Spectacular national parks. Glorious, seemingly endless, sandy beaches. Cities filled with sky-high buildings - there are so many places in the USA to explore that it can be hard to choose where to head to first, can’t it?
Indulgent Experiences at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
This veritable Arabian mini-city was inspired by an Arabian citadel and brings together the Jumeirah Al Qasr (a palatial property inspired by ‘1001 Nights’), Jumeirah Al Naseem (a cool contemporary retreat with the closest rooms to the beach), Jumeirah Mina A’Salam (a boutique retreat also just steps from the beach,) Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf with its traditional summerhouses lining the resort’s calm gardens and waterways, and the super-exclusive Jumeirah Malakiya Villas (just seven of them, with 2-3 bedrooms perfect for reuniting with family or friends, private terraces overlooking the waterways, and private pools).
Between them, these have more than 50 restaurants – truly something to suit all tastes and moods, and embracing some of the finest dining in Dubai. One of the highlights of any stay at the resort are the Vintage Brunches, accompanied by live music and free-flowing drinks, hosted every Saturday at numerous venues across the resort including Pad Thai with its ancient Thai flavours, Zheng He’s with its dim sum and French Riviera with its menu by a Michelin-starred chef.
Some venues also host decadent afternoon teas for that perfect pause in your day. The award-winning afternoon teas at the Fayrooz Lounge at Jumeirah Al Qasr include exotic blends of tea and innovative twists on savoury bites and sweet pastries using Arabian ingredients including rose and pistachio. Alternatively, indulge in a classic British afternoon tea at the Al Mandhar Lounge at Jumeirah Al Naseem, including scones, jam and clotted cream.
Restaurants at Madinat Jumeirah
The restaurants at Madinat Jumeirah are spread across Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam and Jumeirah Al Naseem but are of course open to guests of the summerhouses and villas.
At Jumeirah Al Qasr, culinary highlights include chic French beachside dining at the glamorous La Plage by French Riviera, the multi-award-winning Italian restaurant Pierchic perched out over the waters of the Arabian Gulf at the end of its own pier, the globally inspired Arboretum with its foliage-inspired décor, lofty ceilings and expansive terrace, and Al Nafoorah, for authentic Lebanese cuisine in a palatial setting.
Meanwhile Jumeirah Mina A’Salam offers some of the best authentic Mexican cuisine in Dubai, at Tortuga, along with farm-to-table live fire cuisine at the rooftop Farm House overlooking its souk, an award-winning waterfront trattoria, a cool contemporary noodle house and more besides.
And at Jumeirah Al Naseem your tastebuds will be tempted by the freshest of seafood at beachfront Rockfish, the fusion cuisine accompanied by expert mixology at the beach club Summersalt, and even Polynesian dishes at the poolside Sugarmash, among several dining options.
Other Indulgent Experiences at Madinat Jumeirah
Madinat Jumeirah is an outstanding choice for a classic beach holiday in the sunshine, with a private two-kilometre stretch of sand, a breathtaking array of faciliites and activities including kids’ clubs. bars and nightspots, and even its fleet of traditional abra boats to explore the on-site river network and to stop off to browse at the house souk.
Set in the tropical gardens and decorated with Japanese emerald zoysia grass, banana trees and mangrove trees, the resort’s Talise Spa is award-winning. As well as private luxury treatment villas - some for couples – it has a yoga and meditation garden with guided sessions (private and group) by the resident yogi master. Many of its holistic treatments and rituals are based on organic products.
To book your indulgent stay at Madinat Jumeirah, contact your Travel Counsellor today and you’ll benefit from a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your trip.
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