Best Hotels: Royal Mirage, Dubai


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Royal Mirage, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Location: The One&Only Royal Mirage is probably Dubaiís most stylish beach resort, with an ambience of Arabian influenced refinement and majesty. The resort offers understated elegance and exclusive charm and overlooks the Arabian Gulf with a kilometre of private coastline of the Arabian sea on Jumeira Beach and boasts of 65 acres of landscaped gardens, ensuring a sense of place and an abundance of space. Dubai has no income tax which makes the area attractive to emigrants from all over the world. Of the city's nearly two million people, it is estimated that only 100,000 are native Emirati. Already a landmark in Dubai, The Palace at One&Only Royal Mirage is accompanied by the Arabian Court and the Residence & Spa. The Oriental Hammam and the Givenchy Spa offer a service that is dedicated to nurturing beauty and relaxing. In order to avoid wasting time at the airport upon arrival, the best idea is to arrange a pick-up service with the hotel. 

History: The Palace was the fist part of the Royal Mirage resort, being opened to the public in August 1999, and was joined in December 2002 by the Arabian Court and the Residence & Spa, thanks to the personal support from His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, who offered the opportunity to to complement the 2010 tourism vision set by the Government of Dubai. The Palace at One&Only Royal Mirage conjures the magic of Arabia, a domain where guests may wander amidst the abundant gardens or stroll amongst the meandering water features. The Palace has an outstanding array of dining venues and the Royal Ballroom caters for up to 350 guests. The Arabian Court is crafted in the spirit of the orient with dramatic architecture creating symmetry, amidst a landscape of fountains, walkways and lush gardens. The Residence & Spa consists of Arabian styled private residences each cared for by a specially selected, dedicated team Charming and enticing this elegant haven is linked to the discreet reception, private restaurant and lounge. The Garden Villa also provides luxurious and ornate environment within the most exclusive part of the resort.

Rooms and Suites: The Palace has 173 guest rooms, 53 Gold Club rooms, 18 Suites and 2 Royal Suites. All rooms are sea facing, with private balcony or terrace and adorned with ornamental arches, terracotta tiling and custom made furniture. The vivid colours echo the warmth of the Arabian Gulf, while the soft tones recall the desert landscape. The Arabian Court greets guests by a reflecting pool, a water filled courtyard, that draws the eye to the horizon and offers glimpses of the sea beyond. The subtly angled entrance leads guests to the impressive grand gallery, the vertebrae of the hotel that links the two wings of the property and guides guests to the 162 charismatic guest rooms and 10 elaborately styled suites, all of which have a sea view, private balcony or terrace. The Residence & Spa is an intimate sanctuary for those who wish to languish in the comfort of prosperity. The Arabian styled private residences each cared for by a specially selected, dedicated team, house a retreat of 18 Suites and 32 Prestige Rooms that are spacious, created with the finest detailing and are all sea facing, with private balcony or garden patio. Charming and enticing this elegant haven is linked to the discreet reception, private restaurant & lounge. Last, but not least, the Garden Villa, is nestled on the beach front and within a private garden, the Garden Villa has an intimate shaded terrace and private temperature controlled swimming pool.

Restaurants and Bars: The Palace dining venues includes Olives, Tangines and Celebrities with bar. Olives has marble-topped tables and cane chairs, which gives the bougainvillea-covered terrace overlooking the palm-shaded pool a Riviera coastal café feel. Tagine provides diners with a truly Moroccan dining venue. A grand marble staircase leads into Celebrities, the speciality restaurant that features international cuisine with a Middle Eastern twist and a multi-level interior that overlooks the landscaped gardens. Celebrities features a private dining room for intimate evenings. Celebrities Bar features deep leather armchairs, great oil paintings and beautiful antiques and has a quaint outdoor terrace interspersed with Cyprus trees. The Kasbar is a multi levelled, multi coloured, multi alcoved evening venue, contributes more than a touch of Arabian glamour to the resort with bars and dance floors. The Beach Bar & Grill is surrounded by lush gardens and golden sands, where swaying palm trees change with the mood of the sea breeze. The Rooftop Lounge & Terrace is the resortís ultimate outdoor evening venue, adding variety and Arabian character to the dining experience with a circular bar. The Samovar Lounge is splendidly opulent with impressive high ceilings that complement the grand gallery of the hotel lobby, offering refreshments, high teas, speciality coffees and light snacks throughout the day and evening. 
The Arabian Court offers three stylish restaurants Ė The Rotisserie, Nina and Eau Zone. The Rotisserie cuisine is based on historical recipes from Europe and Arabia and presented with a contemporary approach. Nina is a colourful Indo-European dining venue. Eau Zone is a place to contemplate the rhythm of ocean tides and the setting sun, complemented by modern food with an Asian twist. The Residence & Spa's Dining Room offers an atrium setting in a comfortable environment. Featuring residential cuisine that is inspired by the guest and crafted from the richest ingredients. The Library complements The Dining Room and offers the ideal sanctuary for quiet reflection and pre or post mealtime beverages.

Sport and Spa: The Royal Mirage resort is generous, a private abode on the beach that offers rich leisure facilities, such as the impressive temperature controlled swimming pools, the water sports centre, tennis courts, golf putting green, childrenís facilities and most importantly a tranquil haven for rest and relaxation, amidst the abundant scented gardens and meandering water features. Within the elegant entrance courtyard of the Residence & Spa, one will find the Health & Beauty Institute. Architecturally impressive and reminiscent of the great buildings of the region, towering domes, carved arches and the intricate design, it captures the values of the environs. The 2000 square metre space is divided over two levels and offers on the upper floor Givenchy Spa with an ornate reception, twelve private treatment room. The Oriental Hammam offers a traditional heated marble massage table, two steam rooms, two Jacuzziís, two private massage rooms, plunge shower and a whirlpool in the resting area. 

Address Details:
One&Only Royal Mirage Dubai
P.O. Box 37252
United Arab Emirates 

Tel.: +971-4-399 99 99
Fax: +971-4-399 99 98
e-mail: reservations@oneandonlyroyalmirage.ae
website: www.oneandonlyroyalmirage.com

Room Rates (in United Arab Emirates Dirhams):
(1 GBP is about 6.5 AED, 1 EUR is about 4.5 AED and 1 USD is about 4 AED)
Highest Season / Lowest Season
Deluxe Rooms: AED 2,605 / 1,025 
Gold Club Rooms: AED 3,155 / 1,295
Executive Suites: AED 4,950 / 2,440
Gold Club Suites: AED 6,195/ 3,055
Royal Suite: AED 15,430 / 9,750

(All rates are exclusive of: tax, service charge and breakfast. Rates are per room per night and are quoted in United Arabic Emirates Dirhams (AED).

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