Taxi are cheaper than most places, so take a cab. I don't know where you are going though.
Cheers tommy x
Hi, welcome to VT.
The nearest Metro station would be Rashidiya, which is the end of the Red Line. It would be about 10km from the hotel, so the fare would be about AED20 (about pounds 3.50)
As said above Rashidiya will be nearest but instead of taking a cab every time and paying for the metro also just check if the cab will charge you less for the same destination from your hotel.
The nearest Metro Station is Al Rashidiya Metro Station, which is around 18 Kms from Desert Palm Hotel. Taxi fare is approx 10USD from Hotel to Metro Station.