One&Only Royal Mirage Review

Published on: Feb 19, 2021
Alyce Gibson
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Drive up the palm-lined road leading to the impressive courtyard and it won’t take you long to discover why the One&Only Royal Mirage is renowned for being one of the best resorts in Dubai. Made up of three distinct properties – The Palace, Arabian Court and The Residence & Spa – the resort is surprisingly intimate, subtly embracing the grandeur of Old Arabia with arches, lanterns and mosaics. 

Why we recommend the One&Only Royal Mirage – Incredible luxury and service

What brings travellers back to this timeless property year after year? It’s the sense of calm you feel as soon as you arrive, the Arabic charm from the staff who greet you like old friends and the incredible spaces, both indoors and out. The interiors feature bronze statues, ornate mosaic tiles and warm golden décor, all of which exude timeless Arabian elegance. 

Best for… those looking to be spoilt

Surround yourself in luxury at this grand resort, which features 65 acres of verdant gardens and opulent interiors. Staff are incredibly attentive; you’ll be asked your preferences in advance, including if you’d prefer chocolate or macarons in your bedroom, so your experience will be entirely personalised to your tastes.

Where is the hotel located? 

Winding through landscaped gardens, One&Only Royal Mirage sits on an enviable kilometre-long stretch of iconic Jumeirah Beach overlooking the famed city skyline including the Dubai Eye. Nakheel Station is only 19 minutes away by foot, and Dubai International Airport is less than half an hour away by car.

Attractions near One&Only Royal Mirage

  • Emirates Golf Club - Soak up the sun while getting competitive at this 36 hole premier golf course. As well as golfing, you can enjoy both casual and fine-dining at one of the many restaurants as well as tennis, swimming, yoga and getting fit at the leisure hub. 
  • The Walk at JBR - A popular promenade along Jumeirah Beach, enjoy al fresco dining and shopping along The Walk at JBR. Browse vibrant pop-up markets and stylish boutiques while watching entertaining street performers. 
  • Aquaventure Waterpark - If you're in the mood for some splashtastic fun, you can take advantage of free access to Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis, The Palm for every three days of your stay.

Rooms and accommodation at One&Only Royal Mirage

What we love about this stylish beach resort is that it really does have something for everyone – it’s all about which of the three properties you pick. Arabian Court is great for families – there’s a number of interconnecting rooms – while adults seeking a romantic escape should check-in to The Residence & Spa.

Adorned with rich fabrics, bold colours, marble bathrooms and spacious sea-facing balconies or patios… it’s a tough job to choose just one room to call our favourite at One&Only Royal Mirage! But for true Arabian sophistication – you’re in Dubai after all – we have to go with the Executive Suite at Arabian Court. These rooms have the added bonus of being adjacent to connecting Deluxe Rooms, making them ideal for families or groups.

What to do & where to eat at One&Only Royal Mirage

Whether you’re travelling as a family, a couple or even going solo, there’s truly something for everyone to enjoy at this 5-star resort. Little kids can play for hours at the playgrounds and KidsOnly Club, where they’ll be entertained with unique activities such as sand sculpting and crafts. This leaves you plenty of opportunities to explore Dubai or simply enjoy the many amenities on offer within the resort.

Poolside relaxation and watersports

Feel like relaxing, playing or rejuvenating? You can do it all at One&Only Royal Mirage, where four temperature-controlled swimming pools and a selection of watersports provide plenty of opportunity to cool off. Head to the glorious private beach to relax in a private cabana, with refreshing drinks delivered directly to you by friendly staff. Take part in volleyball games, try out watersports or simply enjoy soaking up the famously hot weather. 

Luxurious spa days

Grown-up guests can retreat to the luxurious One&Only Spa where an oriental hammam and signature treatments await. Stimulate your senses and body with traditional body scrubs, sumptuous bathing rituals and relaxing massages. After your treatment, enjoy a dreamy yoga session.  

Dining at One&Only Royal Mirage

You’ll have eight world-class restaurants to choose from when you stay on the Half Board dine-around plan - we highly recommend doing so! Eat authentic mezze dishes accompanied by refreshing cocktails at the Rooftop Bar at Arabian Court - one of the most dramatic spots to spend an evening. For outdoor lunches and drinks beside the pool, the vibrant adults-only DRIFT is the place to be. Expect glamorous vibes combined with stunning Arabian Gulf views and Mediterranean cuisine at this stylish adults-only beach club. 

Good to know

There’s a complimentary luxury boat transfer to sister property One&Only The Palm where you can dine at STAY by Michelin-star chef Yannick Alléno. 

One&Only Royal Mirage FAQs 

Can I park a car at One&Only Royal Mirage at Jumeirah Beach?

There are a number of accessible parking options available to guests should you require them.

Does the resort have an airport shuttle?

Yes! Make sure to contact the resort in advance to confirm times and details, or ask Best at Travel to arrange luxury, private airport transfers.

How many pools are there?

There are four outdoor pools including a children’s pool at One&Only Royal Mirage.

What are the check-in and check-out times?

Check-in is from 3:00pm to midnight, and you must check-out by 12:00pm.

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