One&Only The Palm

Dubai's stylish, modern retreat

Stepping into the palatial lobby of One&Only The Palm feels like entering a stylish haven painted in white, ivory, cream and gold. Intricate latticed arches, floral motifs on the marble floor, elegant glass chandeliers with arabesque patterns and brass lanterns illuminating the already brightly lit space complete the scene. An Andalusian fountain lends a sense of calm and stokes the imagination with visions of a romantic, candlelit evening.

Located on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah, this beautiful beachfront resort boasts a luxurious and tranquil setting that, while inspired by Moorish and Andalusian heritage, never fails to convey a deep sense of place in the Middle East.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • This resort is a treat for design lovers with Moorish-Andalusian architecture, grand arched entryways, remarkable symmetry and luxurious but understated interiors.
  • A serene courtyard with a gently gurgling central fountain leads to the Guerlain Spa, the first offering from the prestigious skincare brand in the UAE. Enjoy your treatment in one of nine spa suites that include private bathrooms.
  • The grounds of this Dubai hotel are possibly even more romantic than the interiors, featuring shaded courtyards, cascading fountains, candlelit pools, ornate gazebos and lush, landscaped gardens.
  • The luxury hotel’s location on a private peninsula on the west crescent of the Palm archipelago is ideal for those who would like to experience a secluded beachfront stay and fantastic views of the Dubai skyline.
  • 101 Dining Lounge and Bar offers Mediterranean fare and island-inspired drinks with a panoramic view of Dubai that is hard to beat. This is the place to go for a sundowner.

Things to Know

  • Indulge in a one-of-a-kind mani-pedi at the nail studio by acclaimed celebrity pedicurist-podiatrist Bastien Gonzalez. The emphasis here is not just on making your digits look pretty, but also restoring their natural health with dead skin removal, nail scrubs and other treatments.
  • Swimming areas are designed to accommodate any kind of respite — groups and families can book a private, air-conditioned pool cabana with an indoor living area, outdoor lounge, LCD TV, minibar, bathroom and shower around the resort’s main temperature-controlled pool. A second adults-only pool is available for those looking to relax in a more peaceful setting.
  • While you relax in the spa, drop your little ones off at the complimentary KidsOnly club, where they can spend a fun afternoon or evening playing games, trying their hand at crafts, reading or just watching TV.
  • Active types will have plenty to do here, between personal training in the fitness center; regular Zumba, yoga and barre classes as well as an outdoor tennis court.
  • A complimentary breakfast buffet comes with your stay.

The Rooms

  • All of the spacious rooms and suites come with large terraces with seating overlooking the gardens or a private, temperature-controlled pool with beach access.
  • The understated but luxurious theme continues into the accommodations with arched windows, cream- and caramel-colored upholstery and dark latticed wood. Splashes of turquoise, emerald and amethyst; fresh flowers; ornamental glass pieces; and plenty of natural light keep the rooms feeling bright.
  • The marble bathrooms include free-standing soaking tubs, dual vanities and rain showers stocked with Acqua di Parma toiletries. Each room also consists of a large walk-in closet with a dresser.
  • For a memorable family holiday, book one of the Dubai resort’s four two-bedroom Beachfront Villas. Spread over two levels, each accommodation comes with a private plunge pool overlooking the beach, furnished balconies and a poolside gazebo.

The Restaurants

  • Dine at Zest any time of day for Middle Eastern, Asian and international cuisine with views of the resort’s manicured lawns and grand pool. The eatery hosts themed dinners through the week, including Italian Night on Mondays and Taste of Arabia on Wednesdays.
  • Sample modern French cuisine at the sophisticated Stay by Yannick Alléno. While dramatic with black crystal chandeliers; rich tones of burgundy, silver and bronze; and an elaborate crystal ceiling, the restaurant feels both romantic and intimate.
  • Chef Alléno’s culinary creativity is on show at his namesake Dubai eatery with contemporary interpretations of classic cooking techniques and traditional cuisine. After your meal, walk up to the Pastry Library to create your own dessert and have the chef de patisserie prepare it for you.
  • At 101 Dining Lounge and Bar, enjoy seafood specialties, tapas, salads and freshly grilled fare on a waterfront terrace while the resident DJ spins.

Getting There
The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
DXB (30-45 min)  
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