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17 fun facts we bet you didn't know about One&Only The Palm

  • Travel 101
  • By Kiri Gordon
  • Published 08 June 2022
  • Revised 03 October 2022

One&Only The Palm resort is the perfect location for a spectacular city and beach retreat. With its mesmerising coastline of golden sands and stunning views of the Dubai skyline, guests can expect the extremely high standards that come with five-star luxury. 

Your stay will be a whirlwind of infinity pools, invigorating spa treatments, and a private beach all housed in one resort, sprinkled with lavish Arabian touches. Perfect for couples and families alike, there is something for everyone here - whether you want to sip cocktails on your comfy day bed or hit the crystal waters for water sports. 

Every whim is catered for, from the attentive service to the exquisite dining experiences and the array of adventurous activities on offer. But before you book your stay, here are 17 One&Only The Palm Dubai facts you may not have known.

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1. It’s on a private peninsula

Situated peacefully on the tip of Palm Jumeirah's West Crescent, this resort is all about privacy. Just a short 20-minute journey takes you to the mainland, where you can explore the bustling city. There is also a water taxi that can take you to the resort's sister hotel One&One Royal Mirage. 

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2. Enjoy Arabian treatments in the spa

Hidden amongst the lush greenery and impressive fountains, you can lay back and let one of the experienced therapists pamper all your senses. A plethora of treatments awaits, such as facials, massages, body therapies, and even sensory journeys. This beauty and wellbeing centre is everything you need to find your serenity.

The Spa at One&Only The Palm

The Spa at One&Only The Palm
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3. It’s a mix of manor and mansions

One&Only The Palm comprises just 64 rooms, giving the hotel an intimate feel despite its expansive space. The diverse accommodation types include a grand three-storey Manor House, six low-rise Mansions and four Beachside Villas. The exterior may be a little understated compared to other One&Only resorts, but has all the Arabian charm that you would expect from the brand.

4. Dive in the glittering infinity pool

The pool is a standout feature at the resort. Temperature controlled, this 850-square mile pool is lined with grandiose palm trees. Sink into one of the day beds, or get some privacy on a comfy cabana. There are plenty of alcoves to ensure a private and peaceful poolside experience. 

5. You can sink into an oversized daybed on the beach

Head to the soft white sands and sink back onto one of the day beds, close your eyes, and listen to the calming waves of the ocean. Under the shade of swaying palm trees, you can take in the views of the glistening skyscrapers in New Dubai. This private beach is the secluded haven you’ve been longing for.

Comfy daybeds at the beach

Comfy daybeds at the beach

6. You can visit the sister hotel One&Only Royal Mirage

There is a complimentary water taxi that will take you to the mainland to visit sister hotel, One&Only Royal Mirage. A decadent resort that oozes romance and glamour, it also has its own private beach and luscious gardens to explore. You’ll want to add this to your must-see list.

7. There are private dining options available

If you’re looking for a more private dining experience, you can let the chefs come to you. Is there anything more romantic than a candlelit table for two by the ocean? Enjoy a five-course meal with a decorative set-up, ideal for those thinking about popping the question. You can even have a private dining experience at one of the secluded cabanas. Or, for those looking for a more intimate group affair, the pods at 101 Dining Lounge offer the seclusion you’re after. 

8. You can choose from three restaurants

There are three restaurants to choose from, all run by acclaimed French chef Yannick Alleno. The 101 Dining Lounge & Bar perched on the private marina serves up sumptuous Mediterranean-inspired fare. In the evening the restaurant transforms into a spot to let your hair down with a DJ on the decks in the evening. 

The restaurant STAY is the place to go for dessert lovers, you’ll find some truly Instagrammable treats in their pastry library. Zest restaurant provides a laid-back vibe for a more casual dining experience. 

Fine dining at One&Only The Palm

Fine dining at One&Only The Palm

9. The cabanas are air-conditioned

Escape from the Dubai heat and head to one of the air-conditioned cabanas. The cabanas offer another level of comfort, with butler service and even private showers. 

10. It’s a family-friendly resort

It’s perfect for little ones too. The KidsOnly club has a host of activities to keep them entertained, with everything from cooking workshops to shell collecting on the beach, and even kids’ yoga. There are plenty of beach, pool and inside activities to amuse children whilst you relax, too.

11. Do water sports or yoga on the beach

Relax your mind and treat your body to some yoga on the beach during the sunrise. Rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul as the sound of the lapping waves and the salt air kisses your skin – it’s the perfect way to start your day. For more adventurous types, explore the calm seas with a spot of scuba diving, paddleboarding, kayaking or snorkelling. 

Paddleboarding on the clear waters

Paddleboarding on the clear waters

12. You can go deep-sea fishing

Explore the calm Arabian waters with a private deep-sea fishing adventure. Professional anglers will take you out to show you how to catch barracuda, grouper, and king mackerel. 

13. You can explore the Dubai coastline on a private boat

Explore the Arabian Coast from the sea on one of the 48 or 75ft luxury yachts. Sit back and relax with handcrafted canapes, enjoy the sunset from the sea or even go on a fishing adventure. There is no better way to see the glittering coastline than from the soft waves of Dubai. 

For adventures like this, you should also consider the beautiful kingdom of Bahrain as a holiday option. 

15. You can explore the desert dunes

Enjoy either a private or group desert safari experience. You’ll travel into the desert in a vintage jeep, before stopping to have a meal prepared for you under the stars. Those looking for a truly memorable experience can even book a hot air balloon ride in the early morning to watch the sunrise over the desert. 

16. Stay in shape at the onsite fitness centre

The modern gym has everything you need to stay on top of your fitness regime, if you so wish. You can either have one-to-one sessions or work at your own pace. There is also a range of fitness classes available such as private yoga or pilates by the pool. 

14. Ride the waves at Dubai’s most impressive waterpark

Take a trip to Dubai’s most impressive waterslide. Grab a rubber ring and float along the river rapids or explore the Lost Chambers Aquarium at Atlantis, The Palm. You’ll be treated to close encounters with dolphins and sea lions at the Aquaventure Waterpark, also located within Atlantis, The Palm. 

Aquaventure Waterpark

Aquaventure Waterpark

17. Get married! Or propose maybe?

Not only can you get married at this stunning resort, but you can also host a range of events. The picture-perfect backdrop is perfect for a birthday, anniversary celebration, or even a proposal. 

So, whether you’re looking for relaxing cocktails on the beach, want to explore the calm ocean waves or indulge in a pampering spa treatment, One&Only The Palm is the perfect resort for you. To discover more about One&Only The Palm call us today on 0203 816 0985 or discover our top luxury Dubai offers

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