This is summer at Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental at a glance

This is summer at Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental at a glance



Partner Content: The recently inaugurated Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental property has something for everyone in the capital.

Earlier this year, FACT checked into one of the world's most opulent addresses, a destination originally designed to host the likes of royalty, celebrities and heads of state. Yes, Emirates Palace's recent conversion to a Mandarin Oriental property officially calls for a staycation in Abu Dhabi, and now's the time to do so. 

The luxurious resort knows that extreme elevations in temperatures translate to quality time spent indoors with friends and family — accompanied by unparalleled luxury, of course. On offer are specially curated experiences catering to kids, wellness seekers, sporty types, gastronomes and more. Here, we reveal five reasons to while away the long summer days at Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental.

Family Matters

A day out with your family awaits at Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental thanks to the Fun Family Day Pass. Available from 15 June to 31 August, this day pass can be enhanced with the following add-ons

  • A wholesome breakfast at the elegant all-day dining restaurant Vendôme (priced at AED 195 per person).
  • The EP Club breakfast, afternoon tea, or evening cocktail.
  • Day use or an overnight stay.
    GO: Email or call 02 690 7999 for reservations and more information.
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Little Fans

Children aged 3 to 12 years old are in for a treat this season — the Summer Kids Camp at the Palace is back from 3 July to 3 September with an extensive line-up of activities for them to learn through connection, flow, movement, sustainability and creativity. Priced AED 385 onwards, the camp will run from 8am to 3:30pm on weekdays. Parents, register before 20 June and receive a 10 percent savings. Bonus: additional siblings and beach club members are entitled to a 10 percent discount.

GO: Email or call 02 690 7910 for reservations and more information.

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Culinary Highlights

For only AED 195 per person, you can feast your way through the specially curated lunch menus at Talea by Antonio Guida (contemporary Italian), Martabaan (Indian fine dining), Lebanese Terrace (opulent Middle Eastern cuisine), and Episodes Deli (home to unique culinary experiences) from 15 June to 31 August. UAE residents can also choose to take advantage of the exclusive breakfast at Vendôme from 7am to 11am, or treat themselves to the ladies' afternoon tea at Episodes Tea Apothecary from 2pm to 6pm.

Elsewhere, Chef Sahar Al Awadhi will be creating a selection of handcrafted desserts for The Mandarin Cake Shop as well as an afternoon tea experience at Episodes. Having cooked with the likes of Pierre Gaigner, Niko Romito, Frederic Bau and Himanshu Saini., Chef Sahar was named Best Pastry Chef at the inaugural Middle East & North Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards.

GO: Email or call 02 690 7999 for reservations and more information.

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Summer Qi

Inspired by traditional Chinese medicine, the Oriental Qi Element consultation at The Spa determines your predominant element — wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. On offer until 31 August for anyone staying at the Palace, this highly personalised experience will guide you towards a more balanced and harmonious life through treatment suggestions. You'll also receive complimentary wellness tips from the onsite spa experts.

GO: Email or call 02 690 7885 for reservations and more information.

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Sporting Spirit

Taking this slower season to shift your focus towards wellness? Immerse yourself in a world-class selection of water and land sports at the Palace from 15 June to 31 August. Aquaphiles can choose from zorbing, kayaking, flyboarding, wake surfing, jet skiing and more, while those who prefer land sports can participate in padel, tennis, and football in a temperature-controlled environment throughout the season. Elsewhere, expert coaches will be at hand for private coaching sessions in case you're looking to learn a new sport or improve your skills — and all fitness levels are welcome. Equipment is also available for rent.

GO: Email for reservations and more information.

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