The multiple award-winning Emirates Palace Hotel is located on 1.3 kilometers of white sandy beach and surrounded by a hundred hectares of magnificently landscaped gardens. This extensive and magnificent setting is located on the Corniche Road in Abu Dhabi. The Emirates Palace Hotel, with its ancillary buildings, is surmounted by 114 domes of varying dimensions replicating and reflecting the different shades and colors of Arabian desert sands. The majestic dome of the Grand Atrium is 42 meters in diameter and 60 meters high, with a surface finish of silver and gold-colored glass mosaic tiles. This dome is the largest in the world, taking into account both its height and width.
The 7 storey Palace was designed to host the G.C.C. Summit Conference. The five-star, 450 room hotel, managed by Kempinski, won three major awards in 2005. These were Best New Five-Star Hotel, Best Convention Conference Hotel, and Best Tourism Project. It is clear that the design intention, to create a truly world class Palace Hotel worthy of patronage by Rulers and Heads of State, proved successful.