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Desert Palm


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 are a new addition to the portfolio and offer more room and outside space

Riding, , Honeymoon, Family

Insider's View

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.

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Insider's View

For a unique experience try a romantic destination dining in various secluded locations around the polo estate

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Insider's View

The esteemed horse riding school is just a few minutes walk away, make sure you book your lessons in advance to avoid disappointment

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Insider's View

For your own private pool opt for a Pool Villa

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Insider's View

Explore the large estate by horse back or by wheels on the mountain bikes which are equipped with GPS so you can't get lost!

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Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Desert Palm


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 minutes drive away, making exploring Dubai Downtown and other areas very easy.

With only 24 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 three superb restaurants and bars. With a Per Aquum ‘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 24 Suites and Villas of which there are 13 Palm Suites, four Pool Villas, six Pool Residences and the Villa Layali with Private Pool. Rooms and suites offer air conditioning, private bar, Nespresso coffee machine, luxurious amenities, hidden safe, and a personal business and entertainment center including IDD telephone, Wi-Fi internet access, 40" flat screen and Bang & Olufsen surround sound system with CD/DVD player and Apple iPod. The Palm Suites overlook the retreat's polo fields, manicured landscapes and the Dubai skyline on the horizon.

Palm Deluxe Room

Measuring 45sqm in size and located on the top floor of the retreat, Palm Deluxe rooms have views over the pool and gardens. They sleep a maximum of two adults, and in the bathrooms there are rainfall showers rather than bathtubs.

Palm Suite

Palm Suites are located on the top floor of the retreat and measure 75sqm in size. They have a sitting area and the view is of the polo fields and in the distance, the Dubai skyline. The Palm Suites have a maximum occupancy of two adults and one child.

Polo Suite

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 75sqm in size. They have a maximum occupancy of two adults and one child.

Pool Villa

The one-bedroom Pool Villas measure 198sqm in size and feature a spacious sitting room with dining area, as well as an 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 Villa

The spacious one-bedroom Polo Villas are 205sqm in size with their own private pool (measuring 2.6x8 meters), indoor and outdoor living areas, and a spacious bathroom with indoor and outdoor rain showers. The Polo Villas have a maximum occupancy of two adults and one infant.

Pool Residence

Ideal for families or groups of adults, the Pool Residences (528sqm in size) can sleep up to five adults and two children, or six 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

Villa Layali is Desert Palm's two-bedroom presidential villa, surrounded by high walls and built from Jordanian stone. It is simple in style and reflects the Arabian landscape and at its center lies an open-air courtyard with a large private pool measuring 3.6x8 meters. Each bedroom has its own private courtyard, as well as spacious dressing rooms and bathrooms. The villa, 585sqm in size, sleeps a maximum of four adults, or four adults and two children. Villa Layali also has a private roof terrace which is ideal for watching the polo, or for 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, wine cellar, restaurant ’Rare’, cafe, boutiques and business centers.


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


Desert Palm is set in a polo estate, about 12kms 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!

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