Privilee Member, Louise, has shared how she will be making the most of her Privilee Membership (and time!) during Ramadan!
The Holy month of Ramadan has arrived, so I have compiled a list of some of my favourite things to do during Ramadan - with the help of my Privilee Membership! From dining to relaxing and even working out, Ramadan is the perfect time to take a little bit of extra time for yourself and enjoy the free time we get due to reduced working hours.
Indulge in High Tea at the Palazzo Versace Hotel
The Palazzo Versace High Tea can be enjoyed in the breathtaking Mosaico Lounge, which is situated in the grand lobby of the Palazzo Versace Hotel, every day from 10.30am to 7pm. The High Tea includes an assortment of finger sandwiches and scones (accompanied by homemade jams, clotted cream and lemon curd) as well as a selection of pastries and a choice of tea.
High Tea is one of my favourite treats, but it always starts the scone debate: “what goes first, cream or jam?” For me, it has to be jam first then cream! What about you?
Privilee Members can avail a 25% discount off the price of the High Tea at the Palazzo Versace Hotel – now that is sweet!
Whilst at the hotel, I love to enjoy the complimentary access I get with Privilee to the hotel’s other facilities, such as relaxing in one of the three swimming pools, or making the most of the supervised Palazzo Versace Kids Club - so that I can take a break!
Unwind at the Waldorf Astoria Spa, Dubai Palm Jumeirah
Take the time to really relax and unwind by treating yourself to a massage at Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirahs’ stunning spa. When booking any treatment, guests receive full access to the spa facilities which include 12 treatment rooms, whirlpool hot tubs, herbal steam rooms and more. Privilee Members are also eligible for a 20% discount on any spa treatment here!
As a new mum, I jumped at the opportunity to have some quiet time at the spa with my friend. I opted for the 75-minute Signature Massage followed by some well-needed R&R in the sauna and steam room. After the massage, we were brought some complimentary ginger tea and snacks whilst we relaxed in our spa slippers and gowns - bliss!
We wanted to make the most of our child-free time so headed upstairs to Peacock Alley, which is located by the entrance level of Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah and enjoyed a delicious lunch (and some cocktails). Privilee Members also receive a 20% discount at this outlet, and all of the others throughout the hotel.
Breakfast on the beach at Jones The Grocer, Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah
West Beach has fast become one of the most popular destinations on Palm Jumeirah with an amazing variety of hotels, restaurants and bars.
This location of Jones The Grocer is part of the Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah and is actually one of Privilee’s newest venues - providing Members with access to the hotel’s two pools and enormous beach.
We love Jones The Grocer as a breakfast spot, it has such a casual vibe and the food is fab (for both kids and adults!) - plus you can bring your furry friends along for the fun! One of the biggest advantages to dining here is you can enjoy beachfront dining with a stunning view of the Dubai Marina skyline and it’s absolutely perfect for families - little ones can freely run around on the sand whilst remaining in sight as you eat.
Jones the Grocer has recently revamped its menu and my new go-to dish is the Persian feta omelette with smoked chicken and a side of avocado – definitely worth a try when you go!
Privilee Members save 20% off their total bill at Jones the Grocer, Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah – don’t forget to validate your car parking with the team at the front desk when you leave.
Release some tension with a Boxing Class
Located in Umm Suqeim three, 9Round Fitness offers unique boxing/HIIT-style fitness classes. With no set class schedule, you can arrive at a time that suits you and simply jump into a workout whenever you feel like it, perfect for those that don’t want to commit to working out at a specific time or struggle to fit it in. The full-body boxing workout lasts for 30 minutes, and as a Privilee Member, you are entitled to access to two complimentary classes per week.
Just remember to bring your own boxing gloves and towel along with you!
Enjoy Iftar at Layali Ramadan Tent, Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah
One of my favourite things to do during Ramadan is to attend an Iftar or Suhoor. There are so many beautiful Iftars available throughout various hotels in Dubai, but my favourite has to be at Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah. From the moment you step foot into the unique tent, you are immersed in traditional Arabian culture, and there are twinkling fairy lights winding around the trees and gardens where the tent is located, which makes it feel so cosy and special. The food available from the buffet is absolutely incredible - hot and cold mezze, live cooking stations serving Arabic delicacies and also international favourites like sushi!
Privilee Members save 20% on Iftar at Layali Ramadan Tent and pay just AED 204 - so it’s well worth a visit!