The Emirates palace Abu Dhabi cost approximately $3billion to build and was constructed with the aim of showcasing Arabian culture. Emirates Palace has 394 rooms and suites, 40 meeting and conference rooms, a white sand beach , a myriad of pools and fountains, a sumptuous spa, marble imported from 13 different countries and over 1,000 crystal chandeliers
The Emirates Palace Hotel has the distinction of being only the second seven-star hotel in the world, next to Burj Al Arab in Dubai. On November 2005, the Emirates Palace opened its doors for the first time.
The hotel is operated by the Kempinski Hotel Group and owned by the government of Abu Dhabi. Emirates Palace employs approximately 2,600 staff, representing about 50 nationalities, with an average of three staff members for every guest.
The Emirates Palace is also the official guest palace of the government of Abu Dhabi, with 22 three-bedroom suites capable of hosting as many heads of state and their entourages.
The highest floor has six rulers’ suites, which are out of bounds to all except members of UAE royal families. Royalty, or those who want to feel like it, can luxuriate in one of the many palace suites, all with lavish surroundings that would befit a Sultan of old, with enough modern amenities to please today’s top tycoons.