Arabian splendour

Royal Mirage promises a regal experience with a celebration of Arabian heritage.

The Royal Mirage resort on Dubai's Jumeirah Beach will open two new developments later this year, further enhancing its reputation as one of the major stylish resorts in the emirate.

The Arabian Court and the Residence and Spa will join another Royal Mirage landmark, The Palace, highlighting the resort's tribute to Arabian architecture and hospitality on a truly regal scale.

The two new developments, which will nestle in 60 acres of landscaped gardens along one kilometre of private coastline, will open in December this year.

Already a highly appreciated venue in Dubai, The Palace offers 173 guestrooms, 53 Gold Club rooms, 18 suites and 2 Royal suites, all are sea facing, with private balcony or terrace and adorned with ornamental arches, terracotta tiling and custom made furniture, the hotel said.

The resort on the beach offers rich leisure facilities, such as temperature-controlled swimming pools, water sports centre, tennis courts, golf putting green, children's care centre.

Dining options include Olives, for a taste of the Mediterranean; Tagine, a melting pot of Moroccan design, ambiance and food; Celebrities which blends the best of Arabic and western cuisine and the Beach Bar & Grill.

For business with pleasure, the Royal Ballroom caters for up to 350 guests, divisible into three sound proof rooms, a boardroom, two conference rooms and a dedicated secretarial office offering a complete business solution.

The Arabian Court is being crafted in the spirit of the orient with dramatic architecture creating symmetry, amidst a landscape of fountains, walkways and lush gardens, the hotel said.

The subtly angled entrance will lead to a grand gallery, the vertebrae of the hotel that will link the two wings of the property and guide guests towards the 162 charismatic guest rooms and 10 elaborately styled suites, all of which have a sea view, private balcony or terrace.

The three restaurants and their lounges offer a journey from the grand kitchens of the past to a modern voyage through the eclectics and vibrancy of the Near East and beyond.

The Residence & Spa will be an intimate sanctuary. The Arabian styled private residences each cared for by a specially selected, dedicated team, will house three Royal Villas, 18 suites and 32 deluxe rooms.

"The secluded gardens, pool and private beach offer an exclusive harbour in which, pampering is the predominant indulgence," said a spokesperson.

"The shaded 'gazebos' on the pool deck provide solitude amidst the palm trees and water fountains with the sound of the Arabian Gulf rolling ashore furnishing the ambient music.

"The Hammam & Spa is architecturally impressive with its towering domes, carved arches and intricate design.

"It will offer a service that is dedicated to nurturing beauty and the pursuit of well being. The traditional and authentic 'Oriental' Hammam offers massage, steam baths, and Jacuzzi's within a serene resting area."

Said general manager Olivier Louis: "We strongly believe in providing an element of theatrical drama for our visitors and therefore it is the enthusiastic response to the Royal Mirage that brings guests back, over and over again."