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Eight of the best hotels on Palm Jumeirah

Mon, June 21, 2021

The Palm Jumeirah is world-famous, and synonymous with luxury – so much so that it can be hard to decide between its many resorts. We’ve rounded up some of the very best.

The Palm Jumeirah is world-famous, and synonymous with luxury – so much so that it can be hard to decide between its many resorts. We’ve rounded up some of the very best.


Atlantis, The Palm

The first resort to open on the Palm Jumeirah, right at the tip of the island, Atlantis has become iconic. With more than 1,500 rooms, some of the finest restaurants in Dubai, a vast aquarium and an attached waterpark – Aquaventure – along with long stretches of private beach, Atlantis is a complete package, and ideal for families. For a truly special visit, book one of the resort’s underwater rooms, with views directly into the Lost Chambers aquarium.


Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort

The only resort to offer over-water villas, Anantara The Palm is a decidedly luxurious resort, even given the Palm Jumeirah’s very high standards. Built around a lagoon/pool, the resort’s signature feature are its villas, either on the lagoon with private pools and beach access, or over the water on two piers jutting into the sea. The resort also houses the tranquil Anantara Spa, with a range of pampering rituals to relax weary bodies and minds. This is the ideal place to escape from everything.


FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai

For visitors looking for a more lively scene, FIVE Palm Jumeirah is unbeatable. Its rooms are, of course, impeccable – but the resort’s highlights are its restaurants, lounges and the beach club (as well as the chandelier-topped pool). With live entertainment throughout the year and some of the most exciting parties in Dubai – along with top-notch food and beverages, there’s never a dull moment at FIVE.


Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

This resort embodies opulence, inspired as it was by the palaces of the Ottoman empire. Take in the views of Dubai Marina from the beachside infinity pool, enjoy butler service on the private beach, or have your cares literally scrubbed away in the Turkish-style hammam spa. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray offers 10 restaurants, with a strong emphasis on food from Turkey and the Levant, given the resort’s theme – but with enough variety to satisfy any tastes.


Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

This resort maintains the famed Waldorf Astoria traditions of luxury and impeccable service, on the exclusive shores of the Palm Jumeirah. Along with its sea-facing rooms and suites, the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah boasts a multi-award-winning spa, as well as a dedicated watersports centre and fitness suite. Dining options include stunning contemporary Italian cuisine at Social by Heinz Beck, from the three-Michelin-starred chef.


One&Only The Palm

This is one of the very few places in Dubai which operates its own private water taxi service, bringing guests across the water to and from its sister property One&Only Royal Mirage on the mainland. The resort’s buildings are inspired by traditional Andalusian architecture, and its outside area is built around an extensive main pool, with loungers and seating scattered throughout. Relax here or on the private beach, or get pampered at the Guerlain Spa.

Raffles the Palm Dubai

Built to evoke the palaces of Europe, Raffles the Palm Dubai is sure to impress, from its dramatic lobby to the Italian detailing throughout its nearly 400 rooms, suites and villas (with 24-hour butler service). With views across both Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina, the resort offers the usual private beach, but also both outdoor and indoor pools, a private 80-seat cinema. Dining options range from regal elegance at Bluthner Hall, or contemporary fusion at All’onda. The resort was formerly known as Emerald Palace Dubai and re-opens as Raffles the Palm Dubai in Q4 2021.

W Dubai - The Palm

In contrast to the calm of other resorts W Dubai – The Palm is all about contemporary style and good times. Influenced by the W brand’s music-oriented roots, the resort features stylish artwork throughout the property. With live performances from bands and DJs a regular fixture, there’s always something going on at the W. Some of the biggest names in food feature here too, with Akira Back’s futuristic restaurant, and traditional Italian cuisine from Massimo Bottura’s Torno Subito.

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