Memorable moments with Jumeirah



Shereen Shabnam
Holidays with Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts has a charm of its own around the world but their properties in UAE transport guests to a world of pristine beaches, mesmerising views or a city break and award-winning restaurants.
With its year-round sunshine, beautiful beaches, glitzy skyscrapers, man-made islands, theme parks, remarkable restaurants and the best luxury hotels in the world, Dubai is one of the world’s premier holiday destinations and an experience with Jumeirah makes the experience that much better.
Guests can discover the perfect place to relax and experience the luxurious Jumeirah hotels at one of the beachfront properties at Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah or Jumeirah Zabeel Saray.
If a city location in the heart of Dubai is more convenient, explore Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel or Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre Residence by Jumeirah Living.
Residents can book the Jumeirah UAE Residents’ rate to enjoy incredible extras such as daily complimentary breakfast and lunch or dinner at over 60 restaurants including Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and enjoy unlimited access to kids’ clubs, exclusive beaches and Wild Wadi Waterpark™!
The waterpark is a fun day out and includes rides and attractions for the whole family. Themed with characters inspired from Arabian folklore, the younger ones will love the kids’ activities which include five slides and water guns. Take it easy and relax in a rubber ring on the lazy river or hurtle down the adrenaline fuelled 120-metre high Jumeirah Sceirah at speeds of 80km/h. Surfers can try the Wipeout and Riptide Flowriders that shoot out seven tonnes of water per second to create real waves, one of only four such rides in the world.
Guests can also explore Madinat Jumeirah, a modern-day interpretation of old Dubai, which combines four distinctive hotels with picturesque views, award-winning restaurants, exhilarating activities, never-before-seen nature experiences and a bustling indoor souk. Set on a 2km private beach, the Arabia theme is reflected across the entire resort, which is interconnected by 3kms of waterways and landscaped gardens which further emphasizes the natural beauty of the region.
Guests can enjoy and admire Madinat Jumeirah’s 3kms of waterways which are unlike any resort in the world with a journey on traditional abra boats, reminiscent of old-world Arabia.  The lagoon is filled directly with water from the Arabian Gulf and comprises 20 different species of fish. Guests can board an abra at various points across the resort and discover why Madinat Jumeirah is the jewel of Dubai.
The best bonus of staying at one of Madinat Jumeirah’s four hotels is access to the tranquil Talise Spa. Set amidst semi–tropical gardens lined with bamboo, palm trees, frangipani trees and hibiscus flowers, the spa is bordered by gently flowing waterways that allow guests access to the spa by traditional abras. Talise Spa offers 26 renovated treatment rooms, some of which feature private gardens and balconies.
I have tried a few of their treatments and this haven of relaxation provides a peaceful place for self-discovery, encompassing all the elements that define a person’s lifestyle. The Talise experience incorporates exercise and fitness, wellness and nutrition consultations, alternative therapies, traditional spa treatments, and relaxation and rejuvenation.
In Addition, visitors can hop over to Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s capital and home to the luxurious Jumeirah at Etihad Towers where guests can enjoy three pools, stroll along the private beach or enjoy a luxurious treatment in the Talise Spa.
They can also get retail therapy at the world-renowned Avenue at Etihad Towers and sample the dizzying choice of international cuisines, fine beverages and imaginative cocktails available inside Jumeirah at Etihad Towers’ restaurants creating memories that last forever.