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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai recently opened its doors on the iconic Palm Jumeirah. This distinctive island oasis, nestled on the white sands of Palm Jumeirah, brings exceptional Indian hospitality, culinary journeys, wellness, and relaxation to the shores of Dubai.

The award-winning hotel brand Taj has always taken pride in providing memorable stays and dining experiences. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai, is set to bring the same excellence to the region. Guests are taken on a sensorial culinary journey across the resort’s seven dining and bar options. Each concept is unique and inspired by a mix of cultures and countries, with modern twists on traditional dishes prepared with the highest quality ingredients.

VARQ

Varq is a finely crafted gold or silver leaf used to garnish gourmet dishes – a worthy symbol of royalty – and the inspiration behind this contemporary Indian fine-dining restaurant, where the canvas is the plate and the highest quality ingredients are the palate. Savour creations such as Varqui Crab, a culinary medley of crab meat, tandoori shrimp, crispy filo and gold leaf. Diners will also enjoy handcrafted cocktails and boutique spirits as well as exclusive experiences such as our chef’s table, degustation menus and inspiring wine tasting evenings.

Private dining rooms allow for intimate occasions, family celebrations or corporate events. Artistic touches delight from the themed leaf chandelier to the chic bar seating, and the stunning show kitchen where "feature presentations" are created.

Operating hours: 12pm – 3pm | 6pm to 12am

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Capacity: 110 guests indoors and 70 guests outdoors

RAIA ROOFTOP BAR & LOUNGE

With its elegant style, irresistible flavours and panoramic views of the Palm's horizon and Dubai’s iconic skyline, Raia offers sophisticated comfort within a vibrant Arabesque atmosphere. Experience a world of modern Moroccan and Andalusian aesthetics combined with hints of contemporary vibes and warm hospitality at this irresistible lounge. Socialize in style while enjoying tantalizing sharing plates and inventive cocktails. Embark on a journey of the taste buds with creations inspired from the Spice Route with exotic ingredients from Mumbai to Marrakesh, including rose, saffron, tarragon and ginger, creatively incorporated into our sensational selection of beverages.

Operating hours: 6pm – 3am

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Capacity: 90 guests indoors, 40 guests outdoors

ROARING RABBIT

The Roaring Rabbit is a remarkable blend of eclectic modern interiors and classic gastropub cuisine, as well as the soon to be launched pub tradition of quiz night. The warm atmosphere encourages convivial banter as patrons savour their favourite craft, draught or quirky cocktail, including signature concoctions like our Roaring Mary blends with smoked bacon infused spirits, tomato juice, dashes of tabasco, worchester sauce and fresh lemon juice.

Indoors or out, the clever humour and generous spirit of the Roaring Rabbit itself is never far away, making cameo appearances in the menu, decor and friendliness of our easy-going hosts. This is one rabbit hole you will be happy to fall into.

Operating hours: 12pm – 2am

Dress Code: Casual

Capacity: 130 guests indoors, 80 guests outdoors

PALM KITCHEN

Morning sunshine and international fare are the signature elements of Palm Kitchen. This striking global eatery’s breakfast offering is the centrepiece of Taj Exotica’s gastronomy and is savoured in a bright, airy setting, filled with soothing melodies from the live flute or violin entertainment from Tuesday to Sunday. In the evening it transforms into a casual dining destination, boasting a delectable dinner buffet. The international menu, inspired by cuisines from all around the world, satisfies every palate with traditional and exotic flavours.

Operating Hours: 7am – 11pm

Dress Code: Casual

Capacity: 340 guests indoors, 245 guests outdoors

LIME POOL BAR

The motto at this vibrant island of refreshment is ‘When life gives you limes, Lime Pool Bar makes margaritas’. Swim up to the Lime Pool Bar, take a seat, and enjoy fresh beverages and a hand-crafted Float selection including Caramel Apple, Bourbon or Sangria in the sun or in the cool of our poolside cabanas. There is no need to choose between friendly banter by the bar or enjoying the water, because here you can experience the best of both worlds. That’s guaranteed with a swim-up bar conveniently located at each end of The Palm’s longest pool.

Operating Hours: 10am to 7pm

Dress Code: Beach Chic

Capacity: 500 guests

THE COAST

This shoreline bistro is designed for lazy days under the sun and vibrant weekends to the rhythms of the waves.  Indulge in some of the world’s most celebrated international cuisine with handcrafted cocktail as a refreshing accompaniment in this entirely al fresco setting that leaves no boundaries between guests and the enchanting waters they have come to enjoy. Experience dining with stunning views of The Palm Jumeirah as the incomparable backdrop for days well spent.

Operating Hours: 11am – 7pm

Dress Code: Beach Chic

Capacity: 80 Guests

EMPEROR LOUNGE

At the heart of Taj Exotica’s lobby is the Emperor Lounge, an inviting indulgence with an atmosphere and menu that make relaxation an irresistible prospect. Our traditional English or Mumbai Afternoon Tea is all about leisurely luxury, while a classic cocktail selection makes for a vibrant discovery of refreshing mixology at this sophisticated lounge.

Gourmet coffee or a variety of soothing tea blends are accompanied by a tantalizing selection of pastries and baked delicacies. Celebrate birthdays, baby showers and other landmark events with our curated experiences in an idyllic, spacious setting, seamlessly connected to the outdoors. Witness luxurious, entertaining and unforgettable family moments come to life.

Operating Hours: 8am – 10pm

Dress Code: Casual

Capacity: 160 guests indoors

Source: TAJ Hotels