One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
Drive up the palm-lined road leading to the impressive courtyard and it won’t take you long to discover why 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.
Billy, one of our long-standing Middle East Travel Experts who says ‘an absolute must, this hotel is an icon in Dubai!’ What brings him 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.
Winding through 65 acres of 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.
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.
What To Do & Where To Eat
Feel like relaxing, playing or rejuvenating? You can do it all at this 5* resort where four temperature-controlled swimming pools and a selection of watersports provide plenty of opportunity to cool off. Younger travellers are well taken care of at the KidsOnly Club with complimentary activities, while grown-up guests can retreat to the luxurious One&Only Spa where an oriental hammam and signature treatments await – or head to the chic DRIFT Beach Club for its vibrant atmosphere. You’ll have eight world-class restaurants to choose from when you stay on Half Board dine-around (highly recommended) with the Rooftop Bar at Arabian Court one of the most dramatic spots to spend an evening, eating authentic mezze dishes and sipping cocktails.
Our Favourite Room
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.
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. Plus if you’re in the mood for splashtastic fun, you can take advantage of FREE access to Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis, The Palm for every three days of your stay.