Rixos The Palm Dubai

The Palm in Dubai is unlike anywhere else you’ve ever seen on the planet. This ultraluxe island is part of the man-made Universe archipelago that is the pride and joy of Dubai.

Standing proud on this impressive island is Rixos The Palm Hotel. This Turkish five-star hotel chain has an unparalleled view. Ready to live it up among the rich and famous? It is time to get packing!

Here’s my experience staying at Rixos The Palm in Dubai!

Rixos The Palm

– The Hotel –

Rixos The Palm Dubai is the only luxury multiconcept resort in the United Arab Emirates. With 360-degree views of the turquoise seas of the Arabian Gulf and the world’s tallest skyscraper, Burj Khalifa, you will want to have your camera ready when you arrive here.

Offering an all-inclusive package as well as half board deals, the Rixos is the sort of place where you can have a dream getaway without ever leaving the hotel. With the a restaurant, a bar, a fitness center, a pool, and spa amenities that you would expect from a five-star hotel alongside an amazing private beach, it can be hard to find a reason to leave the hotel!

Rixos The Palm Hotel

– The Rooms –

Designed in a posh cream and gold style, all 230 rooms and suites at Rixos have a sea-view balcony. With striking views of the sea and the city, you won’t find a more impressive window in Dubai.

From the lovely king room with a courtyard view to the jaw-dropping 4,090-square-foot king suite with a dedicated private butler, maid, and private chef, the Rixos is truly fit for a royal.

Featuring a rainfall shower, soaking tubs, premium bedding, bidets, and soundproof walls, the Rixos prides itself on its first-class attention to detail.

Food & Drink Rixos The Palm

– Food & Drink –

Specializing in Mediterranean and Turkish cuisine, the food at the Rixos is top notch. The resort’s main restaurant, À La Turca, is a glorious buffet of delicacies from the Aegean region, Eastern Anatolia, and the Black Sea. Come for kebabs, mezzes, and grill,and stay for the live music.

For more Mediterranean-inspired dishes, head to L’Olivo or indulge in fresh seafood from Salt. If you are in the mood to lounge, order your meals poolside or right from the beach.

When it comes to drinks, go for laid-back luxury at the EDEN Beach Club, or opt for a lively night at The Bar.

Food at Rixos The Palm

In the mood to indulge?

Get to the Nargile Shisha Lounge for tea and belly dancing, and then treat your sweet tooth with baklava and other Turkish delights at Patisserie Istanbul. With three restaurants and six bars at the Rixos, you’ll always be spoiled for choice.

Spa at Rixos The Palm

– Spa & Leisure Activities –

Anjana Spa at the Rixos brings the best Turkish traditions together with the latest wellness technology. Browse the spa menu over a world-famous cup of Turkish tea and decide on a massage.

The Rixos Royal Spa offers all of your faves like Swedish, Balinese, and Thai massage. Once you are feeling zen, get done up for the night at the Rixos’s Platinum Black Beauty salon. You can get your hair done there, and then go for a manicure, pedicure, or waxing.

Be sure to drag yourself out of bed early the next morning to hit up the Rixos’s fitness center. You’ll have certified personal trainers ready to help and a fully equipped gym with everything that you need to burn off some calories before you get up to the amazing breakfast buffet.

Sunset from Rixos The Palm


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Thank you to Rixos The Palm for hosting me during my stay. As always, opinions and thoughts expressed here are entirely my own.
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Kiersten Rich is the bikini-obsessed author of award-winning solo female travel and lifestyle blog, The Blonde Abroad, featuring travel tips, fashion, food, festivals and photography from around the world.