Tried & Tested: One&Only Royal Mirage

Lindsay Judge   |   20-12-2020

One&Only Royal Mirage has become one of the most iconic resorts in the city and a personal favourite of ours.


Over its 65 acres of lush landscaped gardens and kilometre of private coastline, you’ll find a heavenly oasis offering the ultimate escape from your busy life. The resort is split into three distinctive environments; The Palace, The Arabian Court and The Residence and Spa. The former was our venue of choice this stay as it allows for complete privacy and relaxation.


Residences Pool


Drawing on the rich traditions of the region One&Only Royal Mirage brings to life the myths of old Arabia through its architecture and designs which feature intricate arches, domes and towers surrounded by beautiful courtyards and lush green gardens. This resort is truly an oasis in the desert and it brings to life all the beauty and luxury hospitality that the region is known for.



The Residence & Spa is the most intimate of the One&Only Royal Mirage experiences with just 49 guest rooms and suites and two-bedroom Beach Garden Villas. The Residence often sees guests staying for longer periods in this exclusive hideaway and is the perfect destination for high profile people looking for complete privacy. A home away from home the rooms and suites offer upscale luxury combined with home comforts. The opulent rooms offer views across the lush green gardens and sparkling blue waters of the Arabian Gulf and the balconies are the perfect place to relax, work or just sit and take in the atmosphere. Each guest room features intricately designed fabrics and wooden King-size beds, leading down to living areas with Majlis-style seating. The four Executive Suites deliver resplendent luxury designed with the finest detailing with separate entrance foyers, dining areas, separate guest bathroom, and traditional dining area set for entertaining. Within the grounds, you’ll find a peaceful pool deck adorned with white gazebos and access to the private beach.



Food & Beverage

For those wanting to venture outside of their room, there are many food and drink options to choose from around the resort. One&Only Royal Mirage has partnered with Chef Mauro Colagreco, one of France’s most celebrated and renowned culinary talents, to create a world-class dining experience for guests. Chef Patron of three-Michelin star restaurant Mirazur, voted number one in the world at The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards 2019, Chef Mauro oversees two of the resort’s signature restaurants, fine dining Celebrities by Mauro Colagreco and feet-in-the-sand The Beach Bar & Grill by Mauro Colagreco overlooking the Arabian Gulf.


Our personal favourites experience would begin with sundowner drinks at the elegant beachside lounge Jetty Lounge. Taking in the spectacular sunset and skyline views you’re your feet in the sand. Next head to Tagine to discover authentic Moroccan flavours in a traditional setting. The foot here is just incredible and you’ll want to try it all! Finish off your evening with a Shisha and in one of the many courtyards as you relax and reflect on your day.



Spa & Wellness

Conveniently located close to The Residences and surrounded by grand palms and shimmering pools you’ll find the One&Only Spa – a haven of serenity offering a range of holistic and tailored experiences. The Oriental Hamman is the stand out feature of the spa offering traditional treatments that will revive your mind and relax your body and soul. The Carita Suite focuses on facials, while the Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by Bastien Gonzalez offers signature treatments from France’s ‘foot virtuoso’. The Zouari Hair Salon offers expert grooming from hairstylist Alexandre Zouari.




When it comes to experiences One&Only Royal Mirage doesn’t do things by halves. The resort will strive to meet and need or request of its guests no matter how big or small. A curated set of experiences has been devised to take guests beyond the lush surroundings of the resort and discover and explore the UAE in the best ways. Guests can discover Dubai with family outings to the city’s waterparks or culture-rich evenings spent listening to world-class opera. Sports fans can book a round of golf at the nearby 18-hole PGA course or try their hand at windsurfing or sailing on the warm Gulf waters. Thrilling desert safaris and moonlit dhow dinner cruises in Old Dubai are just some of the options for guests wanting to explore the Arabian culture. For families, The KidsOnly programme offers adventures and events for kids aged 4 – 11.


Festive Celebrations

This festive season One&Only Royal Mirage will be offering an exclusive New Year’s Eve package at The Jetty Lounge with an exclusive beachside setting. Expect a lively evening with plenty of glamour and delicious drinks set to the backdrop of the DJ’s best tunes as you ring in the New Year with kaleidoscopic fireworks over the glittering Dubai skyline.


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