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Record breaking celebrations at Emirates Palace

16th December 2010 Print
The Christmas Tree at Emirates Palace

Each year Emirates Palace dazzles its guests and visitors and this Fifth Year Anniversary for Emirates Palace ends on an exceptional high as the only address to celebrate the festive season in unique world record breaking style.

Aiming for its second published Guinness World Record Emirates Palace invites you to marvel at the World’s Most Expensively Dressed Tree, bejewelled with precious gems provided by Style Gallery valued at over 11 million USD, this centre piece stretching 13 meters high under the Main Dome provides a unique seasonal spectacle for guests and visitors and sets the scene for the New Years Eve Gala Ball and First World Party on 31 December 2010.

Mr. Hans Olbertz, General Manager, commented "This is another unique event for Emirates Palace and will ensure the many international guests and visitors we welcome to the hotel and Abu Dhabi at this time of year will be able to be part of this world's first history in the making moment".

An indulgent spectacular Gala Ball is organized on New Year's Eve under the magnificent Palace Dome entertained by the famous Big Band Des Bundeswehr from Germany. At the midnight hour Emirates Palace will welcome 2011 with a breathtaking fireworks sound and light show. Following this, the first World Party in Abu Dhabi will start with live entertainment and Chefs seasonal tempting treats until late.

Built as an iconic landmark showcasing Arabian culture and hospitality at its finest, Emirates Palace, managed by Kempinski, has created an enviable niche in luxury hospitality, welcoming world leaders, celebrities, global business travellers and leisure guests with a truly memorable and unique experience, luxurious contemporary facilities and amenities in comfortable and traditional Arabian surroundings with personalized world class service.

Situated on a 1.3 km stretch of private white pristine beach and on 100 hectares of manicured lawns and lush landscaped gardens, Emirates Palace comprises 394 luxury rooms and suites and a variety of award winning dining options. The resort's leisure facilities include two intricately landscaped swimming pools one to refresh and relax and one perfectly designed for adventure and family fun, an Anantara spa, tennis courts, and a state of the art fitness centre.

Emirates Palace houses the most luxurious and technologically advanced meeting facilities in the region which include an auditorium with up to 1,100 seats, the ballroom for up to 2400 guests, over 40 meeting rooms, a Media Centre and a Business Centre and outdoor venue capacity for up to 20,000 guests. As a world-class leader in the Meetings, Incentive, Conference and Events market, Emirates Palace plays host to a spectacular cultural calendar including host for the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, the largest Hotel Art Gallery with regular exhibitions, popular and classical music concert programme. With a FIFA standard football pitch and home to Manchester City's winter training ground, Emirates Palace offers the best in world sports action including the annual Lashings Cricket Festival.

Emirates Palace, since its inception, has quickly established an enviable reputation in the industry, winning many prestigious industry awards including most recently The 2009 World Travel Awards Best Conference and Convention Centre and 2009 World Luxury Hotel Awards for Best Luxury Business Hotel and World Luxury Hotel Award.

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The Christmas Tree at Emirates Palace