It just so happened, that I've found the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of Dubai nights, beyond the glorious blinding lights and hectic days action packed with meetings, traffic jams and insatiable social gatherings.
Nestled in the urban oasis just outside the city limits of Dubai lies the perfect city escape... The Desert Palm.
No air kissing and waiting lists to dine at the latest eatery or noisy families fighting for who's next in line at the buffet while their kids cannonball into the pool.
Herein lies sheer bliss of exotic birds chirping carelessly away, clear winds stirring and a silence that screams luxury without disturbing your neighbor.
All in a luxurious setting that hints at Mediterranean old town villas with polo fields dotted through out and stallions grazing in the not so far off distance...my own Dynasty, bringing new meaning to the saying "home on the range".
It was here I was also personally invited and introduced to a new creative concept for just one week in October.
Michelin star Chef Ray Taylor opened his "Pop Up" Restaurant at the Desert Palm's Rare Restaurant. Chef Rays introduced his "Revo" concept to a select few of the media, myself included, that will feature at his new Hong Kong 3 Michelin star Restaurant.
The cooking technique uses small molecular influences to create an 'Alice and Wonderland' like five course culinary experience that tantalized taste buds and evoke fond memories to say the least.
It was a perfect opportunity to stay the night and also sample the Polo suite with spawning views of one of the dozens of polo ground views lined with glistening Palm trees.
That said, I was happy to be invited and welcomed to sample what truly could be seen as Dubai's answer to the Hamptons!
|A room with a view...|
|Turkish Delights were warm greetings...|
|A time to sketch..|
|...Sunsets like this!|
Revo Nights at Rare w/ Restaurant with Michelin star Chef Ray Taylor
|Bread Menus ...|
|Simply Divine cocktails|
|Stations ready to go!|
|Savory treats from the Chef|
|James Stead, from Destinations of the World got stuck in!|
Step-by-Step Guide to Cryo Steaks with Michelin star Chef Ray Taylor
|Media guests sampled the 5* cuisine exclusive to Revo|
|Whisky Gummies where yummy!|
|Destination of the World magazine's, Sarah sampling the delights|
|Rami Akawi, right, from Time Out Dubai|
|Awqat Dubai Magazin Editor-in-Cheif Randa Kamal, left, and friend|
|GM James Reeves,second from left, entertaining guests|
|La dolce far niente...otherwise known as 'the joy of doing nothing'|
|No Makeup post gym-Yikes!|
|Sampling the infinity pool before breakfast...|
|..An exception to tan|
|Style on the go!... time to check out...till next time! ;-)|