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Aug 21, 2018

Introducing the One&Only Shake Up

This September, One&Only launches a tantalising pop-up cocktail bar series in partnership with internationally acclaimed mixologists from around the world. For one month only, the One&Only Shake Up will see seven mixologists travel to each One&Only resort in the collection for a fusion of the finest drinks and exotic flavours, served with flair in spectacular locations.

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Jun 25, 2018

One&Only Royal Mirage launches exhibition marking the Year of Zayed

In tribute to the Year of Zayed, One&Only Royal Mirage has launched an exhibition of archived photographs documenting key moments in the life of His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

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Dec 16, 2017

Unforgettable Festive Celebrations at One&Only Resorts

Celebrate the holiday season with the greatest gift of all, unique and unforgettable experiences at One&Only, an award-winning collection of ultra-luxury resorts.

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Sep 24, 2017

One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm Lead Dubai Trip Advisor Guest Satisfaction Rating

The resorts of One&Only Royal Mirage- The Residence & Spa, The Palace, and the Arabian Court are all featured within the top 10 most favoured places to stay amongst 550 hotels listed for Dubai on Trip Advisor, the world’s largest review and ranking website.

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Feb 21, 2017

First Ever Pop-Up Restaurant in Dubai for World-Class Indian Chef

One&Only Royal Mirage is very excited to partner with world-class Indian Chef Gaggan Anand of the award-winning Gaggan restaurant to create a pop-up restaurant this March at the resort’s fine dining restaurant, Celebrities.

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Nov 15, 2016

Hospitality Legend, Olivier Louis, Awarded “Best Hotelier” in Worldwide Awards

On 15 November 2016, at a magnificent event held in Paris, Olivier Louis, Managing Director of One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm in Dubai, was presented with the ‘Best Hotelier’ award at the 2016 Worldwide Hospitality Awards. 

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ONE&ONLY ROYAL MIRAGE AWARDS

Regal presence with Middle Eastern glamour
Regal presence with Middle Eastern glamour
Distinctive Retreats
Distinctive retreats

2019 AWARDS

  • Best Hotel Rooms in The World by Forbes Travel Guide 2019
  • World Travel Awards – One&Only Royal Mirage won the award ‘United Arab Emirates's Leading Resort 2019’
  • Condé Nast Traveller Middle East The Gold List 2019 – One&Only Royal Mirage included in ‘Gold List: The World’s Best Hotels’
  • TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2019 - One&Only Royal Mirage awarded:
    • - The Palace ranked #2 in ‘Top 25 Hotels in the UAE’
    • - Residence & Spa ranked #8 in ‘Top 25 Hotels in the UAE’
    • - Arabian Court ranked #21 in ‘Top 25 Hotels in the UAE’
    • - Residence & Spa ranked #4 in ‘Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the UAE’
    • - The Palace ranked #7 in ‘Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the UAE’
    • - Arabian Court ranked #19 in ‘Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the UAE’
    • - The Palace ranked #4 in ‘Top 25 Hotels for Service in the UAE’
    • - Residence & Spa ranked #20 in ‘Top 25 Hotels for Service in the UAE’
    • - Arabian Court ranked #20 in ‘Top 25 Hotels for Service in the UAE’
    • - The Palace ranked #2 in ‘Top 25 Hotels in the Middle East’
    • - Residence & Spa ranked #18 in ‘Top 25 Hotels in the Middle East’
    • - Residence & Spa ranked #5 in ‘Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the Middle East’
    • - The Palace ranked #11 in ‘Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the Middle East’
    • - The Palace ranked #6 in ‘Top 25 Hotels for Service in the Middle East’
    • - The Palace ranked #6 in ‘Top 25 Hotels for Romance in the Middle East’
    • - Residence & Spa ranked #16 in ‘Top 25 Hotels for Romance in the Middle East’
    • - Arabian Court ranked #22 in ‘Top 25 Hotels for Romance in the Middle East’

2018 AWARDS

  • Condé Nast Traveler (US) Readers’ Choice Awards 2018 - One&Only Royal Mirage ranked #5 in ‘Top Hotels in the Middle East’
  • Fact Spa & Wellness Awards 2018 (Dubai) – One&Only Spa at One&Only Royal Mirage recognized as ‘Favourite Hammam’
  • Air France Madame Gold List 2018 (France) – One&Only Royal Mirage included amongst the ‘Gold List’

2017 AWARDS

  • World Travel Awards (Middle East) 2017 – One&Only Royal Mirage recognized as ‘United Arab Emirates’ Leading Resort 2017’
  • Condé Nast Traveler (US) Readers’ Choice Awards 2017 – One&Only Royal Mirage ranked #1 amongst the 'Top Resorts in The Middle East'
  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards – #3 Best Resort Hotels in Africa and Middle East
  • The Telegraph (UK) – ranked amongst ‘Ultratravel Best Hotels in the Middle East’

2016 AWARDS

  • Virgin Holidays Awards (UK) - awarded the ‘Gold Award’ for the ‘Best Platinum Hotel’ category
  • Condé Nast Traveler (US) Readers’ Choice Awards - ranked #1 amongst the Top Resorts in The Middle East
  • Condé Nast Traveler (US) Readers’ Choice Awards - ranked #24 Top 50 Best Resorts in the World
  • Brides Best Honeymoon Awards: recognized as the ‘Top Resort in Africa & the Middle East’
  • Condé Nast Traveller China Readers’ Choice Awards: recognized as the ‘Best Hotel in United Arab Emirates’
  • TripAdvisor 2016: Certificate of Excellence winner for Residence & Spa at One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
  • TripAdvisor 2016: Certificate of Excellence winner for The Palace at One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
  • TripAdvisor 2016: Certificate of Excellence winner for Eauzone of Arabian Court at One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
  • TripAdvisor 2016: Certificate of Excellence winner for Nina of Arabian Court at One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
  • TripAdvisor 2016: Certificate of Excellence winner for The Beach Bar & Grill of The Palace at One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
  • TripAdvisor 2016: Certificate of Excellence winner for Celebrities of The Palace at One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai

2015 AWARDS

  • VIP International Traveller Reader’s Travel Award 2015: voted #1 for the Most Outstanding Golf Resort
  • Condé Nast Traveler Middle East 2015: Favorite Hotel or Resort for a Spa Break in the Middle East
  • TripAdvisor: Certificate of Excellence for The Palace at One&Only Royal Mirage – 2015
  • TripAdvisor: Residence&Spa granted the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame after receiving the Certificate of Excellence for 5 years in a row
  • TripAdvisor: One&Only Royal Mirage granted the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame after receiving the Certificate of Excellence for 5 years in a row

2014 AWARDS

  • Virgin Holidays Awards 2014: One&Only Royal Mirage won Bronze in the Best Platinum Hotel category
  • Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2014: One&Only Royal Mirage was listed among the top five hotels in the United Arab Emirates with a score of 91.6
  • World Travel Awards: UAE’s Leading Hotel
  • Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards: Highly commended ‘Best Outdoor Bar’, The Jetty Lounge

2013 AWARDS

  • International Hotel Awards: World's Best International Hotel Renovation/Refurbishment, The Palace
  • The Times/Sunday Times (UK): The World’s Best Hotels - Ranked #2 Runners up
  • Smart Travel Asia ‘Best in Travel Poll’: Top 25 Leisure Hotels & Resorts
  • Condé Nast Traveler (USA): Readers’ Travel Award - Ranked #5 in Top 10 Resorts in the Middle East
  • Condé Nast Traveller (India): Readers’ Travel Award’ - Runner-up Favourite Hotel Spa
  • Smart Travel Asia Best in Travel Poll: Top 25 Leisure Hotels & Resorts
  • World Travel Awards: UAE’s Leading Hotel
  • Time Out Dubai Nightlife Awards: Best Outdoor Bar, The Jetty Lounge
  • Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards: Highly commended ‘Best Afternoon Tea’, Samovar Lounge
  • Virgin Holidays: 2013 “Best Hotel Experience”

2012 AWARDS

  • Condé Nast Traveler November 2012: Readers’ Choice Awards – Ranked #4 (score 85.0) in the Top 5 Resorts in the Middle East
  • TripAdvisor 2012 Travelers’ Choice Awards: The Palace is named #8 in the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the Middle East
  • TripAdvisor 2012 Travelers’ Choice Awards: The Palace is named #17 in the Top 25 Relaxation/Spa Hotels in Middle EastM
  • TripAdvisor 2012 Travelers’ Choice Awards: The Residences & Spa is named #5 in the Top 25 Hotels in the Middle East
  • TripAdvisor 2012 Travelers’ Choice Awards: The Residences & Spa is named #16 in the Top 25 Hotels for Service in the Middle East
  • TripAdvisor 2012 Travelers’ Choice Awards: The Residences & Spa is named #17 in the Top 25 Relaxation/Spa Hotels in the Middle East

2011 AWARDS

  • Trip Advisor 2011 Certificate of Excellence: The Residence & Spa at One&Only Royal Mirage
  • The Sunday Times Travel January 2010: Readers’ Awards - Named one of the Favorite Worldwide Resorts

2010 AWARDS

  • Condé Nast Traveler – November 2010 – “Readers’ Choice” – Named one of the top five resorts in the Middle East
  • Elite Traveler – Summer/Fall 2010 – ‘Hotels Resorts Spas 2010’ special issue – one of the top resorts in Dubai
  • Condé Nast Traveler – January 2010 – “The Gold List” – One of the top hotel/resorts in Africa/Middle East

2009 AWARDS

  • Time Out – Restaurant Awards – Eauzone, Best Romantic
  • Time Out – Restaurant Awards – Nina, Best Indian–European dining venue
  • Condé Nast Traveler – November 2009 – Reader's Choice Award “Best in the World” – Ranked #3 in the top resorts in the Middle East
  • Condé Nast Traveler – “The Gold List” – The World’s Best Places to Stay
  • “Best in Dubai Awards 2009” – One&Only Royal Mirage: Best Hotel in Dubai

2008 AWARDS

  • Time Out – Restaurant Awards – Eauzone, Best Romantic
  • Time Out – Restaurant Awards – Beach Bar & Grill, Best Romantic
  • Business Traveller Awards – Best Leisure Resort Hotel in the Middle East
  • GQ Magazine – Top 50 Deserving Destinations of the World Ranked 12
  • Smart Travel Asia – 'Best in Travel Poll' – Top 10 Leisure Hotels & Resorts
  • Virgin Holidays Awards – Silver Award for Best Hotel, Middle East
  • Forbes Traveler 400 – The World's Best Hotels
  • Condé Nast Traveler – Readers’ Choice Awards Ranked #38 out of 100 “Best of Best”

2007 AWARDS

  • Condé Nast Traveller (UK) – Annual Readers' Spa Awards, Top 10 Hotel Spa in Africa, Middle East and the Indian Ocean
  • Elegant Resorts’ Awards (UK) –– Best General Manager 2007
  • Business Traveller Awards (Middle East) –– Best Leisure Resort/Hotel 2007
  • World Travel Awards (Middle East) –– Leading Beach Resort 2007
  • Tatler Spa Awards (UK) –– Best Families’ Spas 2007
  • Depa Hotel Awards –– Middle East and North Africa Hotel of the Year and Hotel Spa Facility of the Year 2007

2006 AWARDS

  • Condé Nast Traveller (UK) – Annual Readers' Spa Awards, The World Top 25 and Top 3 Hotel Spa in Africa, Middle East and the Indian Ocean
  • Time Out – Restaurants Awards – Best romantic restaurant – Eauzone, Highly recommended – Tagine and Nina
  • Grazia Annual Spa Awards – Most Decadent – Oriental Hammam, Best Facial – Givenchy Spa
  • Time Out – The City's Best Spas – Givenchy Spa
  • Leading Hotels of the World (USA) –– Leading Spa 2006

2005 AWARDS

  • Condé Nast Traveller (UK) – Annual Readers' Spa Awards: The World Top 25 – Givenchy Spa, and Overseas Urban Day Spa – Givenchy Spa
  • DEPA – Middle East Hotel Awards – The Middle East Resort Property of the Year Award
  • Business Traveller Awards – Best leisure/resort hotel in the Middle East
  • Diners Club Magazine (Germany), January: Recommended by Diners Club Magazine: One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
  • Conde Nast Traveler (UK), February: Readers’ Spa Awards 2005 – The World Top 25 – Givenchy Spa at One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai; Overseas Urban Day Spa –Givenchy Spa at One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
  • Leading Hotels of the World Ltd (USA): Leading Spa – Residence & Spa of One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
  • Conde Nast Traveler (UK), October; Readers’ Travel Awards 2005: Top 20 Overseas Leisure Hotel – One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai; The World Top 100 – One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
  • British Airways Holidays (UK): Best Prestige Collection Hotel – One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
  • GQ Magazine (UK), December: “The 100 best things in the World” hot list – One&Only Royal Mirage
  • Forbes (USA), December: Top 10 destination 2005 – One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai

2004 AWARDS

  • DEPA – Middle East Hotel Awards 2004 – The Middle East Hotel of the Year Award: One&Only Royal Mirage
  • Hideaways Magazine Award (Germany): Hotel of the Year – One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
  • Meeting & Incentive Travel Award (Germany): Nominated Best Overseas Hotel Incentive Travel Category
  • DEPA – Middle East Hotel Awards 2004 – The Middle East Hotel of the Year Award: One&Only Royal Mirage
  • Resorts & Great Hotels Connoisseur’s Choice Award (USA) – Awarded for extraordinary commitment to the highest degree of hospitality, services and the overall guest experience: One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
  • Harpers & Queen Guide (UK): World 100 Best Spa – Health & Beauty Institute of One&Only Royal Mirage
  • World Travel Awards (USA & UK): Middle East’s Leading Resort – One&Only Royal Mirage. Dubai’s Leading Resort: One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
  • The Guardian (UK), January: Dubai Hot Hotels list – One&Only Royal Mirage – “Live the Arabian Dream”
  • Conde Nast Traveler (UK), May: 2004 Hot List – Residence & Spa of One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
  • Conde Nast Traveler (UK), October 2004: Readers’ Travel Awards 2004: Overseas Hotel Spa – Givenchy Spa at One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai; Overseas Leisure Hotel –One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai; Overseas Business Hotel – One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
  • Leading Hotels of the World Ltd (USA), November: 2004 Commitment to Quality Award: Residence & Spa

2003 AWARDS

  • World Travel Awards (USA & UK): Middle East’s Leading Hotel: One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
  • Financial Times (UK), January: “How to Spend It” Hotel Hit List – One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
  • Harpers & Queen (UK), January: Hot List – Top 10 Hotels worldwide – One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
  • Business Traveller (UK), May: World’s 100 Best Bars – Roof Top Lounge & Terrace at the Arabian Court
  • House & Garden (UK), May: Hot List – Top Hotels: “A totally unique experience. A resort that has to be seen to be believed”
  • The Sunday Times (UK), October: The Hit List – “One&Only Royal Mirage, best for Arabian Chic”
  • Wienerin Magazine (Austria), November: World Best Spa – Givenchy Spa at One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
  • Time Out – November 2003: What’s Hot listing – Rooftop Terrace – Arabian Court
  • What’s On Award 2003: Middle East Best Night Club, Kasbar – The Palace of One&Only Royal Mirage
  • Grumpy Gourmet Annual Awards; UAE Best Moroccan Restaurant: Tagine–The Palace; UAE Best Fusion Restaurant & UAE Best Restaurant Design: Eauzone Arabian Court of One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai

2002 AWARDS

  • Conde Nast Traveler (UK): Readers’ Travel Awards 2002 – Top Ten Best Resorts in the World: One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
  • The Telegraph’s (UK), December: Best Hotel 2002 – One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
  • Grumpy Gourmet Annual Awards; Top Ten restaurants: Celebrities – The Palace; UAE Best Moroccan Restaurant: Tagine–The Palace

2001 AWARDS

  • MasterCard/Travel Intelligence.net (UK) – Readers' Vote "Best Resort Hotel in Middle East"
  • Premier Travel Award for Excellence (UK)
  • Travel Intelligence Middle East: Best Resort Hotel in Middle East: One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai

2000 AWARDS

  • Tatler Travel Guide (UK) – World Top Ten Beach Resorts: One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
  • Conde Nast Traveler (UK) – Readers’ Travel Awards 2000 – Top Ten Best Resorts in the World: One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai