$1m for 7 nights at Emirates Palace
(By a staff reporter KHALEEJ TIMES) 6 August 2008
ABU DHABI - The Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi is offering a $1 million (Dh3.67 million) week-long holiday package, which it says is the most expensive in the world.
The package will include first-class air tickets, chauffeur-driven limousines and daily spa treatments in one of the most luxurious surroundings, and even a day trip to Iran to weave carpets if the guest so desires. 'The package covers first class trip from any destination serviced by Etihad Airways to Abu Dhabi,' said Janet Abrahams, the hotel's director of sales and marketing.
She said chauffeur-driven Maybach will be at your disposal daily during your stay in Abu Dhabi, and daily spa treatment in the Anantara Spa' said Janet Abrahams, the hotel's director of sales and marketing.
Hans Olbertz, the hotel's general manager, said the premier property was seeking to establish Abu Dhabi as a world-class favourite destination for vacationing by offering the seven-night stay in a 680 sq-m palace suite.
He said part of the money collected through the package would be donated to social and charitable organisations in the UAE. The hotel is attempting to get a slot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
'The offer is tailor-made as per the guests' requirements. As an example, we can include day trips by private jet to Iran to create your own hand-made Persian carpet from the most exclusive and well-renowned maker, to Dead Sea in Jordan to experience the famous sea and the afternoon Anantara Spa treatment in the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar, to Bahrain for a deep sea pearl diving experience. Your pearl will then be set in unique hand-designed jewellery. And, throughout your excursions, your Emirates Palace butler will be there to guide and assist you,' Abrahams said.
She added that the guests can enjoy a royal golf experience at Abu Dhabi Golf Club and make their own individual perfume with experts from YAS Perfumes.
The other features include a deep sea fishing trip, sunset and desert island tour, gifts including Emirates Palace gold champagne, the rarest pearls in the world from Robert Wang, and a selection from Holland Sporting Guns.