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“Toured the Palace and watched a performance”
Review of Emirates Palace

Emirates Palace
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$42.00*
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City Tour of Abu Dhabi: Sheik Zayed Mosque, Emirates Palace, Marina Mall
Ranked #2 of 144 things to do in Abu Dhabi
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“Toured the Palace and watched a performance”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

I did not stay in the hotel, but combined the Palace tour (call ahead to book a tour) with a ballet performance that was held in the Auditorium. Well, this IS a Kempinski property, which pretty much sums it up. There is gold and there are crystals in everything you see. Fantastically trained multilingual service staff, manicured grounds, rich textures and colors create an atmosphere of royal treatment for royal customers. The tour was good, it cost 100 AED per person and included a tea afterwards. You get to see a lot more on a tour, all the while wishing you can stay in the hotel for some time as a guest. The auditorium is very comfortable with good acoustics and of course, a rich gold and crimson interior. What surprised, though, was below-the-average buffet food better suited not for the Kempinski property but a cheap movie theater with people munching on popcorn and hamburgers not only during the intermission but also during the ballet performance (this is definitely the fist one for me in 40 years of going to classical performances).

Visited November 2012
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“The Best Hotel in Abu Dhabi”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

Incredible! Speachless! Gold everywhere, huge lobby and infinite ceilings. It's a must but not always possible to visit. Better if you reserve a lunch or dinner there.

Visited April 2012
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“Amazing”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

Breath-taking grandeur, fountains, gold leaf ornate interiors and attentive service. I went for a corporate cultural evening and I felt like a princess! Apparently they have rooms called Ferrari, Porsche etc. and when you check into the room you get the car to use during your stay - brilliant idea!

Visited November 2012
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“Best place for tourists!”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

The Emirates Palace is extremely grand, and while it takes a toll on your wallet it is worth it if you've got people visiting and want to wow them. You've got a selection of food options, I also enjoy the lounge though I hate the smoking. Also, why not take a look at the gold vending machine!

Visited September 2012
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“amazing hotel and restaurants”
Reviewed November 15, 2012


the palace is one of it kind, rooms are extraordinary and the have a variety of restaurants you can chose among them i liked the most the one on the beach

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