Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Desert Palm in Dubai is a unique retreat blending a modern chic feel with character and charm. This boutique offering is intimate and feels exceptionally luscious and green, almost like a tempting oasis standing between Dubai and the Arabian desert.
At a Glance
Located on the outskirts of the city in a peaceful area
One of the true 'boutique' hotels in the Dubai area
The hotel has a fantastic and award winning grill restaurant, Rare
Strong affinity with polo and horses - the hotel is located right beside lush polo pitches
Polo Suites offer more room and outside space
Escape from Dubai's building work by staying at Desert Palm, amongst the luscious green fields. This is one of the only truly boutique properties in the Dubai area.Scott Dunn team
For a unique experience try a romantic destination dining in various secluded locations around the polo estateScott Dunn team
The esteemed horse riding school is just a few minutes walk away, make sure you book your lessons in advance to avoid disappointmentScott Dunn team
Desert Palm is set in a polo estate, showcasing four championship polo fields, a riding school, stables, rare birds, and vast green landscapes. It is a haven away from the building and construction that often taints a stay on Jumeirah Beach – offering the chance to truly relax and enjoy undeniable privacy that comes with a stay at Desert Palm.
For those looking to explore the buzz of Dubai, this is just a 10 minute drive away, making exploring Dubai Downtown and other areas very easy.
With only 38 rooms, suites and villas, Desert Palm has been constructed with elegance and grace in mind using simple yet distinctive architecture. The rooms are contemporary and equestrian inspired – with modern gadgetry blending with a light and airy feel. The hotel has private pool villas and large pool residences for the ultimate luxurious stay.
There are a number of culinary delights to enhance your stay whether opting for their private dining wherever you want under the starts, or in one of their four superb restaurants and bars. With a ‘LIME’ Spa – guests can enjoy some the finest spa treatments on offer in Dubai. Other activities can involve horse riding, cooking tutorials, wine tasting and even rare bird watching. Given its location, a short excursion into the desert by 4x4 can easily be arranged, or on the other side a trip into Dubai for some retail therapy.
In short, Desert Palm is unique – it is a boutique haven oozing privacy and charm where you can escape the necessity of having to stay on Jumeirah Beach and indulge in Desert Palm’s refined and chic lifestyle.
Desert Palm offers just 38 rooms, suites and villas of which there are 6 Palm Deluxe Rooms, 7 Palm Suites, 5 Polo Suites, 4 Pool Villas, 2 Polo Pool Villas, 13 Pool Residences and the Layali Villa. All accommodation offers modern, contemporary decor with views of the surrounding nature. Interiors feature king size and emperor beds, rainfall showers, Dallmayr coffee machines, wine fridges and high-tech entertainment including Bose sound, AirPlay and Chromecast.
|Palm Deluxe Room||
Measuring 45m² in size and located on the top floor of the retreat, the Palm Deluxe Rooms have views over the pool and gardens. They sleep a maximum of two adults, and the bathrooms feature rainfall showers.
Palm Suites are located on the top floor of the retreat and measure 75m² in size. They have a lounge area and feature views of the polo fields and distant Dubai skyline. The Palm Suites have a maximum occupancy of two adults and one child. Bathrooms feature rainfall showers and separate deep soaking bathtubs.
The Polo Suites are located on the ground floor with easy access to the main swimming pool. They have a balcony overlooking the gardens and the main polo field, and four of the five suites are interconnected. All offer wheelchair access and are 75m² in size. They have a maximum occupancy of two adults and one child.
The one-bedroom Pool Villas measure 198m² in size and feature a sunken bedroom with emperor bed, spacious sitting room with dining area and outdoor living area. They have private pools which are 2.6x8 meters in size. The bathrooms are spacious and there are both indoor and outdoor rain showers. They have a maximum occupancy of two adults and one infant.
|Polo Pool Villa||
The spacious one-bedroom Polo Pool Villas are 205m² in size with their own private pool (measuring 2.6x8 meters), indoor and outdoor living areas, sunken bedroom and spacious bathroom with indoor and outdoor rain showers. The private terrace features a 300 year old olive tree and space for your own private BBQ. They have a maximum occupancy of two adults and one infant.
Ideal for families or groups of adults, the Pool Residences (528m² in size) can sleep up to two adults and two children, or four adults. They have 9ft high walls encircling the gardens to give guests as much privacy as possible. The private swimming pools are large at 8x4 meters. The Pool Residences have two bedrooms, with a study that can be converted into a third bedroom. There are three bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, an outdoor dining area and a sunbathing deck.
Villa Layali is Desert Palm's three-bedroom presidential villa, surrounded by high walls and built from Jordanian stone. It is simple in style, reflecting the Arabian landscape and featuring a central open-air courtyard with large private pool measuring 3.6x8 meters. Each bedroom has its own private courtyard, as well as a spacious dressing room and bathroom. The villa, 845m² in size, sleeps a maximum of four adults, or four adults and two children. Villa Layali also has a private roof terrace ideal for watching the polo or stargazing.
Children are welcome at Desert Palm. Although there are no specific facilities there is a riding school with five full time instructors providing lessons for those of all standards, with classes starting for children from five years old. Some of the local attractions kids will love include the "Wild Wadi" Water Park and Ski Dubai, the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East where you can enjoy skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing.
Facilities at Desert Palm include four championship polo fields, riding school, spa, infinity swimming pool, fitness center, bar and lounge, oakwood fired grill restaurant ’Rare', brasserie-style restaurant 'Epicure', boutiques, banquet halls and outdoor wedding venues.
Desert Palm offers a sensational list of things to do onsite including watching polo matches on one of its four championship polo fields, camel and horse riding, cooking lessons, wine tasting, rare bird watching, jogging, tennis, squash, the LIME Spa and swimming in its gorgeous infinity swimming pool. For the more adventurous you can go diving, waterskiing, sailing and fishing in the Arabian Golf, explore the desert landscape by quad bike, dune buggy or 4x4, take to the skies in a hot air balloon or a micro light and you can play a round of golf on a world class golf course. The hotel will be happy to arrange cultural city tours, boat cruises and helicopter flights. Some of the local attractions include the "Wild Wadi" Water Park and Ski Dubai, the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East.
Location & Directions
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Desert Palm is set in a polo estate, approximately 12km from the airport in between Dubai and the Arabian desert.
When to go
The best time to visit the UAE is between October and November and then February and March, when temperatures hang around the mid-20s and the humidity is under control. While December and January are generally considered the best months to go, the weather over the last couple of ‘winters’ has been unpredictable with occasional cloud and rain.
The month of Ramadan means hotel rates are heavily discounted, but while outside the resort, Ramadan is strictly adhered to, within the resorts you will notice very little difference.
High summer (July and August) means heavy discounted hotels it’s a great option for a cheap getaway but it will be very very hot and very very humid!