Abu Dhabi is a cool little city! I only spent a day and half here so I didn't get to see much of it, but I did take time to indulge in Afternoon Tea at Emirates Palace. This hotel is not personally my taste. I like a more modern accommodations, but it's definitely worth a visit to check out this 5 star property.
Emirates Palace is beautiful, but I was more impressed with the Bab Al Qasr Hotel being built across the street.
The 24 karat gold sweet potato fries (breaded with cornflakes) are a must! They were delicious and how many other opportunities will you get to eat gold?
So much food!
Jumeirah Etihad Towers + Bab Al Qasr
**Simply Chic Travel Tips: Emirates Palace**
They say the only way to get into Emirates Palace is with a reservation, but I don't think that's true. We walked right in and no one stopped us, or checked our names. So if you want to check out the hotel without being forced to spend money, just try walking in.
The tea is affordable (around $45 compared to $109 at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai) and the food was good, but I've had better tea experiences, so I wouldn't say it's a must. But if you're feeling fancy, note that they don't allow same day reservations for tea, so book ahead or do what I did and make a reservation for lunch/dinner and ask if it's too late to switch to tea when you get there :)
Lastly, there is a dress code, so be sure to ask ahead or check online. Women must cover their arms which I didn't know, so I just threw on a pashmina.
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WORN TO: Afternoon Tea at EMIRATES PALACE