Emirates Palace 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 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.
Couples, whether on honeymoon or holiday, will love the romantic setting. Families will relish the range of activities on offer.
Having access to a private beach and marina, along with the dining experiences in some of Abu Dhabi’s most famous restaurants.
Visiting Abu Dhabi with the family will be an unforgettable experience with a stay at Emirates Palace.
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.
Whatever leisure means to you, Emirates Palace offers activities for every speed.
Take a trip to the opulent hotel spa and book in for a treatment. Choose the bespoke option for a massage designed especially for you or try a rejuvenating facial.
Featuring a traditional Moroccan Hammam, two hot tubs, steam rooms, a heated marble room and an ice cave, the spa is open from 10am until 11pm every day.
The West and East wings boast their own fitness centres – both open 24/7 and equipped with everything you need to work up a sweat.
Qualified instructors can guide you through a session and introduce new exercises to your workout. Yoga, Zumba, Pilates and other fitness classes are also available.
Outside, you can enjoy a rally on the tennis courts located in the hotel’s gorgeous gardens or hire a bike and ride the local trails. The more adventurous can even hire water skis and head out on the water.
Every room at Emirates Palace features opulent Arabian decor, with a wide choice available to suit couples, families and friends. Create your own perfect stay, with full and half-board dining options available, as well as connecting rooms for families.
All of the 394 rooms include views out over the ocean or the landscaped gardens and courtyard. Many have balconies or terraces too – the ultimate spot for the first coffee of the day as you take in the tranquil surroundings.
Luxurious bedding and cosy bathrobes guarantee absolute comfort in your air-conditioned room, while the marble bathrooms bring a touch of elegance. Each room has an iPad with integrated room controls, including the entertainment centre, which boasts over 150 TV channels and complimentary films to watch.
For heightened luxury, choose a suite and enjoy personalised service from the 24-hour butler. Relax in the privacy of your own hot tub and enjoy the comfort of a separate living room and bedroom.
From an intimate fine dining experience to light bites by the beach, Emirates Palace has a restaurant for every occasion.
Immerse yourself in the local tastes and customs at Mezlai, an award-winning Emirati restaurant in a Bedouin-inspired setting. Savour authentic UAE flavours with local Arabian ingredients on the menu, including camel, dates and goat infused with saffron.
Martabaan by Hemant Oberoi, the first Indian chef nominated to the World Gourmet Club, offers a contemporary take on traditional Indian cuisine. Tuck into the likes of Varqui Crab and Dum ki Nalli in a private dining room.
Dine al fresco in the elegant yet casual surroundings of BBQ Al Qasr. Relax in the shade beneath the gazebos during the day or enjoy grilled seafood and steaks underneath the stars at night.
Greek cuisine is on the menu at Cascades. Take a seat on the terrace and soak up the views of the Arabian Gulf at this family-friendly eatery, close to the kids’ club and waterpark.
Hakkasan recreates the energetic atmosphere of its flagship London restaurant across the spacious Chinese restaurant, bar and lounge within the hotel. Signature dishes include sumptuous Peking duck with caviar.
When you start to feel hungry, all-day dining is available at the sophisticated Le Vendôme. With international flavours on the menu, indulge in both Middle Eastern and continental delights.
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind brunch at Spanish-themed bar Las Brisas. Street food is reimagined with a gourmet twist for a brunch experience that receives rave reviews from guests and Abu Dhabi locals alike.
For afternoon tea, there’s nowhere in Abu Dhabi like Le Café. The ever-expanding menu of pastries, cakes and hot drinks includes the unique 23-carat gold-flaked Palace Cappuccino and Camelccino – coffee made with camel milk.
There are two expansive swimming pools at Emirates Palace – one designed for fun, the other for relaxation – so take your pick.
The hotel’s West Wing Adventure Pool is perfect for families and is almost a waterpark in its own right. Water flumes and waterfalls will keep younger ones entertained for hours.
Drift around the lazy river, plunge down the slides, or watch your kids splash around from the comfort of the sun loungers surrounding the pool.
Over on the East Wing, the pools are more adult orientated. Two bubble pools and an outdoor hot tub will help you unwind away from the action. Make your way to the swim-up bar for a refreshing beverage to really cool down.
Take a dip in the ocean or wander along the soft sands of the hotel’s natural beach – access is reserved for hotel guests only. Here you’ll find a taste of pure seclusion, with drinks and snacks served to your sun lounger and an incredible view of sunrise and sunset.
Hire a stand-up paddle board to take in the gently lapping waters of the Arabian Gulf or, if you’re feeling adventurous, go snorkelling to explore the local underwater life.
The gardens surrounding Emirates Palace stretch out for 85 hectares (850,000 square metres) around the hotel.
Stroll along the winding, palm tree-lined paths that weave between and connect the outdoor pools, terraces, restaurants and luscious patches of grass.
Some spa treatments can be taken outside too, where you can relax for a post-swim massage overlooking the ocean for complete serenity.
Dine poolside at the Spanish restaurant Las Brisas, offering a la carte cuisine while watching the ocean waves.
The Lebanese restaurant Mawal and Italian-inspired Mezzaluna both have their own elegant terraces for a more upscale, al fresco dining affair.
Down by the water’s edge, Breeze Lounge creates comfortable, laidback vibes, with the ocean breeze providing extra refreshment. You’ll be so close to the water you can almost dip your toes in the sea as you sit back and chat or simply soak up the blissful surroundings.
Emirates Palace 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.
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.
Step back in time and learn about life across the region before Abu Dhabi’s modern-day transformation in this reconstructed traditional village.
One of the largest mosques in the world, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque combines Islamic and international influences to form an architectural marvel.
Emirates Palace 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.
Most of the restaurants at Emirates Palace Hotel require smart casual attire for lunch and dinner. Long trousers are required for men and shorts are not allowed.
At breakfast, the hotel asks guests to avoid shorts and t-shirts, sandals, flip flops or beach wear.
Yes, the hotel offers both electric scooters and buggies to assist guests in getting around Emirates Palace. When you have made a reservation, inform the reservation team of your booking number and they will provide details about the available transportation.
Yes, the hotel is open to visitors – you can admire the luxurious lobbies, browse the exhibitions or book into the restaurants. However, the private beach, hotel grounds, rooms and other amenities are reserved for hotel guests only.
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