When it comes to staycations, Dubai isn’t short of hotel choices. There are traditional Arabesque properties spanning lush gardens for families and sky-scraping glass buildings with rooftop pools for city dwellers, but for young successfuls looking to party in abject luxury? Nothing – until now.
FIVE Palm Jumeirah is a playground for young couples and fun-loving groups who want to unwind and let their hair down in equal measure. Situated on the Palm Jumeirah’s Golden Mile, this glass-built building is stunning to look at from every angle, but the views once you’re inside are even better. Get ready to make serious memories (and take the best group photos that prove it) here.
Gold accents, round mirrors, a curved-edge bar, floor-to-ceiling bathroom tiles – yep, these bedrooms are an Instagram dream. Practicality has been considered in every single detail of these Art Deco-inspired rooms, and yet none of the beautiful design has been compromised in the process. The shower is enormous, the huge tub (complete with ceiling mirror) allows you to fully submerge, and the expansive corner balconies offer stunning views. In fact, these rooms are so good that you’ll be hard-pressed to venture outside.
If you’ve pitted this hotel as nothing but a space to chill, think again. The Penthouse is a Miami-meets-Ibiza rooftop bar that comprises lounge seating, an insane Asian-fusion menu, and a DJ spot that has hosted world-renowned spinners such as Sonny Fodera and CamelPhat in the past. Entry is free, and the atmosphere is epic – the perfect place to dine, drink, and dance on a Thursday or Friday night.
Dining at FIVE is nothing short of five star, and there’s something for all taste buds. Maiden Shanghai offers a vast Chinese menu accented by stunning marina views seen from the gorgeous terrace, while Quattro Passi is an authentic Italian that boasts more of that modern Insta-worthy décor – think: pink velvet and copper details.
In contrast, if you’re looking for something that covers more ground, the international cuisine at BLVD on One boasts tasty Mediterranean classics in a super relaxed setting. So whether you’re with your kids, spouse, or friends, there’s a menu to match at this hotel.
The hotel’s 200-foot pool is lined with palm trees and the focal point in which Dubai’s young and beautiful gather to soak up the sun and dine al fresco – it’s also the best thing about this property. Balearic beats play softly in the background from afternoon to evening, interactive table-service buttons mean waiters are at your beck and call, drinks are fruity, and the food is tasty.
Better yet, you don’t even need to be a guest at the hotel to enjoy it. Day passes start from AED 250, AED 150 of which is redeemable against the F&B options. Miami in a day? Sold.
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