Soft, white sand under your feet, a slow, gentle breeze coaxing you to relax, the warm, crystal clear, azure waters of the Arabian Sea inviting you to swim and exotic, unrivaled, spectacular views all around you, this is Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Jumeirah modern architecture is incomparable and is equally breathtaking in day light or star light. This coastal area was once the home of Arab traders, pearl divers and fisherman who enjoyed a simpler life. Since the 1960’s, Jumeirah has become a favorite of western expatriates. Due to the building of some of the finest, luxury hotels and resorts in the world, Jumeirah Beach has become a popular choice among tourists in recent years. The long, sunny, stretch of beach is sprinkled with lush, palm trees and is lifeguard protected, thus providing a safe place for the entire family to enjoy plenty of sun and various water activities without worry.
Jumeirah Beach offers a full range of accommodations, from budget minded, 2 star choices, to luxurious 5 star-rated hotels. Jumeirah also has one, extravagant, 7 star-rated hotel with a well earned reputation as the most luxurious hotel in the world. Most of the hotels in Jumeirah Beach are 5 star-rated and offer a variety of amenities, facilities and services to suit the business, personal or family traveler. Typical hotel amenities include; non smoking rooms, security boxes, 24 hour front desk services and swimming pools. Below, you’ll find examples of 2 to 7 star-rated hotels in Jumeirah Beach.
Old and new art and architectural wonders abound in Jumeirah Beach and the surrounding Dubai area. One only need look to some of the unusually shaped hotels on Jumeirah Beach to witness some of the new architecture. Art galleries, museums and souks (markets) with traditional crafts are plentiful. The Jumeirah Mosque is a fine example of modern architecture done in the medieval Fatimid tradition. It is a work of art from its sandstone dome to it intricately painted interior panels on robin’s- egg blue background. This is the only mosque that non-Muslims may visit by taking a guided tour but, please remember that both males and females should dress appropriately for touring this sacred house of worship. The covering of knees, shoulders and midriff is a must.
There are relatively few activities one will not find in Jumeirah Beach. You will find all the typical desert, beach, water and sand activities you’d expect to find in a beach area such as, all types of boating opportunities, squash, tennis and volleyball, swimming, diving, water skiing and every other water or sand sport your can imagine. You’ll also find plenty of gyms and fitness centers, horseback riding, golfing, hot air balloons, sky diving, paragliding and a selection of incredible spas for pampering yourself. You can swim with the dolphins and ice skate too, but even these are some of the more typical activities you might expect to find available. Below, you will find some examples of the most unusual activities and adventures available.