Palace Downtown


You’re right in the centre of the action at the Palace Downtown, a luxury Dubai hotel that’s designed in an authentic Middle Eastern style and located across the water from the towering Burj Khalifa.

Why you'll love it here

  • Enjoy this award-winning hotel located next to Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain
  • Dine at Asado Steakhouse or Thiptara with outdoor overwater decks for exquisite views
  • Add some relaxation to your stay on Dubai’s best beaches just a short drive away
  • Indulge at the spa with an Oriental bathhouse, Jacuzzis, monsoon showers and massages


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Included in your holiday

  • Lounge passes and meet & greet service in UK airports
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

Full accommodation information

Welcome to the Palace Downtown, perfectly located in one of Dubai’s prime spots: right across the water from the towering, 163-storey Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall, with many rooms overlooking the majestic Dubai Fountain.

Designed in the style of a classic Middle Eastern palace, the Palace Downtown offers a striking contrast to the modern neighbourhood that it calls home. Luxury shopping (Versace, Chanel and Christian Louboutin are right on the doorstep) gives way to iconic sights dotted liberally across Dubai’s downtown. This is a hotel that effortlessly blends the city’s forward-thinking modernity with a respect for old-style architectural beauty.

Partly refurbished in 2019, the Palace Downtown offers a haven amongst the noise: think rows of palm trees framing a calm blue swimming pool, traditionally low-storey Middle Eastern buildings, and finishing decorative touches that reflect the soft Arabic architecture of the historic part of the world that it calls home.

With world-class restaurants and bars, a luxury spa and an undeniably breathtaking location, the Palace Downtown is a wonderful choice for your Dubai holiday whether you’re with family, friends or a partner. Book into one of the hotel’s luxury rooms, drink in the stunning view, and allow yourself to be indulged.

There are 242 rooms at the Palace Downtown, including 81 suites. Every room has a private balcony that overlooks either the Dubai Fountain, the Old Town or the Burj Lake, so you’re guaranteed a stunning vista whichever room you choose. Let the Palace Downtown welcome you as a real home from home whilst you’re sampling the famous hospitality that Dubai has to offer.

Deluxe Rooms

Deluxe Rooms

Sleeps: 2 Adults , 2 Children

Deluxe Rooms are 51 sq m, with views of either the lake or fountain, and can sleep two adults and two children.
Junior Suites

Junior Suites

Sleeps: 3 Adults , 1 Child

Junior Suites are 70 sq m, with views of the lake, and can sleep three adults and one child.
Palace Suites

Palace Suites

Sleeps: 3 Adults , 1 Child

Palace Suites are 105 sq m, with either lake or fountain views, and can sleep three adults and one child.
Royal Suites

Royal Suites

Sleeps: 3 Adults , 1 Child

Royal Suites are 106 sq m, with views of the fountain. They can also sleep three adults and one child.
Imperial Suite

Imperial Suite

Sleeps: 9 Adults

There is only one Imperial Suite in the hotel. At 500 sq m, it’s the largest suite at the Palace Downtown, occupying a prime spot on the top floor of the hotel and sleeping up to nine adults. The suite has four master bedrooms, four bathrooms, two living areas, two dining rooms, two study rooms, two terraces and a jacuzzi. It also comes with views of the fountain and the iconic Burj Khalifa. The Imperial Suite includes complimentary return airport transfers.


Argentinian restaurant and steakhouse Asado is close to the water, opposite the Burj Park. With outdoor seating and cosy ambience, this is a great choice for dinner with a view.

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Elegant, waterfront Thiptara serves Thai food in the shadow of the Burj Khalifa. Try the Bangkok-inspired seafood for something truly special.

  • Lunch
  • Dinner


Ewaan is an Arabic restaurant that’s been called the best in Dubai. Expect food served from cooking stations amongst luxurious, Middle East-inspired decor.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner


Cocktail lounge Fai is open daily from 5pm – 2am and serves signature drinks and sleek interiors in clear view of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain.

There are numerous activities close to the Palace Downtown that will keep all members of your party entertained.

Two swimming pools (one of which is a children’s pool) provide the perfect opportunity to cool down if the desert heat gets a bit too much. Those who want to unwind will enjoy a trip to the hotel’s fitness centre and luxury spa, where various treatments are available alongside a hammam, hot tubs and a steam room.

The main attractions of Dubai are within a stone’s throw of the Palace Downtown. Found on the shores of Burj Lake, the hotel is only a short walk from the world-famous Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Ascend the tower’s 163 floors and take in the stunning vista of the city and the surrounding desert from the 360-degree At The Top observation deck. The Dubai Mall, with its 1,200+ shops, traditional souk and the neighbouring Dubai Aquarium, is a mere 500m from the hotel.

In Dubai on business? The Palace Downtown is equipped for all your needs, with a selection of tastefully-decorated meeting rooms and conference facilities available.

Guest awareness is at the forefront of Palace Downtown’s sustainability efforts. In every room, guests are greeted with 'make the difference' cards, which educate and inspire them to embrace eco-friendly practices during their stay. These cards encourage responsible water and energy use, fostering a culture of environmental consciousness in the resort.

The 'go green committee’ – a dedicated team within the hotel – plays a pivotal role in maintaining and expanding the array of environmental initiatives. They work tirelessly to implement sustainable practices throughout the property and foster a green mindset among both staff and guests.

And Palace Downtown doesn't limit its efforts to its own walls – it reaches out to the community through various charitable programs.

EarthDays, cause walks, Clean The World Day and blood donations are just a few of the ways in which the hotel engages with the community to make a positive impact beyond its luxurious confines. This commitment to sustainability and social responsibility positions Palace Downtown as a beacon of conscientious luxury in the heart of Dubai.

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  • Time zone: +4 GMT
  • Flight time: 7-8 hours
  • Recommended airlines: Emirates, British Airways
  • Currency: UAE Dirham
  • Tipping guideline: 10-15% of total bill
  • Health considerations: There is no risk of yellow fever in UAE, however, yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
  • Capital: Dubai
  • Population: 3.67001e+006
  • National languages: Arabic, English
  • Electricity and plugs: Type G, 220-240V AC
  • Mobile phone coverage: Excellent
  • UK passport visa requirements: You need a visa for United Arab Emirates if you have a British passport - on arrival for a maximum of 30 days

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