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About Emirates Palace Hotel


Even more ostentatious than the name suggests, this property on the waterfront is truly mindboggling in its size and scope. Embodying all that is shiny and excessive about the UAE's take on luxury, Emirates Palace Hotel is right on the beach and set on extensive palace grounds a short drive from the center of Abu Dhabi. Interiors are just as impressive as the exteriors, and rooms have an LCD/LED TV with an in-room entertainment system, sea view balconies, massive gold beds, and oversized marble bathrooms. Each guest is attributed a personal butler, and food on-site is naturally the best of everything from all reaches of the globe. Swimming is an obvious pastime here, and there's a beach for families and women and one for couples, plus a waterslide park and various pools. The Emirates Palace Spa only adds to the pampering you'll receive while staying at Emirates Palace Hotel.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi [portable rental]
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car park
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Hot tub
  • Massage(s)
  • Nightclub
  • Private beach
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Squash court(s)
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Ticket service
  • Tours
  • Water park
  • Watersport equipment rentals
  • Water sports (motorized)
  • Water sports (non-motorized)
  • Yoga room

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Mini bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Room service
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • ATM
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids club
  • Swimming pool [kids]


  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Check-in/check-out [private]
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Wheelchair accessible

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Nepali
  • Russian
  • Sinhala
  • Spanish
  • Tamil
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
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Dress code at property is smart casual or the traditional Arab national dress. Kindly refrain from wearing shorts, bermudas, flip-flops, open shoes or any exposing garments.

The property does not permit food from outside.

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-5 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 6-12 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 400 AED
Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 215 AED
Check-In From: 2:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 3 km
Distance to Airport: 35 km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: No
Number of Bars: 5
Number of Floors: 8
Number of Restaurants: 9
Number of Rooms : 394
Reception Open Until: 00:00AM
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 35
Year Hotel Built: 2005
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Verified traveler reviews

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based on 118 reviews
  • Cleanliness 9.3
  • Facilities 9.2
  • Location 9.3
  • Room comfort and quality 9.0
  • Service 8.8
  • Value for money 8.4
  • Food and dining 8.7
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JIANJUN from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Coral Double Room with Garden View
Stayed 1 night in October 2016
awesome breakfast
The hotel is huge with nice beach and view.
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Domenic from Germany
Coral Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2016
Really aweseom
It was really great
Reviewed September 26, 2016

mohammed from India
Family with young children
Coral Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2016
Best UAE Resort
Fantastic.. Its the most luxurious hotel we have been to.. The best part was Pool (Lazy River) Hot tub Jacuzzi.. I will definitely come back here.. service was exceptional.
Reviewed September 21, 2016

Aadel from United Arab Emirates
Coral Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2016
Reviewed August 06, 2016

Arlene from Philippines
Coral Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2016
Beach & room
No handspray in the water closet and no mirror in the dresser..
Reviewed July 12, 2016

Juliet from United States
Coral Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2016
Wonderful experience
The grounds and customer service were excellent. The enormity of the hotel is reminiscent of a upscale Vegas casino.
Reviewed July 07, 2016

Konstantin from United Arab Emirates
Diamond Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2016
Best hotel I've ever been to
Decide to make a little getaway for the weekend to Abu Dhabi from Dubai. Booked a simple room in the Palace. Arrived a little early than check in time and had to wait for 1,5 hours to get the room. Been a little upset about it, but once we entered these huge Apartments (I can call it by a less word) we were absolutely astonished. The hotel gave how the called it "a little surprise" and upgraded us to executive suite or something like this. The room was enormous in size and perfect in the interior. Dear Emirates Palace, Thank you so much for this magic weekend!
Reviewed May 21, 2016

Anna from Philippines
Family with young children
Coral Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2015
The atmosphere was not friendly
Me and family were spending Christmas eve there as my two kids were visiting from the Philippines during their Christmas break. I cannot say anything bad about the facilities. They were spectacular to say the least. My two kids were visiting, they were 11 and 13 years old. I know that the 13 year old is considered an adult, and from the multiple bookings I've already made from this site, I usually pay for an extra bed for him. And for the other hotels I've been to, if the room I booked could not accommodate an extra bed, they solve the problem by upgrading our room for free especially if it was the first time we were staying there. I naturally understand as well that a free upgrade is entirely the hotel's prerogative and something that I can't demand, and didn't demand. But for a few awkward minutes, the receptionist and I were at a gridlock as to what to do about the situation, with him stressing that 3 adults were absolutely not allowed to stay in the room we booked. One staff helpfully suggested for us to get a connecting room or a suite maybe. She was probably trying to be helpful, but it was Christmas eve, and the room I booked 9 months in advance (we were really keen on spending Christmas there) cost me already more than 2000 dirhams a night. I was already wondering, what a great way to celebrate Christmas. Getting kicked out of a hotel. I was 9 months pregnant, it was Christmas eve. I was worried that they wouldn't let us stay, and at the same time not refund my money because I booked the non-refundable option. I was even telling the guy, "come on, it's christmas, we're just staying one night, isn't there anything you can do?" He finally, very reluctantly, agreed to set up an extra bed for us, for 700 dirhams extra which I willingly paid for, rather than forfeit my 2000+ dirham reservation. And that spoiled the experience for us. We felt unwelcome, and, maybe in my opinion, made to feel like we weren't rich enough to stay there. We just stayed the night, didn
Reviewed May 09, 2016

See from China
Coral Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2016
over rated
nice location, nice beach and nice outside area
Not so good as I thought the Hotel was too over rated.
Reviewed March 01, 2016

KASHIF from Pakistan
Family with young children
Diamond Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2016
Reviewed February 14, 2016


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