Dubai Fashion Lifestyle Travel

48 Hours at The One&Only

September 17, 2016
 

TRAVEL/ DUBAI

THE PALM, DUBAI

By Reem Kanj / With thanks to One&Only for their generous hospitality


Last month, Jenai and I tried to have a bit of a vacation by visiting my family in Dubai. Turns out, visiting family, especially in a city where half of your business is based, is not an ideal vacation spot. We ended up working pretty much the whole trip so to try and ignite a little holiday mode into our final week, we packed our bags and headed to The Palm for a staycation at the beautiful One&Only.

We’d visited this hotel years ago for dinner at 101 and fell in love with how quiet and intimate it was, it’s rare for me to ever do a staycation in Dubai, and checking into One&Only with its boutique hotel feel (less than 100 rooms) and beautiful architecture, you forget you’re just a 15 minute drive from downtown Dubai and all of a sudden, just like magic, all your stresses simply disappear. For 48 hours at least.

TRAVEL/ DUBAI

GUERLAIN SPA

One&Only, The Palm, Dubai


One of the first things I did was head to the Guerlain Spa, even the walk there was relaxing, there’s something about being surrounded by so much water that just makes you feel so at ease and the One&Only certainly doesn’t hold back on providing some serenity.

After enjoying my massage I rinsed off in the prettiest outdoor shower and headed back to my room ready for the most highly anticipated pool day.

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THE HOTEL

One&Only, The Palm, Dubai


Beyond the gorgeous lobby of the One&Only sits the most tempting pool, and because spending the day outside in Dubai, during August, is not the most ideal situation, the pool-side air conditioned cabanas are a complete life-saver.

For our ‘day off’, I was still able to quench my workaholic needs and dip in and out of vacation mode to check emails from the comfort of the cabana, and of course eating lunch in your own private air conditioned space is always a winner, but the best part about this cabana was being able to spend the entire day in pure luxury and comfort. It really added something special to our experience.

Back in our room, I took complete advantage of the huge free standing bath in the middle of the twin bathroom, and nestled underneath the most charming chandelier. It was the best way to round off my day and the comfort of our bed, officially made our 48 hours at One&Only a huge success.

WHAT I WORE


TOP: TULAROSA | SANDALS: GUCCI | BAG: HEIDI KLEIN | DRESS: ZARA (SIMILAR HERE) | ONE PIECE: ASOS


 

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