Style: Contemporary Luxury Hotel Perfect for: Private events, business, weddings,spa
Area: in the heart of the central business district
Now managed by the Address Hotels & Resorts, The Palace, The Old Town continues to retain all of its glamour and appeal, going from strength to strength. Last year saw the hotel rewarded with many distinguished awards, such as 'Best Hotel Dubai' and 'Best Hotel Arabia' CNBC Arabia Awards 2009. Also, The Palace was awarded with 'Dubai's Leading City Resort' at the World Travel Awards 2009.

Part of The Old Town Island, The Palace, The Old Town has an excellent view of the record-breaking Burj Khalifa, with which it shares a large manmade lake that is home to The Dubai Fountain, yet the two experiences could not be more dissimilar. Created as a modern re-imagining of ancient Arabian life, The Old Town Island emphasises the personal over the public and low-rises over the high-rise buildings which are so common today. Its array of winding streets and lively market squares stand in wonderfully marked contrast to the orderly, vertical arrangement found in most modern lifestyle complexes. In this spirit, The Palace, The Old Town possesses a commanding palatial presence truly worthy of its name.

Seamlessly blending past and present, the property integrates symmetrical arches, high ceilings, open courtyards, and enchanting terraces, all fronted by a classic Middle-Eastern facade that belies the richly appointed interiors and wealth of modern conveniences within.

Every one of the 161 rooms and 81 suites offers a charming Arabian atmosphere and a level of comfort worthy of the world's most opulent city. Utilising fine materials such as silk, with furnishings and woodwork that embrace traditional lattices and motifs, the rich, tactile environments communicate a sense of place that matches the view beyond their windows. As an upgrade to the standard deluxe rooms, some of the suites come with a range of services suited to business travellers, including airport transfers, Business Lounge access, a dedicated butler service upon request and a unique check-in policy allowing guests to keep their room/suite for a full 24-hours. The rooms are also equipped with flat-screen televisions, wireless Internet and even a voicemail service.

With destinations such as The Dubai World Trade Centre and Convention Centre,The Dubai Mall and Souk Al Bahar nearby, one might be forgiven for imagining The Palace, The Old Town to be a downtown hotel with a fanciful name. Upon closer inspection, however, the hotel and its spot in Old Town Island present a far more colourful side of the Emirates.

ASADO

This lively Argentinean Grill serves premium meat cuts prepared in Asado Criollo-style on an open Parrilla grill in the centre of the restaurant. Featuring an a la carte menu, and a set menu offering the best options of Argentinean cuisine as well as the largest collection of Argentinean beverages in the Middle-East, the restaurant also provides live entertainment.
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months to make the most of the terrace and enjoy views of The Dubai Fountain or relax in the warmly lit interior whilst enjoying the restaurant's warm ambiance.

EWAN

The Arabian all-day dining restaurant Ewaan evokes a truly regional theme evident in the regal arches and wooden trellis. The setting is of vivid Arabia, making Ewaan the perfect venue for a traditional Oriental experience, enhanced by its luxurious drapery and flamboyant accessories. Arabic and Oriental dishes are served from live cooking stations and buffet along with coffee and shisha ...
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on the outdoor terrace. The restaurant also accommodates traditional private dining alcoves for a little seclusion.

THE SPA AT THE PALACE

The Old Town offers an exclusive retreat for those seeking a relaxing environment to rejuvenate and refresh mind and body. Supplying Oriental treatments in a unique Arabic decor, The Spa offers pampering choices for ultimate indulgence. Facilities include hammam slab, Jacuzzis, Monsoon showers, steam rooms, a dedicated consultation space, relaxation lounge and retail counter. To cater for couples who wish to ...
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complete the relaxing experience together, The Spa also provides a private suite.

Among the brands used are: Carita for facials, Decleor for body treatments and Les Sens de Marrakech, which is used for all Oriental treatments. Les Sens de Marrakech incorporate products made of extracted argan oil and prickly peer seed oil. Straight from Morocco, they nourish and hydrate the skin, assuring soft and smooth care to the skin.

Other facilities include a fitness centre with a personal trainer and an outdoor swimming pool.

PLACES OF INTEREST
  • Dubal Mall
  • Souk al Bahar
  • Dubai Marina Mall
Figures in brackets show the travel time by car from the hotel
TRANSPORT
  • Dubai has a huge fleet of metered taxis that provide a popular and inexpensive way to get around the city.
  • Hiring a car is very easy, as most car hire companies accept European and international driving licences.
  • A fast growing public bus system also covers the entire city and many hotels provide regular shuttles buses that follow set routes.
  • Visit www.rta.ae to find out more about travelling in Dubai from the Roads and Transport Authority.
SERVICES
  • Asado: Argentinean grill
  • Ewaan: Arabic and Oriental
  • Thiptara: Thai
  • FAI: Asian Lounge
  • Ewaan Lounge: Arabian lounge by the pool
  • Al Bayt: Lobby Lounge
  • The Spa: 2 Oriental bath houses with hammam tables and spa facilities
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