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Emirates Palace

Emirates Palace in  Abu Dhabi.

Photo: Courtesy of Emirates Palace

W. Corniche Rd.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
TEL: 971 2 690 9000

Perhaps the best way to express the grandeur of the newly built, Kempinski-operated Emirates Palace—reportedly the most expensive hotel ever built—is to break it down by numbers. This sand-colored palace has 1,002 Swarovski chandeliers, 140 elevators, 114 domes covered in mosaic glass tiles, and a staff of 2,000. The 394 rooms are like mini palaces in themselves, with acres of gold leaf, marble, and silk, plus fresh-cut flowers and 24-hour butler service. Scattered throughout the 10.8 million–square-foot building are 30 interactive touch screens, with maps and directions, and an “overwhelming” number of signs. Overwhelming, indeed.

Room to Book:

Diamond rooms look onto the Gulf of Arabia.

Insider Tip:

The on-site 4-mile jogging trail wends through pristine gardens.


Open / Closes
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Business Center
  • Beach Resort
  • Breakfast Included
  • Concierge
  • Destination Spa
  • Family Friendly
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Gay Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Kids' Programs
  • Laundry Service
  • Luxury Boutique Hotel
  • Meeting Room
  • Maid Service
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Tennis
  • Turndown
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 302

Number of Suites: 92

Number of Restaurants: 7

Number of Bars: 3

Number of Pools: 2

Year Opened:



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