Sunday, September 28, 2008

Getting Away From it All

After a sad week, I decided the best foot forward was to check into one of Dubai’s most beautiful 5 star hotels for the night.

The one and Only Royal Mirage is a true luxury hotel.. I’ve stayed in some divine hotels in my time, but this takes the biscuit. Whereas the glorious Burj is the Anna Nicole Smith of hotels (flashy, fun, outrageous in its opulence), the One and Only is the Jackie Onassis. Restrained, elegant, and quietly confident, the place is a visual spectacle, with gardens, fountains and of course, a white sandy beach. The staff couldn’t do enough for us, iced water every ten minutes on the sunlounger, and fresh fruit mid-afternoon. Just what the doctor ordered.

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