The Palace — The Old Town has introduced complimentary in-room fitness kits to guest rooms.

The indoor kit includes an exercise DVD, Swiss ball, medicine ball, dumbbell set, exercise mat and resistance band, with personal trainers available on request to conduct training sessions in guest rooms.

The initiative has been spearheaded by new general manager Jason Harding, who also invites guests on a ‘Jog with the General Manager’ programme, in which guests and staff can join him on a 2km and 4km run in Downtown Dubai.

Harding said: “Our objective is to become one of Dubai’s preferred city resorts, by providing additional services which enhance our guest’s stay, while promoting well being in an increasingly demanding lifestyle.

“The option of offering in-room fitness kits also works to the advantage of our guests, who demand privacy.”