WanderlustThe ultimate guide to Dubai's Jumeirah district

From waterparks to shopping, there’s plenty to enjoy in this lively area

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Aquatic thrills 

There is so much to do in Dubai’s Jumeirah district and a great place to start exploring is Jumeirah Public Beach, a sandy stretch of coastline with fantastic views of the Burj Al Arab. For something more action-packed, head south and cool off at Wild Wadi Waterpark™, one of the largest of its kind in the Middle East. Test your nerve on the Jumeirah Sceirah, where you will speed down a 120m slide at speeds of up to 80km/h.

Man on a water slide

 

Beauty and the Burj

The iconic Burj Al Arab is the perfect spot for a photo. Wait until sunset for the perfect shot, or capture the light show after dark. If you visit by day, why not head inside after your photo shoot and enjoy afternoon tea at the Skyview Bar?

 

Sundowners and sea views 

Jumeirah Mina A’Salam is the gateway hotel to the waterways and walkways that lead to Jumeirah Madinat’s restaurants, bars, spa and souks. Start by having a sundowner and delicious mezze at the hotel’s Bahri Bar, which offers spectacular sea views and impeccable service. 

 

Feasts and flavours at Al Nasseem 

Beachfront hotel Jumeirah Al Naseem has an enviable selection of restaurants to try out, including Summersalt, where chef Cristian Goya serves inspired Japanese-Argentinian fusion. Rockfish takes seafood feasting to a whole new level, while The Palmery offers relaxed all-day dining and views over the Burj Al Arab.

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Shopping at the Souk

Spend an afternoon strolling the Souk Madinat – it’s a great place to pick up a gift or a souvenir from the traditional stalls and boutiques. Plus the souk is also home to 25 restaurants for superb dining when you’ve finished your retail therapy.

 

Explore by abra

There are abra stations - traditional wooden Emirati boats - dotted around the waterways of the Madinat, and they’re one of the most relaxing ways to get around. Why not take one to Jumeirah Al Qasr, and dine at the hotel’s excellent steak restaurant, The Hide.

 

Retail therapy

The Mall of the Emirates might be best known for its giant indoor ski slope, but it is also home to a huge range of shops and restaurants. After a day’s retail therapy, stop off to catch a movie at the multi-screen cinema complex.

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