The Jumeirah Beach Hotel : a family review

Hello! You’d better put the kettle on and make a cup of tea as this post is a bit of a long one.

You’re going to have to forgive me and bear with me on this one.  I have developed a complete obsession with the resort hotel we stayed in during our last stay in Dubai, the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, and with the magnificent hotel it overlooks, the Burj Al Arab.

The Jumeirah Beach Hotel, shaped like a huge wave. Each room in the hotel faces the sea and the wonderful views

Here’s our two bedroom family suite.

With their own eating and cooking areas, the suites are terrific for families with young children.
All suites have private sun terraces – too good.
Doesn’t your heart just sing when your kids love the hotel room?
Mine does absolutely.
Too pretty… The Burj Al Arab is the world’s only 7 star hotel. You can land your helicopter up there on the roof
My fave view… sunset behind the Burj Al Arab. Take us back!!

the kids club

It’s not that I don’t want to have fun with my kids, just that travelling with them 24/7 means that time together can be too much of a good thing.

A little break from them, knowing they are very happy and well cared, is just delicious. And so it was during our recent stay at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai. My children insisted on going to the kid’s club every day.

No need to book in; just take the children along when you are ready.

The club executive

As we stayed in a suite, we had an unlimited access to the executive pool, afternoon treats and pre-dinner snacks and drinks in the lobby.

The executive Pool – very lovely
afternoon tea

The Half board

I would definitely recommend the Half Board option, as the meals can be quite expensive. There are also lots of variety to choose from in the restaurants and you get 3 courses as part of your half board. 

The breakfast buffet each morning was one of the most comprehensive we’ve seen with everything and anything you could possibly want at breakfast from eggs cooked to order, cereals, pastries and a full English to Asian, Indian and Arabic dishes. 


One of the absolute highlights was visiting the Wild Wadi Water Park.

This is one of several water parks in Dubai, and I think the best known.  It is right alongside the Jumeirah Beach Hotel and is owned by the same group. Hotel residents can use the water park at any time and have their own private entrance. As you can imagine, we went a few times!

The Jumeirah Sceirah starts from those tallest towers. I left that to my son and my husband..
This lazy river is more my scene… my daughter and I went on this 360m round trip many times.

I was impressed by the number of life guards on duty. They were very much on the ball and I had great faith that my kids would be alright as they, at times, dashed here and there on their own.

The waves pool is huge and very warm and pleasant.

A fantastic family holiday. Brilliant facilities and stunning rooms.

We’ll be back again very soon hopefully for another family holiday.

Have you ever been to Dubai?

What’s your favourite hotel with a view?


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