33. One & Only The Palm, Dubai, UAE
Ranked #33 in our countdown of the 100 Best Hotels and Resorts in the World.
“A phenomenal sense of peace if you want it – the private area of the spa is a beauty to behold.” David Whitley
An exclusive and resolutely glamorous resort accessible by both boat and car, though not quite as glitzy as the Dubai norm.
On the man-made Palm Jumeirah archipelago, the hotel’s Moorish-Andalusian architecture and Arabian-international interiors are sumptuous and sophisticated. Beachfront villas, suites and spacious guest rooms are designed to ensure privacy and seclusion.
Michelin-starred, French super-chef Yannick Alléno directs the three restaurants – all set on the glimmering waterfront with Dubai’s reach-for-the-sky skyline glittering in the distance.
Be sure to wear your bling post-sunset, casual attire will not fly with the Palm’s well-heeled crowd.
Size 94 rooms
Hotels.com genuine guest review “I’ve stayed in many top-class hotels around the world but none of them can match the style and quality of One & Only The Palm.”
Did you know Resident DJs spin beats after dusk at the resort’s (and possibly Dubai’s) hippest bar, 101. Cocktails cost a sheik’s ransom but you can surreptitiously check out celebs, so why not.