A giant wave made of glass juts out into the city from the sea shore… that’s the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. The trees in the driveway leading up to the entrance of the #JumeirahBeachHotel look like they are waving their hands in the air… And you’ll have so much fun at this hotspot – whether partying at Mahiki or on a slide at Wild Wadi Waterpark – that you’ll be doing the same.
Scented cool towels, smiling people at the entrance waving their hands towards reception, then you enter the lobby and your eyes are drawn upwards. It’s a triangular matrix of colourful, jutting balconies, similar to that found in neighbour #BurjAlArab. This hotel has a quirky, colourful design that has an element of surprise around every corner. Just don’t stand for too long looking up because you’ll start to feel lightheaded or get run over by tourists 🙂
Front row seats to the beach? Yes, please. The majority of rooms have airy views of the sea and, if you crane your neck a little, of the grand #BurjAlArab. The rooms are tastefully done in beige and creme colours to keep the attention on the the bright blue water.
This hotel is a little foodie heaven. Our vote goes to Veranda, a casual Italian spot with yummy pizza and tables on the sand where you don’t need to make reservations. It’s an ideal spot for lunchtime with family or a romantic tete-a-tete in the evening. The sound of crashing waves and the feel of sand in your toes transports you to another world.
The recently opened Beach Lounge is an upscale eatery that mixes celebrity chefs with a breezy vibe.
The spa at Jumeirah Beach Hotel is not as razzle dazzle as some of the other Jumeirah properties. If you see the pics of Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s dramatic, starry-ceiling, Ottoman-inspired Talise Spa, you’ll understand what we’re talking about. They do, however, have talented therapists who will work your knots like a 9 to 5.
Work It Out
Special mention goes to the gorgeous fitness facilities at this hotel. We’re talking Olympic-size swimming pools for laps, tennis courts and a 6m rock climbing wall. Great way to work off the calories from decadent meals (you’ll finish the bread basket every time). Plus, great chance to show off dem pins in a tennis skirt.
Just For Kids
There’s a kids club and Wild Wadi Waterpark to entertain the kiddies while you sip daintily on a drink with an umbrella. You may even fall asleep with the straw in your mouth and no one pulling your hair to wake you up for once. Isn’t that the definition of a holiday?
Sundowners at 360 are an HiH must. The 360 degree view, mellow house music and salty air truly please all the senses. Kick off your shoes and dance next to the DJ, or laze around on one of the couches at the other end smoking a shisha. Party your way.
Uptown Lounge is a hidden gem at this hotel, with views of the sea to the left, #BurjKhalifa piercing the sky to the right, and the pretty people leaning on the rails hoping for the perfect selfie everywhere. This is a great date night spot.
If you’re looking to really get down, then #Mahiki is the name of the game. Bottles, models, and a funky Polynesian theme (everybody say Tiki!) that encourages you to get silly.
So…Kids Club or Party Central?
Seriously, both. The kids will have a blast running around the beach and hitting up Wild Wadi Waterpark. This means they will be tired enough to sleep soundly at night so you can enjoy a fun night out. You can do a (classy) version of a pub crawl: start with sundowners at 360, go for dinner at Jamie’s Italian paired with Tuscan wine, then follow up with a nightcap at Uptown Lounge. End at #Mahiki for the ones still (barely) standing!
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Work out in style at #TaliseFitness in #JumeirahBeachHotel in trendy clothes that also show you don’t take yourself too seriously. And yes, that is a @toryburch #fitbit bracelet. Who says you can’t be glammed up when you’re sweaty? 😀