Hotels on Palm Jumeirah - an overhead view from Atlantis

12 Incredible Hotels on Palm Jumeirah – Other Than Atlantis

by Dubai Travel Planner

The Palm Jumeirah is undoubtedly THE luxury address in Dubai when it comes to lavish resorts – but with so many to choose from, how do you narrow it down?

Most new visitors to Dubai are probably aware of the incredible Atlantis the Palm enjoying prime position at the very top of the Palm Jumeirah, but the “trunk” and outer crescents of the Palm also hold many valuable hotel and resort gems we’d like to introduce you to.

Whether it’s relaxing at a modern beach club or an overwater villa you are looking for, there’ll be something you love on Palm Jumeirah – or simply known as “The Palm”. Let’s take a look around at all the accommodation choices on this unique artificial archipelago in Dubai!

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Hotel NameKey Features & PerksPricing
One&Only The Palm DubaiArchitecture inspired by Andalusia's Moorish palaces
Cuisine by Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alléno and beachfront accommodation
Take in awe-inspiring panoramic views over the Arabian Gulf and Dubai skyline
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Jumeirah Zabeel SarayHas a private golden sand beach, infinity pool and a huge theatre
Collection of 405 luxury rooms and suites, 38 "Royal Residences" and 10 restaurants you won't be short on things to do
Fine dining with a choice of nine restaurants and the superb spa
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W Dubai - The PalmOne of the best adult resorts on the Palm Jumeirah
Uninterrupted gulf views from this 5-star luxury hotel
Network of swimming pools, the adult-only pool is extra fun thanks to a swim-up bar
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Raffles the PalmFantastic Cinque Mondes Spa and Dubai's biggest indoor swimming pool
Outdoor pool also has wonderful cityscape views
Several restaurants on-site offer an ample range of cuisines including seafood, Italian, Japanese and a European garden-themed affair
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Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa5-star offering with a French-Polynesian theme
Amura Kids Club offering beautiful indoor and outdoor entertainment options to your under 12's.
Enjoy swaying palms and blue skies from the private beach or take part in water sports and rooftop tennis
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The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by SofitelFirst holistic wellbeing resort in the Middle East
255-room retreat presents incredible views across the Arabian Gulf and Palm Jumeirah
The resort is alcohol-free, instead with an open-air juice bar as part of the four restaurants on-site
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Anantara The Palm Dubai ResortHotel's architecture harks to Thai temples
The resort's huge lagoon-style pools that interconnect through the resort
What makes Anantara the Palm unique is the UAE's only overwater villas
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Rixos the Palm Hotel & SuitesEleven restaurants and bars plus over 100 international beverage brands to try
Entertainment for little ones includes the fully supervised Rixy Kids Club
Turkish theme continues throughout the resort's 316 rooms and suites, all offering ocean views
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Dukes the Palm, a Royal Hideaway HotelBest views from the sky-high indoor pool on the 14th floor or the superb beachfront infinity pool and private beach
Champagne lounge and specialist spots serving cigars and high-quality whiskies
279 rooms and suites as well as 227 fully-serviced one-bedroom apartments
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Fairmont the PalmTurrets and archways give an Arabian palace feel
Gourmet cuisines from Arabia to Europe to South America
Fairmont caters to the needs of families with interconnecting rooms and the dedicated Falcons Kids’ Club
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Andaz by Hyatt - Palm JumeirahRooms are colourful, modern and spacious for a comfortable sleep with a wide range of choices
Direct beach access featuring the Beach Club and lounge.
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Five Palm Jumeirah DubaiThe hotel is popular with party-goers and foodies
Has a private beach and five pools including kids and adults-only as well as spa treatments and a spa pool with hydrotherapy jets
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Resorts and Hotels on the West Crescent of the Palm

We will take our journey around the Palm starting from the west crescent, past Altantis on the tip of the crescent and over to the east, before looking at those resorts and hotels on the trunk.

Resorts on the west crescent of the Palm benefit from unbridled views of JBR and the new Bluewaters Island housing Ain Dubai, as well as incredible shimmering sunsets over the Gulf.

One&Only The Palm Dubai

One&Only The Palm is arguably the most exclusive luxury hotel on Palm Jumeirah. With architecture inspired by Andalusia’s Moorish palaces, cuisine by Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alléno and beachfront accommodation, this place is dripping with splendour.

One and Only the Palm Sun Beds - Palm Jumeirah Dubai

One&Only is perfect for those seeking an intimate and highly luxurious experience. Take in awe-inspiring panoramic views over the Arabian Gulf and Dubai skyline. Climb aboard the private boat and step into the city, or enjoy the 850-square meter infinity pool with its spectacular double daybeds to relax, as well as an adults-only pool for a more private dip.

Guests can undergo a head-to-toe makeover starting at the Guerlain garden-circled spa and finishing at the Bastien Gonzalez nail salon and Alexandre Zouari Hair Salon.

Other gourmet highlights include the create-your-own-dessert ‘Pastry Library’ and the One&Only Royal Mirage Dubai on Jumeirah Beach, featuring a further seven restaurants, which can be reached by water taxi. The hotel even has a private marina.

For a truly unique experience, book one of the hotel’s private beach villas. Accommodating up to four guests, it is one of Dubai’s most exclusive little retreats.

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Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

This 5-star hotel on the west crescent of the Palm oozes Ottoman-inspired opulence and has a private golden sand beach, infinity pool and a huge theatre. A collection of 405 luxury rooms and suites, 38 “Royal Residences”, and 10 restaurants, you won’t be short on things to do.

Image from Expedia / Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Families are well set up at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray with family-style rooms, a kid’s club, a huge outdoor water feature within the resort’s swimming pools, complimentary access to the Wild Wadi waterpark, and a cinema and shopping arcade on-site.

Couples can revel in fine dining with a choice of nine restaurants and the superb spa, which has a snow room and the largest Turkish bath in the Middle East. There are plenty of water sports activities you can add to your experience, as well as tennis and biking or enjoy relaxing in your beautiful Ottoman-style room.

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W Dubai – The Palm

The W Dubai is one of the best adult resorts on Palm Jumeirah. The vibrant and lively hotel puts on music events with famous DJ’s, perfect if you’re looking for a classy party atmosphere. 

W Dubai on Palm Jumeirah

The uninterrupted gulf views from this 5-star luxury hotel can be admired atop beanbags on the private beach. There is also a network of swimming pools; the adult-only pool is extra fun thanks to a swim-up bar. Spice up the afternoon with a rejuvenating spa treatment, or try your hand at the watersports on offer.

Evenings present plenty of opportunities to enjoy yourself at a range of interesting restaurants, the stylish adults-only rooftop bar and a shisha lounge. SoBe rooftop bar has some of Dubai’s best-uninterrupted sunset views.

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Raffles the Palm

One of the newest hotels to open on Palm Jumeirah, Raffles the Palm (previously named Emerald Palace Kempinski) draws together European styles, contemporary design and warm hospitality fit for couples and families. Think marble floors against gold and platinum finishes – this is Dubai-style palatial luxury at its best.

Image from Expedia / Raffles the Palm Dubai

Stand-out features at this property include the fantastic 23-treatment room Cinq Mondes Spa and Dubai’s biggest indoor swimming pool. The outdoor pool also has amazing cityscape views, and there’s a children’s pool within eyesight for younger members of the family.

Several restaurants on-site offer an ample range of cuisines, including seafood, Italian, Japanese and a European garden-themed affair. One for utter indulgence on the grandest scale.

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Resorts and Hotels on the East Crescent of the Palm

Once you pass the enormous Atlantis complex and Atlantis the Royal at the top of Palm Jumeirah, you come to the East Crescent, and the following major resort hotel complexes await:

Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa

The Sofitel Dubai The Palm is a magnificent beach escape in Dubai. A 5-star offering with a French-Polynesian theme, it is a fitting venue for both couples and families.

the pool at Sofitel the Palm Dubai

The resort offers a huge array of dining and drinking options as well as a kid’s club and play areas – including slides into the pool! A choice of six outdoor swimming pools will keep little ones occupied and Aquaventure Waterpark is only a 5-minute drive away. The resort also has an excellent Amura Kids Club offering beautiful indoor and outdoor entertainment options to your under 12’s.

Enjoy swaying palms and blue skies from the private beach or take part in water sports and rooftop tennis. We particularly love the So Spa, with 28 treatment rooms and French beauty treatments.

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The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel

Also brought to you by the Sofitel group, The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery is the first holistic wellbeing resort in the Middle East and sits proudly alongside the hotels on Palm Jumeirah. The philosophy of personal transformation through the well-being of body, mind and spirit runs throughout this peaceful sanctuary.

The Retreat Palm Dubai - MGallery by Sofitel

Each accommodation in this 255-room retreat presents incredible views across the Arabian Gulf and Palm Jumeirah for a beautiful wake-up. There are bespoke treatments available at Rayya Wellness Center and packages including detox & juicing and yoga & mindfulness. Daily sunrise yoga on the private beach is also particularly inspiring. Feel free to relax in the infinity pool after.

The resort is alcohol-free, instead with an open-air juice bar as part of the four restaurants on-site.

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Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort

Anantara is a wonderful resort on Palm Jumeirah for straight-up beachy luxury. With its distinctly south-east Asian vibe, it’s a relaxing stay for couples and families with plenty of fabulous dining options and activities to keep everyone happy. 

Anantara the Palm Dubai

The hotel’s architecture harks to Thai temples, a theme that extends through the spa and 50-meter infinity pool, as well as the resort’s huge lagoon-style pools that interconnect through the resort. Couples can enjoy hammam rituals at the Anantara Spa while youngsters are entertained at kid and teen clubs.

What makes Anantara the Palm unique is the UAE’s only overwater villas, with a glass floor so you can view the marine life beneath. If you want that added privacy, private beachfront villas have their own pool.

The resort boasts over 400m of private beachfront from where you can try your hand at various water sports and enjoy the views back to the eye-catching Burj Al Arab. Anantara is definitely one of the most delightful family resorts on the Palm.

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Rixos the Palm Hotel & Suites

Rixos Hotel & Suites sit at the very easternmost tip of Palm Jumeirah. It is an excellent resort for couples or families offering an ultra-all-inclusive package. With eleven restaurants and bars plus over 100 international beverage brands to try, it’s well worth it.

Rixos The Palm Dubai

There are four pools to enjoy at Rixos the Palm; two for families, one exclusively for kids and another semi-Olympic-sized for adults. Further entertainment for little ones includes the fully supervised Rixy Kids Club, permitting adults the time for a treatment in the Turkish-inspired Anjana Spa.

The Turkish theme continues throughout the resort’s 316 rooms and suites, all offering ocean views. There are family-sized suites on offer and some exclusive villas ranging from two to five-bedroom, each with its own exclusive private pool.

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Best Hotels & Resorts on the Trunk of Palm Jumeirah

Finally, returning back towards the city and the highrises oF JBR and the Marina, there are a number of more hidden hotels in amongst the luxury apartment complexes. Check out our favourite resort hotels on the trunk of Palm Jumeirah:

Dukes the Palm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel

For an elegant stay in Dubai, Dukes the Palm does not disappoint. Take in the best views from the sky-high indoor pool on the 14th floor or the superb beachfront infinity pool and private beach (yes this is where photographers get THAT iconic view of the Dubai skyline from!).

There’s some classic luxury to be experienced here with a Champagne lounge and specialist spots serving cigars and high-quality whiskies. The gourmet steakhouse and Indian restaurant are also fantastic with sea views.

The water features are a highlight at this luxury hotel on Palm Jumeirah, and in addition to the infinity pool, it boasts an outdoor lazy river and heated indoor pool. Water sports lovers are in for a treat with Hydro Water Sports, one of the city’s most popular jet ski and watercraft providers – think everything from kayaks to flyboards!

Accommodations come in 279 rooms and suites, as well as 227 fully-serviced one-bedroom apartments. Families are welcome and there’s an innovative kid’s club for the little ones. It is certainly a distinguished hidden gem amongst the larger resorts of Palm Jumeirah.

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Fairmont the Palm

The Fairmont is a great hotel resort option on Palm Jumeirah for couples or families who like to relax and explore. Turrets and archways give an Arabian palace feel, with a private white sandy beach backdrop and sweeping views of Dubai. Day trips to explore the glittering city are made easy with a free daily shuttle bus for guests, stopping at the Mall of the Emirates and Dubai Mall alongside the Burj Khalifa.

Fairmont the Palm Dubai

Back at your hotel on the Palm Jumeirah, there are gourmet cuisines from Arabia to Europe to South America. A unique offering at this hotel on the Palm Jumeirah are the cooking masterclasses by Michelin-trained chefs.

There’s plenty of water fun thanks to four temperature-controlled swimming pools and an extensive list of watersports. You could also treat yourself to some pampering at the award-winning Willow Stream Spa.

The Fairmont caters to the needs of families with interconnecting rooms and the dedicated Falcons Kids’ Club.

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Andaz by Hyatt – Palm Jumeirah

A brand new offering for 2020, this 5-star luxury boutique beachfront hotel on Palm Jumeirah fuses old-world charm and contemporary luxury with all the facilities you’ll need for an enjoyable stay.

Andaz Dubai the Palm

Guests at Andaz by Hyatt can enjoy the choice of a family pool and children’s play area or an adult-only rooftop pool makes the property suitable for all types of travellers. Rooms are colourful, modern and spacious for a comfortable sleep with a wide range of choices from standard sea view rooms to family-sized suites, all the way up to their Royal Suite.

Facilities also include a state-of-the-art fitness centre, Ora Spa and yoga terrace for taking care of your body and wellbeing. The restaurant is handy for refuelling in between swims and enjoying the direct beach access featuring the Beach Club and lounge. You have great proximity here to the new Nakheel Mall, The View at the Palm and the Palm Monorail.

An added touch of fun is Hanami Rooftop Bar, enjoy Tokyo-inspired cocktails while watching the sun go down over the iconic Burj al Arab in the distance.

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Five Palm Jumeirah Dubai

Last but not least, as you approach the exit to the Palm and back to Jumeirah Beach, Five Palm Jumeirah brings a different vibe to the Palm Jumeirah Hotels and is all about the glamour of Dubai.

FIVE Palm Jumeirah

With 470 guest rooms, the hotel is popular with party-goers and foodies, offering a range of bars, restaurants and three nightclubs to satiate both laid-back and high-energy occasions. It has a private beach and five pools, including kids and adults-only, as well as spa treatments and a spa pool with hydrotherapy jets.

Enjoy views back to the beautiful beachfront of JBR and the towering skyscrapers of Dubai Marina.

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Other Options on Palm Beach West

The newly opened stretch of beach aptly named Palm Beach West on the trunk of the Palm brings with it several more apartment-style value hotels as well as a further string of luxury resorts and dining establishments for enjoying the best the Palm has to offer holidaymakers.

You may also want to check out these newer openings along Palm Beach West (all between the Fairmont and FIVE)

Other Options on the eastern side of the Trunk

But wait, there’s more! So many new developments have been completed in the past three years, the Shoreline side of the Palm also has some new options to consider:

Palm Jumeirah is the city’s most popular area for beachgoers, but there are plenty of other incredible areas in Dubai to explore.

We recommend you also check out our guide to resorts with the best private beaches in Dubai, and those who are looking for luxury touches for their family, check out this superb collection of family resorts that offer that little something extra including slides and waterparks.

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