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Jumeirah’s Best Luxury Hotels
Named after the coastal area of Dubai with its origins in the word ‘jumr’, meaning hot charcoal, Jumeirah is one of the world’s foremost luxury hotel brands, known particularly for its upmarket dining and its award-winning own-brand Talise spa. We’ve looked at some of its fabulous properties, both in Dubai and further afield.
Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island
This late-2021 addition to the Jumeirah fold embraces a sleek, contemporary aesthetic that sets it apart from many other resorts in this tropical destination, in chic beach and overwater villas with infinity pools and expansive roof terraces. As well as the usual Maldivian activities of diving and snorkelling, there’s beach volleyball, daily yoga, underwater photography, coconut oil making and an array of other options, plus a spa, a kids’ club, outdoor cinema, and restaurants including award-winners Shimmer and Kayto.
Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa, Mallorca
Perched over the fishing town after which it is named, this fairly intimate retreat has two heated pools (one infinity), a kids’ club and 3 restaurants and 2 bars – all with wonderful views. Bespoke excursions and activities including hikes to vineyards, orange-field visits, gin or olive oil tastings and cookery lessons that bring you into contact with the authentic life of Mallorca. Its spa takes a holistic approach to guests’ wellbeing with its vegan skincare and new-generation spa treatments using local natural ingredients.
Jumeirah Al Qasr, Dubai
Oozing a palatial splendour inspired by One Thousand and One Nights, this hotel is part of a veritable Arabian mini-city, counting more than 50 restaurants, bars and nightspots, sports facilities, kids’ clubs and a 2km beach that Al Qasr shares with sister properties. Among the resort’s unique offerings are an on-site river network that can be explored by its fleet of traditional abra boats, and a house souk. The spa includes a yoga and meditation garden with guided sessions.
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai
Named Dubai's Leading Luxury Resort at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2020, this destination hotel has a plum spot on a private beach, an infinity pool, a dedicated kids’ pool, and a vast, opulent spa including hammams and snow rooms. The resort was aesthetically inspired by the Ottoman era and includes Royal Residence villas with hand-painted interiors and hand-crafted marble, boasting up to five bedrooms – ideal for holidays reconnecting with family or friends and for multigenerational breaks.
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai
This iconic resort on a man-made island accessed via a roadbridge and with its own helipad is famous for its opulent decor (some gilded in 24-carat gold) and a Swarovski crystal ceiling. The super-luxurious Spa on the 18th floor affording guests spectacular views while they are pampering, and there’s also a dramatic platform with two swimming pools, cabanas and a white-sand beach area. Along with the neighbouring Madinat Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is home to the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project, which has released more than 1,600 rescued sea turtles safely back into the Arabian Gulf.
Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Abu Dhabi
Styled to resemble a summer house, this sophisticated, understated resort sits on the island’s best beach just 20 minutes by road from the Ferrari World theme park and 30 minutes from the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Hawksbill turtles can be seen here in the breeding season. As well as three infinity pools, a kids’ pool and kids’ club, a sleek spa and a tennis court, there’s airy contemporary accommodation with a minimalist touch, including private-pool villas.
To book your opulent stay at one of the Jumeirah properties, get in touch today. You’ll benefit from full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your trip.
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