One&Only Royal Mirage

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Address: PO Box 37252, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Star rating:
5 star hotel

4.3

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
4.2
90%
Eating/drinking
4.4
90%
Leisure facilities
4
90%
Service
4.5
90%
Value for money
3.9
90%
Bedrooms
4.2
90%
Public areas
4.2
90%

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.

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. 

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.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Relaxation
  • Romance

Pros & Cons

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