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One&Only The Palm, Dubai Being Developed by His Highness
Sheikh Bin Saeed Al Makthoum and Sol Kerzner, of Kerzner
International the Parent Company of One&Only Resorts

9 November 2009 - Close associates of the past ten years, His Highness Sheikh Bin Saeed Al Makthoum and Sol Kerzner, CEO and Chairman of Kerzner International, announced today the opening of their new project, One&Only The Palm, for 10 October 2010. Following two years of planning, with construction well underway, they recently met to review the progress of this luxury resort in Dubai. 

Sol Kerzner & His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum

‘The ongoing success of One&Only Royal Mirage and our most recent project in Dubai –Atlantis, The Palm, continue to show the strengths of this destination”, said Sol Kerzner. We believe the government’s continuous commitment to developing tourism in the region combined with all the destination has to offer, its constant innovation and its easy international access  make this the perfect place for us to expand the One&Only portfolio.’

Located on one of Dubai’s most ambitious project developments - The Palm Jumeirah - the resort’s external architecture will blend Moorish and Andalucian influences, while the interiors will display contemporary, chic living environments, promoting a sense of understated elegancy with privacy being of the utmost importance. Surrounded by lush landscaped gardens, the resort will provide an oasis of tranquillity amid cosmopolitan Dubai. 

Comprising of 100 keys, guest accommodation at this intimate resort is composed of 35 suites and apartments within the grand Manor House, six independent low- rise mansions with eight to ten suites and exclusive two and three bedroom beachfront villas.  Stunning and spacious with every modern amenity, guest rooms and suites will embrace a stylish modern design with an elegant palate of rich fabrics in hues of turquoise and purple. Sumptuous bathrooms will feature oversized, freestanding bath tubs and rain showers with the finest inlaid marble from Italy and Spain. All accommodation will offer outdoor terraces or private pool and each suite, apartment and villa will also be indulged by the discreet and attentive services of a dedicated butler, 24 hours a day. 

The Grand Palm Suite will occupy350 square metres on the top floor of the Manor House, overlooking the 850 square metres pool or the resort’s private harbour. 

In the Conservatory – open throughout the day - floor-to-ceiling windows will create a decidedly elegant and inviting ambience. Silver leaf and cut quartz crystal will accent the Arabian design as chefs prepare delicacies from the Orient and the Middle East at two live cooking stations.  Deep earth tones, rich marble floors and an intricately patterned crystal ceiling will provide an atmosphere for evening dining on contemporary Italian cuisine. 

Offering panoramic views of the Gulf and beyond, the striking Marina Restaurant with al fresco dining will open onto a fashionable over water chill-out lounge with daybeds, beachside tables and bar. With an energised vibe moving from day into night, this ultra-chic venue is adjacent to the marina, enabling guests entry by private yacht or One&Only water taxis. 

For true leisure, guests will be able to indulge in world-class sailing or be thrilled by nearby adrenaline-packed water parks. For relaxation, they may bask in the sun on oversized daybeds or in one of the six private cabanas by the 850 square metre pool, stroll along the private beach or unwind in the freestanding 2,400 square metres spa, fitness and beauty complex. Set amidst outdoor gardens, courtyards and its own pool, the One&Only Spa – under the expertise of ESPA – will offer rejuvenating treatments in one of the eight private treatments suites, a fitness centre featuring state-of-the-art equipment by Technogym and Kinesis studio, tennis court, A Mani:Pedi Studio by Bastien Gonzalez as well as a pampering beauty salon. 

With its enviable location on the peninsula of Palm Island crescent with striking views of new Dubai’s skyline, guests will be able to either indulge in an exclusive island feel getaway or choose to be whisked away by the resort’s private water taxis or limousine to Dubai’s most coveted experiences, be they golf at award-winning courses designed by the greatest, awe-inspiring shopping featuring the latest collections or dining and entertainment at the most sought-after of venues with the likes of Nobu and Ronda Locatelli at Atlantis, The Palm, and Tagine, Nina, the Roof Top and Kasbar at One&Only Royal Mirage to name but a few.

About One&Only:
Created exclusively for the luxury resort market, One&Only Resorts are conceived as hallmarks of excellence.  Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled.  These properties include One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai; One&Only Ocean Club in The Bahamas and One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico. The new One&Only Cape Town, South Africa opened on April 3, 2009. One&Only The Palm, Dubai is scheduled to open in October 2010. More information on One&Only is available at



Caitlin Austin
Susan Magrino Agency
641 Lexington Avenue, 28th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Also See: Kerzner and Istithmar Agree to Expand Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai to 2,000 Rooms, Development Costs Grow from $650 million to $1.1 billion / June 2004

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