The Palmarosa - Dubai

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Dubailand is a massive development that encompasses a variety of projects, including residential and mixed-use communities, as well as leisure, sports, and entertainment facilities. The Palmarosa is a new addition to this diverse district aimed at capitalizing on the rapidly expanding health and wellness industry. This innovative real estate project seeks to establish itself as the Middle East's premier spa-lifestyle community.

Initially known as ‘Riverside’, The Palmarosa was later renamed by Gulf Properties. Spanning an impressive 2.5 million sq. ft., this development is located south of Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street (D54) and adds to the diverse range of offerings in Dubailand.


  • A community focused on health and wellness


  • An ultimate spa destination with high-end facilities


  • Neighbours Arabian Ranches 1 and 2


  • Off-plan properties comprise apartments, townhouses and villas




The plan for The Palmarosa consists of 217 housing units, commercial spaces, recreation areas and a luxurious hotel. Its main attraction is set to be the spa mall, catering to individuals in search of top-notch health and beauty offerings.

The Palmarosa community aims to offer a wholesome environment that supports the health and wellness of its residents. It offers various options for healthy food, shopping, fitness programs, and spa treatments in one convenient location. To complement this theme, spa facilities will be available throughout the area, with up to eight themed gardens featuring open spa areas in The Palmarosa.


The Palmarosa is a community that prioritizes health and wellness. It boasts 217 villas and townhouses along with 150 apartments that offer views of neighbourhood gardens. The residential units in this community mainly comprise of four-bedroom properties, each having five to six bathrooms.

The townhouses have an average area of 3,327 sq. ft., while the villas are larger with a measurement of up to 5,695 sq. ft. These properties also come with some extra features like separate rooms for drivers and maids.


The Palmarosa neighborhood is ideal for those who own cars, including families with two vehicles. Each house includes a front car porch that can accommodate up to two vehicles.

The easiest way to get around The Palmarosa is by taking a taxi or renting a car. Although there are several bus stops in Arabian Ranches 1, they are not within reasonable walking distance of the hotel.



Given the focus on health, it's likely that in the future there will be an influx of gourmet shops and organic retailers. Currently, The Palmarosa area has several supermarkets nearby such as Carrefour in Arabian Ranches 2, Zoom in The Sustainable City, Choithrams in Layan and Geant Express Supermarket located at Mudon. Should one need a grocery store within close proximity (10 minutes), Bluemart Minimart is available to serve residents residing in Al Waha community.


Within an 11-minute proximity to The Palmarosa, there are various mosques available. Westwards lie Al Eman Mosque, Sharbatly Mosque and Al Adel Mosque. Additionally, the Global Village Mosque in Dubailand can be reached within a distance of 12 minutes and is also a notable place of worship.


Due to the reasonable proximity, accessing various places of worship is not a burden for local inhabitants. As an example, Emirates Baptist Church - one of the churches in close proximity to The Palmarosa - can be reached by car within 20 minutes. A longer drive opens up opportunities to attend Fellowship: A Christian Church in Dubai and Seventh Day Adventist Church.

In the vicinity of The Palmarosa, temples can be reached within 20 to 22 minutes. Among them is India Harnath Ke Jama Masjid, a Parsi temple situated nearby. Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Gurudwara, a distinguished Sikh temple, requires a longer travel time from the area.


Living in this location is advantageous for families with children because of the presence of numerous reputable schools in close proximity to The Palmarosa. Some notable ones include:

There are several nurseries located within a 10-minute drive from The Palmarosa, including:

Dubai's educational regulatory authority has recently given Ranches Primary School a 'very good' rating. The school uses the UK EYFS curriculum for FS-1 and FS-2, while British Primary curriculum is used for Year 1 to Year 6. It will take roughly 10 minutes to arrive at the school.

Situated only seven minutes away, Raffles Nursery Arabian Ranches enrolls children aged two to four and follows a curriculum inspired by both Montessori and UK EYFS. Additional alternatives in the vicinity include Step By Step Nursery and CreaKids Nursery, which can be reached within nine to 12 minutes.


Residents have the option to visit medical facilities in order to receive treatment.

A highly reputable healthcare facility, Aster Clinic in Arabian Ranches 2 near The Palmarosa offers a wide range of medical services which include general medicine as well as paediatrics and dermatology. Their commitment to excellence in healthcare remains unwavering.

The Palmarosa can conveniently access two nearby hospitals: Mediclinic Parkview Hospital and Emirates Hospital Day Surgery & Medical Centre. Both are situated 14 minutes away. Al Barsha's Mediclinic Parkview Hospital is a private medical facility with 182 beds that has served Dubailand's healthcare needs due to its rapid expansion.


The Palmarosa is encircled by several renowned properties in the area.

Situated on D54, the Arabian Ranches community covers a vast area of 6.67 million sq. m and boasts more than 4,000 upscale residences spread across 13 sub-communities as well as a renowned golf course. The next phase of this thriving real estate venture is known as Arabian Ranches 2, with The Palmarosa located just behind this desert-themed development. One of the most sought-after sub-communities within Arabian Ranches 2 is Lila, which sits adjacent to The Palmarosa and has been thoughtfully designed with top-notch amenities for residents to enjoy.




The Palmarosa will feature a community mall that is centered around a spa theme. This unique mall will cater to the health, fitness, and beauty needs of both residents and visitors alike. While it is being developed, locals can take advantage of nearby shopping centers in the vicinity of The Palmarosa.


The Retail Centre and The Ranches Souk are two local malls catering to their communities, although residents from nearby areas also frequent them for retail needs. Cityland Mall is a new addition in the region, though it's not yet fully operational, some retailers have already opened up shop there. These retailers include:


The mall will showcase a diverse collection of over 100 fashion and lifestyle brands such as Matalan, Ipekyol and Riva Fashion. Additionally, visitors will have access to a wide range of dining options with more than 20 eateries located in the food court area and an additional 22 casual outdoor restaurants at Central Park. The beautifully landscaped Central Park will also serve as a hub for eco-friendly recreational activities and feature an ancient tree garden among other amenities.


Dubailand's growing array of entertainment and leisure spots has also led to a livelier dining atmosphere. As a result, those living near The Palmarosa will have an abundance of options when it comes to cafes and restaurants.


TukTuk Thai Cuisine offers genuine Thai food with customisable spice levels, while Tomato & Basilico serves up classic Italian dishes like mushroom risotto, Margherita pizza and lasagne. At Cedar Tree, Lebanese cuisine is a popular choice for diners who enjoy shish taouk, lamb chops, grilled chicken, fattoush and kafta kebab.

Regarding coffee shops, some nearby choices are:


Café Vienna, located in the Layan area, offers a variety of Austrian specialties. Initially a juice bar, Caporilli's has now expanded to become an established coffee house that provides breakfast and lunch choices. It is approximately 13 minutes from this location amidst the residential clusters.


The Palmarosa, located on the renowned coastal strip, is surrounded by numerous Dubai beaches worth exploring. Each beach boasts its own distinct attractions and amenities, but Jumeirah Open Beach stands out as a favorite among locals and tourists alike. This beach not only offers public facilities but also features a popular jogging track for fitness enthusiasts.



Duba is renowned as a haven for golfers, thanks to its impressive selection of more than eight prestigious golf courses. The Palmarosa enjoys close proximity to several top establishments, including The Els Club, Trump International Golf Course, Arabian Ranches Golf Club and the Fire and Earth courses in Jumeirah Golf Estates. Of these choices, the closest course to this community is Arabian Ranches Golf Club - an excellent option that offers a championship 18-hole par-72 golf course, alongside its very own on-site Golf Academy.


The Palmarosa has been advertised as the main botanical attraction of the city, showcasing multiple landscaped sections filled with fountains and palm trees. Additionally, visitors can enjoy a diverse range of flowers and plants that align with the spa theme and peaceful ambiance of the community. The following are some recreational areas available at The Palmarosa:

The Palmarosa provides a unique combination of conventional and contemporary therapies. The luxury resort at The Palmarosa also presents an opportunity for locals and tourists alike to enjoy rejuvenating treatments. In addition to the spa amenities available within the community, there are several other spas and beauty salons in the surrounding vicinity.

The Palmarosa is expected to become a top spa spot, but there are also other nearby spas such as Sea Salt Spa, The Haven Spa and Transformbody Ladies Centre which are about 13 to 15 minutes away. Additionally, residents can visit salons in the surrounding areas until The Palmarosa project is finished. Some of these salons include Nstyle Beauty Lounge, Belle Femme Arabian Ranches and Show Style Beauty Salon.


The Palmarosa provides a distinctive escape from the chaos of urban living. Despite some assumptions to the contrary, The Palmarosa boasts excellent access to important parts of the city due to its proximity to Emirates Road (E611) and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311), two major thoroughfares.