No. 1 Palm Jumeirah – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
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I arrived in Dubai close to midnight and I tried to not sleep during my six hours flight from Rome so that I would be able to go to bed as soon as I got to the hotel.
Five Palm Jumeirah sent a driver to pick me up from the airport, one hour delayed and a long wait through passport control and I appreciated the convenience to have WiFi in the hotels Tesla so that I could connect with the world again after a long flight.
The hotel is located on Dubai’s famous Palm, a man-made construction out in the water made of a sand base that from above looks just like a Palm Tree. I´ve read about Dubai’s famous Palm in magazines and it felt both surreal and pretty amazing to actually stay here.
I arrived at the hotel late at night when it was dark outside, I love to arrive somewhere after dark, the view in the morning will come as a surprise, it´s funny how one’s mind can make up a picture what it might look like outside, and most often it turns out to be the complete opposite. I, for example, I never imagined that Dubai had such beautiful beaches that our terrace was facing.
We stayed here for four nights, we ate breakfast at BLVD on One, one of the hotels four restaurants, and they serve a buffet style breakfast. Every morning except one that was too early as we had to leave the hotel already at five to go Hot Air Balloon flying.
What I appreciate extra with Five Palm, and what makes them stand out among the saturated hotel crowd that Dubai has to offer, is its amazing food and restaurant selection. The rooftop terrace ‘The Penthouse’ became one of our favorite places in Dubai, 360 views over both the city and the beaches, two swimming pools, the grilled Aubergine on the menu is worth a visit itself, absolutely delicious!
The rooms themselves are large, bright and modernly decorated, we had a room overlooking the beaches and downtown. They offer a Spa area with massage treatments and a swimming pool. I can definitely see myself coming back here for my next visit to Dubai.
Best feature: Food options and selection.
Hotel in three words: modern, upcoming & popular
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