Best Luxury Hotels In The Palm Jumeirah

Perhaps one of the most famous and iconic destinations within Dubai, this manmade island plays host to some of the most luxurious hotels and restaurants in the world. A purpose-built archipelago with the sole mission to create the highest-end offering for those who dwell there and for those not staying at one of the many prestigious hotels, there are hundreds of options available to experience everything The Palm has to offer. 

To take in the whole island a walk around some (or all for the brave) of the 11km Palm Jumeriah boardwalk, hugging the Atlantic coast and dotted with street food vendors, is an absolute must. For those less hike-inclined, perhaps a visit to one of the many beaches and beach clubs that have achieved world-class status. You are truly spoilt for choice but our votes go to the ‘W’ with its iconic interiors or the beachfront gem that is Limonata. Shop till you drop at Nakheel Mall and make sure you visit the largest fountain display in the world at The Pointe, covering 14,000msq and reaching 105 metres high – things aren’t done by halves here. For the adrenalin junkies, Skydive Dubai offer skydiving experiences over The Palm or for those who prefer to be in the water than falling through the sky, water sports are plentiful and the infamous Aquaventure waterpark is ready and waiting. 

Despite its island status, access is simple be it via car and the underwater tunnel that links The Palm to the mainland or the Palm Monorail. Of course, if you want to do things in style, arrival by speedboat or yacht is the way forward. 

Here are our favourite 5 star and luxury hotels to stay at in The Palm

NH Collection Dubai The Palm

A glass-walled, crescent-shaped, cloud-high infinity pool (with an adjacent bar and shisha lounge) looks out across the beach to the city skyscrapers beyond. It epitomizes the luxe credentials of the new NH Collection hotel, Dubai The Palm. Rising 14-storeys, the property accommodates 227 bedrooms and suites and 306 serviced apartments, as well as three spa treatment rooms, a kids’ club catering to those aged four to 12, and multiple international dining options. NH Collection Dubai The Palm provides direct access to the West Beach and is situated in the South tower of the Seven Palm project.

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Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah

Stay beside one of Dubai’s most recognisable landmarks — the Palm Jumeirah — close to malls and the downtown area. All bedrooms have full height windows and balconies to maximise the views, and the outdoor pool is found beside the resort’s private beach; the latter offering a range of watersports. Guests can make use of a fitness centre and the Saray Spa, while younger travellers are well-catered for at the kids club. Also onsite are 10 restaurants providing everything from Korean to Italian, Japanese and Mexican cuisine. Book an Executive Level suite for access to the M Club Lounge.

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Royal Central Hotel The Palm

Enjoy exclusive beach access at this funky 207-bedroom hotel with floor-to-ceiling windows proffering direct views of the Arabian Gulf and The Palm, an internationally recognised landmark. Guests can dine at its Royal Grill, Choi (a Pan Asian-themed venue), on Latino street food by the infinity pool at the cabana-lined Hush Beach and all day in the fine La Maison restaurant. Speciality coffees are served at Barista’s Corner, there’s the Tal Spa for a touch of pampering and you can try an array of water sports just steps from your suite. Royal Central Hotel is a 5-star family-friendly resort.

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Sofitel Dubai The Palm

Exuding French elegance and inspired by Polynesia, this hotel is found on the East Crescent of The Palm. Choose between a bedroom, a suite, an apartment or a villa, some with balconies. All accommodations feature onyx, stone and dark wood furnishings, with a colour palette evocative of the South Pacific’s landscapes, the brand’s signature MyBeds, Illy coffee machines, pillow menus and French bath products. This Sofitel has six outdoor swimming pools, a private beach with netted swim areas and its own seaside Laguna Bar, as well as nine more venues in which you can wine and dine.

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Rixos The Palm Dubai

A sprawling resort perched on a stretch of private beach, Rixos The Palm delivers all of the extravagance you’re likely to want from a holiday in the UAE. As well as the aesthetic benefits of its coastal setting, you can enjoy panoramic views of Dubai’s glitzy skyline — including from its semi-olympic size pool and pool bar. There are more places to make a splash within the complex, including two pools designed for kids and families and an adult-only pool. It has 316 bedrooms, the Anjara Spa, a PADI-approved diving centre, watersports facilities, tennis courts, a kids’ club and a full programme of activities and entertainment.

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W Dubai – The Palm

This luxury beach hotel is located on the iconic Palm Jumeirah and offers guests a contemporary accommodation choice. The design is bold and playful, and so is the ambience. There are 349 guest rooms and suites which have been designed not just as a place for guests to rest their heads but to immerse themselves in the wonderful and vibrant world of W. Tough workouts and exercise classes, including aerial yoga, can be taken at the Fitness Centre followed by a relaxing treatment at the Spa or guests can make a splash at the outdoor heated pools. Dining at W Dubai – The Palm can be as glamorous or as relaxed as guests choose; live entertainment, delicious beverages, and a vibrant menu, can be found at the casual adult-only WET Deck whilst the two signature restaurants serve a more sophisticated vibe. The kids club is open 7 days a week for guests aged 4-12 years old.

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The Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

The Waldorf Astoria Dubai hotel is an astonishing destination and is located on The Palm Jumeirah. It offers luxurious rooms, a remarkable private beach, and distinctive signature restaurants. The hotel offers a mix of dining experiences in its excellent 6 restaurants. Serving Arabian dishes as well as Southeast Asian tastes, the Waldorf Astoria makes sure you’re completely satisfied. Make sure you visit the Serafina Bar where you can enjoy a cocktail and enjoy live entertainment in the evenings.

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Atlantis the Palm

The Atlantis The Palm offers extraordinary views of the Arabian Gulf and has an amazing underwater aquarium. The Atlantis’s rooms have an oceanic-inspired décor and feature Arabian styles. Culinary experiences are diverse at the Atlantis. The restaurants serve from traditional Chinese dining at the Yuan restaurant, to Japanese cuisine at the Nobu or British dishes at Gordon Ramsay’s. Guests are offered complimentary access to Aquaventure which is the most famous water park in the Middle East where you can enjoy thrilling slides at the Tower of Neptune or the Tower of Poseidon.

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Raffles The Palm

Palm Jumeirah island is the address for this plush and lavish 5-star Raffles The Palm. Designed to offer guests profound well-being and palatial pleasure. The ornate style of the spacious rooms and suites resonates throughout the rest of the hotel. Hotel guests can enjoy a choice of three upmarket restaurants, each excelling in its speciality cuisine; from contemporary Japanese, alfresco dining through to traditional Afternoon Tea – there is something to suit all tastes and occasions.  The outdoor or indoor pools are a great place to re-energise whilst the private beach area is perfect for those who love the sun. Guests can also make use of the extensive spa facilities, yoga studio and fully equipped gym. Raffles the Palm is perfect for those who enjoy style and variety.

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One & Only the Palm

One & Only The Palm Resort is a jewel in Dubai. Located on The Palm Island, it’s the reflection of stylish and prestigious design. You can enjoy astonishing panoramic views from your suite or take a walk on the lush private beach on The Palm Jumeirah. The One & Only has elegant and spacious rooms, suites as well as villas which are perfect if you’re travelling with your friends or family. The Beach Villas offer customised service and direct access to the amazing private beach. If you’re a fan of healthy dining, make sure you book your table at the over-water Marina Restaurant, Bar & Lounge. Guests can also enjoy dishes offered by the One & Only Royal Mirage in its 7 restaurants. You’ll have to take a water taxi to get there, though.

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Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah

Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah is only a 3-minute walk away from the beach and is located on the amazing Palm Jumeirah. The 244 luxurious suites, villas, and penthouses guarantee 5-star accommodation overlooking the lagoon or Arabian Gulf. Guests can enjoy fine dining at any of the four restaurants and bars. The Brunello Restaurant serves exquisite Mediterranean dishes while the K-West Bar is the perfect place to enjoy your evening cocktails. For a bit of shopping, you can browse through the shops inside the resort or visit the nearby Mall of the Emirates.

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