Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE

A real iconic Abu Dhabi landmark and lavishly imagined dream, this luxurious 5-star hotel blends Arabian splendor with the latest technology to create a magical and memorable experience. It is the definition of an unrivalled Arabian fantasy. During daytime, the hotel's golden-sandy color contrasts with its fresh green gardens, silvery water fountains and the blue sky. At night, the hotel's lighting changes subtly, featuring a majestic rainbow-changing effect over the main dome.

Grand in both its design and myriad of offerings, the hotel features 114 domes, with the central dome at an imposing 72.6 meters above ground. Gold, mother of pearl and crystals dominate the interior. The Palace has 1002 chandeliers, the largest weighing 2.5 tones. Another memorable Palace feature is its two handmade wall display carpets, portraying the Palace itself and each weighing a ton.

The main Palace building stretches over a kilometer from wing to wing, and its gardens and surroundings spread across 100 hectares. It has 394 luxurious rooms and suites, a 1.3 km pristine beach, landscaped pools, and a private marina overlooking a natural bay, making it perfect for a once-in-a lifetime holiday or for events and meetings that make a statement, with some of the city's largest hotel conference centers equipped with the latest technology.

Emirates Palace is centrally located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, close to major visitor attractions and the main business areas of the city. Just 40 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport and 90 minutes from Dubai Airport, Emirates Palace is conveniently situated for both leisure and business travelers. Popular tourist sites close to the Emirates Palace include the Grand Mosque and the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, both located 20 minutes away. The Marina Mall and major shopping attractions are also within walking distance of the hotel.