Sofitel Dubai The Palm

A tropical escape in Dubai

Embrace beachfront luxury and island living at the French Polynesian-themed Sofitel Dubai The Palm, located on the Eastern Crescent of the beautiful Palm Jumeirah islands. Though it’s just a 30-minute drive from Dubai International Airport, and about 20 minutes from popular tourist attractions such as The Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa, this lush resort with azure pools and palm-tree-flanked gardens feels pleasantly distant from the hurried pace of the city’s busier neighborhoods.

The property’s 360 Polynesian-influenced guest rooms and suites afford breathtaking views over the Arabian Sea or Palm Jumeirah from spacious balconies. Between the six pools and 1,640-square-foot private beach, there are plenty of spots to enjoy Dubai’s warm, sunny days.

For dining aficionados, 12 restaurants and bars serve everything from sushi and healthy power bowls to steak and local seafood.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The nearly 27,000-square-foot Sofitel Spa is a tranquil retreat offering revitalizing massages and body treatments, which can be enjoyed in one of the 28 indoor massage rooms or a private garden cabana. It’s worth arriving much earlier to make use of the six pools, including a plunge pool, an experience pool, a therapeutic pool and an outdoor infinity pool. There’s also a sauna, a hammam, a steam room and an ice fountain.
  • The impressive Lodge Villas are more like homes. Each two-floor accommodation contains three bedrooms, two entertainment rooms and a kitchen. The high-ceilinged dining room has top-to-toe windows overlooking a private pool, Jacuzzi and deck. The villas also come with a butler who is on call 24 hours a day.
  • At the well-regarded Moana, feast on seafood prepared with Asian and European flair, with a side of fantastic pool, garden and sea vistas. The menu includes curries, soups, sushi, sashimi, Hokkaido scallops, king crab legs, octopus and Norwegian salmon. Try the wasabi shrimp tempura and for a real treat, order the chilled seafood platter with lobster.
  • Cool off at the Dubai hotel with chilled tropical cocktails and refreshing fruit juices, delivered to your sun lounger or the shaded poolside terrace at Maui Beach Bar.
  • The fitness center is equipped with treadmills, stair-steppers and weight machines, and personal trainers are available. For those serious about their workout regime, it’s worth heading upstairs to X-Fitness, a rooftop outdoor gym with a boxing ring, battle ropes and more. Or opt for FloatFit HIIT, which involves a full-body workout in the swimming pool using aqua boards.

Things to Know

  • For total relaxation, try the Polynesian Taurumi massage at the Sofitel Spa. Drawing from Tahitian wellness traditions, the massage employs a technique where therapists use synchronized rhythmic movements of the palms, elbows and forearms to leave you relaxed.
  • At Laguna Lounge — a great spot for sundowners, shisha and remarkable skyline views — take advantage of the daily happy hour.
  • Guests ages 4 to 12 are in for a good time at Amura Kids Club, where they’ll find toys, books, games and a kids’ swimming pool. In addition, there are activities such as arts and crafts, karaoke, dancing and movies in the cinema, conducted by trained activity coordinators.
  • If you want to treat yourself to a bit of self-care, the plush Zaki Salon offers services for both men and women.

The Rooms

  • The Polynesian-tinged accommodations — with their vibrant color palette of turquoise, cream and violet; dark wood finishes; and balconies with beautiful sea and garden views — are aptly designed for a lively beachfront holiday.
  • Bathrooms come with luxurious Lanvin toiletries, dual vanities, large soaking tubs and separate free-standing rain showers.
  • A good night’s sleep is guaranteed with the brand’s signature Sofitel bedding, available in all rooms and suites.

24-hour room service
Fitness classes
House car
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
PO Box 55558, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
DXB (28-40 min)   DWC (40-55 min)  
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