Adventures & Activities

Explore our Palm Island resort and discover the best of Dubai

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Your Dubai Adventure

Our carefully curated excursions will intrigue and delight with desert treks and historical tours revealing the heart of Dubai. On resort, challenge your family and friends to a good-natured game of beach volleyball, partner up for a game of doubles on our tennis courts, or try your hand at water skiing and windsurfing. Golfers won’t be able to resist visiting some of the region’s celebrated courses for a round – or three.

Explore desert dunes

A once-in-a-lifetime Arabian adventure

Our desert safari will take your breath away. Experience the sands from above in a hot air balloon ride, or join a traditional camel caravan, retracing the steps of the ancient Bedouins through the mighty dunes. As the sun goes down, settle in by the fire to enjoy traditional mezze and music, before returning to the city lights.

A day in historical Dubai

Soak up Dubai’s rich history, exploring the streets of the city’s heritage districts in our chauffeured classic car. O

Dubai Creek

Tranquility

Take an abra boat ride down Dubai Creek and experience a tranquil moment in the historical hub’s bustling centre.

Tranquility

Take an abra boat ride down Dubai Creek and experience a tranquil moment in the historical hub’s bustling centre.

Gold souks

Tradition

Explore the vibrant alleyways of Dubai's historic gold markets that are still kept alive by tradition.

Tradition

Explore the vibrant alleyways of Dubai's historic gold markets that are still kept alive by tradition.

Vibrant Souks

Vibrancy

Our vibrant souks celebrate the city’s proud traditional history of trade as a small pearl-diving port.

Vibrancy

Our vibrant souks celebrate the city’s proud traditional history of trade as a small pearl-diving port.

Coastal delights

Sail, fish and kayak in the Arabian Gulf

Push off from our sheltered stretch of private beach to enjoy complimentary sea-kayaking, windsurfing, and miniature catamaran sailing. Those wanting to explore further can reserve a private deep-sea fishing cruise, for an entire day spent on the calm water of the Arabian Gulf. Enjoy superb, year-round fishing, with anglers likely to be rewarded with catches of barracuda, king mackerel and grouper.

Splash out at Aquaventure Waterpark

Ride the region’s most impressive water-slides, float along more than two kilometres of river rapids, explore The Lost Chambers Aquarium and have up-close animal encounters at Dolphin Bay and Sea Lion Point at Aquaventure Waterpark. The UAE’s top marine experience also features a dedicated splash-pad for the little ones, and aqua zip-lines for the bigger kids. Enjoy one complimentary Aquaventure Waterpark access for each of your family members, when you stay three nights or more at One&Only The Palm.

Woman on Tube at Aquaventure

The best of Dubai

From the designer glitz of the Middle East’s celebrated shopping hubs, to the palm-lined footpaths of Downtown Dubai’s boulevards and 10 world-class golf courses, discover the best of Dubai on your doorstep. 

Downtown Icons

Our vibrant Downtown district showcases some of the Middle East's modern achievements, including the world’s tallest structure, the glittering Burj Khalifa. At its base, the 829-metre tower boasts the dancing Dubai Fountains and the renowned Dubai Opera, just a short stroll away.

Designer Dubai

With an array of stylish malls and fashion finds, The Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates are a short drive away. Also home to local fashion and a thriving design scene, you'll discover Arabic designers at the weekly markets or in the up-and-coming Dubai Design District.

Tee-off in Dubai

A short drive from our resort, the Emirates Golf Club is the first all-grass, 18-hole championship course in the Middle East. Others to explore include Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, The Els Club and Jumeirah Golf Estates, home to the DP World Tour Championship.

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Family Adventures

Spend quality time together in our rooms and suites, play on our private beach, explore our KidsOnly club and share stories in our family-friendly restaurants.

Desert Safari

Live your own Arabian adventure with a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon ride or an authentic private dinner in Dubai's iconic desert.