Finally went to visit Emirates Palace the other week and then went back again a couple of nights later for a few photos. Loads of people around taking lots of selfies both inside and outside the hotel. A bit of a challenge to take photos without too many people getting in the way but it is a popular place for people to visit.
Tripods are not allowed inside and outside although I think you can pay if you want to use a tripod outside ( not sure how much though). I actually ended up taking more photos looking across to the Etihad towers. Once again it would have been nice to have a few clouds around in the sky but you can´t have it all:)