An Arabian oasis, where relaxation meets elegance. Dubai’s best kept secret
Set amidst a 160-acre polo estate with contemporary design. A mere 20 kilometres from Dubai’s urban centre, you may find yourself in the lush serenity and sophistication of Meliá Desert Palm.
Ride horseback through the estate. Cruise on the deck of an Arabian dhow. Marvel beneath the spray of fountains in the city’s heart. From the peace and tranquility of Desert Palm to urban excitement to the drama of the desert in Dubai, activities and attractions abound in a setting re-inspiring your senses.
PLATINUM HERITAGE DESERT ADVENTURES
Hot Air Balloon and Desert Safari - Climb into a vintage Land Rover, beautifully refurbished from its early days roaming the desert. Travel the sands of time like the early desert roamers of the 1950s. Alight at a Bedouin camp inside a private Royal desert retreat and dine under the stars while traditional lamps flicker over the dunes. Take desert safaris even higher, exploring the region by hot air balloon.
POLO AND RIDING SCHOOL
Stallions charge. Champions swing. Set in the refreshing green embrace of Desert Palm Dubai, the city and desert feels a world away. Revel as spectator in the sport of kings as polo players take to the field October to April. For a closer encounter with equestrian beauty, visit the Riding School, where a Spanish villa covered in bougainvillea and stables housing 25 private livery horses and 45 riding school horses. Explore the estate on horseback as you share the experience with Arabia’s leading riders and equestrian enthusiasts.
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