Family time at the Palm
The Sheraton Palm resort boasts three temperature-controlled swimming pools set in lush gardens on two levels.
The children’s pool is shaded and the family pool has a children’s waterslide, both have rubber-cushioned sloped entry for extra safety.
The main pool has a swim-up pool bar offering a wide range of cocktails and snacks.
Guests can unwind in the Jacuzzi or let the massage therapists work away tension.
The sauna, steam room and authentic Moroccan Hammam also provide a great way to reduce stress and recharge. For those feeling more active there’s tennis and squash (equipment can be hired and instructors are available) as well a complete range of aerobic and fitness classes such as spinning and kickboxing in the aerobics studio.
The modern gymnasium boasts 40 strength training and cardio exercise machines complimented by friendly instructors offering professional advice and encouragement to all from the beginner to the advanced.
Personal training programs are included in the membership fees. The Bizziwizz kids club and the outdoor play area offer a variety of games and activities to keep the little ones amused.
The beach and associated watersports such as waterskiing, sailing and deep sea fishing are temporarily closed due to the ongoing Corniche beautification project of the government.
For the Months of October/November the resort is offering a free face and neck therapy (30 mins) with any one-hour massage. Price Dh180.
The recently opened Moroccan Hammam is offering a special price of Dh150 per treatment until the end of November.
Experience the relaxing benefits of the age-old ritual of an authentic Moroccan Hammam.
Originating in the seventh century Hammams are traditionally a place to unwind, cleanse and socialise.
The Palm Resort attracts a lot of family memberships as the facilities for children are good.
The Spa sees people from various nationalities utilising its facilities.
People coming for massage and Hammam treatments are also from this background. Eighty per cent of them are hotel guests and members with the remaining 20 per cent being local residents.
The resort has over 400 memberships which equates to around 750 members, 25 per cent of whom are children on family memberships.
“The Spa industry is showing tremendous growth, as is the hospitality industry in general.
“ Not only do all new five star hotels offer Spa treatments and therapies, but also older established hotels such as ours have or are introducing more modern and sophisticated ranges of treatments.
“More and more people are devoting more of their time and money to make themselves feel and look good with spa treatments being an increasingly popular choice,” said a hotel official.