One&Only The Palm Review

Get ready to put One&Only The Palm to the very top of your ‘Favourite Hotels Ever’ list. Chic and glamorous without being glitzy, this intimate beach resort stands out in a city full of luxury properties. Every part of this resort is designed to enthral you, from the ornate décor and outstanding service to cuisine overseen by a Michelin-star chef. Read our review for expert insight on this Best at Travel favourite. 

Why we recommend the One&Only The Palm – unbelievable architecture

Our travel experts simply can’t fault the hotel’s exquisite Arabesque architecture and expansive, palm-lined swimming pool – plus The Pastry Library at STAY from the incredible dining selection! From the immaculately manicured gardens to the sumptuous suites, every inch of this resort exudes luxury.

Best for… couples looking for a luxury getaway

A must-stay for couples looking for an indulgent yet stylish getaway, this contemporary boutique resort features a gorgeous spa, modern amenities and restaurants with dishes served up under the guidance of a Michelin-star chef. Its location means you can reach Dubai in 30 minutes by car but One & Only, The Palm's main focus is on seclusion, privacy and tranquillity. It's within touching distance of the city but feels miles away. 

Where is the hotel located? 

On the far point of Dubai’s Palm Island, graced with its own private peninsula, beautifully secluded beach and dazzling views of the spectacular New Dubai skyline. Conveniently located, it takes just under 40 minutes to get to the resort from Dubai International Airport and around half an hour to Downtown Dubai.

Attractions near One&Only The Palm

  • Aquaventure Waterpark - Hop on a zip line, race on slides and cool down on a lazy river at this popular waterpark, located at Atlantis, The Palm.
  • The Dubai Mall - One of the largest shopping malls in UAE, browse luxury boutiques, try out ice-skating, catch a movie and even look at marine life at the indoor aquarium all within the walls of Dubai Mall. Filled with activities and a large food court, it’s far from your regular shopping centre.
  • Burj Khalifa - An iconic landmark in Dubai, you’ll get the most incredible view of the city from the viewing platform of this skyscraper. Spanning over 829.8 m, it’s the tallest structure in the world. 

Rooms and accommodation at One&Only The Palm

Featuring elegant décor, plush king-size beds and decedent marble bathtub, every room offers unadulterated tranquillity.

While even the entry-level Palm Beach Premier Rooms – the largest in Dubai – feel more like suites with their spacious interiors and private balcony or terrace, it’s the Palm Beach Executive Suite that hits the top of our ‘must sleep in’ list. 

A 25 metre squared plunge pool steps from the beachfront sands, Moorish and Andalusian furnishings highlighted with geometric patterns and tiles, and a grand integrated dining and living room are all impressive inclusions. Not to mention the personalised round-the-clock service from your designated host and the magical atmosphere of the room lit up by lanterns at twilight.

What to do & where to eat at One&Only The Palm

Whether you’re the type to lounge around the pool with a refreshing drink in hand or are looking for a thrill-filled vacation, this resort has something for every type of traveller. Make sure to try out one of the many fun activities available, sample delicious dishes and fully indulge in relaxation - our favourite way of doing so is with days beside the Insta-worthy swimming pool.

Indulge in a spa day

If you manage to pull yourself away from your private oversized poolside cabana complete with lounge areas and wet bar – we won’t blame you if you can’t – you’ll be happy to know the exceptional Guerlain Spa is right next door! Every treatment here is customised exclusively to you and is a truly sensual experience. 

Get adventurous 

Holidays are always the perfect time to try something new, and there are plenty of options here at One&Only The Palm. Swap relaxation for action and hit the waves with one of the hotel’s watersports activities including kayaking, windsurfing and water skiing. Prefer to stay on dry land? Try your hand at golfing, tennis or volleyball. The resort offers a range of other excursions should you want to head beyond its entrance, allowing you to explore the legendary Dubai dunes via hot air balloon or camel ride. 

Sample dishes by a Michelin-star chef

With sumptuous spaces, a spectacular variety of international menus and an unparalleled attention to detail, dining at One&Only The Palm is a resort highlight. Run by a Michelin-star chef, STAY by Yannick Alléno serves passionate yet playful French dishes, while the overwater 101 Dining Lounge & Bar with its unbeatable city skyline views is the place for sunset cocktails.

Good to Know

Although the resort is primarily couples-focused, there is a complimentary supervised kids’ club with activities such as camel riding, henna painting, belly dancing, sand sculpting and evening Arabian camping. There is also a children’s menu at ZEST, complimentary access to Aquaventure Waterpark for every three days of your stay and sporting lessons for younger travellers.

One&Only The Palm FAQs 

Does One&Only The Palm, Dubai have an airport shuttle?

Yes, this resort does have an airport shuttle. Make sure to give them a call in advance to find out all of the details or speak to the Best at Travel team who can arrange luxury, private airport transfers. 

Is there internet access at the resort?

Yes, there is unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi access of up to two devices both in your room and around the pool areas. Add additional devices for a small fee.

What are the check-in and check-out times at One&Only The Palm?

You can check-in from 2:00pm and check-out time is 12:00pm, although you can request to check-out later. Please note this is subject to availability and must be arranged in advance.

How close to the beach is One&Only The Palm Dubai?

The conveniently located resort is located just 200 yards away from a stunning golden sand beach.

Find more hotels in Dubai

With so many incredible options, finding the right resort for your needs can be tricky. Let us give you a hand; we’ve reviewed a number of popular resorts in Dubai, giving you all of the details you need to make up your mind. Our team has reviewed Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, JA The Resort and Atlantis, The Palm.

Want to plan the perfect getaway? Browse the selection of luxury resorts in Dubai here at Best at Travel and we can guarantee you’ll have an incredible time.