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Palace Downtown

Palace Downtown

Palace Downtown offers modern Middle Eastern opulence with a location that’s just steps from the city’s main attractions. It’s also close to many of the city’s most prestigious restaurants, and offers a handful of its own excellent restaurants and lounges that take advantage of the views. You can cool off in the palm-fringed pool or at the city’s renowned gold-sand beaches, which are just a short taxi ride away.

The crenulated stone walls that wrap around the hotel offer a hint of the Palace’s regal character. Inside, the modern decor is leavened with touches that recall Dubai’s culture, including traditional wooden lattices, arabesque arched doorways and the scent of oud in the lobby. The spacious rooms and suites, which boast the same styling, all have private balconies that overlook the lake, the fountain or the Burj Khalifa.

Our rating: Deluxe

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Rooms

The hotel’s modern, Middle Eastern styling is very apparent in the 242 well-appointed rooms, including 81 opulent suites. Cool, sandy neutrals offer a soothing background for the intricate patterns, rich textures and dark-wood furniture. Details like pierced screens, sumptuous rugs and chased silver tea trays reflect the most elegant aspects of the local culture.

There are many different categories, but they all offer large en suites and private balconies that overlook The Dubai Fountain or Burj Khalifa Lake. Even the smallest rooms are generously sized and the suites are positively palatial, some boasting room for parties of up to nine and separate living and sleeping quarters.

Location

Located at the heart of the action in Downtown, the Palace is central to all the city’s major sights including The Dubai Fountain, the Dubai Mall and the soaring Burj Khalifa. You’re also just a short walk to many restaurants, lounges and spas. The beaches are a 20-30 minute drive away. 

Food and drink

  • Asado steakhouse offers Argentinian-style dining
  • Alfresco Thai food overlooking the fountain at Thiptara
  • Fine Middle Eastern cuisine in a sumptuous setting at Ewaan
  • Mezze, music, shisha and beverages poolside under traditional tents at Buhayra Lounge
  • Set over the lake, Fai has cocktails, music and views
  • Coffee, tea and afternoon tea in an opulent setting at Al Bayt

Families

  • Dedicated children’s pool
  • Cribs and extra beds available
  • All restaurants have children’s menus

Facilities and activities

  • Palm-fringed pool
  • Digital concierge
  • The Spa at Palace Downtown
  • Well-equipped gym

Accessibility

Two Deluxe Lake View Rooms are equipped for guests in wheelchairs and the garden’s paths have ramps.

Our opinion

We love this hotel for its combination of elegant opulence and a central location that provides exceptional views from every room. This is a great base for an indulgent break to enjoy shopping in the Dubai Mall and other Downtown sights.

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