The Emirates Palace is a luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. TIt cost approximately 3 billion USD to build the property in 3 years with 20,000 workers. The Emirates Palace occupies 850,000m² of floor space. Many of the suites offered are furnished in gold and marble. The main central area houses an expansive marble floor, balconies and a large patterned dome above, picked out in gold.