The unmistakable Emirates Palace Hotel is located overlooking the sea within one kilometre of Abu Dhabi city centre. Standing on a site large enough to cover 70 football pitches the hotel boasts a bewildering array of facilities including two huge openair swimming pools two fully equipped health clubs tennis courts and a wellness centre offering sauna Steam room and massage and spa treatments. With over 1km of private beach the complex also offers a full menu of water sport activities. A complimentary buffetstyle breakfast is provided each morning at Le Vendome restaurant which also offers buffet and a la carte dining throughout the day and indoor and outdoor seating. Other restaurants offer international Arabic and seafood specialities in opulent contemporary surroundings. The Caviar Bar offers an extensive Champagne list while the Havana Club boasts a gentlemens club atmosphere and a selection of fine cognacs and cigars. Despite its enormous size the hotel has only 400 rooms and so each one is of a very generous size. All incorporate separate sitting areas and balconies. Amenities include 50inch plasma televisions CDDVD players wireless Internet 24hour butler service minibars fresh flowers and a welcome tray with dates and chilled towels. Bathrooms come with robes slippers tubs showers and designer toiletries.