his palace is a legend in the Emirates, having been constructed at the wishes of the sheik for nearly $3 billion, and it is worth a tour even if not bunking here.
Its majestic footprint is awe-inspiring even from the street. It is managed by the Kempinski group (although government influence is still a large factor in managerial decisions here).
Guests reach the main entrance after weaving up the fountain-lined, sandstone-clad driveway where bellmen escort guests inside. With glorious dom...