Palace Downtown

A royally luxurious downtown stay

At Palace Downtown, grand arches, regal fountains and pools, lakeside terraces and palm-tree-fringed walkways, illuminated by a warm, golden glow, offer an escape into an Arabian fairytale. Yet, this lakefront Dubai resort’s prominent view of the Burj Khalifa reminds you that the palace resides in the heart of contemporary Dubai. The hotel’s strong sense of heritage manages to feel in harmony with its modern amenities, spa respite and five dining venues that include a Thai restaurant and an Argentine steakhouse.

Find plenty to do in the neighborhood, from boutiques, restaurants and bars at Souk Al Bahar next door to the Dubai Mall, an easy six-minute walk along a beautiful promenade, where tourist attractions, high-end shopping and dining will keep you busy for days. The Dubai Opera is a 20-minute walk away.
Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Palace Downtown offers a great location overlooking the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain (the world's largest choreographed fountain). It's also a quick stroll to Dubai Mall, one of the world's largest shopping complexes.
  • The classic soft cream and sand palette, dark wood furniture, brass accents and patterned mashrabiya work in the guest rooms feel just right, given the Arabian palace setting. Balconies peer out at the Burj Khalifa Lake while Fountain View accommodations allow you to enjoy shows of the dancing Dubai Fountain right from your room.
  • Admire the contours of the Burj Khalifa from the palm-tree-lined outdoor swimming pool. When you get hungry, the poolside Buhayra Lounge serves seafood dishes, Arabic mezze, salads, sandwiches, pizzas and more, along with cocktails and shisha.
  • The luxe spa at this Dubai hotel provides a wonderful place to get acquainted with ancient Arabian wellness rituals. Try the 120-minute Arabian Escape in which a date and henna scrub, camel milk body wrap and date facial will surely leave you refreshed. Or opt for the Moroccan Bliss treatment to take advantage of the excellent hammam facilities and relax with a full-body massage.
  • For a romantic dinner date, make reservations at Thiptara. Begin with a few cocktails in the stylish lounge area before heading to your table on the terrace for front-row seats to the Dubai Fountain. Thiptara specializes in Thai cuisine prepared Bangkok-style. The set menus, made for sharing, are an excellent way to sample a wide variety of the restaurant’s best dishes.

Things to Know

  • The luxury hotel’s 24-hour gym provides Technogym machines for weight training and cardio. Personal training is available on request.
  • Make sure to arrive at least 30 minutes before your spa session to make use of the Jacuzzi, steam room and monsoon showers.
  • Children have their own dedicated pool.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
House car
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Downtown Dubai, UAE
DXB (16-30 min)   AUH (1 hr 5 min-1 hr 40 min)   SHJ (35-55 min)  
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