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Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi: 847 reviews and 33 photos

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Completed in 2004/2005, the Emirates Palace Hotel was built by the government of Abu Dhabi in an effort to raise the profile of the city, similar to Dubai's move when they built Burj al Arab many years ago. However, Abu Dhabi did not choose to build a symbolic skyscraper, but rather a vast and quite impressive hotel complex, modelled after Mughal-period palaces in India, with no expense spared. The hotel is part of the luxurious Kempinski chain and is probably one of the chain's grandest. The hotel itself is an isolated complex with its own private beaches, spa, and restaurants, located close to Marina Mall. For those not staying here, one could visit the complex easily and dine at one of its many high end restaurants.

I finally stayed here for the first time, for just one day (on business), in November 2011. It is very expensive and I've heard many of the rooms are just too large (high-class problem), but my room was not excessively so. Although the stay was most pleasant and service top notch, this type of hotel is just not for me, opulent beyond tasteful. I may have to stay here again on business, but who is to complain?

Address: Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi, GRB 104, AE
Comparison: most expensive
Phone: 971-2-6909000
Price: US$180 and up
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://www.emiratespalace.com/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 24, 2011
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