Head to Meliã Desert Palm Dubai for a weekend staycation inspired by Spanish hospitality

WT Writer
Sep 7, 2021

Whether you’re in it for the polo, infinity pool or the plethora of wellness and relaxation experiences, Meliã Desert Palm Dubai should be high on your to-staycation list.

Pull up to the wellness oasis that is Meliã Desert Palm, and you’ll find it hard to believe that the luxury resort is just 20 kilometres from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Dubai. Meaning it’s the ideal spot for an escape from skyscrapers, without the long haul travel.

Here’s what to expect once you step foot inside…

Palm Deluxe Room. Image Credit | Meliã Desert Palm Dubai
Palm Deluxe Room. Image Credit | Meliã Desert Palm Dubai

The Rooms and Suites

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a room to stay here. From secluded villas with private pools and Polo pitch-side suites to spacious deluxe rooms and a jaw-dropping three-bedroom Presidential Villa. Each of those options is surrounded by natural beauty – think full trees and tropical birds – the hotel is afforded by being on the outskirts of town.

Tuck into delicious fare. Image Credit | Meliã Desert Palm Dubai
Tuck into delicious fare. Image Credit | Meliã Desert Palm Dubai

The Food

If there’s one thing the Spanish do right, it’s hospitality. That’s why dining at this Spanish-themed hotel is quite the experience. Overlooking the polo field and sparkling skyline, Rare Oak Wood Fire Grill is where you’ll find authentically smoked meat paired with luxuries like truffle potato foam. For casual French classics, there’s the poolside brasserie Epicure.

Spend the day relaxing at the infinity pool. Image Credit | Meliã Desert Palm Dubai
Spend the day relaxing at the infinity pool. Image Credit | Meliã Desert Palm Dubai

The Activities

Standing within a 160-acre polo estate, horse-related activities are naturally the drawcard here. But along with horse-yoga (yes, it’s a thing), stable tours, horse riding and polo matches, you’ll find art classes, tennis and cycling will also capture your attention. But if it’s total relaxation you’re after, the infinity pool and Samāna Spa offer a serene experience.

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