go for the gold!

May 13th, 2010

Anantara Spa treatment room

Anything is possible in Abu Dhabi. That is why we are not surprised that the stately Emirates Palace, with its iconic roofline and dramatic, gold plated lobby, added more bling to the decor…  Gold to go, to be exact!  As if the hotel needed more that glittered and dazzled, the lobby has now been outfitted with none other than its own gold-dispensing machine.  Simply feed cash into the ATM-like apparatus and bam! Out comes a bar or customized coins of gold. Sound bizarre?  Not really when you are traveling in one of the wealthiest countries in the world.

After all the time spent lugging gold bars around town, why not head to the Anantara Spa and unwind with a massage or in the traditional hammam.

At more than $1,245 an ounce, why wouldn’t you go for the gold?

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