The Fairmont Palm Hotel & Resort
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Day Spa
- Family Friendly
- Fine Dining
- Thermal Facilities
- Kids club
- Personal training
- Pool – Outdoor
With views over the Arabian Gulf, celebrated restaurants, four swimming pools, a private beach, a kids’ club and an award-winning spa, The Fairmont Palm Hotel & Resort is perfect for both families and couples. It’s situated at the trunk of the Palm, making it only a short taxi ride to the buzz of Dubai Marina.
Explore the beautiful Marina, discover popular local attractions and unrivalled shopping at the world’s largest retail destination – The Dubai Mall. Golf enthusiasts can also enjoy magnificent championship golf courses just a short drive away.
Willow Stream Spa
Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont The Palm reflects the energy of its surroundings, from the city’s urban joie de vivre and the unspoiled beauty of the surrounding desert, to the flowing waters of the Arabian Gulf.
Boasting 11 spa suites and relaxation areas, a traditional hamman, and a thermal suite and a series of experiential showers, there’s also the Beautyspot Salon to ensure you’re perfectly preened for a glitzy night out in Dubai!
- Thermal Area
- Relaxation Lounges
- 11 Treatment Rooms
- Beauty Salon
- Swimming Pool
The hotel has 381 suites and rooms, with a choice of room categories. Rooms are contemporary, elegant and spacious. The Fairmont Gold view rooms have large balconies with panoramic views over the beach and Arabian Gulf, and uninterrupted views of the Dubai Marina skyline. Rooms boast marble bathrooms stocked with divine rose-scented toiletries by New York brand, Le Labo.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in Flow Kitchen – the hotel’s largest restaurant and culinary choices from around the globe are available. Other options include Delicacy – a gorgeous little patisserie serving delicate treats, Frevo for traditional Brazilian specialities and The Sea Grill Restaurant and Lounge – a seafood restaurant which offers an intimate dining experience overlooking the Arabian Gulf.
Facilities and Activities
- Kids Club
- Health Club with gym and a great range of fitness classes
- Business Centre
For the Kids
A great kids’ club, includes a splash park, climbing wall and even a chill out zone for older kids, which is equipped with Xboxes, Nintendo Wii’s and PlayStation games.
Regular flights from London to Dubai (around 7 hours). Approx 30 mins in a taxi from the airport to the hotel.
With views over the Arabian Gulf, a great choice of restaurants, four swimming pools, a private beach, a kids’ club, a fitness centre and an award-winning spa, the Fairmont Palm Hotel & Resort is perfect for both families and couples. It’s situated at the trunk of the Palm, making it only a short taxi ride to the buzz of Dubai Marina.
Willow Stream Spa
The Fairmont Willow Stream Spa has just won the ‘Resort Spa of the Year – Middle East and Africa’ at the World Spa and Wellness Awards for the second year running, and it is clear that the spa and wellness are very much at the heart of the hotel. The spa is home to 11 spa suites and relaxation areas. As you would expect, the male and female areas are housed separately. In the female area you will find a traditional hamman, and a thermal suite featuring ambient sound and lighting with a large steam area and a series of experiential showers which are enhanced by aromatherapy essences. In the male area you will find a a thermal suite featuring a cooling ice fountain, an aroma-inspired steam room, experiential showers, as well as a traditional hammam. The spa menu is extensive and includes both authentic and results driven treatments.
The hotel also has a Beautyspot Salon, meaning you can get some extra help getting glammed up for a glitzy night out in Dubai; it offers manis and pedis, eyelash extensions, and wash and blow drys.
The Red Carpet Hydrafacial Spa Treatment by Dr Rita Rakus.
The Fairmont Palm has teamed up with Dr Rita Rakus to offer its’ clients a choice of 3 non-invasive treatments, but it is apparent that this is more than just a collaboration on paper. Dr Rakus is planning on visiting the hotel throughout the year and guests can book one-on-one appointments. I met Rita whilst I was at the hotel and it is clear why celebs flock to her Knightsbridge clinic. This is a lady who really knows her stuff! The treatment uses Vortex Fusion technology to create results which you can see instantly. The multi step treatment feels very scientific in its approach and you can feel the technology working hard on your skin. It cleanses, evenly exfoliates and extracts to remove impurities and dead skin cells (it’s shocking to see just what comes out of your skin!), whilst replenishing your skin with vital ingredients, including antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid. It definitely deserves its name the ‘Red Carpet Facial’ – it’s the perfect treatment to enjoy before a big event; my skin appeared more radiant and was definitely plumper.
The traditional Rose Bliss Hamman from ancient Arabia. Your skin is prepared using the black olive soap to purify your body. Next comes a deep exfoliation, using a Moroccan Hammam mitt. A heated rose clay body mask is applied to the body to regenerate and heal skin, before generous layers of the Rose Bliss Body balm are applied to seal in moisture to create smooth and silky skin.
We stayed in a Fairmont Gold view room, which had a large balcony with panoramic views over the beach and Arabian Gulf, and uninterrupted views of the Dubai Marina skyline. The room was spacious enough to easily house 2 queen beds and a large work desk. The huge marble bathroom had a generous tub, a separate walk in shower and was stocked with divine rose-scented toiletries by New York brand, Le Labo.
One of the great benefits of staying in a gold room was that we were given complimentary access to the lounge. Breakfast is served here from 6-11am, and tea, coffee and soft drinks are served throughout the day. If you can tear yourself away from the sun lounger you can also enjoy a delicious afternoon tea. Between 5 and 7pm complimentary canapés are served, although canapés are an understatement for the food on offer – it was more of a generous buffet – more than enough for dinner. If you take advantage of the complimentary food and drinks the gold lounge can offer guests great value.
We loved the unusual dining experience at the Brazilian restaurant Frevo. There is a light on your table, and when you press the button a waiter arrives to serve you succulent cuts of meat, which are all carved table-side. You just press your button when you would like more food to arrive. This is accompanied by a range of exotic salads, which are self selected from the salad bar. It’s a very sociable style of dining and the restaurant has a real buzz.
The Sea Food Grill is a Mediterranean restaurant specialising in seafood. Nestled in a quiet corner of the hotel, with views over the gulf, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a romantic dinner. Choices included the Lobster Linguine with fresh chives, tomato, buffalo mozzarella & eggplant and the Grilled Salmon with stuffed baby peppers & celeriac purée.
Facilities and Activities
The gym at the hotel is an integral part of the health club, and is incredibly well equipped. The hotel is investing in the future of fitness, with additions such as PRAMA by Pavigym, a fun interactive form of circuit training where your moves are guided by markings on the floor, music and LED lights (think of a giant dance mat!) and Aquaspin which is a spin class with a difference. Your bike is submerged in water, meaning you can burn 800 calories in just 45 mins.
There are also boot camps and yoga classes on the beachfront. The health club has been partnering with leading experts in their field, such as Bodyism and State of One, to bring wellness experiences to hotel guests and the Dubai community.
For the Kids
The kids’ club, includes a splash park, climbing wall and even a chill out zone for older kids, which is equipped with Xboxes, Nintendo Wii’s and PlayStation games.
Friday in Dubai is the first day of the weekend and it has become famous for its brunches. Brunch at the Fairmont Palm at Flow Kitchen is a family friendly affair. As well as feasting on delicious foods, including plenty of tempting treats for the little ones, there is a dedicated area where they can enjoy face painting, balloon twisting, arts and crafts, a magic show and meet cartoon characters. With the kids having so much fun, they won’t be in a rush to leave, ensuring that you can enjoy a leisurely afternoon. There is so much choice; it’s just a question of how many courses you can manage. The brunch, inclusive of house beverages and selected cocktails, is around £70 per adult and around £21 for a child.