Explore FIVE Palm Jumeirah, the latest addition on the man-made island
Let’s face it, FIVE Palm Jumeirah is no stranger to the scene, in specific due to the current re-branding confusion that places them in the hospitality industry’s spotlight – it was formerly known as Viceroy Palm Jumeirah. When you do manage to look past the branding, which isn’t problematic during the visit, to be honest, you can immerse yourself in a relaxing staycation with unrivalled views of the glistening waters, an infinity pool hailed to be one of the city’s best, and culinary offerings that cater to all taste buds. The minute you set eyes on the floor to ceiling glass-frame structure, with art pieces dotted around the venue, you instantly feel as though you’ve been transported to a city-style paradise by the sea. And from here on, it doesn’t disappoint.
Imagine looking out to the Arabian Gulf, Dubai Marina and the nearly completed Dubai Eye. It immediately excites, while the waters puts you in a state of zen, with cosy vibrant and neutral-hue interiors making the Luxe Sea View room feel like you are in a stylish home away from home.
A plush king-size bed faces the Smart TV and a vividly striking armoire/bar, which caters to every snacking requirement, from nutritious organic varieties to a guilty bag of caramel popcorn for a late-night movie in bed. Enter the Italian and Greek marbled bathroom to soak in the royal-esque tub – don’t forget to carry your bath salts – and breathe in the scents of Roil and Natura Bisse amenities while you shower.
Soak up the rays by the poolside and take a dip to cool off, you can’t leave the hotel without doing so. The site is also home to a spa, fully equipped gym and a spa pool complete with partially submerged sun loungers – for those looking to get away from the fairly crowded main swimming pool.
Dimly-lit interiors complement the coral-coloured walls painted with the landscape of an Italian city, while neutral hues set the tone for an intimate dinner at Quattro Passi in the FIVE Palm Jumeirah. Brace yourselves for a meal that will certainly make you wonder if an Italian Nonna is hiding away in the kitchen. The menu comprises freshly imported ingredients from chef Antonio Mellino’s farm in Italy, combined with age-old family techniques. We highly recommend the vitello tonnato (tender veal slices) and fresh creamy burrata with juicy Sorrento tomatoes for appetisers. The Nerano’s style linguine pasta is worth a try for the middle course, especially if you love a simple pasta with zucchini and a hint of cream that lingers on your palate. Those looking for Italian with a contemporary twist can opt for the teriyaki Scottish salmon with a moreish zucchini cream and chanterelle mushrooms that offer a bite. Carnivores have the option of succulent lamb chops with pistachio, sweet potato, zucchini and a full-bodied lamb jus, amongst plenty of other options including a revisited veal Milanese. Desserts can either be a fruity affair with the mille-feuille, mango cream, passion fruit and sorbet, or a decadent chocolate and coconut tart offset by the tanginess of creamy passion fruit and raspberry sorbet. In true Italian style, conclude with an espresso.
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To book a stay, visit fivehotelsandresorts.com