Five Palm Jumeirah is no stranger to the scene. If you’ve ever walked into this resort, you will know, that pool up there is never empty. That said, you can immerse yourself in a relaxing weekend 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 at this lofty spot.
Views of the Arabian Gulf, Dubai Marina and nearly completed Dubai Eye meet the eye upon arrival at the Luxe Sea View room. A plush king-size bed faces the Smart TV and a vividly striking armoire/bar – in a gorgeous emerald green tone – caters to every snacking requirement from nutritious organic varieties to a guilty bag of caramel popcorn for a late-night movie in bed. The marbled bathroom boasts a royal-esque tub – don’t forget to carry your bath salts – and Roil and Natura Bisse amenities.
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. 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 linguine pasta Nerano’s style 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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Rooms at Five Palm Jumeirah are available from Dhs1,000 per night. Visit fivehotelsandresorts.com