Jumeirah, Dubai Reiseführer
- Long, wide stretch of public beach
- Home to the iconic and opulent Burj Al Arab
- Family-friendly activities include Wild Wadi Waterpark and Dubai Zoo
- Jumeirah Beach Park has a pool, sports and playground facilities, and barbecue area
- Ample eateries from food kiosks to sit-down restaurants
- The Jumeirah Mosque is open to non-Muslims during select times
- Water can be quite warm in the summer
- Largely a residential area; few hotel options
What It's Like
The Jumeirah neighborhood in Dubai is largely an expensive residential area that houses both Emirati and expats. As this section of the city sits along the in-demand coast, it's no surprise that large villas predominately make up the housing. Despite this, it's also home to one of the few public beaches in Dubai. Jumeirah Beach is a long and wide stretch of sand where both locals and tourists can be found beating the hot Dubai sun. Unfortunately, the consistently high temps also means that the water can get quite warm in the summer.
Walking down the strip, travelers will cross the Dubai Zoo, running track, and Jumeirah Beach Park -- home to a swimming pool, volleyball and basketball courts, and playgrounds for children. Farther down is the Sunset Mall, plus the Burj Al Arab, which bills itself as the most luxurious hotel in the world. Another unique feature is that the Jumeirah Mosque is one of the few area mosques that is open to non-Muslims during select times.
Where to Stay
If lavish, over-the-top hotels is your style, then the Burj Al Arab will fit the (extremely pricey) bill. The sail-shaped, five-pearl property considers itself the most luxurious hotel in the world, and is decorated in head-to-toe opulence. Though reviews of the hotel are sometimes mixed, it's undeniably a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Another five-pearl pick is the Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah, part of the huge Madinat complex complete with ample shopping and dining, as well as a world-class spa. Though it has extensive facilities for children, it tends to be more popular with couples. Families may prefer the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, which has a kids' club and free access to the Wild Wadi Waterpark.