drink a gold coffee

At one of the world´s most expensive hotels

Like in a dream, Emirates Palace offers visitors and guests a magical place to enjoy the quintessence of 7* luxury hospitality combined with authentic local experiences. With its 394 luxurious rooms and suites and its award-winning culinary cuisine, Emirates Palace is the definition of an Arabian fantasy.

The hotel is open for the public and even if you did not book a room you can feel like a celebrity. Have a stroll through the lavish lobby and ground floor of the hotel, enjoy a coffee with 23k gold flakes or dine in one of the beach front luxury restaurants.The beach itself is closed to the public and only accessible for hotel guests but you can purchase a day pass.

Emirates Palace offers a 1.3 km pristine beach, landscaped pools and a private marina overlooking a natural bay. The private marina can be accessed by booking a tour on a yellow boat or a dhow trip on The Prince of the Sea.

The hotel is perfect for a once-in-a lifetime holiday or for special events. Emirates Palace is truly one of the most inspiring hotels in Abu Dhabi and everyone should at least visit it once!

The Big Bus Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour stops here

Interesting Facts of the Hotel

For the ruling families of friendly and neighboring countries there are 6 special suites which are only available to these ruling families, which means that they remain empty most of the year.

$ 3 billion in construction costs

Construction started in December 2001, and the hotel opened in February 2005. The total construction cost was around $ 3 billion. Thus, the Emirates Palace is not only one of the most beautiful but also one of the most expensive hotels in the world. More specifically, it ranks #2 after "The Cosmopolitan Hotel" in Las Vegas.

Otherwise, the beauty and grandeur of this palace can not be put into words, you just have to see it. Access is of course not only for guests, tourists are allowed to enter.

5kg of gold are consumed yearly

5kg of gold are consumed here every year. Yes, you read that right: Consumed! We are talking about edible, pure gold leaf, which is used for decorating food and beverages. The cheapest option and a touch of this luxury is the "Palace Cappuccino", sprinkled with real gold chips for the equivalent of 22$.

Hotel amenities


The famous Butler service is ready to welcome you and meet your every need, from unpacking your luggage to advice on local traditions and customs.


Two large, luxurious, cooled swimming pools are available.


The Emirates Palace Spa Abu Dhabi will transport you to another realm. The 1,500 sqm award-winning Emirates Palace Spa features a traditional Moroccan Hammam appointed with two steam rooms, two Jacuzzis, heated marble and an ice cave.


Located in both the East and West Wings, the Emirates Palace boasts two fitness centres equipped with the lastest TechnoGym machines.

Location: at the western corner of AbuDhabi, only 40 minutes from the airport (see google maps below)

Amenities: free WIFI | luxury shops | 24hour butler-service | all rooms with balcony or terrace | Jacuzzi in some suites | sea view | beach location | large pool area | large Fitness Center | large Spa & Wellness area | beauty salon | babysitting | service | several restaurants | Meeting rooms and Business Centre | tennis courts | numerous water sports