Emirates Palace

Abu Dhabi, Middle East

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, a truly indulgent spa (we’re talking gold and caviar body and beauty treatments), and 14 restaurants, cafés, lounges and bars catering to your every whim. Even its gardens are majestic, with 85 hectares promising tranquil strolls, yoga and two swimming pools: one for relaxation and the other for fun. The crown of Emirates Palace is its dining, from the Emirati dishes and décor at Mezlai to the award-winning Mezzaluna Italian restaurant. All after starting your evening in style at the caviar and champagne bar.

Amenities

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

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

394 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. Coral Rooms with garden views, sleep maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Half Board option: guests will be entitled to utilise Half Board by the following two options;

a) Lunch or dinner in Le Vendôme (free Half Board offer)

b) Dine Around Half Board Allowance (amount subject to change) can be used in any hotel’s restaurants except Palace Ceremony.

  • Guests will not be refunded and/or accumulated for any unconsumed allowance(s) from the Dine Around Half Board
  • Should the total bill for a consumed meal (lunch or dinner) be below the allowance amount, no refund will be credited to the guest
  • Should the total bill for a consumed meal (lunch or dinner) be above the allowance amount, the difference will be charged to the guest accordingly
  • Beverages cannot be redeemed from the allowance and will be charged as per consumption
  • Dine Around allowance cannot be split between lunch and dinner, the allowance can be utilised only one time a day for lunch or dinner.

Pearl Rooms pool with partial sea views, sleep maximum 2 adults and 1 teenager (up to 15 years).

Diamond Rooms with Arabian Sea views, sleep maximum 2 adults and 1 teenager (up to 15 years).

Khaleej Suites feature sea views and a separate lounge, Jacuzzi and bedroom, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults.

Enjoy 180-degree scenic views in the Deluxe Khaleej Suite, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Le Vendome (International buffet), Mezzaluna (Italian cuisine), Sayad (seafood), Mezlai (authentic Emirati dishes), BBQ Al Qasr (beachside grill), Hakkasan (contemporary Chinese), Cascades (International family restaurant), Las Brisas (salads and grills), Mawal (Lebanese cuisine), Martabaan by Hemant Oberoi (contemporary classic’ Indian menu), Havana Club (lounge bar), Le Café (light meals and Afternoon tea), Caviar Bar (champagne, caviar and live music), Breeze Lounge (Spanish and Middle Eastern light bites and bar). 2 swimming pools (West Wing Adventure Pool with lazy river, waterfalls, water flumes, and activities; East Wing Pool with a large Jacuzzi, 2 bubble pools and a swim-up bar for adults). Emirates Palace Spa* (with 7 treatment rooms and 2 hammam rooms). 24-hour fitness centre. Private marina (with yachting* and water sports*). Tennis courts. Yoga classes*. Bike rental*. Emirates Palace kids' club* (currently closed). Luxury shops. Concierge.

3 nights between 31 Dec–1 Jan.

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beach day & lunch

Oct 12, 2021 sorayak964 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

I visited Emirates palace hotel beach & pool facility on October 11 , I can’t say enough , it was a fantastic experience specially that Sameera went out of his way to make me feel welcome & confortable he was so friendly attentive & very Professional, Emirates palace is so lucky to have him as a staff , well done sameera and thank you again . also… Read more
I visited Emirates palace hotel beach & pool facility on October 11 , I can’t say enough , it was a fantastic experience specially that Sameera went out of his way to make me feel welcome & confortable he was so friendly attentive & very Professional, Emirates palace is so lucky to have him as a staff , well done sameera and thank you again . also I had lunch at Cascade restaurant , amazing service , tasty food & lovely atmosphere , a big thank you to all cascade staff for their bday surprise cake I was happily touched . I will visit again for sure Sincerely , Soraya Read less
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Sep 8, 2021 Rasha1111 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

I’d like to personally thank Younes at the Emirates Palace reception . From check in to my check out was superb. Very nice to have such great vibes. He fits perfectly with the standards of the hotel. Really enjoyed my stay. Lastly the spa was beyond amazing . Thank you Novi! The best therapist ever. I will definitely come back for other… Read more
I’d like to personally thank Younes at the Emirates Palace reception . From check in to my check out was superb. Very nice to have such great vibes. He fits perfectly with the standards of the hotel. Really enjoyed my stay. Lastly the spa was beyond amazing . Thank you Novi! The best therapist ever. I will definitely come back for other treatments. She knows what she’s doing. It’s so hard to find a therapist that knows what she’s doing. She knows the anatomy of the body well and her technique is uniquely amazing. Thank u Novi. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Emirates Palace does it again :)

Sep 4, 2021 luv2travel123456 here

As usual - Emirates palace is a true palace. We had a lovely time! Special mention and thanks this time to: Antonios from reservations who was extremely helpful and professional. Anna from reception who did everything she can to cater to our requests. Kanisha from beach club who is lovely and so friendly and informed us of the kids movie :)… Read more
As usual - Emirates palace is a true palace. We had a lovely time! Special mention and thanks this time to: Antonios from reservations who was extremely helpful and professional. Anna from reception who did everything she can to cater to our requests. Kanisha from beach club who is lovely and so friendly and informed us of the kids movie :) Imtiaz the lovely butler who has an amazing smile- he is just wonderful! Sofia from breakfast- she is LOVELY- welcomed us with a big smile and did everything she can to help. Last but not least Florence from beach club who took the kids on their (as they put it ) best boat trip ever with the amazing lifeguard sorry forgot his name :) then she saw us leaving and came to us and asked if they were the kids who went on the boat ride and sent us the pics! Thank you for caring enough to do this! Thank you Emirates Palace once again :) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Dream Staycation at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

Aug 27, 2021 rajinder_kumar83 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Stayed with family recently and had most wonderful experience at the palace. Right from the beginning, check in was very smooth, then Mr Sheikh personally guided us to the room and explained us about the palace. In the evening again Mr Sheikh gave us a nice tour of the palace and surrounding areas on battery car. Was really mesmerised by the… Read more
Stayed with family recently and had most wonderful experience at the palace. Right from the beginning, check in was very smooth, then Mr Sheikh personally guided us to the room and explained us about the palace. In the evening again Mr Sheikh gave us a nice tour of the palace and surrounding areas on battery car. Was really mesmerised by the beauty and view of the palace. The room, layout and special evening celebration arranged by Mr Joseph was out of the world experience. Breakfast was nice.Pool and water slides were nice experience and my little one thoroughly enjoyed the time at the pool. Overall a wonderful experience and would love to stay again and again at such a beautiful place. Read less
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Aug 21, 2021 Mohannad A

Worst hotel stay in Abu Dhabi. 1-Found A used face mask in our room which didn't belong to us. All they offered in return was 2 bottles of water. 2-Coffee tables wasn't cleaned properly, it was extremely sticky. 3-Operator only answer after 3rd or 4th time if you are lucky. 4-Reception Manager didn't care that I would post such review on trip… Read more
Worst hotel stay in Abu Dhabi. 1-Found A used face mask in our room which didn't belong to us. All they offered in return was 2 bottles of water. 2-Coffee tables wasn't cleaned properly, it was extremely sticky. 3-Operator only answer after 3rd or 4th time if you are lucky. 4-Reception Manager didn't care that I would post such review on trip advisor, and told me to go ahead and post my experience with the property. Think twice before booking with emirates Palace. Read less