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.
Sip and savour your way through artful cuisine. Al fresco dining to wood-fired grills at RARE, brasserie-styled pool side cuisine at Epicure, light bites at the Polo Bar with tapas to share and fine antiques at RED Bar.
The culinary journey takes diners from casual chic to the exceedingly indulgent, all set against spectacular backdrops of the Dubai skyline.
Brasserie-style classics with a la carte poolside casual dining. Gourmet display of imported delicacies, artisan cheeses, home smoked cuts, luxurious pastries and desserts.
Dine indoors or al fresco against the shimmering waters of the infinity pool with freshly prepared signature sandwiches, crisp salads, pastas and wood fired pizzas throughout the day.
Quench your thirst and caffeine urges with Epicure daily health juice blends, Jing Tea and signature Desert Palm coffee roasts.
RARE – OAK WOOD FIRE GRILL
Oak-wood-fired grill with al fresco terrace or indoor dining overlooking the retreat’s polo field and the glittering Dubai skyline for an intimate dinner.
Carefully hand selected ingredients combined with artisanal precision to create indulgent cuts of chargrilled meats and fresh seafood expertly paired with a fine wine from the extensive Wine Spectator awarded cellar. The setting - breezy social dining from the onyx chef bench to plush sofas on the al fresco terrace to seating by the show kitchen.
Immerse in the gourmet delights of RARE’s Friday Vintage brunch with international influences, Taittinger bubbles and grape pairings.
Explore the menu – Raw, Cured & Smoked; Seared, Braised & Grilled; Fire & Iron.
A gathering spot for polo personalities and admirers of fine antiques that come in a bottle. Lounge amidst polo memorabilia from trophies to champion mallets. Indulge in an extensive Single Malts cabinet, homemade house-infused spirits and creative cocktails. Refined classics meet a contemporary edge.
THE POLO BAR
Overlooking the main championship polo field serving chilled bubbles, indulgent tapas, creative dishes and edgy cocktails. Take the reins with your favourite spirits served to your exact specifications or bold cocktails from polo-themed signatures to classic stallions, strong and full of character.
Cool evening sunset breezes with sofa seating on a shaded Jordanian white stone terrace with polo being played from October to April.
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