Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE

When I was in school, I randomly used to look up luxury hotels and go through their photo galleries for inspiration and also just for fun.

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The Emirates Palace Hotel was one of the first ones I had heard about in the UAE (besides the famous Burj-Al-Arab).

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When a friend told me about it, I immediately looked it up. From the pictures, I remember being more impressed with the exterior design and architecture of it rather than the interior. When I finally went and saw it with my own eyes, I still felt the same way.

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It definitely lived up to it’s name in that it looked like a palace.We didn’t get to go in any of the rooms or suites (I’m sure they are magnificent) but we did get to go inside and see the main areas like the lobby and the courtyard.

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When you enter through the main entrance, it is massive, just as you would have imagined.

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And when you look up you see this beautiful ornate dome that all the floors are arranged around.

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All through the lobby there are several seating areas and places for people to chill at with VERY comfortable couches.

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We sat and walked around all the areas we could have without getting into trouble.

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One thing that stood out to me whenever I visited a hotel there was, the bathroom signs. They weren’t your typical “Men” and “Women” sings, they made them all different and I thought that was pretty cool.

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Check out the fresh hand towels in the corner, even in the public bathroom, no paper napkins here!

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Next, we headed out into the giant courtyard. Look at how big it is compared to me!

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Because it was so hot, no one was out here except us fools. (We went in May!)

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I loved all the little details in the arches, domes and the floor.

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It truly looked like how I would have imagined an Arabian Palace would look.

Do you have a favorite hotel that you’ve been to or would like to stay at some day?






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