Originally created as a haven for owner Ali Albwardy’s personal enjoyment of polo, Desert Palm Dubai is set in graceful, serene, manicured surroundings as a private polo estate. The retreat, which is set to become Dubai’s little oasis of calm on the edge of the city boasts four polo fields, a riding school, stabling facilities for over 300 horses.
Simply put, this resort is an elegant, equestrian-themed boutique hotel and basks in the lush landscape to provide a refreshing, avant-garde contrast to the conventional flamboyance of the city’s sky-scraping image. The hotel’s culture, they say, is providing you with everything you might need for a relaxing and timeless experience from the fast-paced business hub’s lifestyle.
According to James Reeves, the GM of the retreat, the future of luxury hospitality will be set to celebrate every guest’s individuality, imagination and to redefine the code of unpretentious service. Desert Palm Dubai, which opened its doors in 2008, and is set on a 160-acre private estate, uses the ease of technology to improve services for in-house guests, enabling them to book experiences around Dubai from the privacy of their suites and villas, or simply reserving dinner at RARE to booking a spa treatment.
Although we all know that technology should not be seen as a ‘replacement’ for guest services, this manager insists that they delve more to enhance the guest experience. “Here we focus on you so you can decide when you want something and how you want it as opposed to your stay being defined by breakfast, lunch, dinner.”
It’s a Private Affair at Desert Palm Dubai
The hotel also puts emphasis on the elements that make a guest’s experience truly private. From the surrounding appeal of a boutique property to the sense of intimacy in certain spaces, they surely know how to keep some things classic and personal.
Located opposite the new Dubai Safari Park, which is slated to open later this year, and near IMG Worlds of Adventure, Desert Palm Dubai features 38 guest suites and villas, an infinity swimming pool, organic-specialized treatments at LIME spa, RARE as the fine dining restaurant that masters Argentine-style Grill, a relaxed poolside brasserie, the chic lounge RED bar and the outdoor Polo bar.