We had a wonderful Brunch & Stay experience at Al Habtoor Polo Resort. My wife and I checked-in on a Thursday and during this Dubai staycation, we spent most of our time in the resort swimming pool. Al Habtoor Polo Resort is an equestrian-inspired resort and is located in Dubai Land, just about half an hour’s drive from the airport.
It has been a while since we had a staycation in the UAE. The current situation has really challenged a lot of us and businesses in the country are adapting to the safety measures imposed by the government. However, we are glad that Dubai is open so under the health guidelines, we can still travel and go out in the emirate.
Staycation Experience at Al Habtoor Polo Resort in Dubailand
The Brunch & Stay package we booked was for a couple’s overnight stay with brunch and breakfast, all for AED 699. For us, this was a very good deal already, especially when the brunch experience costs AED 295 per person.
Check-in was quick and we got to our room in no time. The building has only a maximum of 3-floors.
Al Habtoor Polo Resort
checking in at Al Habtoor Polo Resort
Horse Sculptures and Paintings
The resort structure is surrounded by lush and expansive green lawns and it features exudes a sophisticated and timeless Andalusian-themed design.
One thing you will also notice is the number of horse accents in the form of paintings and sculptures that make it quite fun as you stroll along its corridors. After all, the resort is also a polo resort and club.
horse statues and paintings in the resort
Deluxe Polo View Room
Our room was a Deluxe Room which includes a balcony with a view of the Polo Garden. There’s a comfortable king-size bed, flat-screen TV, high-tech controls for the lights and AC, mini bar, and other amenities.
At 37 square meters, the room offers ample space to relax. Plus points for having a footbed sofa bench, a reading chair, and comfortable seats on the balcony.
comfortable king-size bed
amenities (high-tech master controls)
The bathroom is very posh and elegant with marble tiles surrounding the bathtub, walk-in shower, his and her vanity sink, and also a separate toilet and bidet.
The faucets and shower handles are made of brass which adds another touch of luxury against the marble walls. I am reminded of a few hotels we’ve stayed in the past such as Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa and Al Seef Heritage Hotel Dubai with these distinct bathroom fixtures.
rustic bath fixtures and the glorious marble tiles
The balcony is also spacious and offers great views of the manicured lawns. You can also see the backdrop of the Dubai skyline; although, at the time, the visibility was not clear.
view from the balcony (can you see the faint structure of Burj Khalifa?)
Internet is free. After you log in to your room with your details. The speed at the time was 8.08 Mbps which was enough for me to browse emails and work on social media postings.
Al Habtoor Polo Resort has a variety of restaurants and dining options, including:
- Andalucia – the all-day dining restaurant located in the atrium courtyard which includes a mosaic fountain. This is a spacious restaurant that is designed with a
- The Grill Pit – an Argentinian-inspired steakhouse. This is the signature fine dining restaurant of the hotel where guests can enjoy a variety of grills.
- Horse & Hound – enjoy light bites and some menu items in this pub which overlooks the green polo fields.
- Maswar Courtyard – guests can relax and enjoy shisha in the resort’s courtyard.
- Equestrian Lounge – a lobby lounge where guests can enjoy light bites and coffee & tea
- Arena Clubhouse – A place to unwind and catch up with friends over a pre-dinner drink while enjoying the view of the riding school arena.
- Oasis Pool Bar – the dedicated pool bar where guests swimming in the pool can enjoy a cool drink or something to bite.
- In-Room Dining Service – Al Habtoor Polo Resort’s in-room dining service is open 24 hours so guests can enjoy a dining experience at the comfort of their room.
During our stay, we took advantage of our Buy 1 Get 1 coupon via The Entertainer Dubai 2021 App had dinner at Horse & Hound.
We had our breakfast and brunch at Andalucia restaurant. Andalucia has such a grand setting and takes us back to our trip to Fez, Morocco because of its high ceiling and the water fountain.
breakfast at Andalucia
bar at The Grill Pit (fine dining restaurant)
Friday Brunch Experience
Maswar Courtyard for shisha – they covered the space with a tent roof due to the summer weather
The pool is where we spent most of our time during our staycation. Even if it may not be huge, the pool is quite charming in its design. It exudes a tropical lagoon vibe due to the green-colored tiles, the plants, and the palm trees.
They also have an outdoor jacuzzi that overlooks the polo garden. The sunbeds are nicely set near the pool area where you can relax and enjoy the view. We maximized our time lounging in this area to beat the Dubai summer heat.
the lush, tropical vibe
so many sunbeds to choose from
outdoor jacuzzi overlooking the garden
Gym / Fitness Centre
The fitness centre is offers state-of-the-art equipment for cardio and strength training. Guests who want to go for an exercise can head over to the gym to work up a sweat.
Al Habtoor Polo Resort gym
variety of strength and fitness machines
As for the spa, Al Habtoor Polo resort has a spa located on the ground floor. The spa features 6 luxurious treatment rooms with separate locker rooms for men and women, and each including a steam room, sauna, rain shower, and ice fountain experience.
Video: Al Habtoor Polo Resort Staycation
Check out this video clip of our staycation experience at Al Habtoor Polo Resort:
Brunch & Stay Package
Brunch & Stay package starting from AED 699:
– Night stay for 2
– Brunch for 2
– Breakfast for 2
– Pool Day Access
– Late Check-out until 3pm
T&C Weekend Staycation Brunch and Stay package (valid until 31st August, excluding blackout dates – public holidays, Eid, peak dates). Applicable for stays during Thursdays and Fridays.
view from Horse & Hound restaurant – outdoor seating area
Staying in Al Habtoor Polo Resort was a nice escape as it’s been a while since we checked in a resort. The place is isolated and you will feel like you’re on a ‘getaway’ far from the busy city even if the drive isn’t.
Do check it out if you’re looking for a peaceful spot for a nice retreat. If you’re lucky, you can also watch some polo practice from your balcony.
Al Habtoor Polo Resort
Address: Wadi Al Safa 5, Emirates Road 611, Dubai,
Telephone Number: +971 4 435 4444
Google Map Location
Below is a map guide to the location of Al Habtoor Polo Resort. You may need to pass through villas to get to the resort entrance. But as a tip, after you get into the gate, turn right, as this is where the hotel is situated.