Opposite Palm Island on the golden sands of Jumeirah beach, the One&Only Royal Mirage is one of the few hotels in Dubai that has a truly Arabian feel.
The hotel’s three sections, the Palace, the Arabian Court, and the Residence and Spa feel like three smaller hotels, yet have the facilities and advantages of a much larger property. The food and service are exemplary and the style opulent and luxurious, making the Royal Mirage one of our favorite properties in Dubai. The hotel’s hammam and spa are a destination in their own right.
N.B. Dubai is a developing destination and building work is ongoing through the city. As such, guests should be aware they are more than likely to be able to view some sort of work from their hotel. However, the hotel continues to operate at a very high occupancy with a large number of repeat guests not being perturbed by the local works.
If you are returning to Dubai, please be aware that surroundings are likely to have changed since your last visit.
The One&Only Royal Mirage is made up of three resorts within one: The Palace, Arabian Court and The Residence and Spa. The Palace is a regal domain where guests wander amidst abundant gardens and stroll amongst the meandering water features and streams. The Arabian court has 160 Deluxe Rooms (Including Twin and King) which are slightly bigger than those at the Palace and 10 elaborately styled suites. All of the rooms have a private balcony and face the sea and the Arabian Court’s 500m of beach front. The Residence is an intimate and secluded sanctuary for guests who want the ultimate in luxury and privacy. Its 28 Prestige Rooms, 16 Junior Suites, 4 Executive Suites and 1 Garden Villa are all sea facing with a private balcony. With its own restaurant and pool reserved only for guests staying at the residence, it truly is a secluded experience. All rooms are sea-facing and feature rich furnishings with vivid colours, echoing the warmth of the Arabian Gulf, while soft tones recall the desert landscape. Bathrooms are adorned with wood, marble and slate, with generous bath and shower areas. All rooms feature enhanced technology with a 40" LCD TV, DVD player, iPod docking station and high-speed internet access.
|Palace - Superior Deluxe Room 45m sq|
The Superior Deluxe Rooms reflect a chic, contemporary elegance with an Arabian twist. Featuring enhanced open space, with calming neutral tones interspersed with rich, vibrant shades, the rooms offer the latest in modern technology and comfort.
|Arabian Court - Deluxe Room 50m sq|
Inspired by the magic of Arabia, each room features carved arches, colourful mosaics and dramatic artwork. The bathrooms are adorned with wood, marble and slate and feature a wet area with overhead and handheld showers with a granite bench, separate toilet and bidet, individual vanity with under-shelf cupboards and separate bath with handheld shower. Furnishings are rich with intricate patterns reflecting the warmth and comfort of the Orient.
|Residence - Prestige Room 58m sq|
With wonderful views of scented gardens, the ornate gazebos adorning the private pool deck and facing the waters of the Arabian Gulf beyond, these rooms reflect the spirit of the Orient with intricately designed fabrics, carved arches, colourful mosaics and dramatic artwork.
Prestige Rooms feature a King-size bed and lavishly appointed bathrooms are adorned with wood and slate and feature a wet area with overhead and handheld showers, marble bench, separate toilet and bidet, individual vanity and bath with handheld shower.
|Palace - Superior Gold Club Room 45m sq|
All rooms are sea facing overlooking the landscape garden with private balcony or patio. This room has the same design as the Deluxe Room but offers a private entrance. Guest have access to the Gold Club private lounge and reception area on the third floor. The lounge offers complimentary continental breakfast, afternoon tea, cocktail hour and soft drinks etc. Rooms have King-size bed, sitting chair, writing table with two chairs. Bathroom has overhead shower with separate bath tub and twin vanity sinks.
|Palace - Superior Executive Suite 100m sq|
Located within the south wing of the resort, this latest suite accommodation reflects contemporary, chic elegance with an Arabian twist. 100m2 of spacious facilities include a dedicated comfortable lounge and dining area with wet bar and espresso machine, plus generous oversized bathroom with in-bathroom LCD television and separate guest restroom.
|Palace - Royal Suite 325m sq|
The grandest of all accommodation in The Palace, two Royal Suites offer a sumptuous 325m² (3,498ft²) of living space and each feature two elegant bedrooms, each decorated with refined colours and textures, as well as luxurious en-suite bathrooms. The spacious and separate living room and dining room are linked to a large balcony overlooking Palm Island Bay.
|Palace - Superior Gold Club Suite 100m sq|
Offering the same design and in-suite technologies as a Traditional Executive suite, the Gold Club suites feature access to the Gold Club, an exclusive lounge and reception. A private entrance and lift access provides true discretion. The lounge offers light continental breakfast, cocktail hour and soft drinks. A team of hosts and round-the-clock receptionists make this a personable and inviting area.
|Arabian Court - Executive Suite 125m sq|
Decorated with rich natural fabrics and colours inspired by the warmth of the desert, these suites feature an entrance foyer, dining area with a wooden table for four and credenza, ornate desk with business centre offering Internet, fax and printing capabilities, and guest restrooms. All include a spacious balcony or ground-floor patio.
A separate bedroom features a splendid King-size bed with a decorative overhead canopy. The luxurious master bathroom is adorned with wood, marble and slate and features a wet area with overhead and handheld showers with a granite bench, separate toilet and bidet, individual double sink vanity and large bathtub with handheld shower.
|Arabian Court - Prince Suite 145m sq|
These regal suites are spectacularly spacious with an expansive outdoor terrace offering ‘Majlis’ style seating, a dining table for four people, two ottoman chairs and two sun-loungers for private sun bathing. The suites are designed with the finest detailing to reflect the ‘Magic of Arabia’ theme that so gracefully envelops the resort. Luxurious bathrooms are adorned with wood, marble and slate and feature a wet area with overhead and handheld showers with a granite bench, separate toilet and bidet, individual double sink vanity with under-shelf cupboards and large bathtub with handheld shower.
|Residence - Executive Suite 118m sq|
Indulge in the dazzling luxury of a spacious Executive Suite designed with the finest detailing and offering views of scented gardens, graceful white gazebo tents around the pool area, and the waters of the Arabian Gulf just beyond. Reflecting the magic of the desert, these lavish suites feature an entrance foyer, dining area, separate guest toilet, and the traditional ‘majlis’ style seating (an Arabic term for a room in a private home used to entertain guests) for up to seven people.
A separate bedroom features a splendid King-size bed overlooking the garden and sea. An elegant and airy bathroom provides refreshing light with a slate floor, and features a wet area with overhead and handheld shower, a marble bench, separate toilet and bidet, double vanity and large bathtub with handheld shower.
|Residence - Garden Villa 300m sq|
Nestled in a discreet location a mere 40 steps away from the private beach, the two-bedroom Garden Villa reflects the acclaimed Arabian architecture and features a private driveway entrance, dedicated parking and its own temperature-controlled swimming pool. The spacious and exquisitely appointed bedrooms – 70m² and 100m² – face the sea and feature King-size beds. The rooms are separated by an Arabesque-styled lounge and dining area perfect for entertaining. The Garden Villa also features a kitchenette, ideal for hosting private dinners or gatherings
Recommended for children, Kids Only Club (Ages 4-12; however, children aged 2 and 3 years can enter and be accompanied by a babysitter) and babysitting available. Children are not permitted in The Residence and Spa. Tailored to various ages, activities include camel riding, henna painting, belly dancing, sand sculpturing, evening Arabian camping among others. Kids can also learn basic Arabic phrases during interactive lessons.
Baby sitting facilities are available in the hotel. The charge is approximately £4 per hour. After 2300hrs, the charge is approximately £6 per hour.
The children’s club at Royal Mirage is available for children aged 2 - 12 years. Facilities include ‘Al Koufa’ a magical fortress comprising of a landscaped outdoor area and an indoor arena which is both safe and stimulating.
Facilities at the resort include swimming pools, a water sports centre, tennis, golf, spa, hammam, kid’s club and a large selection of restaurants and bars.
The resort offers complimentary use of the swimming pool, gym and tennis facilities. One&Only Spa treatments, waterskiing, sailing, windsurfing, off-site diving and golf are charged additionally.
Services include a concierge, laundry and baby sitting service on request.
When to travel
The best time to visit the UAE is between October and November and then February and March, when temperatures hang around the mid-20s and the humidity is under control. While December and January are generally considered the best months to go, the weather over the last couple of ‘winters’ has been unpredictable with occasional cloud and rain.
The month of Ramadan means hotel rates are heavily discounted, but while outside the resort, Ramadan is strictly adhered to, within the resorts you will notice very little difference.
High summer (July and August) means heavy discounted hotels it’s a great option for a cheap getaway but it will be very very hot and very very humid!
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Location and directions
Dubai - Jumeirah Beach, United Arab Emirates
The resort overlooks The Palm Island, with a kilometer of private coastline in sixty acres of landscaped gardens, water fountains and meandering pathways. It is opposite the prestigious Emirates Golf Club; and 20-minutes from the City Centre, the Gold and Spice Souks and the desert.
How to get there
7-hour direct flight to Dubai International Airport. The hotel is located 20-minutes from the Airport.