Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi

The Emirates Palace is a luxury five-star hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates operated by Kempinski. The building was designed by British architect [John Elliott (WATG architects)] in collaboration with Reza Rahmanian (HDC Architects).


The design of the hotel is a playful mix of cherished Islamic architectural elements such as balance, geometry, proportions, rhythm and hierarchical emphasis to create a unified whole. The inspired grand dome with elaborate geometrical patterns dominates over 114 smaller domes spread over the hotel, with the central dome at an imposing 72.6 meters over the area. Gold, mother of pearl and crystals dominate the interior. The Palace has 1,002 candelabrums, the biggest weighing 2.5 tonnes, two handcrafted wall display carpets. The colour of the building aims to reflect different shades of sands found in the Arabian Desert.

Construction Costs

The Emirates Palace hotel project was started on December 2001 and opened in February 2005. The construction costs were around 3 billion USD making it the third most expensive hotel ever built. It is only surpassed by The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegasin Las Vegas (3.9 billion USD) and the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore (5.5 billion USD).

Visit the Abu Dhabi Palace

If you’ve reserved a suite in emirates hotel then you will get access to a bundle of private places and activities. There is no matter if you’re a visitor and don’t book your suite, still, you’re free to step inside the palace, except for few restricted private areas for guests’ who are staying at the hotel. Just walk around and wonder your self with amazing architecture. Don’t forget to capture insta-worthy snap shorts of the palace until not getting good enough.

Dinning in the Emirates Palace

14 food and beverage outlets serve local and international cuisine at this hotel. Le Vendome – which serves European and international buffet, Mezzaluna – providing Italian cuisine, Hakkasan – providing contemporary Chinese cuisine, and Mezlai – which provides Emirati cuisine is some of the food outlets present at the Emirates Palace. The most interesting thing is that you can enjoy the famous Palace Cappuccino, which is sprinkled by real 23 karat gold leaves with a special date and dark chocolate. The Palace Cappuccino is served throughout the day in Le Café from 7:00 am to 12:30 am.

Dress Code of  the Palace

There is no dress code that visitors have to follow while visiting the palace. But visitors are kindly requested to dressing decently to respect Islamic culture and emirates people.

Hotel Amenities

  • 24-hour butler service
  • 2 swimming pools
  • All rooms with balcony
  • Meeting rooms and Business Centre
  • Free high-speed wi-fi
  • Various luxury shops
  • International restaurants
  • Sea-views
  • Tennis court
  • Fitness centre
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • 1.3 km long beach location
  • Water Sports Centre
  • Kids Club
  • Tennis and Padel Courts
  • Over 6 km of jogging paths within Emirates Palace
  • Complimentary bicycle use
  • Football fields
  • Beauty salon


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