Rixos The Palm Dubai has a couple of plus-sized pools, along with waterside and beachfront bars. You can sign up for watersports like jet-skiing and parasailing, or book scuba sessions at the diving centre. Head to the buffet restaurant for main meals, or visit one of the two à la cartes. There are a couple of bars which stay open until the early hours. In the spa, around-the-world beauty treatments are on offer.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
Watersports are top of the pile when it comes to activities. You can sort scuba sessions at the PADI-approved diving centre*, or book time on jet-skis*, banana boats*, and the Jetovator* – a flying, water-powered bike.
Beach volleyball, water polo and badminton are among the sports on offer. You can also join yoga and step aerobics classes.
- Daytime activity programme
- Beach volleyball
- Beach football
- Motorised watersports*
Try out the Seabreacher, a new two-seater watercraft named the sports car of the ocean. There's also jet-skis, banana boat rides, donut rides, waterskiing, wakeboarding, parasailing, boat cruises and the Jetovator - a flying water powered bike.
- Non-motorised watersports*
There's canoes, wind surfing, fly fishing, knee boarding, pedalo boats and sailing courses available here.
- Reef Diving Centre*
This PADI diving centre offers bubblemarker, discover scuba diving classes, open water classes, children and beginner classes.
FOOD & DRINK
Big buffets are laid out in the A La Turca restaurant. The spread's got an international theme and includes Turkish kebabs and Mediterranean meze.
There are a couple of fine-dining places where you can treat your tastebuds. One's an Italian place, called L'Olivo, and the other's a fusion restaurant that blends classic Aegean flavours with Oriental ingredients.
- A La Turca buffet restaurant*
Opening Times: [07.00-11.00, 12.30-16.00, 18.30-22.30]
This buffet restaurant serves a range of international cuisine and it's open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. During the evenings there's live music on the terrace, while on the weekends you can enjoy brunch. And there are show-cooking stations, too.
- L'Olivo Ristorante*
Opening Times: [19.00-23.00]
There's a range of traditional Italian and Mediterranean dishes here, with live or classical music to accompany them.
Opening Times: [09.00-18.00]
This poolside bar serves a selction of drinks, including cocktails.
- I-Chill Beach Lounge*
Opening Times: [09.00-01.00]
This beach bar offers panoramic views across the Palm. There are plenty of drinks to choose from, and a food menu, too.
- NU AIR Shisha Lounge*
Opening Times: [12.00-02.00]
There's a choice of premium drinks and organic tea available to drink alongside a variety of shisha.
- Patisserie Istanbul*
Opening Times: [24 hours]
You'll find Turkish sweets and pastries like homemade baklava, desserts and hot and cold drinks here.
- Aqua & More*
Opening Times: [19.00-23.00]
Freshly caught seafood is the speciality here. There are panormaic views of the Dubai skyline, too.
- Toro Loco Steakhouse*
Opening Times: [19.00-02.00]
There's a wide choice of steaks here, including Argentinian, Wagyu and American Angus. There's a late-night bar, live bands and a resident DJ, too. Please note that dinner is served 'til 11pm.
- Playa Nomade beach bar*
HEALTH & BEAUTY
The Anjana Spa cherry picks treatments from around the world. You can book Balinese massages*, Moroccan body scrubs* and Nepalese tea exfoliations*.
- Anjana Spa*
Opening Times: [09.00-22.00]
At the spa you'll find a hammam, steam room, sauna, ice fountain, whirlpool bath, separate treatment rooms for men and women and an aerobics studio. There's plenty of treatments on offer here which are crafted from tea and essential oils. There's different types of massages including hot stone and aromatherapy, reflexology, body wraps and hair treatments.
Opening Times: [07.00-23.00]
You'll find state of the art fitness equipment at this gym. There's also an aerobics studio, yoga and private fitness sessions on offer.
Get into the party mood at the I-Chill Beach Lounge – it's open until the early hours, so you can watch Dubai's skyline light up when the sun goes down. Elsewhere, the bougainvillea-clad arches of El Chiringuito host up-tempo music sets.
The BAR's worth a visit for the cocktails alone, which include blackberry mojitos and mandarin vodka martinis. For something a little more chilled, share a cushioned booth in the Shisha Lounge.
- Evening entertainment programme
Featuring live music, dancing, shows, quiz games and parties.
- Rixy kids' club
Opening Times: [10.00-22.00]
For children aged 4 to 12 years-old there are plenty of activities to keep the little ones busy. There's mini-discos, music, games, treasure hunting, beach and pool games, indoor playground and much more.
You can pick from a pair of pools here. One's reserved for grown-ups, and the other's a family number with views out to sea. The latter of the two comes with a turquoise-tinted bar for company, as well.
There's a private stretch of beach within touching distance of the pool, so you can change up your sunbathing scene day by day.
- Outdoor pool
There's a large outdoor pool here. It's surrounded by a spacious terrace that's lined with sunloungers and offers excellent views of the Dubai skyline. And there's a poolside bar, too.
- Adults-only pool
There's a large lap pool that's exclusively for adults.
- Kids' pool
- Private beach
White sands with sun loungers and private cabanas.
- Free Wi-Fi
- 24-hour reception
Items marked with * incur extra charges which are payable locally
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