The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

Spanish-Moorish elegance in Dubai
You may not think “serene” when you envision a family-friendly beach resort, but with 294 extra-spacious rooms, landscaped gardens and a private stretch of sand, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai is poised to please. Situated along the shopping and dining promenade at The Walk at JBR, this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star stay offers the best of a beach vacation while keeping you close to the city sights.

Six sparkling swimming pools, nine restaurants and bars, four tennis courts and an array of water sports in the Arabian Gulf allow you to enjoy the best of sun, sea and sand with the promise of a sumptuous bed to collapse in at the end of your day of adventure.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Nine distinct dining venues provide nearly unlimited options for you to enjoy during your Dubai stay. Whether you're looking for fresh grilled fish with your toes in the sand or elegant Italian cuisine, you'll find it all at The Ritz-Carlton.
  • Blending European traditions with Eastern techniques, The Ritz-Carlton Spa is a serene respite from the beach and Dubai's famous nightlife.Opt for a locally inspired indulgence, such as the Arabian Felix that combines rose water, Dead Sea salt and camel milk to create a full-body relaxation experience, or try a ritual in the hammam.
  • The family-friendly resort boasts a fun and educational Ritz Kids program that includes games, arts and crafts, and is a handy option for parents looking for some alone time. Older children and teens can also participate in beach activities like soccer and flying kites.
  • Every one of the hotel's 294 rooms and suites faces the ocean (though not all have gulf views), ensuring a restful night's sleep even with The Walk at JBR just outside. Each accommodation also includes a picturesque private balcony or patio.
  • For an authentic Dubai adventure, look no further than the hotel's concierge. Sand skiing, desert driving, paragliding, sailing and falconry tours are just a few of the excursions the helpful staff can help you arrange.

Things to Know

  • If you need a break from the desert sun, the Spanish-Moorish resort has a well-equipped fitness center that also provides personal training and group classes.
  • The club level rooms are worth the upgrade at this Dubai hotel. In addition to a stellar location on the third-floor and ocean views, you'll enjoy access to the club lounge and its complimentary spreads throughout the day, such as Lebanese wine and mezze — the 8 p.m. chocolates are a special treat.
  • While the hotel offers 24-hour complimentary valet parking, you can forgo your own set of wheels and just hop on the property’s shuttle to visit the Mall of the Emirates and its indoor ski slope. 

The Rooms

  • Starting at a spacious 538 square feet, even the most basic accommodations have furnished private patios or terraces, walk-in closets and a comfortable indoor seating area.
  • Marble bathrooms come with double vanities, spacious rain showers and plenty of extra outlets.
  • Most accommodations at this luxury hotel can be interconnected, creating larger family-friendly suites.
  • Three especially sumptuous suites (Emirate, Royal and Presidential) provide exceptionally luxurious stays with 2,368 square feet of space and ocean views. Best for entertaining, the Emirate Suite has an oversized terrace with extra seating and an entirely touch-panel controlled space, while the Royal Suite, with a full kitchen, large bathroom with Jacuzzi and a surround sound system, is best for families.

The Restaurants

  • The beachside Tamoka brings bright flavors of Latin America to the Dubai Marina. Savor ceviche, prawns, lomo saltado (stir-fried Peruvian steak) and more alongside a rum-heavy menu of cocktails.
  • One of the property's most popular restaurants, Splendido serves authentic Italian dishes and polished service in a stylish dining room.
  • Taste your way across Asia at Blue Jade, where chef Ta Van composes elegant dishes that feature the flavors of his native Vietnam as well as those of Thailand, Singapore, Japan and China. On Wednesdays, pop in for an elegant dim sum happy hour, while Sundays feature a special sushi presentation.
  • Dine under the stars at Amaseena, an alfresco buffet eatery that captures the flavors of Arabia, from the cuisine to the Bedouin-inspired tents. After dinner, choose from a selection of more than 20 shisha flavors while you enjoy live music and belly dancing.
  • The chic and sophisticated Library Bar is the stop for a nightcap with house-crafted oak-finished whisky, a list of craft and house-infused beers, and unique smoked cocktails.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
House car
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
Jumeirah Beach Residence, PO Box 26525, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
DXB (24-35 min)  
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