One & Only Royal Mirage
This expansive property actually includes three separate mini-hotels, each with its own personality: the Palace, the Arabian Court, and the Résidence & Spa. We prefer the romantic feel of the Arabian Court, which has spacious rooms but maintains a
sense of intimacy with its smaller scale and finely manicured gardens, courtyards, and winding walkways. The Royal Mirage has a private beach, but most visitors to Dubai prefer the large, refreshing palm-shaded swimming pools to the sandy shores of its beaches. Like everything in Dubai, the Royal Mirage operates on a grand scale; thankfully, the three separate properties manage to avoid feeling like a theme resort due to the careful dedication of an attentive staff.