Emirates Palace, Downtown, Abu Dhabi
Less an hotel, this is more a city of delights in its own right; a city where the architects apparently had carte blanche to create a show-stopper of a resort with nothing left unthought-of.
This enchanting landmark holds iconic, monument status in Abu Dhabi, and offers an extraordinary, unforgettable experience to match it. Water-babies will adore the private, white-sandy beach, free-form relaxation pool and adventure pool with its lazy river; or the vast selection of watersports.
Accommodation-wise there’s everything from luxury rooms through to three-bedroom Palace Suites – the latter being nothing short of mini-palaces with lavish décor, quadruple height ceilings, Swarovski chandeliers and magnificent dining rooms. Oh, and a 24-hour butler, naturally.
15 restaurants and bars provide everything your tastebuds could ever wish for, extreme
sports take centre stage at the ‘Energy Zone’, serenity is on tap at the
Anantara Spa and with high-end boutiques galore, you don’t even need to leave
the resort should you feel the urge to splurge.