11 unforgettable things to do in Dubai's hotels and resorts

Signature world-class hospitality, award-winning spa treatments and expertly curated tours, here are some of our most popular experiences


11 unforgettable things to do in Dubai's hotels and resorts

Signature world-class hospitality, award-winning spa treatments and expertly curated tours, here are some of our most popular experiences

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Jumeirah has long been synonymous with Emirati excellence, combining signature world-class hospitality with award-winning spa treatments, panoramic dining locales, expertly curated tours, and all manner of cultural offerings. Here, we explore some of our most popular Jumeirah experiences, as inimitable as they are unforgettable.


Abra Tour at Madinat Jumeirah

Perched beneath the iconic Burj Al Arab lies the Venice of Dubai: Madinat Jumeirah. Here, quiet waterways lap gently through palm-lined canals and a historically inspired Arabian souk. Explore this homage to Emirati heritage under the linen canopy of an abra—a traditional wooden boat long used to meander through the Gulf coast’s azure lagoons.


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Afternoon tea at Jumeirah Al Naseem

With airy interiors and blissful views, Al Mandhar Lounge is the ideal spot to indulge in Jumeirah Al Naseem’s blissful Afternoon Tea. Pair a bouquet-like assortment of cakes, pastries, and savouries, arranged irresistibly on one of Jumeirah’s signature cake stands, alongside your favourite choice of loose-leaf teas or coffee.


Visit the aquarium at Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab’s three aquariums are marvels of modern design. Between them, nearly 1 million litres of water are home to all manner of colourful corals and fantastic fish (and even sharks). Get lost in the rich underwater tapestry as you enter the lobby, or, for an intimate encounter, dine reef-side at Al Mahara, where the deep ocean blue accentuates the subtle golds and scarlets of the award-winning seafood restaurant.


Visit the turtle sanctuary at Jumeirah Al Naseem

In 2004, Jumeirah launched the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project, which seeks to rescue and rehabilitate critically endangered Hawksbill turtles and educate residents on how to coexist sustainably with Dubai’s turtle population. At Jumeirah Al Naseem, guests may visit the stunning shallows of the turtle sanctuary and feed recovering turtles, enjoying a rare and intimate encounter with one of the world’s most extraordinary creatures.

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Indulge in a spa treatment at Talise Ottoman Spa at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

The whole ethos of Jumeirah Zabeel Saray has been inspired by old Ottoman palaces, so it’s not surprise that the outstanding spa combines mist-enveloped hammams with stunningly soothing geometric architecture, sophisticated heating systems, and an overall environment of secluded tranquillity. At Talise Ottoman Spa, the historic experience has been modernised: take your pick of cutting-edge treatments throughout the over-8,000 sqm of luxury facilities.

Turkish Coffee with live music at Burj Al Arab

Turkish coffee at Sahn Eddar at Burj Al Arab is not solely a taste sensation. The Lounge is beautifully appointed with vibrant ochre floors, rich Art Deco carpets, and towering gold columns that support the opera house-like setting. As you sip your freshly ground and cardamom-infused coffee, enjoy live classical music accompaniment and listen as the beautiful notes carry through the impressive atrium.


Terrace views of the bustling creek from Cu-Ba at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel

Overlooking the majestic Dubai Creek and central Dubai beyond, Cu-Ba's low-lying terrace at Jumeirah Creekside is home to the city’s most iconic views. Pair the Dubai skyline with a selection of mixological masterpieces and enjoy tapas style snacks with glittering skyline views. Feel free to bring your furry friend along with you too since August Jumeirah Creekside Hotel became 100% dog-friendly!


Talise Spa at Burj Al Arab

Since its opening, the award-winning Talise Spa at Burj Al Arab has set the standard for international wellness. The spa floats serenely 150 metres above the Arabian Gulf and is draped in colourful tiles and mosaics. Select your ideal treatment from the Spa’s expansive menu, or simply unwind in the central infinity pool and look out over the pristine Arabian sky.


Admire local artworks by Mattar Bin Lahej at Jumeirah Al Naseem

Mattar Bin Lahej is perhaps the most celebrated artist in the UAE, famous for his undulating steel sculptures and immersive paintings. Jumeirah Al Naseem is home to an impressive collection of his celebrated works, from the dynamic steel camels leaping over the hotel entrance’s water feature, to the calligraphic sculpture depicting a poem by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.


Dine at Pierchic, Jumeirah Al Qasr

Enjoy dining at Jumeirah Al Qasr’s multi-award-winning Italian restaurant in a serene and intimate setting. Known for al fresco dining, this venue is perched at the hotel’s private pier with unbeatable views of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, offering the perfect place to enjoy a romantic evening with your partner.

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Sunset Yoga, Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf

There’s something incredibly spiritual about a dramatic sunset, and practicing yoga as the sun dips below the waters of the Arabian Gulf, as the Burj Al Arab glitters against the evening sky, is one of the most unforgettable experiences to have with Jumeirah.

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