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A Stay at The Emirates Palace

Luxury knows no bounds when you set foot at the Emirates Palace hotel in the United Arab Emirates city of Abu Dhabi. The hotel is the second most expensive ever built, only surpassed by Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, ringing in at over $3 billion. Arrive via the helipad or private marina, settle into a suite outfitted with marble and gold, and then relax at one of two pools or spas or the mile-long stretch of private beach. Butler service is free. Twenty-two of the 92 suites are reserved for hosting Heads of State or Government. Cost: Starts at $585 per night