Discover our oasis on Dubai's Palm Island
One&Only The Palm
An elegant beachfront oasis of luxuriant gardens and cascading fountains nestles peacefully on Dubai's Palm Island.
Discover the location
Dubai's most intimate seaside enclave commands an enviable spot on a private peninsula of Palm Island. Rimmed with a stunning secluded beach, with privileged views of the impressive New Dubai skyline.
"Marhaba." Welcome to Dubai
Ancient traditions and a reverence for nature.Download Brochure
The resort is pleased to make personal transfer arrangements for guests arriving into both Dubai International Airport (a 45 minute drive), as well as Abu Dhabi International Airport (a 70 minute drive). Luxury car transfers typically accommodate up to three adults, or two adults and two children under the age of 12. For groups of five or more, larger vehicles can be arranged.
History and Culture
“Marhaba” and welcome to the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.).
It’s hard to imagine that Dubai was once a fishing village reliant on the harvest of the sea, boat-building and pearling. With an interest in trade routes, Portuguese explorers arrived in the 16th century, and in the early 1800s the British negotiated maritime truces with local leaders, which is why the area now known as the U.A.E. was once called the Trucial Coast.
In 1833, Maktoum Bin Butti led a Bani Yas tribe from the Liwa Oasis, the southernmost Bedouin settlements in Abu Dhabi, to settle on the shores of Dubai and declare the town’s independence from Abu Dhabi. Interestingly, the Maktoum family still rules the emirate today. Throughout the 19th century, Dubai became the Gulf’s major port, with pearling the foundation of the city’s prosperity.
It was the discovery of oil in Dubai’s Fateh Oil field in the 1960s that set Dubai on a fast-track to exceptional growth as a major world hub of finance, architecture and hospitality. With a population of about 2.4 million, Dubai is the second largest member of the U.A.E., and the country’s most important port and commercial centre. In keeping with the welcoming spirit of its Bedouin heritage, Dubai today extends a warm "Marhaba", a welcome, to both leisure and business travellers, offering facilities of the highest international standard combined with the charm and adventure of the Middle East, an exceptional blend of modern city and desert.
Michelin-starred Chef Yannick Alléno orchestrates the resort's superb culinary experiences, with STAY by Yannick Alléno featuring his signature dishes reinterpreted in a contemporary fashion complete with a unique Pastry Library. The stylish 101 Dining Lounge and Bar perched on a jetty overlooks a private yacht marina with the New Dubai skyline on the horizon, and ZEST, the resort’s elegant all-day dining restaurant, blends culinary influences of the Middle East, Asia and the West.
In a tranquil retreat set amidst gardens and fountains, expert therapists guide mind and body on restorative, harmonious journeys. Within the exclusive serenity of nine private treatment suites, guests are pampered with advanced facials and invigorating treatments. The renowned Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by Bastien Gonzalez offers the most indulgent foot therapies, too.
Beaches & Pools
Commanding an enviable location on the peninsula of one of the world’s most spectacular landscapes, One&Only The Palm is Dubai's most intimate beach resort. Its serene beachfront invites guests to enjoy an easy seaside stroll, or to sunbathe on oversized daybeds. Six private air-conditioned cabanas surrounding the resort's spectacular pool provide a refreshing respite.
Set against desert and sea, Dubai offers spectacular opportunity for unique adventure, from a desert safari excursion and a chance to surf sand dunes, to horse riding experiences and world-class golfing adventures. Shop the world's most magnificent malls and discover the intrigue of old-world souks. Journey into the heart of Arabia for a desert dining experience, or enjoy a coastal dinner cruise for a breathtakingly different perspective of the Dubai skyline.
Venture out to explore an array of exciting culinary experiences at One&Only sister properties, and thrill to the exhilarating adventures at nearby Aquaventure, all just a water taxi or private limousine transfer away. Float over the shimmering golden sand dunes in a hot air balloon. Visit Dubai Autodrome, a heart-racing set of adventures. Soar over One&Only The Palm on a skydiving trip, or ski the indoor slope at the revolutionary Ski Dubai.
Everything you need to know before you travel to One&Only The Palm.
Check-in is 2.00pm local time and check-out is 12.00pm. Although we will always attempt to provide rooms upon arrival, access before 2.00pm can only be guaranteed by reserving your room for an additional night prior to date of arrival. Late check-out after 12.00pm local time is subject to availability. An additional late departure fee may apply. Cancellations and no shows are subject to full stay charge. Cancellation terms are subject to change according to travel period.
For guests that require specific visa, One&Only Royal Mirage can assist with the relevant visa application. Please download and complete the Visa Application Form with enclosed instructions and the application can be submitted on behalf of the guest by the resort. The submission, however, does not guarantee that a visa will be issued as it is entirely at the discretion of local authorities.
All visitors to Dubai must present a passport valid for at least 6 months from date of travel. Visa requirements for entering Dubai vary significantly from country to country. For more information on visa requirements, please click here.
Unlimited complimentary* 512kbps WiFi/email browsing access up to two (2) devices within the comfort of your room and around most of the outdoor pool facilities. High-speed download/upload ideal for games, movies, video and sports streaming, etc., for up to four (4) devices within the resort is available at a daily or weekly minimal fee.
Dubai is undoubtedly a tolerant and cosmopolitan city, however, all visiting guests should be aware of the importance of the Emirates cultural sensitivity, while on excursions or touring shopping malls, proper dress code and behaviour be in respect of local culture.
Dubai has an ideal climate year-round with March – August (Spring/Summer) temperatures averaging 32°C/90°F, and September – February (Autumn/Winter) temperatures averaging of 25°C/77°F.
The official currency of the United Arab Emirates is the AED Dirham, which is divided into 100 fills, and on parity with the USD - 1 USD = 3.67 AED Dirham.
The power supply in Dubai operates at 220 volts; adaptors are available upon request. Unfortunately we are unable to provide converters.
Dubai standard time is four hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Team (GMT +4).
Although the official language is Arabic, English is widely spoken.