Dubai is a city which never sleeps. While we really enjoy the vibrating energy of the metropolis we we’re looking for a relaxing getaway for our last days of our Dubai trip to take it a bit slow before heading back home to Germany. That’s when we found the Rixos The Palm Dubai. Read in my Hotel Review what we enjoyed the most about our stay.

Rixos The Palm Dubai


As the name already implies the Rixos The Palm Dubai is located on the artificial island “Palm Jumeirah” close to Dubais Marina area. The island is known for its luxury resorts and great views over the skyline while being surrounded by the warm and calm water of the Arabian Gulf. It’s the ideal location if you’re planning a relaxing vacation while having many sightseeing spots or shopping possibilities just a quick taxi ride away. Jumeirah Beach / Burj Al Arab are just 25 mins away and to reach the famous Burj Khalifa it takes a 45 mins ride. Taxis in Dubai are very affordable in general and mostly waiting in front of the hotel or can quickly be called by the reception.

Dubai Marina view with boat


The Rixos The Palm Dubai is the ideal hotel for all kind of travelers no matter if couples, friends or families with kids. That’s why they have a large variety of room for all needs from Deluxe Rooms for two people to big suites with several bedrooms for the whole family.

Premium Room with Sea View

During our stay we slept in a Premium Room with a balcony. Located on the fourth floor we had the best view over the resort, the sea and the view of the Dubai Marina skyline behind it. The interior of their rooms is luxurious and modern with a beautiful color palette of warm brown and beige tones.

Our room consists of a bedroom and a living area with a room divider in between. Next to the bedroom is the spacious bathroom with two sinks, a rain shower and even a bathtub. I loved the idea that they put shutters next to the tub so you could decide yourself if you rather want to have privacy or views in the room and to the balcony while you’re taking a bath.

Included in the All Inclusive concept is not only the tea and coffee selection but also the mini bar with soft drinks, beer and snacks.

Rixos The Palm Dubai balcony view

The Concept of the Rixos The Palm Dubai

Luxury All Inclusive

The Rixos The Palm Dubai is an All Inclusive Resort – but not in the way you might know it from other places. We have been extremely surprised by the high quality selection of brands and food which all guests have unlimited access to. The cocktails are excellent and made with a love for details and their restaurants will leave you speechless! It’s without any doubt one of the best All Inclusive concepts we ever experienced!

Water sports and fitness

At the beach all non motorized water sport equipment like paddle boards can be rented for free during your stay. If you need a bit more adrenaline you can book a jet ski or banana boat ride for an additional charge.

Fitness lovers can join workout programs like beach yoga, spinning classes or even in pool workout sessions. The “jungle gym” at the beach is a great way to workout in the calm morning or evening while enjoying a fresh ocean breeze.

Rixos The Palm Dubai pool at night

The Pool & Beach

Altogether the Rixos has four pools on their premises: One adults only pool, one for the Suite guests, one at the gated kids club and the main pool right before the beach. We spent most of our time at the main pool since it has beautiful cabanas to relax surrounded by palm trees and an amazing view. Due to this great location you can always hop between the sea or the pool to refresh.

Beach and Pool Cabanas need a reservation in advance but are free of charge and the sun beds can be used anytime.

You can find two bars, one fruit stand and a snack restaurant at the main pool to serve you with drinks and food whenever you’re in the mood for it. Of course all of them are included in the Ultra All Inclusive Package.

pool cabana at the Rixos The Palm Dubai

Breakfast & Restaurants

As already mentioned above the Ultra All Inclusive Concept of the Rixos The Palm Dubai leaves nothing to be desired. Altogether you can find three à la carte restaurants, one buffet restaurant and several bars plus a patisserie and the sunset Shisha & Cocktail Lounge.

sunset view at the Rixos hotel
Shisha Lounge

Main Restaurant A La Turca

The biggest dining option in the resort is the buffet style restaurant A La Turca. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner for those which like to have a wide variation of dishes to choose from.

I loved that the breakfast buffet is designed like a market with different stalls. So you find one with fruits and fresh juices, another one with fish, one with pastries and donuts, homemade jams and so much more! It was honestly hard to decide from all these amazing choices.

breakfast choices

Patisserie Istanbul

Everyone who knows me also knows that I have a sweet tooth and can never say now to cake! So you can imagine that the lobby lounge “Patisserie Istanbul” has been like heaven for me! It’s the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon coffee with some fresh baklava or delicious tartlets.

Aqua & More Seafood Restaurant

For dinner we preferred to dine in one of the à la carte restaurants. We stayed at the Rixos for three nights which means that we had one night for each of them.
We had our first dinner at the seafood restaurant Aqua & More which serves a Mediterranean & Oriental variety of mostly seafood dishes (of course they also have meat and veggie options). My favorite have been the selection of fresh traditional Mezze as a starter and the grilled sea bass in lemon butter sauce.

dinner at the Rixos dubai

L Olivo

This Italian restaurant honestly left us speechless. We didn’t expect such an incredible & authentic choice of pasta, pizza and antipasti dishes! Make sure to try the truffle mushroom risotto and the beef stuffed ravioli which make you feel like you’re in Italy!

selection of pasta

Toro Loco Steakhouse

I saved our most memorable dinner experience in Dubai for the end cause wow – there is definitely a reason this popular steakhouse is called LOCO! The restaurant manager Isa and his team running this place with so much energy and ingenuity that it will take your breath away. I’m talking about unforgettable live cooking shows with fire and much more right at your table. For the best show make sure to order the “flaming burger” as a dessert – you won’t regret it 😉 The Toro Loco combines amazing food and a great show in the best way!


After these crazy months we all need some time to unwind and care about nothing but where we should relax first: the pool or the beach? And the Rixos The Palm Dubai is the right place for it! The resort is the perfect summary of amazing food options, finest relaxation, sunny weather every single day and a superb all inclusive concept. The resort is very family friendly but is also offering privacy for couples at the same time. The Rixos The Palm Dubai has been the perfect resort to end our trip in Dubai and to take life slow for a few days. 🙂

Rixos The Palm Dubai view

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Rixos The Palm Dubai hotel review
Rixos The Palm Dubai hotel review

We had a sponsored stay at the Rixos The Palm Dubai.

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