Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Look for the enormous domes, each clad in a mosaic of glass, and you’ll know you’re in the right place. Against a backdrop of rising metallic skyscrapers, Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental sits low in terracotta, sprawling alongside a swathe of coastline. With its own private marina and beach club – the latter complete with elevated wooded cabanas – pools, myriad water sports and desert escapes on the cards, it brings together all the proper holiday vibes you could ask for. Modern grandeur is revealed across the bedrooms, which benefit from a typical dusting from the MO glam squad. Arabian detailing is a recurring theme – be that in the archways or etched into window panes or across headboards – but it all marries in with the contemporary, lavish styling the group’s known for: think polished marble, ebonised walnut wood and quality furnishings. A particularly noteworthy addition here is their vegan category – a mirror image of other rooms clad in vegan-friendly materials. Genius. Beyond is an indulgent spa and hammam that speaks the languid language of relaxation. And on the food front? Eleven top-notch, globetrotting eateries including an indoor-outdooer iteration Hakkasan – No 49. on MENA’s 50 Best Restaurants list 2023.

Key Information

  • Rooms: 394
  • Starting Rate: $457
  • Dining: Hakkasan
  • Drinking: Broadway
  • At the Hotel: Private beach, beach club, spa, yacht tours, pools, tennis courts, desert safari, cultural tours, water sports, scuba diving, beach volleyball, horse riding, golf, cricket, padel court, yoga, cycling trails, sandbar picnic, hair salon, barbers, boutique, family friendly, event space
  • 97126909000
  • Visit Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental's Website


West Corniche Road, Al Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi,