The contemporary elegance of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai, is inspired by the whimsical waves of the sea, dazzling stars and brilliant sunsets from its location on the world’s largest man-made island, The Palm Jumeirah . ARENCO’s rich architecture and timeless chic interiors created by Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) weave bold geometric patterns with traditional craftsmanship and reflect various Arabic and Indian influences.
The six-story resort spans 48,000 square meters and includes 325 rooms and suites with private balconies, 322 underground parking spaces, seven food and beverage outlets, a spa, kids’ club, games room, a 70 meter swimming pool, a private beach, a tennis court and a mini-putting green. With iconic views of Dubai’s glittering skyline and all rooms facing the sunset, this urban resort offers a sense of escape from the city while incorporating elements from its surroundings to create a sense of place.
By maximizing the use of space through the architecture, the property is optimized for privacy while providing an open, light and airy feel and large outdoor spaces. The resort’s square U-shaped design wraps around a large sea-facing courtyard dotted with comfortable seating around a flowing fountain. The courtyard extends to the large swimming pool and the private beach.
The grand porte-cochere welcomes guests with sparkling crystal stars on the ceiling. Upon entering the lobby, guests are enchanted by sunlight flooding the skylight’s curved ceiling, reflecting light and openness throughout its space. At night, the 11,000 crystal pieces of Preciosa’s Signature Design Diamond Flow chandelier make the lobby sparkle. The result of over 3,000 hours of traditional craftsmanship, it sets the design tone for the entire resort.
The lobby’s clean lines are accentuated by an eclectic mix of soothing colors, unusual textures, and organic shapes, creating a luxurious ambience. A stunning infinity loop glass sculpture symbolizes the rich diversity of marine life, while the marble floors, with their herringbone pattern, contrast with the warmth of the wooden walls. The striking ocean-hued rug brings the space to life, evoking the hidden treasures of the deep sea.
Rooms and suites at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai are beautifully appointed, with fine linens, exquisite furnishings, bathrooms with stand-alone tubs and walk-in showers, and private balconies. Inspired by modern Arabian lifestyle and the essence of Dubai, rooms and suites reflect the blue and golden hues of the Arabian Sea and exude elegance with bright, airy spaces and soothing colors.
The resort’s largest suites range in size from 165 to 500 square meters and feature spacious living areas and private outdoor hot tubs. The Four Bedroom Presidential Sea View Suite on the fifth floor offers the resort’s most exclusive accommodations. This sprawling suite combines two king beds and two twin bedrooms and offers 500 m² of sophisticated luxury with a spacious living room, dining room with kitchenette and balconies overlooking the Arabian Sea.
Stunning design concepts also extend to the resort’s seven distinctive dining venues, where they blend with the world to create unparalleled sensory experiences.
Varq is a finely crafted gold or silver leaf used to garnish gourmet dishes – a befitting symbol of royalty – and the inspiration behind our contemporary Indian fine dining restaurant. The elegant design is inspired by the Silk Road, which has passed through 40 countries and adopts an abstract and contemporary interpretation of many foreign products such as tea, spices, metals and stones. Varq evokes a rich cultural exchange through its materials and patterns, tea leaf-inspired luster, and clever artistic touches. It also includes chic bar seating and a gorgeous open kitchen, where eye-catching presentations are created.
The Raia Rooftop Bar & Lounge offers panoramic views of the Palm skyline and Dubai’s iconic skyline. Contemporary Arabic cuisine is served in a typically Arabesque atmosphere infused with a touch of Moroccan and Andalusian aesthetics. Raia presents rustic textures and bohemian patterns reinterpreted in an elegant and glamorous way. Quirky wall hangings add color and playfulness, while bull skulls conjure up images of the desert.
The Roaring Rabbit is a remarkable blend of eclectic modern interiors and a classic British gastropub. A fun, quirky bunny makes appearances on the menu and in the decor. A whimsical ceiling element and hat chandelier complete the look. An intense red color palette is balanced with rich browns and black, giving the space a moody yet cheerful feel.
Palm Kitchen offers a bright and airy setting for breakfast but turns into a lively atmosphere at night. The interiors of the restaurant are inspired by Mediterranean culture and market-fresh produce. Black-and-white floor patterns, wooden ceilings, and cool lime trees complement Italian-influenced accents and furnishings, making this all-day dining room standout.
Lime Pool Bar has two swim-up bars on either side of the Palm’s longest pool, measuring 70 meters. Both bars also offer comfortable, shaded seating for those who prefer to stay ashore. The Coast, adjacent to the beach, is a casual, open-air seaside bistro designed for lazy days in the sun and lively weekends with the beat of the waves. At the heart of the resort, the Emperor’s Lounge offers a tranquil yet invigorating atmosphere in a chic, natural-lit setting.
The Taj Club Lounge is the perfect place to relax or work in a bright and airy space. Two conference rooms equipped with the latest technologies can accommodate up to 6 to 12 people each. Taking inspiration from the ocean, the crystal glass chandelier glamorizes the central living room space, while subtle references to underwater habitats, along with contemporary artwork, create a joyous experience for guests.
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai also features distinctive event spaces with two grand ballrooms and eight meeting rooms. Pre-operating areas benefit from natural daylight and encapsulate the rolling motion of ocean waves, creating a sense of movement that spans the impressive length of the space. Meeting rooms are decorated in neutral tones inspired by sandy beaches and named for various shades of blue, such as indigo, tiffany, sapphire, and aqua, representing the hues of different ocean depths.
The Popsicle Kids Club is inspired by what children around the world perceive as a treat and something that evokes fun, playfulness and joy. Popsicle is housed in a round building with brightly colored play and relaxation areas surrounded by a leafy outdoor activity space. The games room, a leisure center for teenagers, is designed to relax and unwind, with little nooks and crannies built in for sitting and reading as well.
Contemporary elegance and the underwater world inspired the vision behind the design of Taj Exotica, The Palm, Dubai. Subtle oceanic elements can be found in the shapes, colors and textures throughout the property, representing calm and peace, as well as the vitality and dramatic energy of the sea.
“The hotel’s unparalleled architecture and design represent our core mission to provide guests with the grandeur of our hospitality while enhancing the beauty of the stunning surroundings of our location here on The Palm,” added Ranjit Phillipose, Regional Manager. – Middle East and General Manager. -Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai.