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A Perfect 10? One & Only Will Open Their New Resort in Dubai on 10-10-10

Where: The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
November 10, 2009 at 1:04 PM | by | ()

Another week, another news of a grand new hotel to be built in Dubai. This time it's to be a luxe One & Only Resorts property situated on the man-made islands of The Palm. Interesting, seeing as how One & Only already has the One & Only Royal Mirage occupying prime massive oceanfront property right at the base of the Palm, on Al Sufouh Road.

Anyway, the One & Only isn't due to open until October 2010, and when it does it'll join a bevy of other properties springing up among The Palm fronds: Atlantis The Palm, Movenpick Resort Oceana Palm Jumeirah, Fairmont Palm Hotel, Movenpick Resort & Spa Palm Jumeirah, Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, Anantara Resort, Trump International Hotel, and properties from Radisson SAS, Hilton, Metropolitan, Shangri La, Starwood, Marriott, Oberoi, and Kempinski, according to The Emirates Network.

So how will this One & Only try to make it seem like it is the one and only luxury resort on The Palm?

You might be stuck on a man-made island with a million other millionaire McMansions and hotels, but the One & Only is just as eager to get you away as to have you stay. Its private limos and water taxis will whisk you to tee times on Dubai's top gold courses, to dinners at the best restaurants and any other excursion your heart desires.

As for the property itself, it's not going for the typical Middle Eastern look; instead, the influence will be Andalucian and Moorish, as though you are vacationing on Spain's Costa del Sol and not in the United Arab Emirates. While we're not sure how we feel about this, we are drooling over the prospect of private cabanas with pools and rain showers. There will be 100 rooms total, with 35 of those situated in the "grand manor house" and the others in low-rise mansions and beachfront villas. Each will have 24-hour butler service of course, and just say the word for a slip at the marina, since you'll no doubt be bringing your yacht along. We know we will.

Have you figured out the importance of the opening date yet? October 10, 2010...10/10/10. So we suppose if you aren't getting married on that day or attending a wedding, then maybe keep your ears open to hear about what celebs are no doubt partying at the opening.

[Image: theemiratesnetwork]

Archived Comments:


its such a fantastic piece of construction, i so want to get to Dubai and take a look round the palm. It just looks stunning from the air. Shame the world islands are still not finished.

Paradise at Dubai

Astonishingly! This is a really paradise as I just see in my dreams. I wish once come here.