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
Parking on site
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Arabian Nights fantasy on Abu Dhabi Corniche with a private beach and royals-only floors
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.
Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi
West Corniche Road
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
How to Get There
The closest major airports to Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi are:Abu Dhabi (ZVJ-Abu Dhabi Bus Station) - 5.9 km / 3.7 miAbu Dhabi (AUH-Abu Dhabi Intl.) - 33.2 km / 20.6 miThe preferred airport for Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi is Abu Dhabi (AUH-Abu Dhabi Intl.). Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.