One&Only Royal Mirage

PO Box 37252, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Price from: £206

The majestic entrance to the Palace part of the One&Only

By Alex Ritman, your Dubai expert

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#6 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Dubai
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Location:
4.2
4.2
Bedrooms:
4.2
4.2
Eating/drinking:
4.4
4.4
Public areas:
4.2
4.2
Leisure facilities:
4
4.0
Service:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
3.9
3.9
Recommended for:
Couples, Relaxation, Romance

Best for Romance - Expert review of One&Only Royal Mirage

Quite possibly the most romantic spot in Dubai.

The One&Only has been a firm Dubai favourite for some time, often regarded as the perfect romantic resort. Along with the rest of the city, I particularly love the cosy rooftop terrace bar, which is a great way to win back lost brownie points with that someone special.

Location: 

Set against the coast between Jumeirah and the Dubai Marina, the One&Only is well located for many of Dubai’s hotspots. The Mall of the Emirates is just a few minutes drive away, while the Downtown Burj Dubai area is just about 15 minutes more. There are hundreds of excellent restaurants and bars within a few minutes drive of the hotel. A taxi to the airport will probably take around 25-30 minutes.

Bedrooms: 

The One&Only has three properties within its resorts, The Palace and the Arabian Court, plus the more exclusive Residence & Spa. The Palace’s standard Deluxe Rooms are warm and inviting, with a slight chintzy Arabic feel, plus private balcony or garden patio. The Deluxe Room in the Arabian Court has a slightly more modern touch, with subtler tones and also comes with a private balcony or patio. The Residence & Spa offers more luxury indulgence. Its basic Prestige Rooms overlook the hotel’s scented garden and feature intricately designed fabrics and colourful mosaics, alongside a rather lavish bathroom.

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Public areas: 

Almost as impressive as the rooms, the public areas of the hotel maintain the theme of Arabian splendour. There’s also a picturesque maze of pathways immersed in greenery that lead from the main entrance to the various parts of the sprawling resort.

Eating and drinking: 

There are seven dining options available across the One&Only’s various areas. Of note is Tagine, an award-winning Moroccan restaurant resplendent in North African designs, arches and alcoves. Out by the water, Eauzone is a good spot for seafood and, set on a mini island surrounded by pools, offers an outstanding evening setting, but you'll need to book ahead if you want the best waterside tables. And, as any Dubai-ite will tell you, The Rooftop Bar is perhaps the most romantic place in the city for a cocktail, set outdoors with subtle mood lighting and views of the Burj Al Arab. Many a knee has gone down and ring produced up here.

Leisure facilities: 

The One&Only boasts a kilometre-long private beach, with a wide array of water sports available, plus a collection of temperature-controlled pools throughout the resort. There’s also tennis courts and fitness centres plus the One&Only Spa, offering a wide-range of treatments, including an Oriental Hammam.

Service: 

 Very friendly and helpful. 

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Who stays there: 

The One&Only mainly attracts lots of European holidaymakers, especially couples. 

Price advice: 

The best rates for a basic Deluxe Room (in either The Palace or Arabian Courtyard) can be found for stays between June 10 and September 8.

Pros: 
Extremely romantic
Excellent facilities
Cons: 
Not cheap
Popular with couples (not great if you aren't one)

More information on One&Only Royal Mirage:

Price from:
£206
Type:
Hotel
Address:
PO Box 37252, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Free tags / Keywords:
Beach, romance
Amenities:
Business Centre, Room Service, High-Speed Internet, Fitness Centre, Restaurant, Parking, Swimming Pool
Neighbourhood:
Jumeirah

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