Monday, December 15, 2008

The Emirates Palace Atrium

The whole interior of the hotel is covered in 22-carat gold leaf.


babooshka December 15, 2008 at 6:20 PM  

Wow! That really is ornate.

San Diego Farmgirl December 16, 2008 at 2:48 AM  

I don't mean to offend the UAE people, but to me, it looks like a high-end, gilded Las Vegas hotel/casino. The Italian marble, furniture, color scheme, columns, these are all elements Steve Wynn uses in his casinos. Not a flattering comparison, but an honest reaction.

bitingmidge December 16, 2008 at 2:50 AM  

It's not to my taste, but amazing none the less!

You have some amazing photos here!

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Maki December 16, 2008 at 4:28 AM  

Absolutely stunning! I can't imagine such wealth. Are you aloud to take/post pictures of any UAE women? I would love to see a picture of an authentic belly dancer.


AbuDhabiDailyPhotograph December 16, 2008 at 9:50 AM  

I agree the décor isn’t everyone's cup of tea, although you can’t help being impressed by it once you’ve visited. Knowing that it’s not fake gold really helps!

AbuDhabiDailyPhotograph December 16, 2008 at 9:55 AM  

Taking photographs of Emirati women isn’t permissible. However, given that most belly dancers here are Russian, it shouldn’t be a problem. I’ll see what I can do!

San Diego Farmgirl December 17, 2008 at 5:44 AM  

Good grief, I just realized this is the hotel that you posted earlier, right? I thought it was a royal palace - no wonder it looks like a hotel, it IS a hotel. I don't know what I was thinking, how embarrassing!

AbuDhabiDailyPhotograph December 17, 2008 at 10:44 AM  

Yes, the photo entitled "World's most expensive stay" posted Thursday, November 13, 2008 is the exact same place. But I read that Steve Wynn might be coming here to build a Ferrari hotel - Interesting.

San Diego Farmgirl December 20, 2008 at 10:27 PM  

Well, Steve Wynn isn't making much money in Las Vegas these days. I was just there last month and it was a ghost town compared to just a couple of years ago.

How is the economy there? We get all sorts of misinformation about countries from that part of the world.

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