There is a unique feeling of comfort and reassurance that welcomes you into Jumeirah Beach Hotel: Dubai’s ultimate destination for families. As a global landmark of relaxed luxury travel, the hotel is celebrating its silver jubilee, which means that families can look forward to an abundance of exciting new experiences, activities and restaurants, on its remarkable new beachscape in the city. Here are five reasons to visit the beautifully reimagined resort this year.
1. A destination for culinary exploration and captivating experiences
Lush gardens, oceanfront restaurants and swaying palm trees line the resort’s newly refurbished beachfront, where guests can enjoy spectacular facilities, including five stunning pools connected by meandering shaded pathways and immaculately manicured gardens.
Foodies will be delighted to learn that three striking new restaurants have now joined the plethora of dining experiences at Jumeirah Beach Hotel.
Tantalise your taste buds at the elegant oceanfront restaurant, Beach Bar, which is wonderfully laid-back and serves an array of delectable international dishes. The resort’s alfresco grill restaurant, Nuska Beach, draws inspiration from the Levant, the Mediterranean and the Middle East, celebrating the age-old method of cooking over coals in a theatrical display with unrivalled views out across the ocean. Lastly, the vibrant Verde Beach is a lively beachfront restaurant with a menu overseen by Executive Chef Julien Lee Thibault. Expect an array of crowd-pleasing Mediterranean hits, from light tartares to sharing plates – designed as the perfect gateway for a day at the beach.
An exciting new event space called Janat Al Bahar has been introduced to make full use of the beachscape’s uninterrupted views of the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel and the surrounding azure ocean, providing an idyllic backdrop to celebrate any type of special occasion.
2. Endless aqua fun with unlimited complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark™
Meander through the verdant oasis at Jumeirah Beach Hotel to Wild Wadi Waterpark™, which has been making waves since it first opened its doors, and revel in its family-friendly experience. Whatever your adrenaline cap, you’ll find your ideal ride, from the exhilarating plummets of Jumeirah Sceirah to the languorous lazing of Juha’s Journey.
Most well-known is Burj Surj, the playful yet white-knuckle slide that sends you plunging down steep slopes and into sharp spins. You’ll fly down Burj Surj on giant rubber rings – an ideal way for families to experience the ride together, laughing as parents and children take turns to get splashed and soaked.
For parents with little ones, Juha’s Dhow and Lagoon is a fantastical mix of splash zone and imagination. The play area has many exciting activities, including racing slides and waterspouts, and has a large playpen to keep kids occupied for hours on end.
Another beloved family classic of the water park is the wave pool, which sends 1.5-metre waves dashing towards families in five different configurations. Jump, crash, leap, or bound over the cascading breakers—or create memories for the whole family by mistiming the approaching wave and wiping out.
3. Boundless activities for little ones at the fun-filled KiDS Club
From the moment they arrive at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, junior guests are treated to a world of benefits including water sports, fitness camps and a beachfront Cinema Under The Stars experience.
Endless fun and entertainment await at the hotel’s KiDS Club, including unlimited access for children of all ages to take part in a kaleidoscope of daily social activities. From soft play to aqua fun and a jungle gym, to arts and crafts workshops and face painting, it’s a social paradise for kids to explore, meet new friends and learn a few new tricks along the way. Parents can also make use of the hotel’s babysitting service, to enjoy a peaceful evening to themselves.
4. A secluded paradise of private villas
To mark a special family occasion, reunion or holiday at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, we recommend you check into a one or two bedroom Beit Al Bahar Royal Villa, either of which are nestled in the resort’s leafy landscapes with their own private plunge pool, just steps away from the beach. Providing an oasis of calm and an elegantly decorated home for your holiday, each villa also comes with a private butler service and a beautiful terrace perfect for yoga practice, curling up with a good book or enjoying an alfresco dinner under the stars.
5. Enhance your stay with complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and sundowners
When you book a Beit Al Bahar Villa, Club Room or one, two or three bedroom Ocean Suite, your holiday is made more effortless as these accommodations come with a private concierge and flexible check-in. Wake up to a delicious assortment of complimentary refreshments throughout the day, including a buffet breakfast, a delectable afternoon tea, and evening drinks with canapés.
Spend your day in complete relaxation and admire picture-perfect views of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah at the enhanced Executive Pool Club, located beach side and nestled among lush foliage. For some quality family time, head to The Family Club lounge, based on the ground floor of Jumeirah Beach Hotel, and enjoy a range of activities that cater to the interests of the whole family. Alternatively indulge in an adults-only afternoon at The Sunset Club perched on the 24th floor with sweeping views of the beautiful beachfront and the sparkling Arabian Gulf on the horizon.