The Emirates Palace
The enchanting and palatial Emirates Palace, managed by Kempinski Hotels, is a wonder to behold for all who venture through its magnificent gates. This pinnacle of extravagance is immediately recognisable on the Abu Dhabi skyline, conjuring an air of mystery and Arabian beauty. Costing over $3 billion, with a mind-blowing array of facilities, this national landmark is one of the most architecturally impressive hotels ever built.
Set on 1.3 kilometres of private white sand beach and surrounded by 85 hectares of impressively maintained gardens, this wondrous resort is just 25 minutes drive from Abu Dhabi Airport. Of the 394 gilded and marble-clad accommodations based in either the East or West Wing, guests can choose from an impressive array of sizes and specifications. Each wing benefits from its own reception, beach access, swimming pool and fitness centre. All rooms and suites come complete with extra large LCD screens, complimentary Wi-Fi, outdoor space and private butler service.
A mass of amenities includes a kids programme, tennis and fitness facilities, private Marina with PADI certified diving centre, a lazy river, waterslides, a relaxation pool, various watersports and a beautiful Moroccan-style Anantara Spa. Dining options are equally diverse with styles, locations and genres to suit every taste and impulse.