Madinat Jumeirah is an Arabian mini-city in Dubai, comprising five-star hotels, ornate souks and beachfront hotspots. Madinat Jumeirah is a luxurious 5-star resort built with the notion of staying different. Being one of the largest resorts in the UAE, it has a private beach, several restaurants, ballrooms, an amphitheater, fitness clubs, kids club, theater rooms and a turtle sanctuary as well.
A destination within a destination, you’ll find several grand hotels, including Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam and Jumeirah Al Naseem, alongside a cluster of traditional summerhouses at Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf and seven grand homes at Jumeirah Malakiya Villas. Also found in the resort is an entire river system, five kilometers in length, complete with its own fleet of traditional abra boats. You can take a tour around the whole property on one of these in-house abras and stop by along the way.
It is interesting to know that the resort also has its own Jumeirah Souk which has more than eighty shops, bars and restaurants. All the guests staying in the hotels of Madinat Jumeirah get a complimentary access to the private beach, wild wadi waterpark, kids club, Jumeirah souk, turtle sanctuary and talise spa and fitness centres.
Here are hotels found in the resort;
Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf
Found in the gardens, waterways, pools, private beach and summerhouses, Masyaf offers a luxurious Arabian experience. The rooms are built with Arabian-style majlis or living rooms and also has the longest private beach and coastline. The resort offers more than 280 rooms and suites, summerhouses with pools, guestrooms and private suites.
Price: Starting from AED 1170
Jumeirah Mina A’Salam
This is a luxurious beautiful resort which is also defined as the ‘Harbour of Peace’. Located on the beach front, Mina A’salam is known as the “heart and soul of Madinat”. With more than 290 rooms, it offers a variety of room options like the Arabian suite, Ocean room, Executive suites or the Royal suites.
Price: Starting from AED 950
Jumeirah Al Qasr
Having the exact structure of a palace, Al Qasr is the jeweled treasure of Madinat Jumeirah. Designed like the Sheikh’s residence, it offers you a luxurious and majestic stay-experience with all its rooms built in a traditional yet modern Arabian style.
Price: Starting from AED 1080 onwards, and you can choose whether you want to stay in a Presidential room or an Arabian room, Ocean room or an Executive Suite.
Get a pro experience at the following facilities
The wild wadi water park: Situated in front of Burj Al Arab, this waterpark has more than thirty rides and is free to visit for all Jumeirah guests. The waterpark opens at 10:00 AM and tourists who wish to visit it can buy an entry pass for AED 270 and AED 220 for adults and children respectively.
The Jumeirah souk: here you find a perfect combination of traditional and modern stores. You can get everything from spices, oil, souvenirs, clothes, jewellery, gold and accessories in the souk. It is a perfect source of entertainment and history, and you can go around the wide-open spaces or take an Abra tour of the souk.
Souk Timings: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
The private beach: Guests have access to two kilometers of private beach to laze away the day under the sun if they so choose, with food and drinks on offer along with watersports equipment to use at leisure. Adults need to pay AED 495, while children can get an entry for AED 295. Kids below four are not charged and get free admission. The tickets are inclusive of food and beverages and other luxurious amenities.
Madinat theatre: Madinat theaters offer theatrical shows and dance and musical performances. The theater also hosts several karaoke shows, ballet performances and stand-up comedy events.
Talise Café and Fitness: a perfect place for all the health-conscious people and fitness freaks. It lets you maintain a healthy lifestyle and offers a nutritious food and drinks menu. You can hire a personal trainer or engage in a swimming training or an intensive workout. The trainer and guides at the Talise fitness center help you align your shape, weight, mind and body.
There are more than 50 different restaurants, nightspots and lounges at your disposal across its 40 hectares. Visit the award-winning folly by Nick & Scott for fine European fare, or the Maria Bonita for Mexican bites. If you’re looking for more foodie adventures waterside, you can sail along the waterways in an abra to the elegant Pai Thai, or walk out to the pier jutting out from Al Qasr and indulge in exquisite seafood at Pierchic. Whatever your taste, there is something onsite to satisfy your culinary cravings. Try a meal in any of the following restaurants.
Trattoria Toscana: Mediterranean and Italian cuisine
Cost for 2: AED 375
Timings: 12:00 PM – 11:45 PM
Fruteiro do Brasil: Beverage Shop
Cost for 2: AED 75
Timings: 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM
Trader Vic’s: Cuban Bar
Cost for 2: AED 410
Timings: 12:00 PM – 1:30 AM
Belgian Beer Cafe: Belgian
Cost for 2: AED 400
Timings: 12:00 PM – 2:00 AM
The Noodle House: Asian
Cost for 2: AED 230
Timings: 11:30 AM – 11:30 PM
Perry & Blackwelder’s: American Bar
Cost for 2: AED 370
Timings: 12:00 PM – 1:45 AM