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Noble Palaces in the Sand
Noble Palaces in the Sand

Drawing on the aesthetic history of East and West, two gems in Kempinski’s constellation of hotels present a new vision of world leisure architecture. These palatial new hotels in the Gulf States blend seamlessly into architectural elements of 17th and 18th-century Europe and Islamic art, fusing breath-taking aesthetic history with comfort, rounding up the transcendence with today’s newest technology.

As an ode to luxury and a historical link between East and West, the City of the Doges inspired the ultra-luxe Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl - Doha. With its architectural language drawn partly from Venetian palaces with its characteristic Gothic arcades, such as the Ca’ d’Oro, and a few touches derived from the great architect Palladio meld with opulent Oriental arabesques, the Marsa Malaz Kempinski radiates a unique atmosphere of new, worldwide architecture.

The 100,000 square metres of the latest Kempinski hotel, the Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai represents the perfect example of talent, imagination and resources. Opening in 2018, this majestic building doubles the capacity of the Kempinski Palm on the Palm Jumeirah. Inspired from 18th-century Europe and Louis XV of France, Bright, delicate and precious, all the materials used are authentic. Representing the perfect symbol of French refinement, the Emerald Palace amazes with gilt bronze, floral motifs, an abundance of curves and garland patterns: recalling the style of the times of aristocratic pleasure and lightness.

Both Palaces are creating new symbolic and aesthetic references by calling on all that is clearest and most fascinating in each culture, attracting citizens from all over the world with its mesmerising mix of codes, references and echoes of a history linking East and West.


Showcasing the finest European design blended with traditional Arabian elements, Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl–Doha is a true palace in every sense of the word. Located on its own secluded island, the palace is the first ultra-luxury hotel in one of Doha’s most sought-after locations. From the palatial corridors and public spaces, and the luxurious rooms and suites, to a selection of the finest restaurants and lounges, this hotel has become a benchmark for bespoke luxury in Doha.

Arriving at Marsa Malaz Kempinski guests and visitors are set for an unforgettable experience from the moment they walk through the door. The opulence and grandeur combined with breath-taking views over the azure Arabian Gulf, offer an other-worldly experience for ultimate relaxation.


Dubai – impressive by daylight and out of this world by night. Just as HH Sheihk Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, ruler of this Emirate, said, “Dubai will never settle for anything less than first place”. Characterised by its grand design and regal interior inspired by 18th century continental Europe with a contemporary twist, the Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai does not fall short of expectations. Crystal chandeliers, marble, gold and silver leaf plated wood, combined with opulent drapery, elegant colour schemes and expansive spaces introduce guests to palatial living.

Located on 100,000 square metres, the Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai comprises 389 luxurious guest rooms, offering the largest standard room category on Palm Jumeirah, including unique Mezzanine suites and eight highly appointed Royal and Imperial Villas. The culinary journey will offer eight exclusive experiences, using only the freshest ingredients to satisfy diverse palates and connoisseurs.

The hotel will operate a 3,000 square metres Cinq Mondes spa including 24 treatment rooms, indoor wellness swimming pool and two private spa suites. It offers outstanding recreational and entertainment facilities for the whole family, including two exclusive facilities for younger guests (kids club and teens club), a nine hole mini-golf course, fully equipped fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipment, a squash court and the largest private cinema on Palm Jumeirah with a capacity of 80 seats. A palatial retreat, set atop a true landmark.

This incredible reinterpretation of luxury in both palaces recalls all the magnificence of the European royal courts of the past and the magic of Arabia. The results such as Murano glasswork; Middle Eastern woodwork; European marble; gold leaf and art collections, amongst others, conveyed by precious metals and supremely skilled craftsmen, are even more splendid that the original inspiration: it is all there.

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