One&Only The Palm
A luxurious oasis on the exclusive Palm Island, this elegant resort offers you access to the very best of Dubai. Combining opulence, luxury, privacy and style, this Dubai favourite occupies a privileged beachfront position and views out to the Arabian Gulf. This place is so luxurious you’ll feel a thousand miles from civilisation… and yet you’re perfectly located for exploring Dubai’s delights.
This is, without a doubt, Dubai’s most intimate beachfront escape. Here you can lounge on the white sands, soaking in the sun and gazing at the glittering skyline of New Dubai before you, or take shelter beneath a swaying palm – drink in hand – and watch the light sparkle on the azure water.
The spacious 850 sq m pool is lined with palms and bordered by plush double daybeds and chic cabanas for ultimate relaxation. For something a little more active, the private beach is the perfect place from which to launch a sea-kayaking, windsurfing or mini catamaran adventure.
Dubai is a renowned culinary epicentre, and One&Only The Palm itself is one of the emirate’s highlights. Cuisine here is overseen by celebrated chef Yannick Alléno, who has earned no fewer than 14 Michelin stars, so foodies will truly be in heaven here.
Learn the true meaning of fine dining at Stay by Yannick Alléno, which recently gained two Michelin stars in the inaugural Dubai Guide. The four and six-course tasting menus, 'Emotions' and 'Experience' are some of the most captivating food experiences anywhere in Dubai. Make sure, too, to take the time to admire the spectacular Moorish architecture on display at Zest, which is complemented by mouth-watering Middle Eastern, Asian and Italian delicacies that must be tasted to be believed. Soak up Dubai's glamorous skyline at 101 Dining Lounge & Marina - a stylish, overwater haven specialising in seafood, expertly crafted cocktails and fine champagne.
One&Only The Palm is home to the only Guerlain Spa in the United Arab Emirates. Signature spa rituals and treatments are exclusive to the resort, and blend Guerlain’s research and ancient Arabian traditions.
The private couple’s suite has its own steam room, private Hammam designed exclusively by the House of Guerlain, free-standing baths, and a relaxation room – perfect for a romantic afternoon of pampering to celebrate a special occasion.
Fancy a bit more A-list treatment? Why not let hairdresser to the stars Alexandre Zouari coif your curls? Or perhaps you’ll indulge in a trip to Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio, helmed by celebrity podiatrist Bastien Gonzalez for a five-star hand, foot or nail treatment. Treat yourself – you’re on holiday after all.
Let the adventure begin
Within the resort itself there’s plenty to occupy you – including a variety of weekly activities such as 'Family Bonfire with storytelling', 'Chocolate Atelier at STAY by Yannick Alléno', and 'Meet the Mixologist'. But the resort’s location means there’s a world of discovery right on your doorstep, so every moment of your holiday can be packed with adventure.
Admire the incredible desert landscape on safari, either from the skies in a hot air balloon, in a speedy 4x4, or via traditional camel caravan. Take in what will be one of the most glorious sunsets you ever see as you sit around a roaring fire snacking on mezze and enjoying traditional music – an incredible experience.
For something a little different, take to the streets of Old Dubai and be guided through centuries of history and culture. Take a meandering Abra boat down Dubai Creek, wander through bustling souks and immerse yourself in this fascinating place like the locals do.
One&Only Royal Mirage
Elegant 'home away from home'
Set amongst more than 65 acres of regal gardens replete with fountains, pathways leading to a private beach, verdant foliage and exquisite Arabic detailing, One&Only Royal Mirage lives up to its name from the moment you arrive.
Made up of three distinct hotels – The Palace, Arabian Court and the Residence & Spa – here there is an elegant home away from home for every traveller.
Any trip to Dubai is bound to feature good food, but a stay at One&Only Royal Mirage guarantees gourmet offerings at every meal. Some 16 restaurants, bars and lounges mean you’re truly spoilt for choice and your every possible wish or craving can be satisfied.
Head to Celebrities by Mauro Colagreco for refined fine dining from a triple Michelin-starred chef. For something that feels like traditional Dubai, The Courtyards offers mezze platters, majlis-style seating, Arabic tea and the intoxicating fragrances of shisha.
For family meals on holiday you can’t go wrong with The Rotisserie, where a week-round menu of Middle Eastern and European classics is complemented by the unmissable Saturday brunch.
Make the most of your beachside location at The Jetty Lounge – the perfect place to get into the holiday spirit and shake off everyday stress. Watch the technicolour Dubai sunset with your choice of chilled tipple in hand, and enjoy the soundtrack of curated tunes from the resident DJ for a laid-back party atmosphere like no other.
The wonderful Health and Beauty Institute at the resort is stunning, adorned with Arabesque detailing and surrounded by serene manicured gardens. The One&Only Spa has a dozen treatment suites where you can embark on a journey of self-discovery and total rejuvenation.
Treatments in partnership with ESPA are tailored and personalised to you, so whether you choose a full-body massage, an invigorating facial or a soothing post-sun therapy, your experience will be perfect for you. Steam rooms, plunge pools and saunas are yours to enjoy at your leisure after your treatments.
"Don’t miss the Oriental Hammam; an ornate and luxurious reinvention of the Moroccan bath comprising atmospheric pools and a heated slab of marble designed to cleanse and exfoliate you from head to toe. Your experience will be guided by a team of Hammam therapists selected from Turkey, Morocco and Tunisia who are true masters of the art."
Let the adventure begin
With all of Dubai on your doorstep, there’s no end to the activities on offer for Royal Mirage guests. So it’s really a question of what do you want to do, not what can you do. Golf? Play a round on one of the region’s multiple acclaimed courses. Or maybe you’ll head to the resort’s stretch of Jumeirah Beach and try waterskiing or kayaking.
Nearby Aquaventure Waterpark is sure to be a hit with younger guests (and the young at heart!). The park has everything from hair-raising slides and resident dolphins to two kilometres of lazy river to float through.
Dubai is an adventurer’s playground. Explore the desert on camelback, on a sand-boarding mission or in a purpose-built 4x4 for an exhilarating dune-bashing adventure. Head to a traditional Bedouin camp for an authentic mezze feast, be entertained with falconry and belly dancing, have your hands adorned in henna, star gaze with your expert guide or even try traditional shisha.