Emirates Palace

The Emirates Palace is a luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Emirates Palace situated on 1.3 km of private white sandy beach and surrounded by 85 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens, with 114 domes that are 80 meters high. It is only 30 min drive from Abu Dhabi airport and 1.5 hours drive from Dubai airport.

Many of the suites offered are furnished in gold and marble. The main central area houses an expansive marble floor, balconies and a large patterned dome above, picked out in gold. The topmost floor has six Rulers’ Suites which are reserved solely for Emirati royalty and dignitaries. The hotel also contains a large conference centre.

The Emirates Palace offers 394 rooms and suites. All the rooms are very spacious (smallest surface area : 55 m2) and luxuriously appointed with opulent Oriental details like gold leaves mingled with contemporary facilities like air-conditioning, in-room safe, mini bar (large choice of complimentary soft drinks), touch screen remote control lights and TV. Guests can surf freely on the Internet with the interactive plasma screen TV. All the rooms are also fitted with a bathroom with separate shower, a balcony, a dedicated butler service, an office area and turn down service. Fresh fruit, flowers and mineral water are offered every day.

Overall, the hotel has 302 rooms and 92 suites. But, the hotel has 16 Palace Suites on the sixth and seventh floors. 22 three-bedroom suites are reserved for hosting Heads of State or Government, recently for example, Prime Minister Tony Blair and Chancellor Angela Merkel. The cost of staying begins at $400 per night for the Coral Room (floor space of 592 square feet) in the low season; and The Palace Grand Suite (7319 square feet) is the most expensive at $11,500 per night.
-Coral Room (55 m2)
With a view of the park and the garden.
Designed for 2 adults and 1 child under 12

-Pearl Room (55 m2)
With a side sea view.
Designed for 2 adults and 1 child under 12

-Diamond Room (55 m2)
With a sea-facing view.
Designed for 2 adults and 1 child under 12

-Khaleej Suite (110 m2)
Features a living room and a separate bedroom, a jacuzzi, a walk-in closet and a roomy balcony or terrace. Complimentary limousine transfers to/from the airport of Abu Dhabi.
Designed for 2 adults and 2 children under 12

-Khaleej Deluxe Suite (165 m2)
Bigger than the Khaleej Suite and includes a dining room.
Designed for 2 adults and 2 children under 12

Burj Khalifa: Tallest Building in the World

Burj Khalifa or “Khalifa Tower” is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is presently the tallest construction in the world, at 829.84 m (2,723 ft). Before the building opened it was called Burj Dubai. Construction started in 2004. The building was opened on 4 January 2010. It is more than 300 meters taller than Taipei 101, the formerly tallest building. The tower’s construction and engineering were done by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill of Chicago, with Adrian Smith as chief architect, and Bill Baker as chief structural engineer. The primary contractor was Samsung C&T of South Korea.

The total cost for the scheme was about US$1.5 billion; and for the whole “Downtown Dubai” development, US$20 billion. The project’s conclusion concurred with the worldwide monetary disaster of 2007–2010, and with massive overbuilding in the country, led to high openings and foreclosures. With Dubai stuck in debt from its vast desires, the government was required to pursue multibillion dollar bailouts from its oil rich neighbor Abu Dhabi. Then, in a surprise move at its opening ceremony, the tower was renamed Burj Khalifa, said to honour the UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan for his crucial support.

The world’s tallest building is surrounded by hotels, must-visit shopping destinations and a world of entertainment options. Burj Khalifa Tower was designed as a “city in city” — with its own grasses, boulevards and parks. Burj Khalifa is a key element of the new business center in Dubai. The main aim of the magnificent Burj Khalifa Tower is to become a central pearl of the Dubai World Trade Center and inspire people to break limits on the way to new achievements. Dubai recently has detonated onto the world market as a top tourist and business destination, hence enticing to its shorelines thousands of visitors every day from every corner of the world. Burj Khalifa is one of the best places to visit in Dubai.