December 03 2010
Luxury writ large has long been Dubai’s calling card. In keeping with that remit, but boasting a gratifyingly tranquil location, is the One & Only The Palm (www.oneandonlyresorts.com; from £600). Tucked onto a remote (for now) peninsula of the Palm Jumeirah, its 90 rooms and suites are spread across a scattering of low Moorish-style buildings. The 3,500sq ft two-bedroom villas are the ones to book; their rooftop terraces overlook private gardens, multiple entertaining patios and a half-mile-long stretch of exclusive beach.