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EMIRATES PALACE
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S IMPLY ABU DHABI
Extraordinary extravagance
For an extraordinary and unforgettable experience
offering guests extravagant luxury in accordance with
Arab tradition, the Emirates Palace is an ideal base for
both business and leisure travellers. As discerning and
sophisticated travellers we have come to expect a lot
from the places that we choose to stay at, but we weren’t
prepared for the glorious opulence and sumptuousness
that we would experience at the Emirates Palace. A week
spent sightseeing and being at one with our spirituality
at the Christian Monastery and the Grand Mosque,
discovering the exhilaration of watching a Polo Match
and sampling exquisite cuisine at the many on site award-
winning fine dining restaurants and letting our hair down
at Etoiles, flew by as we were having such unadulterated
fun. Despite managing to pack so much into so little time
we are still left wanting more.
That’s the power of Abu Dhabi. Staying at the Emirates
Palace Hotel is a regal experience befitting of Kings and
we have certainly been treated like royalty. A&J would
like to extend our utmost gratitude and warmest thanks
to Mr Salem Al Muhairi from the owners office, Hans
Olbertz the General Manager, Mohammed Alaoui
and the Communications Team and Dipak Kumar our
brilliant Butler, all for their exemplary service at every
level. When it comes to the ultimate in escapism and
lavish indulgence, the Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi is the
place to be.
Facts & Figures About Emirates Palace.
• Approximately 3 billion US dollars to build the
property in 3 years with circa 20,000 workers, designed
by Wimberley Allison Tong & Goo of the UK. (Nice
contract to have guys!)
• 38km (25 minutes) drive from Abu Dhabi airport
• 1km in width from wing to wing, 100 hectares total area
• 1.3km private beach
• 394 rooms and suites, ranging from 55 sqm to 680 sqm
• Types Of Accommodation: - 48 Palace Suites, 20 Khaleej
Deluxee Suites, 20 Khaleej Suites, 4 Royal Khaleej Suites, 63
Diamond Rooms, 73 Pearl Rooms, 166 Coral Rooms.
• Over 16 individually branded restaurants and bars
• 40 meeting and conference rooms
• Ballroom with a guest capacity of 2,400 theatre style
• Auditorium with seated guest capacity of 20,000
• Open air concert guest capacity of 20,000
• 619 plasma and LCD screens in guest rooms and meeting
rooms
• 5kg of pure edible gold is used per annum for decorative
purposes on desserts (hope there’s no wastage!!!)
• 128 kitchens and pantries
• 200 tonnes of oranges squeezed for fresh juice, per annum
• 6.4km jogging trail
•114 domes, with central dome at a height of 72.6 metres above
ground
• 8 escalators and 102 elevators, with a maximum capacity up to
55 persons per elevator
• Marble imported from 13 countries across the world
• 12 external fountains and 8 indoor water features
• 1,002 chandeliers, the largest weighing 2.5 tonnes
• 8,000 trees set in landscaped gardens
• 2 wall display carpets, handmade in Thailand, weighing 1
tonne each
• 818 parking spaces
• Daily laundry capacity of 6 tonnes
• 1,300 employees from 58 different countries
And finally...
For all you budding Billionaires or if the name on your
Falcon Private Bank Card/Quintessentially card happens
to be Sir Richard Branson, Sir Philip Green or Roman
Abramovich, the Emirates Palace offers the world’s most
expensive One Million Dollar bespoke suite holiday
package.
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