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Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental Abu Dhabi

West Corniche, Abu Dhabi

All about Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental Abu Dhabi

Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental Abu Dhabi hotel stands proudly on its own private bay along Abu Dhabi’s stunning Corniche. Its magnificent white and gold dome-topped structure reflects the sparkling blue waters of the Arabian Gulf, providing a picture-perfect setting for your stay.   

Step inside and the extravagance continues. Dazzling Swarovski chandeliers hang from ceilings adorned with 22-carat gold and silver leaves, creating an opulent feel in this most regal of hotels. 

Each spacious room overlooks the ocean or the beautifully landscaped courtyards. Marble bathrooms have everything you could need during your stay while luxurious bedding guarantees a good night’s sleep. You’ll be treated to the finest hospitality at all times, including 24-hour room service.

Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental Abu Dhabi is one of the world’s most famous hotels, with 12 restaurants and bars serving a variety of fine, international cuisine. Many locals and tourists alike visit the palace for to dine out, or indulge in an afternoon tea at Le Café.

The expansive gardens include two outdoor pools – one of which feels like a mini waterpark, with a lazy river and thrilling slides.

Nearby attractions include Etihad Towers and the UAE Presidential Palace, while the promenade of the Corniche is just a short walk away.

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Perfect for...

Couples, whether on honeymoon or holiday, will love the romantic setting. Families will relish the range of activities on offer.

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You’ll love…

Having access to a private beach and marina, along with the dining experiences in some of Abu Dhabi’s most famous restaurants.

Hotel amenities

Fun for every family member

Visiting Abu Dhabi with the family will be an unforgettable experience with a stay at Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental Abu Dhabi.

Connecting rooms are available while many of the hotel’s restaurants welcome children and offer the option of a kids’ menu. The fun-filled West Wing Adventure pool was designed with children in mind and is a place the whole family will enjoy.

The Kids’ Club is open from 10am until sunset every day. Aimed at five to 12-year-olds, experienced team members will keep your youngsters royally entertained. They’ll be able to take part in a range of activities, including arts and crafts, sports, face painting, hair styling and lots more. 

Older children can try their hand at wake-boarding, water-skiing, windsurfing, kayaking and paddle boarding.

There’s also a babysitting service – book a slot in the day for sunbathing in complete peace, or enjoy a night off and head out for a romantic evening with your partner.

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What’s nearby

Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental Abu Dhabi is surrounded by important Abu Dhabi landmarks and a wealth of history. 

To the west, you can visit the Presidential Palace – Qasr Al Watan – and marvel at the wondrous architecture inside and out. To the east, you’ll find the Founder’s Memorial – dedicated to the memory of the UAE’s founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Here you can learn more about the UAE’s remarkable journey of growth. 

For a taste of traditional Emirati life, take a beautiful waterfront walk along Abu Dhabi breakwater – just two miles (three kilometres) in the other direction. Inside the Heritage Village you can step back in time to experience the desert way of life.

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Abu Dhabi Corniche

Cycle along and enjoy the views over the Arabian Gulf, stop for a coffee or spend a day on the beach by the dazzling water.

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Heritage Village

Step back in time and learn about life across the region before Abu Dhabi’s modern-day transformation in this reconstructed traditional village.

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

One of the largest mosques in the world, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque combines Islamic and international influences to form an architectural marvel.

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How to get here from the airport

Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental Abu Dhabi hotel is 23 miles (37 kilometres) from Abu Dhabi International Airport. The journey takes around 35 minutes. 

To arrive at the hotel with ease, pre-book a transfer with Etihad. Alternatively, you can hire a car or take a taxi from the airport.


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