Dubai | Expert Panel

October 04, 2022

Today we’re visiting Dubai, the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates. We’ll explore the bustling city, the desert landscape, the incredible man-made achievements, and the melting pot culture.

Our guests today are Emanuela Setterberg, GM of one of our favorite hotels in Dubai, One & Only The Palm and Tom Roelens, GM of the soon to open and highly anticipated, Atlantis The Royal.

While the properties are just 5 kilometers apart, they are worlds away from each other in terms of experience. From the calm oasis environment of The Palm to the glitz and glamor of The Royal. But… it’s what they have in common that is so special – the true heart of Emirati hospitality is on display.



Listen to hear:

  • 02:02 – About Emanuela’s view from her favorite spot in Dubai
  • 04:45 – What the layout of Dubai is
  • 06:34 – How One & Only The Palm was built
  • 07:29 – Why you should have Dubai as your next destination
  • 14:46 – How the Emirates have maintained their culture
  • 19:59 – What connects, and what sets apart, One & Only The Palm from Atlantis The Royal
  • 25:15 – Why the properties have unique features
  • 28:07 – What the vision behind the design is
  • 33:31 – How they made structural innovations
  • 36:56 – How the guests can enjoy everything they dream of
  • 39:18 – Why one guest left a special memory
  • 41:49 – With what impressions the guests will leave when Atlantis The Royal opens its doors
  • 42:37 – About Tom’s and Emanuela’s favorite choices in Dubai
  • 45:52 – What you will learn about the world after visiting these Dubai properties

Listener Exclusive Amenities

One & Only The Palm

Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

Daily Buffet breakfast for two guests per bedroom served in the restaurant

A welcome drink upon arrival

A complimentary dinner for two, once per stay, based on table d’hote menu and availability in Zest, 101 and STAY restaurants (excludes alcoholic beverages, taxes, and gratuities)

Early check-in / Late check-out, subject to availability

Complimentary Wi-Fi

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