Visiting the Lobby of the Emirates Palace

Visiting the Lobby of the Emirates Palace

Is it a palace, or is it a hotel?

Let’s just say, the Emirates Palace is a palatial hotel. From its name and the looks of it from the outside, you’d never guess that the Emirates Palace is just a hotel; it’s fit for a sheikh, and the estimated $3 billion it cost to build it is proof enough.

While non-guests are welcome to visit the Kempinski branded Emirates Palace, they’re not allowed beyond the lobby. So during our quick 24-hour visit to Abu Dhabi, we made sure to stop by to see whether this hotel really lives up to the hype. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves…

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Fountain in the front
Fountain in the front
View from the front
View from the front

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My king and the sheikhs
My king and the sheikhs

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Piles of dates
Piles of dates
Oh...just in case you need a bar of gold, there's a gold ATM in the lobby for your convenience
Oh…just in case you need a bar of gold, there’s a gold ATM in the lobby for your convenience

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Palm trees in the lower lobby
Palm trees in the lower lobby
Massive tapestry
Massive tapestry
Backyard view -- there's a private beach
Backyard view — there’s a private beach

If and when we ever make it back to Abu Dhabi, I’d love to treat ourselves to a stay in one of the Emirates Palace’s 302 rooms or 92 suites and experience the hotel’s self-professed “beyond 5-star luxury” and service for ourselves. Out of curiosity, I recently searched Expedia to get an idea of how much one night would cost mid-week sometime in October, and the cheapest room is $618/night. Not as bad as I thought. If we ever find ourselves back in Abu Dhabi, maybe we could even treat ourselves to two nights although that would be pushing it. It would definitely be a YOLO-worthy experience.

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*For more info about the Emirates Palace or to book your stay, click here.

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What’s the grandest hotel you’ve ever stayed at or visited?

  • Nadeen

    Thanks for the sneak peek! I want to stop by here in November for the photo opps. lol. I like the backyard view. The gold ATM is funny!

    • You definitely won’t fall short of any photo opps here! The gold ATM is bananas – lol!

  • Opulent perfectly sums up the hotel and Abu Dhabi and Dubai in general!

  • The fountains, the gardens, the piles of dates – it’s so opulent, love it!

    • Opulent perfectly sums up the Emirates Palace and Abu Dhabi and Dubai in general!

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