Island with the midas touch
The Palm allows you to bask in total relaxation. This manmade, palm shaped archipelago sits just offshore of Dubai’s iconic Jumeirah Beach. Couples can spend days soaking up the unique atmosphere in the warm glow of the Arabian sun, while the nights offer candlelit restaurants and rooftop bars.
For families, the thrilling Aquaventure Waterpark is a great day out. The shallow waters surrounding the islands are also perfect for swimming, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. Charter a yacht to explore the inlets and bays, stopping off for lunch at Club Vista Mare – a pier set with seven unique restaurants. The Lost Chambers Aquarium is another fascinating attraction, offering the chance to snorkel among the UAE’s vibrant marine life.You may be on an island, but you’re far from isolated. A high speed monorail connects The Palm with mainland Dubai, meaning you can be sampling the delights of the city in just 20 minutes.
Holidays at The Palm take you to one of the most extraordinary purpose built destinations in the world. Everything here has been created with your enjoyment and relaxation in mind. Eat seafood caught hours before in the waters that surround you, watch the sunset from a torchlit bar on the sand or experience a traditional massage in one of several top end hammams.
When you book a holiday through Sovereign, every aspect of your trip is designed to run as smoothly as possible. Our Trusted Advisers have extensive knowledge of their destinations and can provide you with real local knowledge. Atlantis, The Palm sits at very end of the outer island. Designed in reference to the mythical ancient city of Atlantis, this breathtaking hotel is among the most famous in the world. It’s home to 20 restaurants, among them Ossiano – which allows you to dine with a view of the resort’s aquarium. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, on the West Crescent, is a fabulous resort inspired by the opulence of the Ottoman empire. The Waldorf Astoria, meanwhile, is every bit as elegant as the New York original with its classic, sunlit rooms overlooking the Persian Gulf.
Flight time from the UK to Dubai is approximately 6 hours 30 minutes.
Transfer time from Dubai airport to The Palm is approximately 45 minutes.
Summers in Dubai are seriously hot – 40°C kind of hot. Although all buildings are air conditioned, outdoor activities can be uncomfortable in this kind of heat, and some may even be closed. November to April is the best time to visit Dubai; rain is scarce, and temperatures stay at a comfortable mid-20s average.
British citizens will be granted a free 30-day visa upon arrival in Dubai.
In most tourist destinations in the Emirates (such as Dubai and Ras al Khaimah), it’s customary to leave a 10% cash tip in restaurants. Small tips are appreciated for other services; aim for five to 20 UAE dirhams for porters bringing your bags to your room and for taxi drivers.
The official language of Dubai is Arabic. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.