A polo wellness oasis with a hint of Spanish charm
Revel in the refined luxury of Meliá Desert Palm. Set amidst a 160-acre polo estate, this contemporary resort is a haven for discerning travellers seeking memorable experiences infused with wellness and sport.
Whether horse-riding through the estate, visiting the Dubai Safari next door or seeing the sights in the heart of the city, your time at the ‘Melia Desert Palm will be positively brimming with memorable experiences. From the peace and tranquillity of the resort to the excitement of the Dubai metropolis and the drama of the desert, reinvigorate your senses with the plethora of activities and attractions on offer.
POLO AND RIDING SCHOOL
Discover the luscious green oasis set in the heart of the resort, a world away from the city and the desert. As a spectator, revel in the sport of kings as polo players take to the field from October to April.
For a closer encounter with equestrian beauty, visit the resort’s Riding School. Here, the bougainvillaea-clad Spanish villa and stables are home to 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.
For Polo enthusiasts, during ‘Polo Season’ watch regular chukka’s played on one of the three championship Polo fields around the estate, or join the Elite crowd of Dubai for a dramatic Polo Tournament from the luxurious Portico Terrace along the façade of the Hotel. A Polo Academy is available for budding enthusiasts at the Desert Palm Polo Club, subject to skills tests and availability.
Marvel at the sight of the cobalt blue feathers of a kingfisher or the turquoise wings of an Indian roller as you cruise under the shade of the trees on your complimentary bicycle or stroll along the enchanting trails of the 160-acre estate. Challenge yourself or your young ones to find one of the 13 resident peacocks and see if you can spot the highly unusual albino peacock who lives amongst the stables to the south of the estate.
Family-focused activities around the estate include
- Guided bicycle tour (*)
- Guided stables tour (*)
- Nature walk around the estate
- Jogging route around the estate
- Horse riding hack (*)
- Horse-yoga sessions (*)
- 15-minute pony ride for little ones (*)
- Tennis courts (*)
- Squash court (*)
- Kids scavenger hunt (*)
- Kids playground
- Pool table
- Personal art classes around the estate (*)
- In-Villa art session with digital tutorial (*)
(*) Extra charge
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