceeded. Decoration includes acres of gold leaf and the finest marble. The Palace Suites represent luxury at its finest with a spacious living area, elegant dining room and three regal bedrooms. Located at the tip of the East and West Wing Of the Palace, the 40 Khaleej Suites comprise a spacious lounge area, bedroom and a luxury bathroom. Finally, there are 302 Coral, Pearl and Diamond Grand Rooms, named after their tranquil color combinations of light blue, gold and crème. 

Restaurants and Bars: The French restaurant Le Vendôme offers elegant indoor dining or outdoor seating on terraces. Diwan L’Auberge offers finest dishesd from Lebanon to Abu Dhabi. The Anar restaurant offers classic Persian cuisine. Let Sayad brings the sea's treasures with lavish flair, where you can sit on the terrace overlooking the gorgeous Gulf coastline, in the opulent dining room or in one of Sayad's three private rooms. Mezzaluna is the Italian restaurant offering distinct dishes from Italian’s different regions.  Al Majlis the the bar with the CaviarBar section in the centre of the Majlis is the place to enjoy the best Iranian caviar and an extensive champagne list in an elegant yet relaxed setting. Las Brisas offers light and freshly prepared salads and grilled dishes - deliciously perfect for a summer's day of beachside relaxation. Café is for a rich cup of coffee and delicious homemade pastries or delicate sandwiches, including afternoon tea. The Havana Club boasts a selection of the world's finest cognacs, armagnacs and cigars for the most discerning connoisseurs.

Sport and Spa: The Emirates Palace has 1.3 km of secluded private beach and two swimming pool landscapes on the east and west wing sides. There are also  2 sumptuous spas, one in each of the east and west wings Reid's. Abu Dhabi is home to three distinctive golf courses each with immaculate greens, clubhouses and lush fairways, making it the perfect destination for golf novices, enthusiasts and pros. Additionally, you can go sucba diving, deep sea fisihng or even sand skiing.  You can also visit one of the 200 deserted islands just off of Abu Dhabi’s shoreline where you can spend the day picnicking and exploring. Alternatively, there is other entertainment available such as Wadi-Tours and Desert Safaris, taking part in falconry, watching boat races, horse races or camel races. 

Address Details:
Emirates Palace
Abu Dhabi Corniche
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Tel.:  +971-2-690 9000 
Fax:  +971-2-690 9999 
e-mail: reservations.emiratespalace@kempinski.com
website: www.emiratespalace.com

Room Rates (in United Arab Emirates Dirhams):
(1 GBP is about 6.5 AED , 1 EUR is about 4.5 AED and 1 USD is about 4 AED)

Coral Grand Room Single:       2,700
Coral Grand Room Double:      2,900
Pearl Grand Room Single:       3,200
Pearl Grand Room Double:      3,400
Diamond Grand Room Single:  3,500
Diamond Grand Room Double: 3,700
Palace Coral Suite:                 7,000
Khaleej Suite:                         8,000
Khaleej Deluxe Suite:            10,000
Palace Pearl Suite:               14,000
Palace Diamond Suite:          21,000
Royal Khaleej Suite:              26,000
Palace Grand Suite:              42,000

The above rates are in AED and are per room per night, subject to 10% service charge and 6% tourism fee. An extra bed is 500 AED and baby cot is complementary.

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