Lavish, luxe, indulgent… No one word quite does the gilt opulence of the Emirates Palace justice. If you’re not staying the night in the plush rooms, you should make a reservation at a dining or drinking outlet to enter. The lobby cafe is a favorite for high tea, or you may choose from one of 14 other outlets that include formal Chinese, Emirati and Italian restaurants, a beachfront BBQ, a sumptuous buffet and an upscale lounge/nightclub. The public is also welcome to book one of the exquisite spa services (24-carat facial, anyone?) and day passes are available for the tropical pool and sandy beach areas – watersports, and camel rides. available.