Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, Abu Dhabi 

Always glittering in gold

This magnificent hotel is a palace of Arabian culture and ever-ready service.

Covered in 22-karat gold leaf and thousands of crystal chandeliers, the palatial Emirates Palace is all of Abu Dhabi’s brilliance spread at your feet. Swathes of white sands are a big draw as are the palm-lined pools, gold-flaked cappuccinos and 24-karat gold facials. Among the restaurants is award-winning Hakkasan and Michelin-star Talea by Antonio Guida.

Why we love Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, Abu Dhabi

  • The little luxuries - doormen in tailcoats and 24-hour butler service.

  • The quiet romance of dining in a lantern-lit cabana by the Arabian Sea at BBQ Al Qasr.

  • Afternoon tea at the Palace – frivolous, photogenic and delicious.

  • Children feel special with kid-sized robes and slippers, an outdoor play zone and lazy river.

5 stars
Abu Dhabi
7 hours
On a large private stretch of the Corniche
Approx. 35 minutes' transfer from Abu Dhabi airport
Luxury, City Hotel



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability
  • Children
  • Golf
  • Good to Know

There’s a real passion for cuisine here with two restaurants boasting Michelin-starred restaurants. Serving everything from al fresco barbecue and contemporary Chinese to Lebanese fare and Indian fine dining, take your pick from a wide array of restaurants.

For smart-casual elegance, sample international buffet dining at the all-day diner.

Awarded a Michelin star, this glamorous restaurant is one of the hotel's finest, serving contemporary Chinese.

Located by the West Beach Club this Greek-inspired restaurant is a popular spot for families.

Offering poolside dining, Alma serves Mexican fare.

Martabaan by Chef Hemant Oberoi
The destination for fine dining and Indian flavours with a twist.

If you enjoy dining beneath the stars, head to the BBQ Al Qasr for a variety of chargrilled meats and seafood.

Lebanese Terrace
Set amongst the palace gardens, Lebanese Chef Gilber Sak has created a menu of seafood platters, mixed grills and mezze.

Talea by Antonio Guida
The Michelin-starred restaurant offering family-style Italian dishes.

The latest addition to Emirates Palace with four stations offering tea, a deli, cake shop and ice cream.

Café Fountain
Tea, coffee, light meals and pastries are served here. It's also a great spot for sunset watching.

Conscious Juice Bar
Organic, vegan and sustainable ingredients are used to create a range of healthy juices and smoothies.

An exciting new venue where food, drinks and theatrics meet. The vibe is very much 1920s and you can head to the DMC Theatre to be amazed and enthralled by IMPOSSIBLE, a show by British magician and mentalist, Drummond Money-Coutts.

Head to Hakkasan on Friday evenings for their Night Brunch where unlimited drinks accompany a selection of dim sum, meat and seafood dishes.

What's included

Breakfast at Vendôme, unless otherwise advised.

Upgrade options

Half Board • Buffet breakfast at Vendôme • Buffet lunch or dinner at Vendôme • You can dine at Martabaan, Talea, BBQ Al Qasr, Hakkasan, Mezlai, Cafe and Cafe by the Fountain for a supplement.

The luxurious Emirates Palace Spa offers a range of treatments to foster the concept of balance and serenity to suit the individual needs of its guests. Treatments and packages available include detoxifying scrubs, a selection of massages and facials and divine hammam rituals.

As well as a fitness centre, there are a number of jogging and cycling trails. Yoga classes can also be arranged.

Beach volleyball, cricket, padel and horse riding along the beach are just some of the hotel's organised activities. For pure escapism head out by boat to the pristine beach of Sandbar Island.

Thrill seekers will love the options on offer at the Watersports Centre including waterskiing, X-Jetblades, windsurfing and wakeboarding. Sailing, stand-up paddleboarding and diving are also available.

Mandarin Oriental are continuously expanding their sustainability programmes. Energy consumption is measured, where possible, produce is sourced locally and the impact on the local environment is monitored.

AquaFun Park is a water-based supervised playground and great fun for families. The Kids Play Zone caters for 4 to 12-year-olds with a range of activities, games and sports.

The concierge can arrange tee times and transportation to four championship golf courses - Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Saadiyat Golf Club, Yas Links and Abu Dhabi City Golf Club.

Minimum stay: 2 nights 30 Nov; 3 nights 29 Nov & 31 Dec-01 Jan.

No departures 31 Dec & 01 Jan.

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