Luxuriant Jumeirah Beach holidays 2019 / 2020
Holidays to Jumeirah Beach offer the ultimate in relaxation. The word Jumeirah translates as beautiful and it’s easy to see why the area was given the name. The crystal-clear waters of the sea gently lap the stunning white sands of the beach, with the majestic city of Dubai as your backdrop. Growing from a small fishing village into an incredible metropolis the local area is full of all of the attractions and activities you need to keep your holiday fun and exciting, as well as plenty of opportunities to simply unwind and soak up the warm sunshine the United Arab Emirates are so famous for.
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- Time Zone: GMT +
- Average flight time: 9h 45m
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The top attraction of a holiday in Jumeirah Beach is, you guessed it, the beach. Boasting a long stretch of some of the world’s softest white sands with loungers and plenty of activities you could spend your whole holiday here. But head into Dubai City and you’ll find swanky bars, hotels and restaurants, markets, outlet shopping centres where you can grab a bargain and even trips into the nearby desert and sand dunes. Groups and couples will enjoy the many spas, as well as bars and clubs, while families will love a trip to one of the world’s largest water parks or even the ski slope.
Jumeirah Beach is home to a plethora of fantastic dining options, with the city itself offering every dish and cuisine you can imagine. Head to some of the world’s most famous restaurants and bars and enjoy everything from steak to Indian cuisine, sushi to Middle Eastern. For cheaper eats you’ll find plenty of fish delis and falafel bars, as well as Indian and kebab shops. There’s even an IKEA restaurant and a Five Guys here! And if you really want to splash out there are plenty of opportunities. Head to one of the beachside hotels and watch the waves in the day and the twinkling lights in the evening as you enjoy some of the world’s best food.
Holidays to Jumeirah Beach are filled with activities and amenities for families. In fact, you’ll struggle to fit it all in. The beach itself is ideal for children of all ages, with lots of activities and water sports to be found, including jet skiing, banana boat rides, snorkelling and more. If you prefer to head further afield the Wild Wadi Water Park is one of the largest in the world and is filled with slides, rides, wave pools and more. Alternatively, the Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is filled with exotic animals and fish, while the ski slope is open all year round, offering artificial snow and a magical atmosphere. If you’re still looking for things to do KidZania Dubai is full of fun adventures, or you could try a trip to Ferrari World.
Action & Adventure
Holidays to Jumeirah Beach are filled with non-stop adventure. Visit the Dubai Fountains and marvel at the light and music displays, try a 4x4 desert safari and race over the dunes before admiring the stunning sunset over the sands. Or you could try a camel ride or even a hot air balloon ride over the desert. If you don’t mind heights there are plenty of places where you can look over the city and the surrounding area, or you could try jet skiing, snow skiing, scuba diving, snorkelling and loads more.
Jumeirah Beach is ideal for those wanting all of the convenience of modern facilities and amenities as well as the beauty of a sparkling sea and soft white sands. Wander along the beach and claim your spot for the day or rent one of the many sun loungers and parasols on offer. Most of the beachside hotels will have their own reserved area of the beach so you don’t need to worry about getting there early. And from most sun loungers you can order a range of delicious dishes, cocktails and cool beers or just relax with a good book. If you prefer more action and adventure there are boat and jet ski tours of Dubai, flyboarding, which involves strapping yourself into boots which propel you upwards with jets of water, snorkelling, scuba diving and lots more.
Most of the hotels in Jumeirah Beach have their own bars and restaurants which stay open until late at night. Here you can either watch the beautiful city at night as you enjoy a cocktail, cool beer or shisha or find one of the livelier bars and clubs and dance away until the early hours of the morning. Jumeirah Beach Hotel has a 360° restaurant with incredible views, an excellent selection of drinks, cool bars, a lounge and a dancefloor. Alternatively, there are some smaller bars and clubs dotted along the beach and a great way to spend an evening is simply hopping between your favourites.
Couples will love the fantastic array of activities and opportunities to relax on holidays to Jumeirah Beach. Wander along the soft white sands of the beach, take a dip in the cool waters of the sea or enjoy some of the water sports on offer. When the evening hits choose from almost every cuisine imaginable and splash out in some of the world’s best restaurants or try some of the cheap eats available. There are plenty of bars and clubs if you’re looking for nightlife, as well as spas for those who want to try something more indulgent. Couples will also find a good selection of all inclusive hotels to choose from in Jumeirah Beach.
Holidays to Jumeirah Beach are packed full of culture. Head on a boat trip tour of the city and learn about its transformation from small fishing village to mega-city, or explore the dunes on a safari tour. The souks are a must and are home to the old culture of Dubai, where you can haggle for gold, clothes and spices. If you prefer art galleries there are many to choose from, including the Al Jaber Gallery where you can see stunning Arabic art or the AVA Gallery which has some more modern pieces. The Dubai Museum will take you back in time through the history of the UAE, while the Coffee Museum and Ethihad Museum are also worth a visit. Alternatively, wander through the Dubai of times gone by with a visit to the Dubai Heritage Village.