Emirates Palace Hotel, 5-star luxury accommodation in Abu Dhabi

As soon as you land in Abu Dhabi airport, you will be surrounded by luxury. Immediately showing love for tall buildings, shiny decorations and luxurious shopping malls and hotels, Abu Dhabi knows how to treat its tourists. I have visited the Emirates Palace Hotel twice and it’s always an adventure.

Emirates Palace Hotel, one of the best hotels in Abu Dhabi

Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi
The entrance of the Emirates Palace seen from inside the gardens

Government-owned Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi is a 5-star luxury hotel operated by Kempinski Hotels & Resorts Group. It’s a lavish show of opulence in Arabian style, complete with golden door handles, marble stairs, gold-distributing vending machine, dancing fountains, landscaped swimming pools and a private marina. If you feel a little tired, you can unwind with some of their sumptuous spa treatments in a luxury version of a traditional Moroccan hammam.

The best thing about all this luxury is that the rooms come with pretty sweet deals. Checking websites like Hotels Combined you can compare the prices and find great discounts, room deals and quite affordable prices for what the hotel has to offer. Click here to check it out by yourself!

Both times I went to the super-luxurious Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace Hotel all that ostentation was around every corner, from the vending machine spitting out gold ingots to the golden door handles.

Emirates Palace Hotel, one of the best five-star hotels in Abu Dhabi
Beautiful fountains in the garden of the Emirates Palace

Meandering through Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace corridors felt like discovering the different areas of an amusement park where exaggeration is the rule.

Truth be said, the Emirates Palace was not built and is not meant to be an amusement park but “simply” a hotel, so purely curious people are not welcome. However, they also have several bars and guests are welcome to try their international treats.

Luxury rooms and suites in one of the best 5-star hotels in Abu Dhabi

The rooms of the Emirates Palace Hotel are opulent and luxurious. Here you will feel like a royalty. Arabian style furnishing and decorations add to the charm of this gorgeous 5-star hotel in Abu Dhabi where a traditional touch perfectly blends with state-of-the-art amenities.

The spacious rooms feature a flat-screen TV, choice of pillows, an iPad, a laptop-size safe, complimentary high-speed WiFi, balcony, a writing desk and a large bathroom with complimentary courtesy set, bathtub and all necessary facilities.

The suites are more than 100 square metres and include a large bathroom with a Jacuzzi, luxury courtesy set and all necessary amenities. The suites themselves feature king-size beds, sea views, top-notch entertainment centre, a balcony, flat-screen TV, a lounge area and living room.

World-class spa treatments and restaurants at the Emirates Palace Hotel

The perfect way to unwind after a long sightseeing day or business meetings is to linger in some relaxing spa treatments. Thankfully, the Emirates Palace Hotel has anything you are looking for. Whether you need to relax your muscles with a signature massage, hydrate and rejuvenate your skin with a facial or enjoy some hammam rituals, the wellness centre of the Emirates Palace Hotel will deliver.

If exercising and giving your body an adrenaline boost is your way to detox from a long day in the evening or kick off a new day from the morning, you can try the hotel’s modern fitness centre open 24/7 or in one of the two large swimming pools.

The Emirates Palace Hotel counts also several bars and restaurants to enjoy some international deli and relax with your family or invite some guests. The cafe and lounges are perfect for some quick bites, afternoon tea and coffee, light lunches and some evening drinks, while at the restaurants you can choose an international buffet, gourmet Italian food, seafood and fish dishes, Arabian style luxury restaurant, elegant BBQ options, and you can decide whether you feel like eating inside, al fresco under the shade of a gazebo or close to the pool.

Click here to compare the prices on Hotels Combined or to book your room on Booking.com.

24 thoughts on “Emirates Palace Hotel, 5-star luxury accommodation in Abu Dhabi”

    • Too much really. I’ve nothing against opulence, as a matter of fact I wish every country to reach the same wealth, but when there are people literally starving, seeing so much opulence is disturbing, at least to me..

  1. Wow that gold is bright… Money is such an odd, emotional, raw issue. It doesn’t seem fair at all that some people seem to have it all! I know I’ve been struggling through this recession… Sigh.

  2. Ah, Emirates Palace – so huge, so luxurious and so empty. That was our impression when we stopped for afternoon tea a few years ago.

    • Very empty, especially the first time I went, two years ago. This time was a bit more crowded, but mainly people taking photos. I think their guests are mainly guests of conferences and all-paid trips..

  3. Great perspective on this topic. I tend to agree. I like my luxury (slightly different than what you’ve described here), and people deserve to enjoy nice things with their earnings. But there is a point where it becomes ridiculous and uncaring and ignorant.

  4. Such over the top luxury can really seem absurd sometimes when you think about how much poverty there is in the world. But I’m always fascinated by such opulence, too. You make a good point that many of our charity and aid organizations could be better managed and provide more help to the needy.

  5. I always wonder whether people with that much money even realise that they’re flaunting it. Perhaps they lose their sense of perspective and there’s no way to tell what looks opulent and what looks normal to them.

  6. I get turned off when things are too opulent as well, maybe that’s why I’m not a fan of Vegas. I’ve also heard there is a lot of povery in the rural areas of the UEA, so this just seems rather sad.

    • Yes, I heard that too, although I didn’t really see bad situations, and I haven’t been there long enough to hear complaints. Probably expat workers from India, Philippines, etc., don’t have a very opulent lifestyle..

  7. I cannot understand why they continue to shower money on the hotel and advertise how great it is, whilst a girl is essentially dying after sustaining a head injury at the hotel, due to hotel negligence, and the hotel sits back and does nothing?


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