Emirates Palace opens gate
Emirates Palace, the most impressive resort and conference venue ever to be built in the Middle East, opened partially on February 5.
Last month, it hosted the Kempinski Second Annual General Manager’s and Owners’ meeting and guests of the GEC-organised the thirdinternational exhibition and conference on water, energy and environment, the Environment & Energy 2005 Exhibition.
“We were delighted to be hosting these two major events; I could not have thought of a better way to open our doors and introduce ourselves to the world,” commented Abdo Kayali, director of business development.
Emirates Palace showcases the beauty of Arabian culture, adhering to traditional themes and providing an affinity with the national identity of the UAE. Built in the style of a majestic palace rising from the sand, the colours of the Emirates Palace façade represent the different sand nuances found in the Arabian Desert. The Palace is an architectural wonder and an international landmark boasting a staggering 114 domes all covered in mosaic glass tiles.
The Emirates Palace International Conference Centre houses the most luxurious and technologically advanced meeting facilities in the region. The conference facilities include an auditorium with 1,200 seats, a main ballroom that can accommodate up to 2,800 guests, an extensive range of over 40 meeting rooms, a Media Centre and a Business Centre. In addition, six large terraces and a variety of pre-function areas provide many possibilities for breaks, cocktail receptions and banquets.
Set on 1 million sq m and surrounded by a beautifully landscaped park, Emirates Palace offers spectacular outdoor venues for gala dinners and creative events. It is operated by Kempinski Hotels & Resorts as part of their prestigious portfolio, which comprises distinctively individual properties in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South America and Asia.