Well-heeled guests of the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi can now buy gold bars and coins from the world’s first “gold vending machine” within the hotel.

The self-service machine, which is itself 24 carat gold-plated, dispenses 1g, 5g and 10g gold bars, as well as gold coins in gift boxes with designs including Maple Leaf and Kangaroo.

Prices are updated in real time, and all items come with a money back guarantee, offering investors “an opportunity to top up their gold caches”.

Commenting on the launch Janet Abrahams, Executive Director of Sales & Marketing Emirates Palace said:

“Emirates Palace initiated The Gold List earlier this year for guests and visitors to purchase special items to treasure their memories of their visit and provide cherished gifts from the Emirates Palace Boutique.

“The opportunity to include Emirates Palace gold coins from the gold vending machine will be available soon, so whether you are an investor, luxury traveller, or a visitor to this iconic landmark of Abu Dhabi, it is simply the perfect gift.”

For more information visit emiratespalace.com.