The Palm on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah is not only a feat of modern engineering — but a playground for Dubai’s elite.
Palm Jumeirah is part of an artificial archipelago being constructed in the Emirate which extends into the serene blue of the Persian Gulf.
Although the island chain is still being built, several luxury hotels are up and running on the island and connections to Dubai’s main tourist and shopping areas make it a great place to holiday in the city.
The first and foremost place to stay on Palm Jumeirah is the Atlantis chain’s premier hotel — The Palm. This incredible building boasts 5-star restaurants with menus created by celebrity chefs, an unparalleled aquarium and the world’s largest waterpark.
The waterpark has 105 slides, various attractions and experiences and one kilometre of a private and relaxing beach.
Besides the waterpark, guests will be able to meet some of the local Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins during their stay in The Palm. There are tours for those of any age and swimming ability where guests can build an appreciation for these intelligent marine mammals.
Similar tours exist for sea lions, guests will get to observe both animals up close and even swim with the animals.
Keeping with the water theme, the hotel offers water sports including windsurfing and even scuba diving with sharks and manta rays.
During the dive, guests will be able to hand feed the predators inside The Palm’s private aquarium.
After a day packed with activities, guests can dine in one of many top-class restaurants created by world-renowned chefs.
Nobu serves Japanese-Peruvian cuisine from acclaimed chef Nobu Matsuhisa, served in the sushi bar and sake lounge or the hotel’s traditional Japanese garden.
Or why not try Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen & Bar? Ramsay’s restaurant serves modern British dishes and is great for brunch. The chef also has a street pizza restaurant good for families.
Hakkasan is a Michelin-star restaurant famous for its trademark dishes and bespoke cocktails while Ossiano offers an underwater aquarium backdrop for guests as they dine.
The list goes on and on — guests will want for nothing with this incredible selection of luxury restaurants.
All of this makes The Palm a world-renowned destination — but what about the rooms?
Once again, The Palm will not disappoint. The Palm is one of the few hotels on earth to offer underwater rooms — with views of incredible marine life just outside your window.
The marble decor and floor to ceiling windows add to this incredible, once in a lifetime, experience. If you’d like to splash out, hire a private butler for the duration of your stay.
The above-ground rooms are nothing to turn your nose at either. Guest rooms offer both ocean and city views so you can fall asleep to the glittering of Dubai’s famous skyline.
Rooms are spacious and bright with amenities — such as 24-hour room service. Upgrading to Imperial Club gives guests the added benefit of some complimentary meals as well as a concierge to manage your stay.
Guest rooms start at approximately $1100 a night but, with a spring sale on until March 21, the time to book your Dubai getaway is now.