Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah

We Went There: Beach Living At The Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah

The Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah brings Hilton’s flagship brand to Dubai’s world-famous island destination, offering a solid blend of comfort, familiarity and service.


  • Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah joined 33 other Hilton properties operating in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • Constructed on reclaimed land and comprising a series of artificial archipelagos, Palm Jumeirah resembles a palm tree when seen from above.
  • Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to mark its global growth by reaching its 600th property with the opening of Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah and Hilton Hiroshima.
  • Visit www.sandtontimes.co.za for more stories.


During a recent stopover in Dubai, The Sandton Times explored all that this dazzling city had to offer – well, in 72-hours that is! From fine dining, to shopping, sightseeing and of course an array of hospitality, Dubai is forever changing, growing and evolving, setting a benchmark for many international destinations. As a popular transit point for South African’s on route to Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Dubai offers travellers a chance to stopover for a visit, that certainly won’t disappoint!


Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah
A tranquil oasis of cooler temperatures and blooming flowers, the lobby of the Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah offers a pleasurable welcome. Image: The Sandton Times

Located on the popular Palm West Beach, the Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah offers an escape for couples, families, friends, and solo travellers. The hotel serves up stunning sunset views, a temperature-controlled pool, event spaces, a tranquil spa, and much more. Featuring 608 guest rooms and suites along with 10 culinary concepts, the Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah is a notable addition to the world-famous palm-shaped island and promises guests a popular beachfront resort experience.


Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah
The hotel boasts a pristine private beach with breath-taking city views, daybeds, and a range of water sports activities. Image: Hilton Hotels

The hotel is home to several new dining concepts unique to the property. Zing Beach Bar offers refreshing craft drinks and a wide selection of light bites at the water’s edge. SocialBee features a delightful menu designed around locally-sourced honey, providing a cool, calm, and connected dining experience. Mowsem, the hotel’s all-day dining destination, serves an array of global cuisine, while Australian Jones the Grocer, located on the beach and a favourite among residents, is a breakfast spot for fresh and delicious artisan food.


Factory by McGettigan’s is the neighborhood hangout with its Irish charm, artful drinks, sharing plates, and an ever-changing line-up of live entertainment. CLAW BBQ serves up Southern U.S. hospitality with mouth-watering must-have grills, seafood, shakes, and retro arcade games in a fun and vibrant setting.


Barfly by Buddha Bar, located on the 13th floor of the property, offers sunset views of the sea, Bluewaters Island, the glittering Dubai Marina skyline, and the Palm Jumeirah. This restaurant, bar, and lounge boasts a dining and drinking experience, set to a soundtrack of uplifting music mixed by talented DJs. The renowned Trader Vic’s and Tahitian Village serves up simmering plates of island-style cuisine alongside delicious and popular Mai Tais.


Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah
One of the longest pools in Dubai makes for a welcome relief from the sizzling Dubai summer. Image: The Sandton Times

Beyond the culinary experiences, the Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah offers one of the longest pools in Dubai, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and the award-winning eforea Spa. The spa provides comprehensive relaxation experiences, eight well-appointed treatment rooms, a dedicated spa suite, and a Moroccan Hammam for individuals and groups.


As a side note, there’s certainly nothing more frustrating or irritating when traveling than having to deal with roaming costs or spending half a day trying to buy a local SIM card – filling out pages and pages of contracts for only a few days connectivity. During this trip, we put the eSIM from Holafly to the test. Founded in Spain, Holafly has a range of international eSIM plans that you can purchase online and activate upon arrival, by scanning a QR code and following a few easy steps. The service offers unlimited data only, with the options of connecting other devices via tethering. If you would like to give it a try, follow the link and get a 5% discount on a Holafly eSIM for your next trip – it’s a game changer for digital nomads and anyone traveling internationally.


Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah
Rooms at the Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah are well equipped, with a larger than average safe for valuables, as well as a generous size bathroom with all amenities travellers could ask for. Image: The Sandton Times

Whether you are looking for a premium getaway or planning a business trip with a touch of leisure, Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah offers a good experience that is sure to be a resounding favourite.


Stand a chance to WIN with The Sandton Times.


Advertise on The Sandton Times today!


Head back to The Sandton Times Home Page for more stories.


Picture of Sandton Times Correspondent

Sandton Times Correspondent

Curated content from The Sandton Times newsroom desks.


Related Posts