Emirates Palace Hotel is claimed to be an 8-star luxurious hotel. It is situated in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, just one street away from the UAE Presidential Palace. The hotel cost nearly US$3 billion to construct. Seen from the outside, it resembles a mosque, or an Arabian Palace from the time of Ali Baba. The sumptuous interior of the hotel is decorated with 22 tonnes of pure gold, over a thousand Swarovski crystal lamps, and more than 10,000 fresh flowers. The hotel owns over 1.3 kilometers of coastline. The hotel's guests can enjoy its tranquil and beautiful private beach.