STYLE, INNOVATION, DESIGN
Per AQUUM brings breath of fresh air to Dubai with the Desert Palm Retreat
Set in the graceful, manicured surrounds of a private polo estate, Desert Palm is surpassing expectations and challenging the stereotype of the towering city by introducing signature Per AQUUM chic to Dubai.
Elegant, understated, verdant, boutique, low-rise – Desert Palm basks easily in the desert landscape to provide a refreshing, avant-garde contrast to the conventional flamboyance of the city’s latest sky scraping hotels.
Officially opened on 28th March 2008 by Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, Wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE, Ruler of Dubai, the retreat features 28 naturally modern guest rooms and villas, a signature LIME spa, two
restaurants, bar, gourmet deli-café, infinity pool, landscaped gardens and spectacular views of the Dubai skyline. The property is located on a private estate, originally created as a haven for owner Ali Albwardy’s personal enjoyment of polo, which features four polo fields, riding school, stabling facilities for over 300 horses and 90 residential villas.
With interior design by Miaja Designs of Singapore, Desert Palm’s guest accommodation includes thirteen beautifully appointed Palm Suites with views over the main polo fields and estate grounds, four onebedroom Pool Villas, each with private pool, Eight two-bedroom Pool Residences, and a contemporary inspired Presidential Suite, Villa Layali, also with its own private pool.
Desert Palm offers outstanding culinary delights, with fresh produce flown in from around the world.
Signature restaurant Rare showcases succulent cuts of the finest steak and game. In Red, guests can enjoy meticulously sourced wines from the Old and New Worlds, while Epicure offers a deli café experience with international all day dining delicacies and refreshing drinks. Here, guests can find fresh breads, fine
cheeses, prime cuts of meat, varieties of olives and oils, and even international newspapers and magazines.
LIME complements the Desert Palm experience. Colour therapy is featured throughout with signature rituals designed to nurture, heal and restore. At LIME guests are encouraged to try something new; treatments are personalised to the individual with a strong emphasis on an integrated wellness approach, incorporating healing spa therapies, beauty services and relaxation. Special therapies have been designed for horse riders and polo players. There is also an extensive wet area, ‘Sublime’, featuring steam, sauna, colour therapy showers, ice plunge and heated beds.
With its idyllic location and facilities just minutes from the centre of Dubai and its airport, Desert Palm is a perfect choice for product launches, conference and incentive groups, special occasions and major events.
Desert Palm is the latest opening from award winning management company Per AQUUM – operators of the iconic Huvafen Fushi in the Maldives. Desert Palm complements the existing collection and works both as a twin centre option with the Maldives or as a destination on its own.