Know your city: Guide to The Palm
What’s On has details of The Palm neighbourhood in Dubai – part of the What’s On neighbourhood guide – including hidden gems and old favourites.
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Few neighbourhoods in the UAE are quite as iconic as The Palm, the manmade island that’s become a symbol of Dubai. Tourist-magnet though it may be, The Palm is also packed with enough shops, cafés and activities to entertain those of us not just here on holiday.
DINE: Bread Street Kitchen
It might not be due to open until Autumn 2015, but Gordon Ramsay’s latest Dubai venture is worth getting excited about. Joining the likes of Nobu and Seafire Steakhouse at Atlantis The Palm, the highly anticipated eatery will be serving up a British European menu with Ramsay’s usual flair.
SHOP: Milk & Honey
This 24-hour gourmet grocery is the place to purchase hard-to-find health foods. A foodie favourite, it might function as a corner shop for The Palm’s residents, but you’re more likely to be picking up quinoa chips and organic coconut oil than a loaf of bread.
Shoreline Apartments Building 10, The Palm, Dubai. Tel: (04) 4508775. Taxi: Shoreline Apartments Building 10. milkandhoney.ae
DO: Get active at Riva Beach Club
Keep fit while soaking up the sun in one of the most picturesque spots on The Palm. Get a day pass to Riva Beach Club and take advantage of their kayaking, paddleboarding and beach volleyball, before cooling down in the temperature-controlled pool or collapsing on a comfy sunbed.
Shoreline Apartments Building 7, The Palm, Dubai. Tel: (04) 4309466. Taxi: Shoreline Apartments Building 7. riva-beach.com
HIDDEN GEM: Sun&
This new addition to The Palm is already making waves with its Mediterranean-inspired menu and ocean views. Chill out in the relaxed lounge over shared tapas-style plates and sundowners, and pretend you’re on holiday.
Palm View West, The Palm, Dubai. Tel: (04) 3759333. Taxi: Palm View West. facebook.com/sunanddubai