Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Created in true Dubai style to represent ancient Arabia, Madinat Jumeirah is a clever blend of accommodation and a plethora of restaurants and experiences. This authentic resort is home to three stylish hotels; Mina A’Salam, Al Qasr and Al Naseem. It then offers Dar Al Masyaf, a charming complex of summer houses and Malakiya Villas, which feature two and three bedroom private villas.
Mina A’Salam is a tribute to Dubai’s seafaring past. Translating as ‘Harbour of Peace’, this hotel sits right on the waters of the Persian Gulf and is the gateway to Madinat Jumeirah. Rooms are gloriously and unashamedly Arabian with vast beds topped with vibrant silken cushions and throws, and antique treasures.
Al Qasr means ‘Palace’ and is designed in the style of a Sheikh’s summer residence with tree-lined avenues and more than a touch of the finer things in the life. Rooms here have a more traditional feel with ornate carved wood and opulent bathrooms.
Al Naseem is the newest addition to the Madinat Jumeirah. Set around inland waterways, sample cuisine in its nine eateries, relax in the adults only pool and sip cocktails in the rooftop bar.
For the romantics amongst you, the traditional courtyard summer houses at Dar Al Masyaf, which are reminiscent of old Arabia, are highly recommended. Accessed by winding garden paths or waterways, these two-storey houses have cool, polished floors, tactile fabrics and an irresistibly elegant feel.
If you are looking for total privacy and seclusion, we recommend the Malakiya Villas. There are just seven independent two and three bedroom villas tucked into the waterways of Madinat Jumeirah and all offer private swimming pools, round-the-clock butler service and direct access to the beach, souks and abras.
With over 50 restaurants and bars, you are truly spoilt for choice and the famous Friday Champagne Brunch is legendary. The truth is though that this is a unique way to enjoy a beach stay in Dubai, and whilst the resort is not small, you don’t feel overwhelmed as you are within your own smaller enclave within the complex. Getting around is part of the fun as you can hop onto an Abra (small wooden boat) and explore the 3km of waterways that surround Madinat Jumeirah.
For indulgent relaxation, head to the Talise Spa and embark on a journey that will transform the mind, body and soul.
- Dine under the stars on the beach.
- Book a couples treatment suite or private beach cabana for an indulgent spa treatment.
Where is Madinat Jumeirah?
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