Our specialist travel experts have debated and deliberated in detail each hotel's character and personality, location, amenities and rooms to ensure you have a guide to helping you decide which Jumeirah hotel is perfect for you.
An Introduction to Jumeirah
Madinat Jumeirah is located on a 2km stretch of pristine coastline marked by the iconic structures of the neighbouring Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is located on The Palm Jumeirah. Within the collection of hotels, each is individual in their personality, each luxurious in their own distinctive way and each perfect in service, accommodation and attention to detail.
The Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts have over 20 dining options between them and the excellent ‘dine around’ option means guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to tantalising their taste buds. Having stayed their ourselves we can guarantee the breakfasts will delight, Afternoon Tea is a quintessential classic and dining can be casual or fine, depending on how you feel.
Adjacent to Madinat Jumeirah lies Wild Wadi Water Park – all guest staying at Madinat Al Qasr, Madinat Mina Al Salam, Madinat Al Naseem, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Zabeel Saray (located on The Palm) receive complimentary, unlimited access to fun-filled water park days for the duration of their stay.
From Jumeirah Beach to the north through to Madinat Jumeirah Al Qasr in the south, a buggy service is available, which means roaming the length and breadth is easy and fun. In the evening, when the heat of the day has dissipated the walk past the pools, turtle hatchery, beach bars and restaurants is safe, romantic and quite lovely. From Jumeirah Zabeel Saray the journey to Madinat Jumeirah and Wild Wadi Water Park is approximately 20 minutes.
Keeping you safe – Jumeirah have a Bureau Veritas Safeguard Label Award and the teams work closely with relevant health and tourism authorities and local government to ensure the health and wellbeing of its staff and guests. For full details click here. Please talk to our travel specialists prior to booking for the latest information regarding changes to services and amenities that may have occurred due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Dubai is infamous for its opulence, luxury and service and Jumeirah are experts in all three, so which one of their outstanding hotels should you choose?
Destinology’s pick for families is Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Jumeirah Beach says ‘Everything a family needs’ and we have to agree. From the moment you arrive kids will be enthralled, the entrance lobby stretches the full height of the building and is adorned with lights that open and close like flowers. Walking through the lobby lounge the vista opens before you and is filled with the iconic Burj Al Arab sail and the sandy beach and ocean.
The Hotel is modern and family rooms are designed for comfort. The Ocean Family Deluxe overlooking the Arabian Gulf features one king-size bed and two fold-out beds perfect for a small family (2 adults & 2 children). If you are looking for something more spacious there are one, two and three-bedroom suites and the Family Garden Suites, located on the ground floor have a living room which opens onto a terrace with direct access to the gardens.
The Kids’ Club at Jumeirah Beach is open from 08.00 – 20.00 and activities involve splashing, painting, sports, games and crafts. The Kids’ Club sits adjacent to the family pool which has waterfalls and gently sloping entrance perfect for paddling and there are 5 other pools and the beach too. Also on site are sports facilities including tennis and there is a climbing wall.
Families with Teenagers
Destinology’s pick for teens is Madinat Jumeirah Mina A’ Salam We have teens in the wider Destinology family, they like to be a little independent which is why any of the Madinat Hotels would be a good choice. We have plumped for Mina Al Salam for three reasons.
One - At the beach, as well as the Watersports centre activities such as Football Billiards, sandcastle arts with a sand artist, a water-based obstacle course can be found and not forgetting the Yoga & Stretching classes.
Two – The Souk is the perfect place for a little shopping in a safe, secure environment and it is a social hub for coffee, food and just general hanging out. Hanaaya is the perfect place for a teenage Friday Brunch Dubai style too. In our opinion you are never too cool to catch the Abras that connect the Madinat either which means space for a little exploration away from Mum and Dad, but still in resort.
Three – Connecting rooms. Two Ocean Deluxe Rooms connect to form the perfect Two Bedroom Deluxe Family Room which has been perfectly designed to provide families with privacy and security. One private doorway leads into a lobby and the doors to both bedrooms which have a private balcony, and en-suite bathrooms.
Couples looking for Romance
Destinology’s pick for Couples is Madinat Jumeirah Al Qasr. Its majestic, palatial luxury is inspired by 1,001 Arabian Nights and it doesn’t get much more romantic than that. It’s hard to pinpoint what makes this our couple’s choice but the glamour and elegance of the lobby sets a scene for whispered conversation and moments of togetherness, despite there being families around.
Set within the waterways and tropical gardens couples will find Talise Spa a place to indulge in relaxation together, over the water sits Pierchic a romantic seafood dining destination that overlooks the gulf and the Burj Al Arab and at the beach, there is time to reconnect.
For couples, we recommend a Club Room or Suite and access to the Club Lounge which serves the quintessential afternoon tea and is adult-only between 19.00 and 22.00.
Cool and Young or Cool and Young at Heart!
Destinology’s pick for the cool collective is Madinat Jumeirah Al Naseem. Madinat Al Naseem is contemporary and cool, initially, we thought it was for the 20 somethings, but you can be cool at any age!
The lobby is modern and sleek with artwork that wows. The bars and restaurants are eclectic and include Summersalt a unique beach club experience with expert mixologists and a Friday Brunch grown-ups love. Destinlogy also like to hang out in the evening at Sugarmash a Polynesian inspired bar located next to the adults’ only pool, drinks and a view.
The rooms are close to the beach and a short stroll puts you squarely in front of the Burj Al Arab which is perfect for Dubai selfies. Rooms are spacious and they look over the ocean or gardens, what we totally love though is the incredible bathrooms with walk-in shower, his and hers vanity and freestanding bath. If you fancy something a little more special go for an Ocean Terrace Suite - a king-size bed, open plan sitting and a terrace overlooking the beach, to while away the hours upon.
Destinology’s Pick for a multi-generation holiday is Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf - Malikaya Villas. We are seeing a trend towards families travelling together. Grandparents, parents and children making and sharing memories together. At Madinat you could stay in different rooms, or different hotels but the Malikaya Villas are perfect for staying together with all the benefits Madinat Jumeirah has to offer, including the kids’ club, the spa, the dining and the beach.
Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf are summerhouses and villas that are located between the Madinat waterways and the beach; it is home on the water’s edge’. The Malikaya Three Bedroom Villa has a separate dining room, bar, and kitchen, and all three bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and a balcony if you need to escape. The pièce de résistance, however, is the private plunge pool and terrace for lazy family days in the sunshine.
Staying in a Malikaya Villa comes with benefits too: private butler service, early check-in and late check-out (subject to availability) and complimentary breakfast, daily afternoon tea and sundowners served in your villa between 18.00 – 20.00.
Wellbeing & Relaxation
Destinology’s pick for Wellbeing & Relaxation is Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. Located on the Palm Jumeirah, first impressions do not disappoint. Everyone we know is blown away by the porte-cochère and the reception at the Ottoman inspired palace that is Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, but we are not here for its grand elegance and opulence, although we do love it; we are here for the Talise Ottoman Spa.
The Talise Ottoman Spa is outstanding, breath-taking, spectacular and we do not exaggerate. The Spa has a Turkish Hammam, Thalassotherapy Pools, and snow rooms. Their treatments are luxurious, they calm the soul, invigorate your body and soothe your mind.
From Hot Stone massage which provides ultra-deep relaxation to Coffee Peeling which gives your body a wake-up call the Spa has an array of treatments to suit every physical and mental need and there is something for the whole family. If you are looking for a fitness boost the spa has private, personal training sessions for individuals, couples and groups which use resistance and cardiovascular training techniques
Exquisite and Indulgent
The most exquisite and indulgent hotel in Dubai is the iconic Burj Al Arab. Its sail structure sits proudly on its own island adjacent to the Jumeirah Beach wave. From the moment you arrive perfection, privacy and personalisation are yours. They boast modern luxury and exceptional hospitality and we agree.
The Suites are the ultimate in opulence and come with butler service and 24-hour concierge. No need to unpack, professional packing and unpacking is done for you as is your shoe shine. The pillow selection includes 9 options and your bed can be personalised for your posture preference. And the bathrooms have full-size Jacuzzi and separate five-head rain showers, and Hermès amenities.
We love The Terrace an overwater beach space where the freshwater infinity pool seamlessly blends into the Arabian Gulf and horizon and where the Royal Cabanas are unrivalled – spa menu, butler-inspired service, fully stocked bar and Bang & Olufsen TV.
Dining is exquisite in all nine restaurants and venues are inspired by Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Guests must head to the 27th floor via the glass elevator to experience afternoon tea at Skyview Bar and in the evening cocktails at Gold on 27.
Madinat Jumeirah Resort hotels have a unique interconnectability, so choosing the perfect hotel still gives you access to the whole resort including Wild Wadi Water Park. That is 20 half-board dine around options, kids’ clubs, water sports, land sports, the 7 gorgeous pools and 2km of beach. Guests staying at Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach and Jumeirah Zabeel Saray can also access the Madinat Jumeirah Resort.