A well-kept secret, Desert Palm Dubai is only 20 minutes from Dubai’s urban heart. Located on an extensive polo estate, the resort is nestled amidst lush polo fields. An oasis of calm, this sumptuously and discreetly luxurious retreat is a hidden world with cosy private pool villas, chic spaces for culinary refinement and spa indulgences surrounded by vast green landscapes, rare birds and endless sunshine.
Since opening its doors in 2008, Desert Palm, as it’s affectionately known has been Dubai’s little oasis of calm on the edge of the city. Formally opened by HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the 160-acre private estate will be known as Desert Palm Dubai and is independently operated.
Originally created as a haven for owner Ali Albwardy’s personal enjoyment of polo, Desert Palm Dubai is set in the graceful, serene, manicured surrounds as a private polo estate. The retreat boasts four polo fields, a riding school, stabling facilities for over 300 horses.
As part of Albwardy LLC’s portfolio, Desert Palm Dubai has become a firmly established retreat, spa and fitness destination within the UAE community and stylish society.
The hotel focuses on the elements that makes the guest’s experience truly private, from the surrounding appeal of a boutique property, the sense of intimacy in certain spaces, “it is always important to keep some things classic and personal,” stated Reeves.
Situated as an oasis 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-specialised treatments at LIME spa, RARE as the fine dining restaurant that masters Argentine-style Grill, a relaxed poolside brasserie, the chic lounge RED bar or the outdoor Polo bar.