There’s something of the Ibiza boutique hotel about the infinity pool at the Desert Palm, and Epicure’s floor-to-ceiling windows afford a fine view of the beautiful people lazing in it on chic floating beanbags. Don’t let their lithe limbs put you off tucking into the sublime café-style offerings here, though. The bright interior, which could be garish were it not executed with such a great eye for colour, is breezy and perfectly suited to all-day lounging. There’s a long counter with barstools at which you can perch and read the lifestyle-envy inducing magazines strewn over it. The menu covers all bases, from Welsh rarebit to egg-white omelette and heartier offerings like duck leg curry, Wagyu steak sandwiches and thin-crust pizzas, a favourite with regulars, the Dubai Harley Davidson Group. Yes, really.