With its private beach, Michelin-starred restaurant and yacht marina, the Emirates Palace is truly exquisite. An iconic symbol of luxury, this five star Abu Dhabi hotel showcases Arabian culture and delivers the levels of service that have become synonymous with Emirates hospitality. It should come as no surprise to learn that all rooms come with 24/7 butler service. There are nine fine dining venues to choose from, as well as first class sporting facilities including a FIFA-standard football pitch and two gyms. When it comes to unwinding, there is 1.3km of perfect sand, or you can enjoy deeply indulgent treatments in the ultra-indulgent spa. Rooms are spacious and plush, with views of the immaculate gardens, the beautiful swimming pools, or the Arabian Sea. Experience the ultimate in exclusivity at this outstanding Abu Dhabi hotel.
The Emirates Palace provides you with all the facilities you'd expect from a five star hotel in Abu Dhabi - and a few more besides. There's a state-of-the-art spa, two large swimming pools and a beautiful 1.3km stretch of private, sandy beach. The dedicated concierge deliver outstanding service and butlers are also available. Other excellent facilities at this luxury Abu Dhabi hotel include high speed WiFi (and IT butler,) children's club, yacht marina and two gyms.
Food, drink & entertainment
When it comes to exquisite dining, the nine establishments at the Emirates Palace really spoil you for choice. Don't miss the Chinese restaurant, which is famously Michelin-starred. You'll also find lavish Italian, seafood, Lebanese, Emirati eateries. For more casual dining, try the extensive international buffet restaurant, beach BBQ or informal, poolside restaurants. There are five bars to choose from at this five star Abu Dhabi hotel, including a champagne and caviar bar, poolside bar serving tapas, shisha and cocktails, a sophisticated nightclub and a cognac and cigar venue. For an extra treat, enjoy the Palace Ceremony; gourmet cuisine and waiter service, available in the comfort of your room or suite, 24/7.
Sport, games & activities
With a FIFA standard football pitch, a yacht marina, two large, lavish swimming pools, two gyms, four tennis courts and a choice of water sports including windsurfing and snorkelling, there's plenty to do at this luxury Abu Dhabi hotel. If you'd prefer to relax and be pampered, book into the sumptuous Anantara Spa, where ancient rituals and modern treatments combine to create the ultimate luxurious experience.
The rooms at this five star Abu Dhabi hotel have all the features, comfort and design you'd expect from accommodation of its calibre. All of the spacious, elegant rooms come with 24 hour butler service, private bathroom and complimentary WiFi. Coral rooms overlook the lush, landscaped gardens, Pearl rooms have views of the pool area and Diamond rooms have breathtaking VISTAs of the pristine, private beach. For even more luxurious accommodation, upgrade to one of the Emirates Palace's magnificent suites.
Combine a sophisticated city break with a dreamy beach holiday in glamorous Abu Dhabi. This modern metropolis is home to gleaming skyscrapers, palm-lined boulevards and so much green space that it's known as Garden City of the Gulf.
Go shopping in futuristic malls or old fashioned souks, where you can pick up exotic spices, textiles and gold. Take advantage of world class spas, top notch golf courses and delicious cuisine. Check into some of the most impressive hotels on the planet, relax and enjoy impeccable levels of service. The coastline here is as pristine as the accommodation, with strips of white sand lapped by bathwater-warm seas. Head out of the city and find yourself in spectacular desert landscapes that have to be seen to be believed.
All this and year round sunshine make Abu Dhabi one of the world's most up and coming holiday destinations – time to discover it before everyone else does.
Abu Dhabi's desert climate means it's warm all year round, but it can get really hot in the height of summer. Visit from November to March for comfortable highs of around 25°C.
There's so much to do on holiday in Abu Dhabi; from shopping to snorkelling, sandboarding to camel riding, golfing to strolling along the seafront Corniche. Head to the atmospheric souks for a traditional local experience, or go straight to the malls for designer treats. Find your own hideaway with a boat trip to the gorgeous secluded islands off the clear coastline, or head under water and discover stunning coral reefs. Visit the Heritage Village for falconry and lessons in the Bedouin way of life.
The food and drink in Abu Dhabi is first class – and so is the service. Most hotels offer an excellent choice of international cuisine in-house. Elsewhere, the local food is aromatic and incredibly tasty. Coffee are integral to life in Abu Dhabi and many also serve up shisha pipes.
Abu Dhabi remains quieter in the evenings than its nearby neighbour Dubai, but there's still plenty to do. Many hotels have on site bars and clubs and there are an increasing number of late night venues elsewhere in the city. Start an evening with a stroll along the atmospheric Corniche and you'll find somewhere to suit your mood – whether it's a chilled out meal on the seafront or a late night out. Please keep in mind that alcohol consumption is allowed only in bars and on other designated premises and that drinking on the street or in other public places is strictly prohibited.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.