VISITORS looking for the perfect blend of fantasy and tradition need look no further than Dubai’s One & Only Royal Mirage is the perfect blend of fantasy and tradition, a five-star resort that prides itself on staying a small, boutique hotel.
The property has expanded over the years, moving beyond the Palace that comprised the original Royal Mirage (opened 1999), to be joined by two more five-star hotels, the Arabian Court and the Residence & Spa, which opened in 2002.
The hotel pays tribute to Arabian architecture and hospitality on a truly regal scale. Overlooking the Arabian Gulf with a kilometre of private coastline in 60 acres of landscaped gardens, water fountains and meandering pathways, it is 20 minutes from Dubai International Airport and the city centre, situated opposite the prestigious Emirates Golf Club.
The Palace sits on a private beach offering rich leisure facilities. Temperature controlled swimming pools, a water-sports centre, tennis courts, golf putting green, children’s care centre and most importantly, a tranquil haven for rest and relaxation. It has 173 guestrooms, 53 Gold Club rooms, 18 Suites and 2 Royal Suites, all sea facing, with private balcony or terrace and adorned with ornamental arches, terracotta tiling and custom-made furniture. The Palace has an outstanding array of dining venues, and the Royal Ballroom caters for up to 350 guests and three further meeting rooms offer a complete business solution.
Illusive and mysterious, the Arabian Court is linked by intimate courtyards that lead from water to stone, from granite to wood and from the palm trees to the sea. The subtly angled entrance leads guests to the impressive grand gallery, the vertebrae of the hotel that links the two wings of the property’s 162 charismatic guest rooms and 10 elaborately styled suites, all of which have a sea view, private balcony or terrace.
The Residence & Spa, one of only 50 hotels recognised by the Leading Small Hotels of the World association, is an intimate sanctuary for those who wish to linger in the comfort of prosperity. The Arabian-styled private residences, each cared for by a specially selected, dedicated team, house a retreat of three Royal Villas, 18 suites and 32 deluxe rooms that are spacious and created with the finest detailing and all are sea facing with private balcony or terrace. The property is also home to the exclusive Givenchy spa, which blends fantasy and tradition and leaves guests both pleasured and inspired.
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