Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi
What We Love
- Nine restaurants including the Michelin starred Chinese Hakkasan
- Two temperature-controlled pools (one a river with waterfalls) and a white sand beach
- The Anantara Spa’s Moroccan-style hammam and ice cave
- The hotel’s helipad and marina
What To Know
- Airports transfers are available for a fee
- There’s a per-night charge for a rollaway bed
- The minimum check-in age is 21
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
There are a few ways to arrive at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi: yacht, seaplane, helicopter or plain old limousine. It’s important to make an entrance, after all, at this sprawling $3 billion Arabian palace-style property with 114 domes designed by architect John Elliot. The seven-floor building sits on nearly 250 acres of lush gardens beside almost a mile of private beach on the Arabian Gulf. The royal theme continues inside, with lots of gold and marble in the 394 rooms and suites, all with balconies and 24-hour butlers. The hotel’s nine restaurants range from fancy Chinese at Hakkasan to laidback Las Brisas, where you can catch a sea breeze beachside. This hotel goes way beyond typical sports facilities with two pools, a gym, soccer and rugby pitches, and a cricket ground.
In the Area
Abu Dhabi’s Corniche neighborhood runs five miles along the waterfront. It’s a family-friendly stretch with kids’ play areas, bike paths and cafes, as well as a Blue Flag public beach. Nearby there’s Marina Mall and Khalidiyah Mall, and Heritage Village, a reconstruction of a traditional oasis village. Other highlights include the white and gold Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the world’s largest mosques. Modern architecture, courtesy of Foster + Parters, can be seen as the UAE Pavilion. Originally created for Shanghai’s 2010 World Expo, this dune-shaped structure hosts the Abu Dhabi contemporary art fair.
How to Get There
Me and my family visited for a gold flakes cappuccino and Emirates palace signiture chocolate cakes. The staff were very pleasant and we enjoyed the hospitality skills of Marshal, one of the highly skilled waiters there.
Thanks to his great service and attention we will definitely come back to the cafe there again.
Definitely the Emirates Palace never disappoints.
On arrival we were welcomed at the front desk by a very friendly lady called Karen, maybe she is one of the managers as she was not wearing the same uniform as the other staff. She was very nice and very accommodating in providing us with a room before the check in time. We really appreciated that.
She also converse to us about the facilities and everything available for us and even though we have visited the hotel before, it was a good reminder.
She finished the check in in no time and offered us some local coffee with dates. We really loved those caring details.
What impressed us the most was that all the other reception colleagues were equally friendly with the other guests and everyone seemed to be enjoying their check in experience.
The room was amazing! We booked for a suite which was facing the sea and even though there was a tree in front of our balcony it was still very pleasant. However, always request for a higher floor. Thats our recommendation.
The pool area was amazing, quiet, and peaceful.
I was disappointed with the club sandwich as the last time i had it it was way better than this time.
All the rest of the pool snacks were delicious as you would expect.
Room service was great and came fast.
All in room requests came super fast which we loved!
Another little disappointment was the breakfast. Last time we came it was way much better with more live cooking stations... now its only for the eggs....
Obviously quality of the food is great but selection was better before.
Check out was as good as check in. An asian lady assisted us with it and she was great! fast and no mistakes.
I was very impressed by one gentleman at the porche... Amjad i think was his name. Very tall and thin. While waiting for our car he told us that Kempinski had another palace hotel in dubai. We never heard about it so we started to ask more questions. He quietly went inside and came out with the location map and details of the hotel. I felt this initiative was amazing and it only gets to show the great job the hotel is doing especially the front office. Great sales man ;) We are so curious to see it that we will most probably visit in november.
we came for short vacation to visit abudabi and oman so we choose the best hotels from trip advisor ,Emirates palace on of the best hotel I ever seen!! great hospitality and amazing hotel Rooms and hospitality team ' truly pearl of abudabi 'we will visit again and highly recomended
My husband and I decided to have the Royal afternoon tea at the Emirates palace whilst on holiday (& staying elsewhere) and what can I say! It was absolutely fantastic!! The staff were warm, welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. The food was exceptional and they made us feel really special - they even presented us with a “happy anniversary” bonus cheesecake at the end of our afternoon tea which was unexpected, generous and made it at even more memorable experience.
I can’t recommend the Royal afternoon tea enough and due to the fantastic service, food and atmosphere we have now booked our next years holiday to actually stay there - we can’t wait!! Roll on May..
Big Thank you to everyone at the Emirates Palace for making it so special
Yes, there is luxury.
But there is Beauty, Comfort, Elegance all together
It is a bit expensive, but it is worth every cent.
It is not as Expensive as Burj al Arab and it it much better
the beach and pool experience was awesome.
Sea water warm.