WanderlustTwelve great reasons to stay at Jumeirah Mina A’ Salam

This stunning luxury beachfront retreat has something for everyone


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Standing proudly on a 2km stretch of private beach overlooking the Arabian Gulf, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam is a celebration of Arabian hospitality. Impeccable service and opulent surroundings have come to be expected with Jumeirah, but the hotel has so much more to offer. Here are 12 fabulous reasons to stay at this grand, family-friendly hotel.


It’s a welcoming ‘Harbour of Peace’

Mina A’Salam means ‘Harbour of Peace’ in Arabic, so fittingly, the hotel’s sand-coloured wind towers, lagoons and waterways, pay homage to ancient Arabic fishing and sailing traditions. Elsewhere, an elegant mural depicting an ancient mariner’s map adorns the ceiling in the hotel’s opulent marble-clad lobby. Guests can experience Dubai’s maritime culture first-hand as they travel by abra – traditional wooden boats – in the waterways that connect the hotel with restaurants, souk and spa.

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It’s inspired by Dubai’s historic Creek area

The architecture of this extraordinary building was designed to reflect the look and layout of Dubai Creek. Leisure and development firm, Mirage Mille, took 36 months to complete the hotel, with a vision of recreating life in old Dubai, in a luxurious setting, complete with waterways, lagoons, abras and a souk.

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It offers lounges for both work and leisure

Business travellers can enjoy a productive and relaxing stay by making the most of the Club Executive Lounge. And families can enjoy exclusive check-in, reception and lounge time, as well as a playroom and computer room for children, when they join the Premium Leisure Club. Members of both clubs can relax in these exclusive lounges for delicious breakfasts, all-day drinks and afternoon teas, as well as a happy hour for pre-dinner drinks and canapes.

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It’s moments from dozens of restaurants and stores

There are 50 buzzing restaurants and bars to choose from when you stay at Mina A’Salam, and they’re all just a short stroll or a quick abra away. Guests can also browse designer boutiques, art galleries and handicraft shops in the Madinat Souk, where they’ll get a feel for a traditional local shopping experience.

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Shoes are optional while dining

Guests can sink their bare feet into the sand as they dine at one of the most glamorous restaurants in town - Mina A’Salam’s Shimmers on the Beach. Set on Dubai’s longest private beach, it’s ideal for a laidback Greek lunch or dinner, and is also one of the most Instagrammed spots in Dubai.

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It’s a wonderland for children

There’s unlimited fun for Mina A’Salam’s junior guests, all on your doorstep. Let them spend the day at Sinbad’s Kids’ Clubs at neighbouring hotels, Al Qasr and Al Naseem – home to 1,000sqm of pools, play areas and supervised games and activities. Or, enjoy complimentary entry to Wild Wadi Waterpark, an absolute must for a family day out, with 30 thrilling rides and attractions.

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It’s easy to keep fit

Guests can stay on top of their fitness routines with one of Dubai’s biggest and best luxury hotel gyms – Talise Fitness at Mina A’Salam. The facilities here are state-of-the-art, with spaces for cardio and weights, a varied programme of exercise classes, a 25m indoor swimming pool, two squash courts, five tennis courts, an outdoor training zone, a 6.4m climbing wall and even a high-altitude, low-oxygen suite. To unwind, guests can recover in the sauna, or take an abra or resort buggy to the nearby Talise Spa for some well-deserved pampering.

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It’s home to one of the most exciting Chinese restaurants in town

Chinese cuisine gets an innovative twist at Zheng He’s – named after the famous Ming Dynasty explorer – in keeping with the hotel’s maritime theme. This charming restaurant serves bite-size dim sum delights, classics such as Peking duck, and various seafood offerings.

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Guests can get a taste of Mexico

Pay a visit to Tortuga for an authentic Mexican fiesta. This lively Latino restaurant offers delicious Mexican cuisine and a unique party atmosphere, brought to life with traditional mariachi music.

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It’s home to one of the best brunches in Dubai

Friday brunch has become something of an institution in Dubai, and Hanaaya at Mina A’Salam offers one of the best. This elegant restaurant with lagoon views serves an irresistible spread, drawing from around the world, alongside a dizzying selection of drinks to get the weekend underway. And it’s the perfect spot to please all of the family, as there’s a buffet and entertainment just for kids.

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Its sunset views are sensational

Mina A’Salam is home to what some say are the best sunset views in all of Dubai. Bahri Bar is a hidden rooftop gem, and a fabulous lookout over the waterways and the Arabian Gulf. It also hosts after-brunch parties on Fridays, which are famous in their own right.


Guests have their own private 2km of beach

Mina A’Salam is just steps away from Dubai’s longest stretch of private beach. Sunseekers can recline on a lounger close to the water, cool off with a drink at a swim-up pool bar, or relax over a lazy extended lunch.

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To find out more, explore the opportunities of a stay at Jumeirah Mina A’ Salam