Fairmont The Palm has all the cachet that comes from its location on prestigious Palm Jumeirah island but with the convenience of easy accessibility to the attractions of the mainland – although with ten restaurants and lounges and a plethora of things to do, you may find you don’t want to leave the resort at all.
Entrance is through a grand, high-ceiled marble lobby adorned with Arabic artworks and beautiful, extravagant flower displays. The luxurious modern guest rooms are designed to reflect the colours of sun, sea and sand and feature Arabian touches such as the geometric patterns in the headboards and intricate detailing on the lamps.
We stayed in a 48-sq.-metre deluxe room with stunning views over the resort, the Arabian Gulf and the glittering towers of Dubai Marina in the distance. The beds were wonderfully comfortable although the pillows were a little soft. The room had a well-set-up desk area and sofa and was a great place to relax after a busy day. The best feature of all was the large balcony with table and chairs and a chaise longue – a perfect place to have a drink and admire the view before heading to one of the hotel’s excellent restaurants. Particularly worth visiting is Little Miss India, one of the finest Indian restaurants in town. The excellent food is prepared in an open kitchen and served by knowledgeable and helpful staff.
As well as five outdoor pools, the hotel has a well-equipped gym and offers daily fitness classes, beach volleyball, beach football, watersports and a range of other activities. From the fitness fanatic to someone who just wants to be a little healthier on holiday, everybody will find something to get them moving. As a contrast, the Willow Spa offers top-class treatments in a refined and utterly serene environment that will leave you blissfully relaxed.
Fairmont The Palm is the perfect hotel for a relaxing beach holiday on the Palm, safe in the knowledge that Dubai Marina and the rest of Dubai’s attractions are only a taxi ride away.