LOCATION OF THE WEEK: Palm Trees, Opulence & Private Butlers in Abu Dhabi

Imagine a land where the beaches are private and the water is shimmering blue.

Where butlers cater to your every whim and the suites are literally made of gold.

Yeah, wouldn’t that be nice…

Oh hey, it’s real. It’s called the Emirates Palace, and it’s just about the nicest slice of Abu Dhabi you’ll ever find.

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You can see it in Furious 7, as everyone’s favorite band of loveable, speed limit-breaking criminals heads for the United Arab Emirates. Or you can just see it for yourself. And if you go, you should expect to be awash in luxury. Hope that’s okay.

To give you an idea of what we’re talking about:

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You’ve got three bedroom sea view suites decorated in gold and marble.

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You’ve got 14 restaurants, cafes and bars serving up everything from seafood to haute Italian to upscale Chinese via an outpost of renowned restaurant, Hakkasan.

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You’ve got relaxing spa treatments and a traditional Moroccan hammam.


And you’ve even got a yacht-filled marina, should that be of interest.

So, all the bare essentials.


Emirates Palace, West Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi