Desert Palm

Location: Downtown Dubai | UAE

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Desert Palm, a Per AQUUM hotel, is set amongst lush green fields and palm trees just outside Dubai, encompassing four championship polo fields, a riding school and endless gardens that attract rare birds. With its sleek design and stylish Arabian touches, this is a truly luxurious retreat overlooking the distinctive Dubai skyline.
Perfect forSporty types looking for a stylish city escape.
In the knowThe hotel’s Villa Layali is an exclusive two-bedroom presidential villa built with Jordanian stone and centred around an open-air courtyard with a swimming pool. There's also a private rooftop terrace perfect for watching the sunset and the night stars- the ultimate Arabian retreat.

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Hotel Overview


East of the centre of Dubai and the seafront, a 15-20-minute drive from both the city and the airport.

Rooms at Desert Palm

There are 38 sleek and stylish suites and villas, each individually designed, with hi-tech amenities from Nespresso coffee makers to iPods. Wake up to views over the fields and gardens, with the skyscrapers of Dubai beyond. Bathrooms have rainshowers and roll top baths, while the beautiful villas have their own private pools, outdoor rainshowers and terraces- pick a polo villa for views over the polo fields. The pool residences offer the ultimate in seclusion, a home away from home surrounded by walled gardens.

Food and facilities

Enjoy delicious buffet breakfasts, have a barbecue on your terrace, dine on mezzes by the pool, or tuck into afternoon tea in the lounge or in the gardens. Try classic dishes with a modern twist at Rare, and visit the Red bar for exquisite tailor-made cocktails. Keen foodies should take advantage of cooking masterclasses with top chefs, and there are also wine tastings.

Activities at Desert Palm

There are over 160 acres to explore here. Jog, cycle, or go horse-riding- and if you’ve always wanted to play polo, now’s your chance- lessons are available for novices. Indulge in the spa or the stunning infinity pool, perfect for a refreshing dip after a day of horse-riding or sightseeing and shopping in Dubai (the hotel runs handy shuttles to the main shopping malls). Or head into the desert for a 4WD tour and go sandboarding down the dunes.

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