WanderlustJumeirah inspiration: our must-visit destinations

From sophisticated city breaks to idyllic island retreats, explore our essential escapes

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Whatever holiday experience you’re looking for, Jumeirah can offer it, with a world of difference. From lively cities to sandy islands; cultural trips to active breaks; we have a hotel to suit, at destinations around the world. Let us give you some inspiration for your next adventure.

 

City, desert or island life

Can't decide between a sophisticated city, desert or beach break? In Abu Dhabi you can combine all three.

A symbol of Abu Dhabi’s architectural prowess, Etihad Towers should be top of your list of places to stay in the UAE’s capital. From our sky-high room and suites you can enjoy exclusive residential services alongside glorious views over the Arabian Gulf.

Down on the beachfront, Jumeirah at Island Resort invites you to sample island life in quiet, understated luxury, with summerhouse-inspired panoramic suites featuring floor-to-ceiling windows that open up to the gentle sea breeze.

Within an hour’s drive of Abu Dhabi is our first desert resort, the 22,000sqm Jumeirah Al Wathba Resort & Spa. Reminiscent of a traditional Bedouin village, the hotel’s 103 artwork-filled rooms, and six dining destinations showcase golden dunes and Jumeirah’s celebrated service.

If you're keen to explore, ask your concierge to create a personalised itinerary. Step back in time and admire world-class archaeological treasures at the much-feted Louvre Abu Dhabi; follow in the footsteps of a local guide at the awe-inspiring Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque; or enjoy the buzz at the annual Abu Dhabi Film Festival, Grand Prix or Red Bull Air Race.

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Bahraini beach life

One of the first states in the Gulf to discover oil, the small island of Bahrain is also known for hosting the Formula One Grand Prix, on this occasion in March.

The Jumeirah Royal Saray offers a regal base on a cabana-fringed private beach, which is perfect for those attending the race. All of the hotel’s spacious rooms and villas are decorated in lush tones of nacre, silver shimmer and ocean blue – emblematic of the pearls that the island is renowned for.

Aside from our glittering five-star hotel, you’ll find world-class watersports, sophisticated coffee shops and the city's thriving Bab al-Bahrain bazaar, where we suggest you take a few hours to explore the colorful handwoven fabrics and aromatic spices.

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Dazzling Dubai

Year-round sunshine, spectacular attractions and unmissable events make Dubai a must-visit. Marvel first-hand at the world’s most luxurious hotel Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, journey along the winding waterways at its palm-shaded base, or discover the bright city lights from Jumeirah Emirates Towers’ soaring atrium, one of Dubai’s leading business spots.

For a sense of history, stay at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel with its secret garden, overlooking Dubai Creek and the Old Town. Or, visit Palm Jumeirah and discover the Anatolian-inspired Jumeirah Zabeel Saray – an exquisite 443-room ode to the Turkish Ottoman era.

Our very first hotel, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, is a family favourite, instantly recognisable by its iconic wave-like design. Guests here enjoy complimentary access to the thrilling Wild Wadi Waterpark™ for the duration of their stay, on top of the hotel’s five pools and private beach.

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No city limits

Frankfurt’s business district, known as ‘Mainhattan’ – on account of the River Main (flowing through it), its glistening, futuristic skyline, its roster of world-class cultural attractions, top restaurants and annual events – is is brimming with things to do, whatever the time of year.

The Jumeirah Frankfurt concierge team is always happy to help  with timely and personalised itineraries - but here's a snapshot of what’s on offer.

Foodies will love the Green Sauce Festival from 10 – 18 May, while on 7 – 9 June, fans of electronic music can see international DJs at the Big City Beats World Club Dome in the Commerzbank Arena.  Also in June, triathletes flock to the city to attend the Mainova IRONMAN European Championship Frankfurt. From 26 June – 5 July, anyone staying at Jumeirah Frankfurt will find jazz, pop, reggae and rock just a stone's throw away at the nearby Opera Square Festival. And don’t miss the spectacular Museum Embankment Festival, with fireworks by the river from 23 – 25 August.

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Plan a family escape

Families will love extended stays at the Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel and Spa on the southern coast of Kuwait City. Our spacious villas offer a private plunge pool and elegant service quarters in addition to flawless Jumeirah service. Bask in the sunshine on Messilah Beach, sample food from around the world (in seven restaurants), and just relax – the kids can be busy having fun at our Sinbad’s Kids Club.

 

Authentic London luxury

Discover one of the world's most visited cities and you'll be treated to an abundance of culture, foodie hot spots, events, exhibitions, and two Jumeirah hotels. Both of our hotels – Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel and Grosvenor House Suites by Jumeirah Living – are located in London's most refined neighbourhoods: Belgravia and Mayfair respectively. From here you can reach all that London has to offer quickly and easily. Hyde Park, the Natural History Museum, the V&A, Harrods and Harvey Nichols are all on your step. Plus, there’s always an event or occasion to enjoy at any time of the year, from London Fashion Week in February, to the pageantry of Trooping the Colour in June.

 

Calling all castaways

If Jumeirah Vittaveli’s powder-white beaches, swaying coconut trees and turquoise waters aren’t enough to entice you, perhaps our Ocean Villas will. Where else will you find 23m water slides that start in your bedroom and end in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean?

Set on stilts, the Private Ocean Retreats offer a sublime vantage point for looking for black tip reef sharks and shoals of tropical fish, while sipping a fresh coconut juice. They also have a private infinity pool with show-stopping 180°views, and wooden steps that lead straight into the lagoon.

 

Mallorcan mountain escape

Nestled in the stunning Sóller Valley, within the UNESCO World Heritage Tramuntana mountain range, Jumeirah Hotel and Spa offers everything from hiking and helicopter trips, to orange grove tours, and deep-sea fishing excursions. The highlight, however, is a front-row seat to the most stunning sunset on the island.

Admire the selection of international and Mediterranean cuisine, or if you need to recharge, dive into one of three heated pools, or let go in the award-winning Talise Spa which excels in rejuvenating wellness treatments.

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Chinese pearl

The former Chinese capital, Nanjing lies on the banks of the Yangtze River. This thriving metropolis offers immaculately preserved Imperial sites, leafy boulevards and traditional gardens. With a compelling cultural heritage, it begs to be explored, and Jumeirah Nanjing is a sophisticated base from which to discover the history and energy of this enchanting city.

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Soaring in Shanhgai

Shanghai is China’s largest city and serves as the country’s economic and cultural centre. It’s also a popular travel destination for visitors keen to explore the Orient, where East meets West in a fascinating blend.

Base yourself at the Arata Isozaki-designed Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai and tick off the top attractions. From the breathtaking Bund waterfront at sunrise, to the city’s wealth of authentic street food. Be sure to visit the eclectic markets and Nanjing Road’s renowned 5.5km stretch of boutiques and stores. Then relax and reflect with a cool drink in our 5,000sqm rooftop infinity garden.

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