Hotels in Dubai are known for being luxurious, opulent and flashy.
So it's little surprise that the latest property to open in the city is luxurious, opulent and flashy, boasting 24-karat ceilings, over 6,400 chandeliers and its own private beach.
It's called The Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai and cost $700million (£548million) to build. And of course its rooms are reassuringly expensive, with the presidential suite going for an eye-watering £5,500 per night.
Described as a 'regal landmark', the Emerald Palace has 391 rooms and eight restaurants, including Michelin award-winning chef Alain Ducasse's first opening in the United Arab Emirates, called MiX.
The interior has been inspired by European palaces of the past, with hand painted 24-karat gold leaf motifs and classical friezes adorning the walls, all created by skilled craftsmen.
In the atrium there are eight marble columns that have been described as being 'intricately pieced together using the finest pink marble' and a chandelier that has been made using 40,000 Swarovski crystals.
The hotel's Grand Salon Maximilian ballroom boasts damask silk tapestries as well as a Blüthner Supreme Edition Louis XIV grand piano.
In each of the hotel's rooms there is a relaxing lounge area, a polished marble bathroom and a balcony with striking views across either the gardens, Arabian Gulf or the Palm Lagoon.
While in the presidential, royal and mezzanine suites, there are floor-to-ceiling windows, freestanding bath tubs and 24-hour butlers.
There are also 10 stand-alone, four-bedroom Royal and Imperial Villas that feature a rooftop pool, hot tub, spa room and a dedicated butler service.
Meanwhile the Emerald Palace also has a 3,000-square-metre spa, a 24-hour wellness centre and gym, an 18-hole putting green and a private cinema.
Managing Director Sébastien Mariette said: 'We are delighted to welcome our first guests at Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai.
'The Palace is a magnificent architectural masterpiece that brings European craftsmanship to the Middle East through its design and unique guest experiences, characterised by a product of the highest caliber.
'Every single detail was carefully handcrafted; exquisite materials were meticulously selected from the best producers across Europe.
'Having such an outstanding Palace, our priority is to provide the highest quality service by exceeding our guests' expectations and creating memories that will last a lifetime.'
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