Abu Dhabi: Emirates Palace hotel to open
The luxury Emirates Palace hotel in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi will have its soft opening on February 5, 2005.
Emirates Palace, designed to reflect the Arabian culture, has 114 domes covered in mosaic glass tiles topped with gold finials.
Emirates Palace has a total 390 hotel rooms and suites and some 16 restaurants and bars. The hotel also features the Emirates Palace Conference Centre with conference facilities including an auditorium with fixed seating capacity of some 1,200 guests, a main ballroom that can seat up to 2,000 persons and some 40 meeting rooms including a Media Centre with 12 press rooms.