Fodor's Expert Review Sofitel Dubai, The Palm

East Crescent Rd., Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Palm Jumeirah has some of the most expensive hotel real estate in Dubai, but the Sofitel offers a good balance between luxury, convenience, and price. This large, Asian-inspired resort is lush and exotic and sprawls over many zones. The 182 apartments make this an excellent choice for families. There is a kids' club, complete with water slides and waterfalls, and the main pool (one of six) is lined with a good proportion of cabanas and shaded areas, perfect for watching progeny splash while adults rest and rejuvenate. When it's time for more activity, there are a plethora of water sports on offer, and for golfers, there is an "eco golf" driving range on the beachfront–-the balls fall into the Arabian gulf and disintegrate into fish food.


  • everything is on-site, no need to go anywhere
  • large range of rooms, suites or apartments


  • pool areas can get very busy
  • Palm has some areas still under construction
  • a long taxi ride to get to major Dubai sites


Green, Views, Family
On the beach


Phones: 4-455–6677


361 rooms, plus 182 apartments
Rate Includes: No meals

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