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8 Amazing Ways To Spend The Long Weekend
09 Sep 2018

There’s a long weekend coming up in Dubai 13-15 September for Islamic New Year so it’s time to start planning where to spend it. We’ve rounded up a few ideas and staycation inspiration, plus, if you stay at any of the hotels within Madinat Jumeirah, you’ll have access to 2km of pristine private beach, complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark and one of the largest swimming pools in the UAE. 

Fall asleep to the sound of the waves at Jumeirah Al Naseem

Al Naseem means Sea Breeze in Arabic – so it’s perfectly apt that all 387 rooms and 43 suites face the Arabian Sea. Plus you’ll sleep like a king (or queen) as the super-soft mattresses are Hypnos – the official supplier to England’s Buckingham Palace.

AED 2,646 per night, inc tax, breakfast and dinner

Spend the day at Wild Wadi Wadi Waterpark 

If you’re not staying at a Jumeirah hotel, entry is just AED 149 for UAE Residents and AED 69 for children. However, all Jumeirah hotels offer guests free access when you book a stay. Float in Juha’s Journey lazy river, get your adrenaline racing on the 120-metre high Jumeirah Sceirah, surf the waves at the Wipeout and Riptide Flowriders or perch yourself on one of the many sunbeds around the park and relax.

Check into the luxurious Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf

Comprising 29 two-storey villas, these are inspired by the traditional Arabian courtyard summerhouses of yesteryear. Each villa has a private balcony or terrace overlooking the lush gardens or canals that weave through the resort. Each summerhouse offers Happy Hour from 6pm so you can enjoy complimentary pre-dinner drinks.

AED 2,646 per night, inc tax, breakfast and dinner

Have lunch at the Burj Al Arab

Why not book yourself in for lunch at Scape restaurant on the hotel’s incredible multi-million dirham extension The Terrace?  Scape serves up incredibly fresh Californian fusion cuisine. Indulge on freshly shucked oysters or the King Crab & Prawn Sliders  -  take in the views of the hotel, the cityscape and the infinity pool.

Discover Jumeirah Mina A’Salam

All 292 rooms feature a private balcony with views of the Arabian Gulf and this Arabian-style hotel is a gateway to the vast Madinat Jumeirah resort. With its waterways, wooden abras, distinctive wind tower architecture, courtyards and labyrinth of narrow alleyways you can experience the magic and romance of old-world Arabia.

AED 1,984 per night, inc tax, breakfast and dinner

Book a massage at Talise Spa Madinat Jumeirah

Renowned for its extensive treatment menu and idyllic ambience the spa has 26 treatment rooms. Book in for massages, facial, signature experiences or a whole body treatment then relax in the swimming pool and enjoy healthy cuisine. At sundown, join in one of the sunset yoga classes on the beach to cap off a seriously relaxing day.

Stay at Jumeirah Al Qasr

Designed in the style of a Sheikh’s summer residence, a majestic arrival experience welcomes you to Jumeirah Al Qasr. Choose from 294 palatial guestrooms with stunning views to the sea and the resort in opulent surroundings. Feel the soft sand between your toes as you stroll along the beach with the reflection of the iconic Burj Al Arab shimmering on the surface of the Arabian Sea. This is one Instagram shot not to miss. Settle down under a cabana, have sunset drinks from a bar on the beach, play beach games, build sand castles and take a dip in the warm water. 

AED 2,500 per night, inc tax, breakfast and dinner

Wander around the souk

Easily accessible from any of Jumeirah’s beachside hotels, Souk Madinat Jumeirah is a top tourist destination within the city, and for good reason. It has over 75 stores within its Arabesque walls selling clothing, Middle Eastern-inspired homewares, perfume, jewellery and more. Evoking the spirit of a traditional Arab marketplace, it’s the perfect spot to spend an afternoon wandering around taking in the sights, sounds and smells and to buy a gift (or two) for yourself. Plus, when you get hungry, you have over 24 restaurants to choose from to refuel before your next lot of shopping.


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