Emirates Palace

Iconic Abu Dhabi hotel cost $3billion to build Reviews

Friday brunch

From an array of live cooking stations that includes sizzling barbecue grills, to an exclusive caviar-tasting happy hour, to live entertainment and a kids’ zone, there’s plenty of fun when you brunch at the Palace. Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs370 (house beverages), Dhs545 (bubbly). Emirates Palace, West Corniche (02 690 9000). Timings: 12.30pm-4pm (Friday)

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If you’ve ever wondered what sort of place you can build for US$3billion, then this is the answer. It’s not just giddy hyperbole either; it really feels palatial, with luxury that regularly accommodates royalty. Rooms have plasma screens as standard, while the top-of-the-range accommodation comes with a room for your bodyguard and a private butler to take care of your every need. The beach and pool areas are outstanding, but room service can be slow and not all the in-house restaurants are worth the price. Even if you can’t afford to stay, it’s worth a visit for afternoon tea.

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
Time Out Abu Dhabi,


  • Location: Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi
  • Tel: 02 690 9000
  • Travel: West Corniche Road
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  • No. of Rooms: 394
  • Hotel Rating: 5 star

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  • Activities: 
  • Tennis court, 
  • Fitness centre/gym, 
  • Outdoor pool, 
  • Fishing, 
  • Scuba/snorkel

User reviews

  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Beachside

User reviews:

Posted by: Akira on 21 May ' 13 at 20:36
  • Best for: Family holidays
  • Would you go back to this hotel? Yes

service is friendly, i felt a warm welcoming and a great hospitality.

Posted by: Igor Chadow on 13 Sep ' 12 at 10:31
  • Best for: Beachside
  • Would you go back to this hotel? Yes

The building itself is impressive, the service extremly professional and friendly. It's a real Palace and worth staying there. Great beach and pool areas, a calm place in the city but within its own great park.

Posted by: khaled on 16 Aug ' 12 at 09:43
  • Best for: Honeymoons
  • Would you go back to this hotel? Yes

loved it

Posted by: Véronique on 05 May ' 11 at 16:48
  • Would you go back to this hotel? Yes

Posted by: gordon on 20 Feb ' 11 at 06:32
  • Best for: Beachside
  • Would you go back to this hotel? No

completely souless. good pool and beach area. would try the fairmont next time. Not as special as it thinks it is.

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