Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi is where luxurious comfort, impeccable service and unique dining experiences come together in an enchanting setting. From a distance, the hotel looks like something out of an Arabian fairytale, with the main building alone stretching over one kilometre from one wing to the other and the gardens spreading across 100 hectares. Walking in, you will find a sense of deep relaxation washing over you. With a pristine 1.3km private beach, stunning pools, a private marina and natural bay, a beautiful spa and highly-rated dining venues - you can't go wrong with a holiday here.
Emirates Palace is one of the most remarkable buildings in Abu Dhabi when it comes to architecture. Picture this: During the day, the palace's golden exterior contrasts with the lush greenery, silvery water fountains, and crisp blue sky. And at night, the hotel's lighting changes subtly, with an ethereal rainbow effect displayed on the main dome. Featuring 114 domes, the palace's central dome is a striking 72.6 metres above the ground, meticulously crafted with gold, mother of pearl and crystals. The building also boasts 1,002 chandeliers - the largest weighing 2.5 tons - with other photo-worthy features, including two handmade wall displays portraying the palace.
If you have even the slightest of chances to spend a night (or nights) at the Emirates Palace hotel, go for it. Checking in here gives you access to Arabian splendour with the latest luxurious amenities. The rooms and suites include marble bathrooms, palatial-style furnishings and stunning views; you'll never want to leave. Lather on that sunblock and wear your best bathing suit while soaking up Abu Dhabi's year-round sunshine at either of the two lavish swimming pools. If you are travelling with kids, the Cascades Adventure Pool promises hours of splash and play. When on holiday, me-time is a must, so why not scoop up this golden opportunity at the Emirates Palace Spa? Let your muscles loose with a deep massage, renew your skin with a scrub or get your glow on with a 24-karat gold facial.
When on holiday, your schedule is likely to look a bit like this - eat, swim, relax, sleep and repeat. So, we understand how important it is to have access to amazing food. With great dining options at Emirates Palace, you can quickly satisfy any cravings in lavish settings.
Savour gourmet Asian food at the iconic Hakkasan or traditional Emirati fare with a fine-dining finish at Mezlai, or — if you’re feeling adventurous — how about a sprinkle of 24-karat gold on a camel burger or cappuccino at Le Café. BBQ Al Qasr is a feast for the senses and offers mouthwatering BBQ dishes in a relaxing al fresco dining environment, which is an ideal setup for date nights and dreamy proposals.
If you are on a short trip to Abu Dhabi and can’t spare enough time to stay over, spend a day at the magnificent hotel by purchasing a day pass. The pass will give you access to the pools, cycling paths, tennis courts, gym, spa and more.
Because of its grandeur and standout architecture, the hotel even offers a private guided Emirates Palace tour. So if you are a curious tourist, here is your chance to explore the palatial suites, glittering ballrooms and so much more with Emirates Palace tickets at AED 150.
With some of the city's largest hotel event and conference centre spaces, Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi is also the perfect destination to say I do (cue a magical wedding) and large corporate events or meetings that are bound to impress even the most discerning clients!
If you want to mix up your vacation with sightseeing, Emirates Palace’s prime location means that you are actually quite close to the city’s most popular attractions, like the shopping malls and culture and heritage sites. To put things in perspective, the hotel is next door to Qasr Al Watan (the Royal Palace) and a 10-minute stroll from the Founders Memorial - both incredible stops to add to your itinerary.
Frequently asked questions about Emirates Palace.
Is Emirates Palace free entry?
Yes, you can enter Emirates Palace for free but only certain areas are open for viewing. To see the rest, you would need to either get a day pass, check in as a hotel guest or book a private guided tour.
How much does it cost to visit Emirates Palace?
To visit Emirates Palace, a day pass costs AED 390 and a private guided tour costs AED 150 per person.
Is Emirates Palace open to the public?
Yes, Emirates Palace is open for public viewing but areas are restricted.
What is Emirates Palace famous for?
Emirates Palace is well-known for its majestic grandeur and impressive architecture - a beautiful Abu Dhabi gem that can't be missed.