What Is The Best Madinat Jumeirah Hotel In Dubai

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We have already shared the best Jumeirah hotel in Dubai and the best family beach hotel in Dubai but what if your heart is set on the Madinat Jumeirah beachside complex?

There are a total of six hotels on Jumeirah beach in this complex and it contains some of the best Jumeirah hotels in Dubai. In fact, these are some of the best luxury hotels in Dubai full stop, for families and couples. These are not the only Jumeirah hotels in Dubai as there are Jumeirah hotels both by the beach and in the city. But the Madinat Jumeirah really does offer the very best in hospitality in Dubai.

In fact, there are six hotels within the Madinat Jumeirah on Jumeirah beach, which include Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Al Naseem At Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah Al Qasr At Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf At Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah Mina A` Salam At Madinat Jumeirah.

On the Palm Jumeirah, there is Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Royal Residences. These are not part of the Madinat Jumeirah and if you book into these, you are unlikely to visit the Madinat Jumeirah complex of hotels.

In a less appealing location in the city, there is city Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre Residence. Interestingly Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers ARE linked to Madinat Jumeirah so provide the cheapest way to access the facilities of this complex if you don’t mind the minibus ride.

But the best Jumeirah hotels are probably in Dubai and in the Madinat Jumeirah. Remember to book Jumeirah hotels with our luxury travel concierge for exclusive free benefits and a better deal.

Typically, our free benefits at luxury hotels include:

  • Room upgrade to next category
  • Complimentary breakfast for two per bedroom
  • Complimentary Welcome Gift
  • $100 USD equivalent Hotel experiential credit per room per stay
  • Early check-in / Late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Best Time To Visit

Expect the Madinat Jumeirah hotels to be much busier in the Winter and to feel more or less empty in the Summer (but it can be crazily hot in Dubai in the middle of the Summer, so beware!). My preference is actually the cheaper and emptier Summer. You can pick up some incredible deals at these hotels. Whichever season you travel, you are unlikely to have any issues with loungers, etc. There is plenty of room at the luxury Madinat Jumeirah.

Jumeirah Madinat

Your Arabian palace, or Arabian palaces, surrounded by greenery, waterways, and of course, the beach, Madinat Jumeirah is an old Arabian town, recreated in luxury.

It has a traditional bazaar named “the souk” which houses a not so traditional Starbucks, gardens and water canals. Riding around the canals and walking around in the Souk is so much fun if a little Disneyesque and offers a great safe environment, ideal if you are traveling with your children as a family.

There are six hotels on the premises of the Madinat. Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah Al Naseem, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Three of these hotels have some of the best hotel club lounges in Dubai.

Mina A’Salam is a family resort and is the best cost-effective option in the Madinat Jumeirah complex for families. The Dar Al Masyaf as a boutique hotel while the Al Qasr and the new Al Naseem are positioned as luxury resorts, although they still both have family facilities, for example, the Al Qasr pool has a small children’s swimming area directly next to it.

It doesn’t matter which hotel you choose to stay in because they all share more or less the same facilities; pools and beach in particular. As a hotel guest in this complex, you are free to use all the beach facilities on the grounds with the exception of the new Summersalt Beach Club next to the Al Naseem, where you have to buy a day pass even as a guest. In the summer, the beach is beautiful and the sea is clear and warm.

The Madinat Jumeirah, which includes the six hotels, also offers world-class golf, Sinbad’s Kids Club, an onsite Madinat Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah’s own private beach, the Talise Spa and watersports, tennis and luxury yachts. All guests at the hotels on Jumeriah beach get free unlimited access to Wild Wadi. Again, this makes these hotels a brilliant choice for families.

1. Jumeirah Al Qasr

Jumeirah Al Qasr in Dubai is ultra-luxurious. It offers some of the nicest and best rooms within the Madinat Jumeirah hotel complex. They are Arabian Palatial luxury.

Designed in the style of a Sheikh’s summer residence, guestrooms are decorated in the traditional Arabian style and offer stunning views to the sea and the resort. This hotel is reached by traveling up an impressive drive-way to the entrance which is a great start to your holiday.

2. Jumeirah Al Naseem

Jumeirah Al Naseem, is the latest addition to Madinat Jumeirah, offering a “Dubai of Today” experience. It is a more adult hotel and less suitable for families. It is ideal for couples and honeymooners.

Room interiors inspired by sand dunes, sea breeze, and Dubai’s heritage of pearl diving and Bedouin traditions. You also get spectacular views of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Expansive terraces invite the outdoors in and lush gardens edge the sandy beach.

In fact, Dubai’s longest private beach is only steps away, as well all the rest of the facilities within Madinat Jumeirah Resort. A stay here includes access to Talise Spa and Talise Fitness, tennis and squash courts, as well as unlimited access to Wild Wadi Waterpark™.

3. Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf

Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf villas are best for larger families as these are multi-bedroom villas with their own butler service included.

These exquisite summerhouses are set amongst tranquil gardens, waterways, and have their own exclusive pools. Elegant and spacious guestrooms and courtyards, personalized and generous butler service finish off this ultra-luxurious Arabian luxury experience. Each summerhouse also features a typical Arabian Majlis, or living room, where sundowners are served to guests daily, before they depart by traditional abra boats, on foot or by golf buggies to one of the resort’s 50 restaurants.

4. Burj Al Arab

The iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is part of the Madinat Jumeirah and is right on the beach.

Burj Al Arab is the world’s tallest all-suite hotel. With its helipad on the 28th floor and a restaurant seemingly suspended in mid-air, anything seems possible here.

Burj Al Arab offers highly personalized service for every traveler, enhanced by private reception desks on every floor, in-suite check-in, and a brigade of exclusive butlers.

Dining facilities include Al Mahara Seafood Restaurant; Al Muntaha Restaurant on the 27th floor; Junsui Asian restaurant, Skyview Bar on the 27th floor; Al Iwan Restaurant on the lobby level; Bab Al Yam located by the pool and Juna Lounge on the ground floor.

Talise Spa is open daily and offers a full range of relaxing and reviving treatments, featuring the popular La Prairie Caviar treatments. It features the latest Technogym equipment with Kinesis stations as well as an indoor pool and sauna. An outdoor pool and a private beach are also exclusive to residents.

While the Burj Al Arab doesn’t have a club lounge, you can make use of the rooftop “The Burj Club” as a guest. This is an oasis of seclusion against the backdrop of The Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa offering Rooftop Pool and Dining. This chic venue offers a Miami-meets-Manhattan vibe, with plush lounge beds, tempting cuisine and refreshing beverages, all overlooking Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain. The venue also serves shisha and happy hours.

5. Jumeirah Mina A’Salam

Jumeirah Mina A’Salam is a cheaper option and this hotel forms the gateway to Madinat Jumeirah. It’s also the entry point from which numerous waterways and walkways thread their way to all corners of Madinat Jumeirah.

Jumeirah Mina A’Salam is a luxuriously charming boutique-style hotel. Spacious guest rooms are beautifully furnished in an Arabian style. Each room has a private balcony overlooking the sea and offers authentic Arabian experiences on a beachfront location with family-friendly service.

Even the cheapest rooms here have a nice sea view. I would class the view as “partial sea view” as these rooms are positioned perpendicular to the ocean so you are likely to face towards land but with the ocean to the left or right of your balcony in a diagonal view from your room. Turndown and housekeeping service across this luxury hotel complex is fantastic and they always leave a little gift.

My preference is always to choose a hotel with a club lounge as this makes traveling as a family with kids so much easier at feeding times etc. This will limit you to Jumeirah Al Naseem with its “Family Lounge” and Jumeirah Mina A’Salam and Jumeirah Al Qasr with their “Premium Leisure Club” club lounges.

Booking a room at Jumeirah Mina A’Salam with club lounge access means that, like club room bookings at the other two hotels, you are picked up in style from the Jumeirah desk inside the airport, where they offer you a drink and then escort you to your luxury car (with free wi-fi as well as TV screens and magazines), a great way to arrive. All the drivers are reportedly lovely and share local knowledge as you are driven to the hotel.

Once you arrive at Jumeirah Al Naseem, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, or Jumeirah Al Qasr, you bypass any queues at check-in and are whisked from the lobby, straight to the club lounge, where you can sit down and relax with a drink or something to eat whilst your check-in is completed.

The club lounge at Mina A’Salam, is located on the second floor of the hotel and has an excellent outside seating area, with views over the Arabian Gulf, to Palm Island and the Burj al Arab. It is a great place to sit at night and relax out under the stars with a cocktail watching the Burj change color. Happy Hour is 6 to 8 pm and offers free alcoholic beverages (unless it’s the Holy month of Ramadan when there are timing changes). Alcohol can be expensive in Dubai so this makes booking the club lounge a great deal. Along with the drinks are snacks, not enough for dinner but enough to keep you going.

During the day you can make use of the unlimited complimentary soft drinks, tea, and coffee.

The Mina A’Salam executive lounge is very near the Mina A’Salam swimming pool, so you can go for a swim and pop and pick up a soft drink after. Although you can’t take the drink out to the pool you can take it out onto the terrace of the lounge, which has excellent views of the pool the beach, and the Burj, as mentioned above.

6. Jumeirah Beach Hotel

After a recent and full refurbishment, Jumeirah Beach Hotel has one of the most unusual designs of any of the Madinat Jumeirah hotels. The wave-like design is instantly recognizable.

The ‘wave’ design also means that every room enjoys a sea view from its floor-to-ceiling window overlooking the Arabian Gulf. Guests also have an extensive choice of restaurants and bars to dine at ranging from the romantic beachside setting of Villa Beach to a fun time with the family at Kitchen Connection. Kitchen Connection and Beachcombers restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and offers an inspiring International cuisine with an electric mix of live cooking stations and exceptional ambiance.

The hotel’s excellent Jumeirah Beach location means that plenty of water sports are on offer including kayaking and water-skiing. If you fancy a bit of pampering, you can unwind at the hotel’s Talise Spa featuring a range of treatments including; massages and aromatherapy. The more active among you will enjoy the vertical challenge as you scale the 6-meter climbing wall.

The complimentary Kids’ Club also provides a huge range of fun and fully supervised activities for children of all ages including face painting and mask making. There’s also complimentary access to the Wild Wadi Waterpark™, with this hotel making it ideal top families. While this is not quite as special as the hotels outlined above, this remains a great Jumeirah hotel.

Other Jumeirah hotels Not In Madinat Complex:

7. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Beyond the Madinat Jumeirah hotels, there is Jumeirah Zabeel Saray which is more remote. You have to hop in a taxi to get anywhere worthwhile and although you could walk around 15 minutes along the beach one way to the Kempinski and up the other way to the One & Only hotels, there is nothing of interest in the direct vicinity, plus it takes a good 15 minutes to get off The Palm and to the other attractions in Dubai.

The advantage of this hotel is that it is usually cheaper than the Jumeirah Madinat hotels so it may still be worth considering, given the price.

8. Jumeirah Emirates Towers

A sneaky way to enjoy a cheap beach holiday in Dubai is to stay at Jumeirah Emirates Towers and use their pass for free unlimited access to the beach, pools and kids clubs at Madinat Jumeirah. Yes, you read this correctly, you get free access to the Madinat Jumeirah facilities via a shuttle if you stay at Jumeirah Emirates Towers.

Prices here start at 550AED in the summer and 850AED in the winter and this is probably the cheapest deal and best-discounted rate you will get for any luxury hotel of this caliber which has access to a nice beach complex.

At both Emirates Towers and Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, all room categories enjoy unlimited access to the Wild Wadi Waterpark™. There is a free shuttle to Madinat or Jumeirah Beach Hotel, but taxis are cheap at under £10 GBP to this is another option.

9. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel

Equally, if you book a Club room or Suite at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, also in the city, you get one pass for everyone in your room to access the Madinat Jumeirah facilities. This hotel cost around 625AED for a club room, but remember, you only get the beach pass per stay if you base yourself here and not every day.

Which Is Best?

Which is the best for a family, couple or honeymoon? Madinat Jumeirah Al Qasr Vs Al Naseem Vs Mina A’Salam Vs Burj Al Arab? The best luxury hotels within the Madinat Jumeirah complex for luxury and club lounge are the palatial Al Qasr and the new Al Naseem. While supposedly 6-star, the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is the glitziest but I find it’s height and the level of glitz overwhelming, plus it doesn’t have a club lounge. The Jumeirah Beach Resort is stunning and large but more high-rise. I prefer the low rise nature of the Al Qasr and the new Al Naseem.

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