Dubai, United Arab Emirates
One&Only Royal Mirage
Where City Meets Sea
What it is
A verdant 65-acre reprieve on Jumeirah Beach with interiors fit for Arabian royalty.
What it isn't
Stuffy. All ages can frolic in the surf with loaner Hobie Cats, kayaks and water skis right on site.
What we think
If your room feels like part of a palace, that’s by design. Even the “starter” rooms here are generously sized (read: upwards of 500 square feet), with ornately patterned velvet upholstery, walk-in overhead showers and sea-facing private balconies or patios. But you won’t stay ensconced in their blissful quiet for long—not when multiple bars and restaurants beckon just downstairs, from The Beach Bar & Grill (right on the sand!) to the aptly named Celebrities, where twinkling chandeliers glimmer over the gilt gold and tufted-upholstered room and where you can absolutely picture all manner of boldfaced names slinging back cocktails.
You're here because
You’re nothing if not a golfer, and the hotel has access to Emirates Golf Club—a.k.a. the first all-grass championship course in the Middle East (often touted as one of the top outside the US).
In the spa’s blue-tiled hammam, you feel your soul aglow—just like the candles flickering before you. At your massage therapists urging, you lay your road-weary body on a heated marble slab, then hear yourself sigh a contented, happy sigh. The massage hasn’t even begun, and yet you feel reborn. Isn’t this what vacation is all about?
Restaurants & Bars
Celebrities - Offering spectacular views and exceptional fine dining
Olives - Simple flavors of the Mediterranean
Tagine - Moroccan cuisine and atmosphere
The Beach Bar & Grill - Fresh seafood and creative grilled selections
The Rotisserie - Middle Eastern and Northern European cuisine
Nina - Indo-European flavors
Euzone - Beachfront dining overlooking the Arabian Sea
The Dining Room - All day dining in a casual environment
The Jetty Lounge - An elegant beachside lounge with light fare and cool drinks
The Rooftop Terrace & Sport Lounge - A warm, magical place to enjoy cocktails
The Samovar Lounge - High tea with an Oriental flair
The Lobby Lounge - An intimate space for light snacks and afternoon tea
The Courtyards - Authentic seating and a selection of Shishas
Kasbar - An exciting setting for late night entertainment
A 30 minute transfer by car from Dubai International Airport, or 70 from Abu Dhabi International, the resort is mere steps away from iconic Dubai Marina—where yachts bob in the sea.