One & Only, The Palm
This is luxurious beachside living at its most elegant in Dubai’s most intimate new resort. It has its own tranquil end of the famed Palm Island crescent and is one of the few boutique style hotels in Dubai (with just 94 suites and villas), so enjoy the highest levels of privacy in these secluded low-rise hideaways offering unparalleled proximity to the beach. At its heart is the Manor House, offering intricate flourishes of Moorish and Andalusian architecture and complemented by lush gardens, therapeutic fountains and sparkling pools, while this hidden gem has all the indulgent spa treats and impeccable dining (by idiosyncratic French chef Yannick Alléno) you’d expect from a top draw UAE hotspot. There’s a tangible air of serenity with elevated levels of personalised care and gracious hospitality, plus be sure to utilise the complimentary boat transfer to take in illustrious neighbour, The Royal Mirage, and save time getting over to the more upbeat glitz of the mainland strip.