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Things to do at One&Only The Palm Dubai

  • Travel 101
  • By Kiri Gordon
  • Published 06 June 2022
  • Revised 26 August 2022

The exclusive and serene One&Only The Palm Dubai is the perfect resort for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. If privacy is your top priority, this is the place for you. Situated on the tip of the peninsula, this resort boasts an array of luxury features, from the sparkling pool to the grandiose spa and the tranquil line of fountains. The tall swaying palm trees encase the resort giving you a real sense of seclusion. 

There is an abundance of things to do at this renowned resort, especially at One&Only The Palm Beach Club, but should you wish to venture further afield to the mainland, that can all be taken care of for you by the resort staff. 

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Things To Do At One&Only The Palm

Due to its secluded location, there is a plethora of activities to do at the resort itself. You may need a One&Only The Palm day pass for some of the activities. Here are some of the luxury things to do at the resort.

One&Only The Palm

One&Only The Palm

Relax on the daybed on the beach 

The private beach hosts several cosy daybeds for you to sink into and soak up the rays. Surrounded by grand palm trees, you can sip cocktails, or just lay and listen to the gentle ocean waves. 

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Head to the spa

The onsite spa has a wealth of treatments and services to reinvigorate your body and soul. Enjoy a luxurious Hamman experience, massage, facial or wellness journey. There is even a spa pool, where you can relax after your treatment. Spoil yourself with a range of beauty treatments or refresh your locks at the onsite salon.

The beautiful spa

The beautiful spa

Spoil yourself at one of the restaurants 

Expect a luxurious and sumptuous spread at 101 Dining Lounge & Bar and STAY. Both are overseen by chef YannickAlleno, who serves Mediterranean fare in the most opulent setting. 

Enjoy a private cabana 

The air-conditioned private cabanas are the perfect spot for cooling down. You’ll also benefit from bonuses like private showers and butler service – now we’re talking! 

Private cabana overlooking the Gulf

Private cabana overlooking the Gulf

Enjoy some yoga on the beach 

Wake up early and head to the gold soft sands to meditate your stresses away. Stretch and pose whilst watching the magical sunrise, for the most perfect start to your day. 

Private dining 

For the ultimate in luxury experiences, private dining is top of the list. Whether it’s on the golden sands by the ocean or on a private cabana for two, you won’t have to lift a finger. You can also have private group dining options too, perfect if you’re celebrating. 

Private dining

Private dining

Enjoy some water sports

Feeling adventurous? Step into the crystal waters for some kayaking, scuba diving or snorkelling. You can even go deep-sea fishing to explore what’s under the waves. 

Things To Do Nearby One&Only The Palm Dubai

There may be times when you want to explore the wonderful things that Dubai has to offer. This can easily be arranged with the resort staff, or maybe you’re happy to get leisurely lost in this world-class city? Here are some of the best things to do nearby.

Underwater Aquarium experience

Underwater Aquarium experience

Enjoy a private yacht experience 

Sample delicious canapes and sip champagne whilst you sit back and relax looking at the glittering Dubai skyline. Watching the sunset over the coast from your luxury yacht is sure to be a magical experience. 

Take a desert safari 

Hop in a vintage jeep and explore the vast sand dunes. You’ll head deep into the desert before stopping for a unique meal under the stars. Sit by the fireplace and sample a plethora of mezze dishes, while you enjoy some live traditional music. You can even book a hot air balloon ride to take you up first thing in the morning to see the sunrise over the desert. 


Desert hot air balloon ride

Desert hot air balloon ride

Practise your handicap with a round of golf

Just a short drive from the resort is the Emirates Golf Club, which is the first all-grass 18-hole course in the Middle East. There are many other golf courses to practise your swings, such as Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, The Els Club and Jumeirah Golf Estates, which is home to the DP World Tour Championship. 

See the sights of Downtown Dubai

Go and see the glittering heights of the Burj Khalifa, watch the majestic dancing fountains or visit the world-famous Dubai Opera. All make for an enchanting evening and are located just a short drive away from the resort. 

Dubai skyline

Dubai skyline

See dolphins and sea lions at the waterpark

If you like to make a splash, you can either relax on the water rapids or catch a dolphin or sea lion show at nearby Aquaventure Waterpark located within Atlantis, The Palm – a great experience for little ones. 

Take advantage of Dubai’s iconic shopping scene  

Just a short drive away are the stylish Dubai Mall and aso Mall of the Emirates. You should also explore the local fashion at the markets or head to the up-and-coming Dubai Design district for a boutique-inspired browse. Another popular place to shop is at the traditional souks, where you can marvel over twinkling gold, rainbow-coloured spices, and beyond.

Spice souk

Spice souk

One&Only The Palm Dubai FAQs

How far is One&Only The Palm Dubai from the airport?

One&Only The Palm is located 28-miles from Dubai International Airport and takes 35-minutes via car.

Who owns One&Only The Palm Dubai? 

One&Only is one of three brands owned by Kerzner International.

What is there to do at One&Only The Palm Dubai?

There are many activities at the resort including water sports, a luxurious spa, high-end restaurants and a Beach Club. Whether you want to stay onsite and work on your wellness journey at the spa, dive into the sparkling pool, or visit the mainland to explore the dazzling sights of Dubai, One&Only The Palm has it all.

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