Dubai's dynamic dining scene makes the most of the emirate's constant buzz with lively venues and a vibrant ambience proving that the city rarely slows down. But when you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle, there are a few hidden gems that are still close to the very heart of the city. And one of our favourites is the serene estate of Melia Desert Palm, Dubai. Just a 15-minute drive from Downtown Dubai, this beautiful nature retreat boasts an intimate feel that instantly transports you to the English countryside.
The property offers an array of leisure and dining experience for guests that want to soak up the peaceful vibe. For those looking to spend a relaxing afternoon at this polo resort, the Saturday Pool Party brunch is the ideal choice. Served at Epicure, Melia Desert Palm, Dubai’s all-day dining restaurant, the experience is complete with delicious food and access to the hotel’s impressive infinity pool. Available to myconcierge members for a special price, the venue also boasts stunning views of the property’s lush polo fields, and during the winter months, you have the chance to watch polo matches while sipping refreshing drinks.
Relish a delicious barbecue or sample traditional Spanish paella, prepared to your own preference and available with a selection of meat and fish, including chicken, shrimp, clams, mussels and lobster. The menu also features tasty sides such as roasted potatoes and cheese balls, served alongside crispy salads and nachos. Enjoy all of this and more with free-flowing sparkling white wine and a wide selection of ice creams, for those looking to satisfy their sweet tooth. There is also the chance to unwind poolside under the shade of the palm trees or simply relax in the pool while taking in the stunning surroundings. Or should you wish to explore the property, then feel free to walk around or request a tour of the horse stables to learn more about the resort's equestrian connection.