otel Guide – Sofitel The Palm in Dubai ( 2022 )

Sofitel the Palm is a luxurious 5-star resort located on the famous Palm Jumeirah. It offers a rejuvenating escape inspired by the rich culture of the South Pacific. Sofitel Dubai The Palm has everything from opulent bedrooms to state-of-the-art facilities. So let’s dive right in and find out what this French-Polynesian resort offers.


Tucked amongst the lush green idyllic shores of the Arabian Gulf, the luxurious Sofitel The Palm is perfect for those looking for a relaxing and tropical sanctuary. It is located only a short distance from the buzzing city of Dubai. Hop on as we take you for a guided tour of Sofitel Dubai The Palm.

Guests can choose from multiple accommodation options, including rooms, suites, spacious family apartments and private villas. The interior of the hotel boasts exotic dark wood, onyx and stone with a colour palette evoking the Polynesian landscape and seaside. You will never get tired of inspiring views of the Arabian Gulf and gardens from your private terrace and balcony in this exotic hotel.

All the accommodations at Sofitel Dubai The Palm offer the utmost comfort with ultra-plush Sofitel MyBed™ (an exclusive bedding concept) and French Bath. When it comes to dining at the hotel, you can choose from 11 restaurants, bars and lounges (talk about being spoilt for choice!). Whether you want to escape from a tiring routine or plan a family getaway, this divine sanctuary will not disappoint you.


  • Type of building: 5-star Beach Resort
  • Location: East Crescent, Palm Jumeirah
  • Unit types: Hotel Rooms, Suites, Family Apartments and Private Villas
  • Amenities: Sofitel Spa with L’Occitane, Sofitel Fitness, X-Fitness, FloatFit HIIT, DIY Exercises, Amura Kids Club, Beach and Pools, Water Sports, Tennis Courts and Eco Golf
  • Opening date: July 2013
  • Pet policy: No pets allowed


Let’s explore the facilities offered by this tropical sanctuary.


Be it a personal celebration or a corporate event, the hotel has impressive spaces to make it memorable for you. There are nine meeting rooms and an elegant ballroom at Sofitel The Palm Resort. The Polynesian-themed interior only adds to the refinement of event spaces.

Aside from indoor spaces, you can also choose the lush Palm View Garden to host your events. With private restaurants and expert planners at your disposal, you can make your events extra special.


If you want to make the most of sunny summer at the beachside, you’re in for a wonderful surprise! Sofitel Dubai The Palm has 6 outdoor swimming pools dotted around the resort, an aquatic bounce park and an eco golfing facility. To top it off, you can make the most of your day by signing up for water sports or beach volleyball.

The young guests at the resort are welcomed at Amura Kids Club. There are a plethora of activities at this club for kids including arts and crafts, karaoke, movies in the cinema and mini dance. You can get access to 5 pools and the private beach all day long from AED 150 per person.


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Rejuvenate and relax at the Sofitel Spa (Image Credit: Sofitel The Palm’s website)

A world of holistic health and self-improvement facilities is waiting for you at Sofitel The Palm. You can make the most of their advanced beauty treatments at Sofitel Spa with L’OCCITANE. You will find everything at the spa, from facials to body wraps and deep tissue massages. Here are other relaxation zones.

  • Infinity pool for adults
  • Sauna
  • Hammam
  • Steam room

Aside from the Sofitel The Palm Dubai resort & spa, you can choose from quite a few fitness centres. All equipped with the latest machines. There are also professional trainers to guide you whilst you work out. The fitness facilities at the resort are Sofitel Fitness, X-Fitness, Floatfit HIIT and DIY Exercises.

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Sweat it out at the top-notch wellness facilities at the resort (Image Credit: Sofitel The Palm’s website)

You can also sweat it out at the tennis courts on the rooftop of Sofitel Fitness. If you’re willing to sharpen your skills, go for a friendly game or hire a personal tennis coach.


For a comfortable and memorable stay, the guest can pick from a large selection of accommodations at Sofitel Dubai The Palm. You can have your pick from elegant rooms, spacious suites, family apartments and private villas. Let’s have a closer look!


The classic rooms offer views of lush gardens and courtyards from floor-to-ceiling windows. The private balcony that comes with this room lets you soak in the sun whilst enjoying the calming ocean breeze. Other amenities include a large tub, rain shower, sitting area, 40-inch LCD TV, Bose Wave audio system, minibar and workspace.

classic room at sofitel the palm
Experience luxury like never before (Image Credit: Sofitel The Palm’s website)
  • 44 sq. m.
  • Capacity for 2 adults and 1 child
  • 1 King-Size Bed or 2 Twin Beds


The luxury room offers a panoramic view of either Palm Jumeirah or the Arabian Gulf from your private balcony. The rooms are simple yet luxurious with amenities such as a writing table and chair, corner sofa and coffee table, minibar, 40-inch LCD TV, bath and rain shower.

  • 44 sq. m.
  • Capacity for 2 adults and 1 child
  • 1 King-Size Bed or 2 Twin Beds
  • Rates start from AED 780


This two-room suite is designed to pamper and delight the guests. The junior suite is perfect for small families with a world of comforts and amenities. It includes a living room, a private balcony, a work area with a writing table and chair, a bathroom opening to the bedroom and a 40-inch LCD TV.

bathroom at sofitel the palm
Surround yourself with the best at Sofitel The Palm (Image Credit: Sofitel The Palm’s website)
  • 60 sq. m.
  • Capacity for 2 adults and 2 children
  • King-size MyBed™
  • Sofa-Bed in living room
  • Rates start from AED 1,130


More privileges, more luxuries and of course, more space! These are just some features you will enjoy at a prestige suite. It comes with a private terrace for you to enjoy the awe-inspiring views of the ocean and sky. Featuring an open floor plan, the living and dining rooms at these suites are designed for indulgent relaxation. Other amenities include a work area, 40-inch LCD TV, minibar and Nespresso machine, and tea-making facilities.

  • 85 sq. m.
  • Capacity for 2 adults and 2 children
  • King-size MyBed™
  • Sofa-bed in separate living room
  • Rates start from AED 1,430


If you’re a beach person, Sofitel The Palm beach suite is likely to be your personal oasis in Dubai. With French doors opening into the spacious balcony, you take your pick between the views of the resort’s private beach or gardens. Some of the amenities which come with the beach suite are a Nespresso machine and tea-making facilities, a work area, a minibar and a 40-inch LCD TV.

  • 85 sq. m.
  • Capacity for 2 adults and 2 children
  • King-size MyBed™
  • Sofa-bed in separate living room
  • Rates start from AED 1,580


Ideal for large families, the opera suites feature 2 bedrooms equipped with all the basic amenities. The French doors open into a private balcony to reveal exquisite views of the Arabian Gulf and Dubai’s glittering skyline.

  • 125 sq. m.
  • Capacity for 4 adults and 1 child
  • Two king-size MyBeds™
  • Separate living room with 3 Seater Sofas
  • Rates start from AED 1,870


If you enjoy privacy and open spaces, then you’ll find a palm suite to be your thing. This penthouse is designed to accommodate large families spanning the entire top floor of the resort’s central building. You will find chic bathrooms, a sizable dining room and a fully equipped kitchen at the palm suite.

There is also a private office space with breathtaking views of Palm Jumeirah. A bank of French doors opens into 2 expansive terraces, one overlooks the swimming pools, and the other one faces the Arabian Gulf. Other facilities include a sun lounge and a jacuzzi.

  • 450 sq. m.
  • Capacity for 8 adults and 1 child
  • Master bedroom with separate dressing room and private gym
  • Two double bedrooms with king-size beds


Equipped with all the necessary amenities for travelling families, the apartments offered at Sofitel Dubai The Palm are a home away from home. You will get amenities at the 1-bedroom apartment including a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen and an on-premise washing machine.

  • 75 sq. m.
  • Capacity for 2 adults and 2 children
  • King-size MyBed™
  • Separate living room with sofa
  • Rates start from AED 1,228


The 2 bedroom family apartment is located in a private building within Sofitel The Palm. Expect opulence embedded into this apartment with stone flooring, accents of aquamarine and azure and natural woodwork adding to the mystique of the whole space. The amenities include a spa-like bathroom, a private balcony and a fully functional kitchen.

suite at sofitel the palm
Fully equipped kitchen and open floor spaces! (Image Credit: Sofitel The Palm’s website)
  • 135 sq. m.
  • Capacity for 4 adults and 2 children
  • Master bedroom with king-size MyBed™
  • Twin bedroom
  • Separate living room with sofa
  • Rates start from AED 1,836


The 3-bedroom family apartment is the epitome of comfort and privacy. Ideal for large families, this apartment has ample closets, a play area for your little ones, a fully equipped chef’s kitchen and a flat-screen TV in each room.

You will be tucked away in a separate building on the grounds of Sofitel Dubai The Palm. The lobby, designed by Robert Blanc, is a welcoming site with a vertical garden wall and a fountain. The apartment is fully serviced, so you can enjoy your stay to the fullest.

  • 265 sq. m.
  • Capacity for 6 adults and 2 children
  • Two bedrooms with king-size MyBed™
  • One twin bedroom
  • Separate living room with sofa


When you book the beach villa at Sofitel The Palm, the shimmering waters and white sands of the beach will be at your doorstep (yes, we are talking about the direct beach access!). The two-floor villa has a private pool and Jacuzzi surrounded by a shady sundeck. The rooftop terrace offers unforgettable views of the ocean during the day, whereas the Dubai skyline glistens at the night. To top it all, there is a 24-hour butler service available.

villa at sofitel the palm
A beach villa is all you need to chase your blues away! (Image Credit: Sofitel The Palm’s website)
  • 345 sq. m.
  • Capacity for 6 adults and 1 child
  • Master suite with king-size MyBed™ & dressing room
  • One bedroom with king-size MyBed™
  • One bedroom with two twin-size MyBeds™
  • One butler’s bedroom


If you want to immerse yourself in opulence and grandeur, then the lodge villa at Sofitel The Palm is the right way to go! With the soaring architecture and French provençal décor, each of the three lodge villas is as enchanting as a corner of paradise.

The villa has two floors, 3 bedrooms and 2 entertainment rooms. But that’s not it… you will also get a walk-in closet, ensuite bathroom and a private gym (it seems like dreams do come true!). Other amenities include a private pool, Jacuzzi, sundeck, kitchen, dining room and an inviting outdoors with a view of Palm Jumeirah. Add a dedicated butler to the long list of facilities, and you have yourself a staycation to remember!

  • 650 sq. m.
  • Capacity for 8 adults and 1 child
  • Private entrance
  • Barbecue area
  • Master suite with king-size MyBed™
  • Three bedrooms on the first floor


Sofitel The Palm is famous amongst customers due to its beach front location, state-of-art amenities and top notch facilities. The average cost of a room starts from AED 780 per night for a luxury room. The cost of a suite starts from AED 1,130.

  • *Please note that prices quoted above are subject to change based on the dates selected, the hotel’s policy, add-ons, limited-time promotions, etc.
  • For more information on applicable tariffs during your stay or to make a reservation, please get in touch with the reservations desk or visit the official resort website.


The standard check-in time at Sofitel The Palm is from 03:00 pm onwards. Charges may apply for early check-ins. You can check with the front desk, which is open 24 hours. The check-out time is at 12:00 pm. Late check-out is subject to availability.


Flexible reservations are fully refunded with a minimum notice of 72 hours prior to check-in. Other kinds of reservations are not refundable. Do not hesitate to call the hotel staff for further assistance.


The hotel provides luxury chauffeured transportation to the airports and other locations in Dubai and the other emirates. Guests can select between a limousine and a BMW 7 series.

If you want to use public transportation, the best option is Palm Jumeirah Monorail, which is 8 minutes away from the hotel. Starting its journey from the Gateway Station at the entrance to Palm Jumeirah, the monorail runs to the Golden Mile Galleria, Al Ittihad Park, Nakheel Mall, and the Atlantis Aquaventure station.


The hotel offers services to arrange your return trips to Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport. For reservations and costs of their luxury chauffeured vehicle, get in touch with the Concierge Desk at least 24 hours in advance.


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Indulge in flavourful adventures at the resort (Image Credit: Sofitel The Palm’s website)

Taking inspiration from the world’s finest culinary traditions, Sofitel The Palm has 11 restaurants, bars and lounges. Be it upscale dining or a casual meet-up with friends, there is something for everyone at this resort. Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

  • Manava – A cheery and family-friendly restaurant which literally translates into “welcome” in Tahitian. You can enjoy a buffet here offering regional and international flavours.
  • Porterhouse Steak & Grills – One of the most popular steakhouses on Palm Jumeirah, Porterhouse is hard to miss. The chefs here work in an open kitchen, so you can steal a peek or two!
  • Moana – A seafood restaurant offering an exquisite combination of Peruvian and Japanese cuisines, Moana will leave your taste buds tantalised.
  • Hong Loong – This Pan Asian restaurant at Sofitel Dubai The Palm is known for serving authentic South East Asian flavours.
  • The World Eatery – Have you ever been in a situation where you can decide where to eat because everyone in the group wants something different? Well, worry no more because The World Eatery is doing justice to its name by bringing the favourites from the world’s four corners. That too, with generous portions!
  • Maui – Bringing the tropics right to your table, Maui is a bar and restaurant with a selection of delicious salads, pizzas, sandwiches and much more.
  • Replay – One of the best places to watch a ball game. This bar nestled in Sofitel Dubai The Palm has 7 flatscreens and a variety of drinks to choose from.
  • Laguna Lounge – This is where the French Riviera meets the ancient Greek agora. Laguna Lounge is a trendy beach bar and lounge where you can play, party and eat!
  • Porterhouse Bar – Located right next to Porterhouse Steak & Grill, this laid-back bar is a perfect place to sip vintage cocktails or enjoy a flavoured shisha in Dubai.
  • Olivier’s – An elegant and comfortable cafe and lounge where the cream colour palette exudes refinement and calm. Olivier’s is a perfect spot for grabbing a coffee, tea or a house-made French pastry.
  • The Premier Lounge – If socialising in a relaxed setting is on your mind, then head to the Premier Lounge at Sofitel Dubai The Palm. It is an exclusive lounge where you can meet fellow travellers.
  • Gelati Ice Cream – Located right next to Amura Kids Club is Gelati Ice Cream, one of the happiest places at the resort. Take your little ones here to discover a world of traditional and premium flavours.

Aside from these eateries, private dining in your room, suite and villas are also available. For reservations and inquiries, please contact the administration at +971-4-455-6677.


Sofitel The Palm is surrounded by some of the major landmarks, including The Pointe, Aquaventure Waterpark, IMG Worlds of Adventure, Motiongate Dubai, Legoland Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai and Riverland Dubai. And if you plan on going shopping, Nakheel Mall is just a 10-minute drive away. Mall of the Emirates and Dubai Marina Mall are also located nearby.


If you plan to stay at Sofitel The Palm, please note that you will have to rely on a taxi, ride-sharing app or a rental car. The resort is usually booked during holidays, this is why advanced booking is recommended to avoid inconvenience. You can visit the hotel’s official website before booking to see if any special discounts and deals are available.



There are 546 rooms in the hotel divided into categories like classic and luxury rooms, suites, family apartments and private villas.


The resort is 30 minutes drive from Dubai International Airport if you take Sheikh Zayed Road.


Unfortunately, no pets are allowed inside the hotel.


Some of the services offered at the resort include high-speed Wi-Fi, direct beach access and a private pool (with different rooms).


Yes, there is a dedicated space at Sofitel The Palm for weddings.


The resort is located at East Crescent, Palm Jumeirah.


The contact number for Sofitel The Palm is +971-4-455-6677.

This concludes our guide to the luxurious and opulent Sofitel The Palm. We’ve rounded up everything this stunning waterfront hotel has to offer. Check out our guide if you’re looking for waterfront staycations in Dubai Marina.

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