From a barren place, known only for its pearling and fishing, to a world class city which hosts the world’s richest horse races, Dubai is home to spectacular malls, theme parks, golf courses and ski slopes, and also the world’s most extravagant hotels. And despite the cultural regulations that are only to be expected in an Islamic country, there is still p lenty of room for some firstrate entertainment. The City of Gold is the dream playground for those whose wallets are full, and hearts light.
This ocean-themed hotel is the jewel in the crown that is the man-made island off the coast of Dubai. Inspired by the marine world, this hotel is the last word in luxury.
Set on the beach at the centre of the crescent of the Palm Jumeirah, the hotel is 35 kilometres from the Dubai International Airport.
The hotel offers its guests unlimited access to Aquaventure, Dubai’s largest water park with 2.3 kilometres of river rapids, unlimited access to the underwater world of the Lost Chambers with 65,000 marine animals, preferential rates to swim with the Dolphins at Dolphin Bay. There are no less than 17 bars and restaurants here, with four Michelin-Chef restaurants. The Spa and Fitness Centre offers 27 treatment rooms, while the two clubs – Club Rush and Kids Club – keep teens and children happily occupied.
1,539 spacious guest rooms, including 166 suites, are designed to immerse guests in unparalleled luxury. Most rooms are interconnecting and therefore ideal for larger families. Balconies, walk-in wardrobes and beautiful bathrooms offer superlative quality along with flat-screen TVs, Internet connection and a mini-bar. Every room has a view of the sea.
Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah is the site for this stunning hotel, the latest offering from the One&Only resorts.
The Palm Jumeirah, just off the coast of Dubai. A water taxi or limousine can take guests to the hotel.
The hotel’s exterior is an elegant blend of Moorish and Andalusian influences, with the interiors reflecting the understated elegance of contemporary tastes. The three restaurants – Zest, Stay by Yannick Alléno and 101 on the marina – indulge guests with an array of spectacular local and international cuisine. Guests may choose to go sailing, visit one of the water parks around, laze by the pool or work out at the fitness centre. The One&Only Spa offers a range of exotic treatments at private treatment suites. There is also a salon.
Comprised of just 64 rooms, 26 suites and four private beachfront villas, the boutique resort blends Moorish and Andalusian architecture with contemporary interiors. Stylish guest rooms and suites are secluded in a residential environment housed within the tri-level Manor House and six lowrise Mansions creating a uniquely homelike ambience. All rooms have a private balcony or terrace;
This celebrated resort features three distinctive properties: the Palace, the Arabian Court and the Residence & Spa. Each offers a unique theme and ambience, enchanting in its own way.
The hotel sits on a private beach at Jumeirah, Dubai.
There’s plenty to do at the One&Only Royal Mirage Resort. From basketball, golf and deep sea fishing to scuba diving and windsurfing, the hotel can arrange it all. The in-house fitness centre offers cardiovascular equipment, strength training machines, elliptical trainers, stationary bikes and free weights. The One&Only Spa and Oriental Hammam features private treatment rooms, steam rooms, a sauna, and also arranges special hours when only women may make use of the facilities. In terms of cuisine, guests have a variety of choices. Mediterranean, Moroccan, grills, a colourful new wave Indo-European restaurant called Nina and several other specialty eateries are all housed within the hotel, adding up to a total of eight restaurants.
The Palace rests on its own private beach, and overlooks the sea. Here, guests may choose from a staggering total of 471 rooms and suites, ranging from Deluxe Rooms and going all the way up to the Presidential Suites, Prince Suites and Garden Villas.
Dubai.Four exhilarating days in the city of souks will see you take a desert safari, cruise aboard a dhow, and go skiing, with enough time to roam through its gargantuan malls.