The exquisite One&Only Royal Mirage shines like an Arabian jewel across a kilometer-long stretch of Jumeirah Beach. No other Dubai hotel so tastefully combines the region's heritage with beachfront appeal. Set amid 24 hectares (60 acres) of flowering gardens and fountain-filled waterways, the resort comprises three sections, including the Palace, Arabian Court, and Residence and Spa. Spacious guest rooms blend soft earth colors with Arabian touches and feature carved archways, custom-made furnishings, luxurious bathrooms, and garden patios or sea-view balconies. As enticing as the rooms are, you'll want to be outside as much as possible. Palm trees on their own tiny islands dot the sparkling pools, and the beach in front is one of Dubai's loveliest. At night, candles and lamps transform the landscape into a magical oasis. The resort's Health and Beauty Institute offers Givenchy spa and Oriental Hamman treatments (soothing steam baths steeped in Arab tradition). Outstanding restaurants such as the Moroccan Tagine and waterfront Beach Bar & Grill mean you can enjoy world-class meals just steps from your room.
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- Very Highly Recommended 2010